Welcome to the OT Cutler School Parent Blog.
What is a Fidget?
Fidget toys are affordable self-regulation tools that assist with attention, calming, and listening. Fidgets come in a variety of shapes, textures and sizes. They have different names such as stress balls, Tangle, pom-pom, putty, clay, fidget rings, coil key chains, pipe cleaners, material, fidget cube, fidget spinner, marble fidgets, etc. A fidget can assist with movement and tactile input that is important to for some children’s learning. We use fidgets in the classrooms at Cutler school.
Who Is It For?
Fidgets are used to help some children and adults with trouble focusing, or who fidget to relieve energy, anxiety, and/or stress.
How It Helps?
The Body-Brain Connection: How Fidgeting Sharpens Focus - see below Fidget toys and why your kid’s brain loves them – see below link
Fidget toys and why your kid’s brain loves them – from PBS News Hour – refer to link below to see article.
Rules for Fidget use in the classroom:
Below are some links for fidget rules that you may be able to adapt for home.