Fidget & Calming Toys
Fidgets can be a very effective self-regulation tool! Use fidgets for calming or alerting, to promote focusing and attending, and to increase tactile awareness of fingers and hands.
Small Counters or Counting toys can also be used as an effective distraction and calming tool, particularly for children with ASDs. The act of physically 'counting' each toy, or grouping them in colours, sizes, or types provides something to focus on when trying to calm or redirect your child.
Please note: As these toys are often small or have small parts, please do not leave your child unsupervised with them. They are not considered suitable for children under the age of 3 years.