Fidget spinner alternatives

When fidget spinners went viral last year and every kid had to have one, schools began banning them from the classroom. Unfortunately, that left kids with special needs who need them as a coping tool without them, too.

So Brain Balance Achievement Centers came up with some suggestions for silent alternatives for kids with ADHD.

Kneaded erasers

Not only will these erase pencil marks, the kneading keeps hands in motion.

Sand-filled stress balls

The small, tough sand-filled balloons are easy to keep in a desk. Even adults like them.

Chair rubber bands

These thick rubber bands around the front chair legs give kids the ability to fidget with their feet, leaving hands free for taking notes.

Markers and paper

Kids can quietly doodle while listening to the teacher.

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