For school, silent fidgets are important so that other students are not distracted. Fidgets can be used at the desk during instructional periods or when students have to quietly sit still at circle time. They can be a great strategy to sustain attention for homework, too.
I love when I walk into a classroom and see a bin of fidgets that the students have access to when they feel the need to fidget. Or, some children like to store their fidgets in a pencil box in their desk. Talk to your students about what might work best for them. Encourage all students to use the fidgets, but be sure to set expectations and rules for fidgets.
My five favorite (silent) fidgets are:
1. The Fidget Pencil
2. Tangle Jr.
4. Inside Out Ball
5. Magic Loops
|Inside Out Ball|