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The 10 Best Fidget toys of 2022

Keeping hands busy can help minds focus! As a professional tutor and a mother of kids with attention issues, I go through a lot of different fidget toys. I am always looking for the best ways to keep my children focused on their work, and these toys provide just the right amount of variety and stimulation. Here are the winners I keep in my fidget toolbox:

1. Pop tubes

Fair warning: these do make a bit of noise and can be distracting in a group setting, but as a brain break from learning or in a one-on-one session, it is very satisfying and durable. You can put just one out at a time or set up a few that can be connected for a building experience that can be contracted and expanded.

2. Pop rainbow game board and other pop boards

These are excellent quiet time toys. The rainbow colors engage you visually, while the physical act of popping the bubbles is soothing. When you use the dice, you can make it into a game, which is an excellent way for a parent, therapist, or tutor to take a break along with their student and promote bonding through gameplay. You can find many shapes for pop boards without the game element. There are squares, hearts and unicorns, butterflies (these glow in the dark!), and even Star Wars pop boards.

3. Fidget Spinners

No fidget toy chest would be complete without this classic stress reliever! These actually combine a fidget spinner with the pop-its to give a two-for-one fidget experience. There are no shortages of styles when it comes to fidget spinners. You can find ones for sports teams, movies, bands, and even corporations use them as promotional items! The key is to keep a few in working order because, eventually, they can fall apart and your students will miss them when they do.