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5 top fidget toys for ADHD

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

What do you do with all of your extra energy when you're in a situation where you're supposed to sit still? According to recent studies, not only are fidget toys great for releasing energy, they can also increase alertness and focus.

"Fidgets give the user an opportunity to give their hands and bodies something to do, and allows their brain to then focus on the task at hand, such as listening to a teacher or reading," says Bridget Gilormini, director of PACER Center's Simon Technology Center.

From squishy balls to bendable erasers, to yoga balls and therabands, there are many types of fidgets available. The key is finding the right one!

Below are my daughter's favorite picks. Not only have they improved her focus, but they have also come in handy when she is required to juggle multiple tasks or remember important information at school.

  1. Honmofun Fidget Cube

  2. Nutty Toys Squishy Cat Set

  3. SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box

  4. Pop Fidget Toys

  5. TeeTurtle Lynx Plushie

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