DO FIDGET TOYS INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM?
Great project idea! I can really relate to this as I watch for students in my room that need something to fidget with in class. One of the best tools I've used is an artist eraser. You can find them at any store that sells art supplies. They are grey, putty erasers- meaning you tear them apart and squish them back together to reuse them again. I find that the kids will refresh them while listening to a lesson and they don't lose them because they are a useful tool in class.
Thank you for the tip! I found on many therapy sites that those putty type of toys are great. I have purchased some, but have not tried them out yet. I am waiting for them to be ready for something that may be stretched and pulled apart. I am kind of worried about these.
Will this help my student that always finds something to fidget in class? Today it was a bracelet, then it was a piece of cloth.
He always has trouble finishing any task. Do you think this will help?