2017 Sensational Gift Guide for the Fidgety and Fickle

Sensational Gifts for the Fidgety and Fickle highlights products I personally consider suited for kids with sensory processing disorders (SPD), or who may live with ADD or ADHD. I’m not an OT, I’m just a mom of a sensational kiddo. 

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Too Cool For Toys

39 & 40 – Yvolution scooters: Do you know a child who loves to spin and bounce? What about one who is leery of swinging or climbing? All of those have to do with the vestibular system, which is centered in the inner ear and has to do with balance and movement. 39. Y-Flyer – The…

Diversions For Active Hands

Fidgets can be a very useful tool, and these days there are plenty to choose from. I have found there is call for both the simple, and the complex activities to be standing by for those with busy hands. 1. Metal Chucks – Thumb Chucks from Zing’s EDP line  – Newest edition of Thumb Chucks now come…

Strong Habits Built on Pure Fun

Building healthy habits takes time, and can be boring. Especially for kids, the more fun, the more likely they are to stick with it. These products all bring fresh perspective and a fun new spin. 28. Kudo Banz – Kudo Banz is easy-to-use and effective positive parenting tool meets wearable sticker chart meets collectable charm…

Comfort and Cuddles

There comes a point in every day when we all want to curl up and chill out. Having any or all of these around to cuddle would be seriously comforting. 23. Squishmallows – Have you ever dreamed about hugging a cloud? That’s what Squishmallows feel like. They are uber soft and squishy, and super cute.…

Drama Free Dramatic Play

Playing dress-up and building play forts, the very basics of dramatic play. Having easy-to-assemble materials and fabrics that are non-irritating keep the drama llamas at bay. 15. Antsy Pants is a system for building forts, tents, playhouses, farm stands, etc that is as easy to take apart and put away as it is to put…

Blind Bags and Collectables

There is something physically rewarding in opening a package, isn’t there? Blind bags and collectable packs offer the same satisfaction to children of all ages! These five collectables have an extra bonus level of sensory play. Any and all of these are great to have on hand for the next time you’re dining out or need…