Feel calm, focused and manage stress
Many individuals struggle with stress and anxiety; especially those on the autism spectrum and other special needs. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, unease or worry. Anxiety happens naturally but some people experience it more than others.
Those who like to pull at their hair, bite their nails or chew on things, shake their legs, flap their hands, spin around, pinch or squeeze things are just a few behaviors in response to anxiety. This can also represent a sign of stimming or self-stimulatory behavior.
Fidgeting is the act of moving about restlessly. Fidgeting is considered a nervous habit, a sign of nervousness, frustration, agitation, boredom, excitement, stress, anxiety, a sensory seeking behavior or a combination of these. Fidgeting requires focus and mindfulness. Having a sensory fidget with sensory appeal toy nearby ready to squeeze, rub, stretch or manipulate offer alternate stimulation to the nervous system, helping to feel calm, secure and to help focus.
Sensory fidget toys are a favored, medication free alternative that have proven to reduce stress and provide a sense of calm and security. There are several fidget toys with sensory appeal that aim to reduce anxiety such as things you can press, click, squeeze, squish, roll, smell, spin, manipulate or stretch. Such items also offer alternate stimulation to the nervous system; easing sensory seeking behaviors.
Browse our selection of products that twist and turn, spin, bend, squish, squeeze or light up. Soothe and calm anxiety with our weighted and lavender scented plush animals, sensory chewy products for children who feel the need to chew or skill building toys and activities that challenge the mind, promote hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.