Fidgeting has been around before fidget toys were available. Clicking a ball point pen, playing with a smooth rock or paper clip are all examples of fidgeting! People have said that actions like these help them focus and sit still for a long period of time.
As you may already know, everyone can handle different levels of stimulation. Some people can work in a noisy and crowded room where other people need absolute silence to focus. Not only is our level of stimulation affected by our environment but it also has a lot to do with the time of day and task at hand.
The way fidget toys work is that they provide just the right about of stimulation to pre-occupy the ‘bored’ or overwhelmed part of the brain to help it focus and stay present in the moment.
When looking for a fidget toy solution that is small enough to transport and doesn’t make any noise we recommend our 3 Blocks Set of OTO Jr. Fidget Blocks™. Two to three OTOblocs™ is all you need for an effective fidget tool.