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  1. kj
    May 3, 2013

    As an Occupational Therapist, I have a large box of fidgets that I recommend. The trick is to find a fidget that doesn’t distract kids around you. I also have a rule- you abuse it, you loose it.

    • DiscoverExploreLearn
      May 3, 2013

      Good point ! When setting boundaries and guidelines regarding the use of fidgets, it’s important to involve all of the children in the classroom, not just the child who is using the fidget. In my experience, this can be challenging at first, but with time becomes easier as the novelty of the item wears off. Thanks for your feedback !

  2. Kathryn
    January 17, 2014

    I think this would be a great thing for my daughter, she is 4 half years old and has terrible trouble in sitting still in class. Numerous times she wanted to hold a toy during class but the teacher would take it away from her causing her to fidget with any thing else she could get her hands on… slamming the pencil off the table, playing with the zip in her jacket, It would be great if the teacher just understood that she would cause less trouble in class if she just let her hold a toy!

    • DiscoverExploreLearn
      January 18, 2014

      I had the same issue with one of my boys’ teachers. She just didn’t understand why he kept moving so much. Once I sat down and talked with her (and the principal), and suggested allowing my son to use a Fidget, things got much better. She was still skeptical, until she saw what a difference it made for my son. So many children could benefit from using this simple tool. I hope you are able to get things sorted out for your daughter. It would certainly make school much more enjoyable for her (and the teacher).

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