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The Benefits of Fidget Toys

There's a lot of discussion these days about fidget toys - do they work? How do they work? What are the benefits?

At Happy Senses, we have designed a deluxe range of fun and quirky tactile squeezy fidget toys suitable for all ages as effective sensory tools to improve focus and attention, reduce stress and anxiety, and relieve muscle tension.

So, why fidget?

Do you or does your child often seek out things to play with and touch to keep their hands busy? This is the result of the environment not providing the required sensory input that the individual needs to function at an optimal level. Seeking out objects to touch and feel is a self-regulating behaviour that assists to calm the nervous system, which results in better cognitive functioning and self-organisation, and the ability to concentrate and be more alert.

What is a Fidget Toy and how does it work?

The purpose of Fidget Toys is to provide healthy sensory input, localised to the hands, as an alternative to other more distracting 'sensory seeking' behaviours. Fidget toys are tactile sensory tools that are smaller in size and suitable as hand-held objects that can be manipulated, squeezed or stretched. 

Fidget toys better enable the brain to filter out the excess sensory information from their own body or the environment, and redirects this excess sensory information in a more manageable way - by focusing on the fidget toy in the hands only.

It's no coincidence that our hands are the brains automatic 'go to' process for fidgeting behaviours. The hands are hyper sensitive to touch and by targeting the tactile and visual sensory systems with specifically designed fidget toys we can create a happy brain with improved functioning capabilities. 

So no matter what age, Fidget Toys can provide benefits at school, home or work and with our adorable deluxe designs, you've also gained a new furry googly eyed friend!

Discover your perfect fidget friend today exploring our deluxe range available online.