We have a very active twelve-year-old son. He has a hard time sitting still and is constantly fidgeting with everything within his grasp. It can be very trying for us to get him to focus.
Recently we had been looking into getting him a cube that is good for children who fidget. They can be pricey, but it seemed like a good fit for him. We were so blessed to find one at our local $5 & Below store.
The minute he took it out of the box, we knew he was going to enjoy having it. What really impressed me was the fact that he didn't touch anything at the grocery store that day. Instead, he focused his attention on the cube. He keeps it in his pocket and when he feels the need to fidget, he pulls it out and it keeps his mind and hands busy.
The cube has 6 different sides with different activities.
The Pros of this little toy:
- Keeps his hands busy when we are out and about
- Keeps him focused as I teach or as he is listening to online classes
- Seems very durable and well built
- Small enough to place into his pocket
- He can use it anywhere
- Can get a bit noisy when he clicks it over and over
- Will irritate siblings if they are in earshot of it all day long
I was happy to see this have such a positive effect on him. I am glad that we found something that is helping him to concentrate. There are days that I see him struggling and it hurts to see him like that. I feel anything we can do for him is worth any price or effort on our part.
Do you have a child that fidgets? How do you help them to focus and keep their hands to themselves? I would love to hear from you.