This post is the first of a series about my favourite sensory fidget toys.
I’m not going to give you any scientific background; this is an account of what has helped me.
I remember the day when my support worker recommended I try using some fidget toys.
It must have been the second meeting with her, and I was talking about how stressed I get when waiting to be connected to a conference call. As soon as it was the time of the call, I would be inwardly screaming until the person finally showed themselves. This happened a lot. The world seemed to be filled with this sort of painful waiting times. It felt unbearable,
“Have you tried a fidget toy?”
“No, what do they do?” I said.
I went online and looked up fidget toys. There are lots of different types.
Ones that spin, some you hold, every shape and size. To begin with- I really was not convinced.
“How can these things help me?” I said. However, I decided I would try some and see how I got on.
Anyway, I bought my first fidget toy; it was either a stress ball, or a spinner… and it helped!
I began to feel the benefit very quickly and I soon had quite a collection of different types of fidget and sensory toys. In fact now I never leave the house without one!
In the next collection of posts I will tell you a bit more about some of my favourite toys and exactly why I like it and how it has helped me.
Do you have any favourite sensory toys? Write in to the email address below and tell us about it.