What is a fidget toy?
A fidget is a small object (preferably one that fits in the child’s hand), that can be squeezed, pulled, or moved around as a child is sitting and listening e.g. at group times, listening to a story or waiting for a turn during a small group game.
What are the reasons for using fidget toys?
Some people need to move in order to be able to concentrate, learn and be calm. Think about when you are in a meeting or a waiting room; there is often someone tapping their foot or clicking their pen up and down.