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It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to celebrate, we’re sharing our sensory experts’ Top 5 Fidget Picks!
Fidgeting or ‘stimming’ is a coping mechanism lots of people in the autistic community use to channel their twitches, anxiety and extra energy to help them feel calm and focused in a wide range of environments.
Like we’ve mentioned before in our ‘Wonderful World of Fidgets’ blog, fidgets have become a bit of a mainstream phenomenon over the past couple of years that kids (and adults) use to keep their focus. Although in this blog, we’re going to share our top picks for fidgets perfect for those on the autism spectrum.
Our Top Five Sensory Fidgets:
Like an endless roll of bubble wrap, our Glow in the Dark Push Pop Fidget provides terrific tactile and sound stimulation. Use your fingertips to ‘pop’ the soft silicone domes, build your fine motor skills, and listen out for the rewarding ‘popping’ sound each dome makes.
What’s best is the visual stimulation that comes with this fidget; bring it into a dark room, under your duvet, or into your secret den, and watch as the fidget glows in an otherworldly green colour.
This fidget is just like the above but better suited for dreamers, escapists and lovers of colour. It might not glow in the dark, but it sure will bring a rainbow’s inspirational magic wherever you go.
For hours of fun and fine motor development, our tactile tricky fingers fidget might be just what you’re looking for.
Use the tips of your fingers to push the coloured balls into the right position to match the card’s pattern. It’s a fiddly process and takes some time to figure out which is the best way to move the balls – but once you’ve cracked it, you’ll soon be making quick time of all the sensory puzzles!
4. Fidget Cube
Flick, twist, press, slide and push – this fidget cube may be pocket-sized, but it’s filled to the brim with fidgeting potential. Take it wherever you go, build your fine motor skills, and enjoy the calming tactile stimulation.
Twist, turn and tangle anxious times away with our fun therapy fidget. Bright, colourful, tactile, and easy to use, Tangle Therapy is great for building fine motor skills and relieving stress.
We wish you all a wonderful World Autism Awareness week – make sure you celebrate your uniqueness loudly and proudly!
Not found the right fidget for you? Explore our full range of sensory fidgets.