A typical school day involves lots of concentration and practice to learn new skills. What do you do if your child struggles with focusing for the entire day or even sitting still and learning what the next task is? How can you help your child with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders or other learning challenges?
Sitting still in the classroom can be confronting. There could be children talking and background noises making it difficult to focus on the teacher. It takes much work to filter out the noise and concentrate on listening to the teacher.
Does your child struggle with Handwriting? They may become tired and copying from the board can be tricky when they constantly lose their place in the book. Sometimes your child maybe uncomfortable with their clothes; the tag may be irritating them.
Perhaps your child is a daydreamer and just lost in the world of school? Looking out the window may be far more exciting than listening to the teacher talk! Having a fidget toy can help improve your child’s focus so they can pay attention in the classroom and succeed with their academic success and education.
Children need to move to engage their brain to access higher level learning. Sitting still at school does not give your child enough input into the sensory system and many children seek out ways to give their bodies the stimulus they need to focus. Some students wriggle, some bounce, some get up and walk around, others become distracted and are labeled naughty. Just ask any teacher about attention and focus issues amongst their students and the amount of interruption caused to their lessons.
The most effective way to help your child focus so they can reach their potential at school, is to give them small sized fidget toys that distract their energy so they can calm their body and brain to engage in the learning.
Some children just can’t physically sit still and stay in their seat. Their body is seeking movement and stimulation so the brain can access their critical thinking skills. Fidget toys are a great alternative to movement and can provide this stimulus so your child can focus on the skills required in the classroom.
It is important that the fidget toys are small and discreet. The aim of a fidget toy is to help your child focus and not to distract other students. Having a variety of fidgets helps keep the child engaged and interested. It is a good idea to have a range of fidget toys so your child can experience different feedback to help their sensory system mature and self-regulate.
Fidget n focus is a great fidget toy – it is like having 6 different toys all rolled into one! Each side has a different stimulus for your child’s sensory input. It is wise to encourage exploration of all sides of the cube – your child will find their favorite side to fidget with. The tactile and cognitive experience assists in calming your child’s brain for focusing on the task the teacher sets. The cube is small and discreet and easy fits in your child’s pocket ready for when it is needed. Fidget n Focus will help improve your child’s inattention and enable them to focus in school. Available now in 5 colors.
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