Jim (awesome) at The Therapy Shoppe sent me a note after we started a Sheepy Sheep Giveaway and asked what else we’d like to offer to our members as a giveaway? Are you kidding me? It wasn’t that hard to figure out the next thing because around our house we talk a lot about anxiety and fidgeting. They offered up this great starter kit of fidgets – a Focusing Fidget Kit!
I have to share a secret with you…I’m a bit neurotic when it comes to repetitive noises (typical noises from a anxiety-ridden boy) and before a friend told me about the “figets’ or “calming toys” for kids who have issues like Gage I almost crawled out of my skin. I’m talking about finger and foot taps. His type of fidgeting when he was quiet tended to be destructive, like chewing his clothing or tearing apart his socks one piece of elastic thread at a time. This is both frustrating for him (he didn’t want to but said, “I can’t help it!”) and expensive.
I was thrilled to buy fidget/calming toys for him for home and school. I gave his two teachers a bag each to have at school to use in class this year and they also found them helpful. He also had chewy things but that’s for another giveaway entirely. He doesn’t need them at school anymore (currently in treatment for anxiety) but we do keep these in the car and in the appointment bag of tricks for on the way to appointments or the appointments themselves.
This is for sure a giveaway for the above age 3 crowd because they are little items so if you have a little one, save them or give them as a gift because any kid would like them! All you have to do to enter the giveaway is register (if you’re not) and leave a note about a favorite hand (or the perfect OT) toy of yours or your child. For me? Silly Puddy all the way. Enter for a chance to win. If you are anything like me…you’ll appreciate the these little charmers, too. Open until Friday, May 28, 2010, 5PST.
Thanks again The Therapy Shoppe!
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