Kids with ADD or ADHD have a tough time keeping still and concentrating on a specific task. Some of them have a lot of trouble learning new things or accomplishing schoolwork because of this. Investing in some toys for kids with ADD or ADHD can help them work through their attention problems and learn how to focus.
Kinetic Sand is a great toy for those with ADD and ADHD as it is textured and easy to use plus It stays moist without having a slick or oily feel. It doesn’t stick to hands or furniture and it’s relatively easy to clean up. The texture is also very soothing on hands and it’s nice for kids who feel like they need to fidget or constantly play with something. When kids with ADD or ADHD have something to move around in their hands they often have an easier time concentrating on other things.
Brain Food is another toy that can keep hands busy during activities that require the child to sit still like when doing schoolwork. Brain Food is similar to putty but without being sticky or wet. It’s dry to the touch and you can mold it or pull it apart. It always goes back to its original form when you put it back together and it helps to build motor skills and strengthen hands as well.
Another toy that’s excellent for kids with ADD or ADHD is Nanoblocks Sites to See. There are several different sites you can purchase, like the Empire State Building, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Castle Neuschwanstein. The instructions show kids how to build miniature replicas of these famous landmarks and it doesn’t take too long to complete them.
If your kid wants to build something bigger than a small replica try a Roylco Straws and connectors jumbo set. The set works well to keep hands busy and it can be played with a friend or parent. The straws and connectors come in different colors and are easy to snap together and take apart. There’s no limit as to what can be built with these straws. This product is helpful for increasing attention span and it also teaches kids about architectural and spatial designs.