Which Games and Educational Toys are good for ADHD Kids

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Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses, or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life. following are some games and activities which might help improve their attention.

You can get more information about ADHD here

Games and Toys for ADHD Kids

 

1. Therapy Ball
A study was published in the American Journal of occupational therapy concluding that in students with ADHD, sitting on therapy balls improved behavior and legible word productivity.

Bouncy Ball
Therapy Ball

In other words, students using ball chairs were able to sit still, focus, and write more words clearly.

2. Trampoline 
Trampoline can be used indoors and outdoors , teaches persistence, improved flexibility, motor skills and cardiovascular workouts.

Once children with imbalances start using the trampoline, their previous sensory cravings can reduce. Trampoline can be beneficial for children in many different ways, some stated below.

Trampoline
Trampoline

a. Kids show signs of improvement when it comes to both their motor skills and interaction with other children.

b. The trampoline can be a great way for all family members to spend time together and play.

c. As trampoline requires the users to focus in order not to fall, it helps kids with ADD gain clarity and be present during the trampoline games.

d. This way communication between the family members becomes easier and more effective.

e.
 Playing with trampoline exercises the whole body to improve muscle tone and flexibility.

 

3. Ball Pool
Ball pools provide a multi-sensory environment that awakens the senses or calm them down, depending on the child. Ball pools are awakening for kids who are developmentally delayed.

Ball Pool
Ball Pool

It is enjoyable for kids to dive into a pool, especially for smaller children and toddlers with ADHD.

 

4. Bubble for Sensory Play
Such games helps kids improve visual tracking skills. Kids also get entertained to see descending bubbles and the mix of two soft colored bubbles which has soothing effect on kids .

Liquid Motion Bubbler
Bubble 

Studies shows that visual input that is slow and rhythmic have a very calming effect and actually help kids with sensory or hyperactivity issues calm down and remain focused for longer periods of time.

Captivating liquid motion holds the attention of ADHD kids who are unable to focus on activities.

 

5. Fidget Toy
Fidgets can help some kids with ADHD focus better. Different types of fidgets can meet different sensory needs.

Tangle
Fidget Toy

Such fidgits toys may help kids to get creative, keep busy with crazy colors.

 

6. Calculator and cash register
Generally kids with ADHD have difficulty handling and calculating money, letting them play with toy calculator and cash helps them to realize the importance of cash and calculation.

Cash Register
Calculator and Cash Register

It also helps in math lesson, a mimic-the-grownups device, and an intro to currency all in one.


7. Blocks
ADHD kids prefers to learn practically than theory.The goal of block games is to fit all differently shaped pieces onto the board.

This task draws on spatial reasoning and logic, it not only helps kids think outside the box, but it improves spatial relations concepts as well.

Blokus
Blocks 

It is perfect for helping children develop strategy skills and the shapes of the pieces are useful for increasing knowledge of how mathematical shapes fit together.

 

8. Visual Perception
Good visual perceptual skills are important for many every day skills such as reading, writing, completing puzzles, cutting, drawing, completing math problems, dressing, finding your sock on the bedroom floor as well as many other skills.

Set
Visual Perception

Without the ability to complete these every day tasks, a child’s self esteem can suffer and their academic and play performance is compromised.

Visual perception games are excellent brain stretcher.


9. See & Spell
Puzzle lets ADHD kids work on their spelling, their hand-eye coordination, and even their writing by using the letters as stencils.

Melissa
See & Spell

Set of letters and pictures benefits children in many ways as follows.

a. Learning the alphabet
b. Letter recognition
c. Recognizing letter sounds
d. Associating letters with words & objects
e. Matching words to pictures
f. Visual reinforcement of words
g. Spelling 3 & 4 letter words
h. Cracking the code of the skills needed to learn to read
i. Exploring sounds of advanced vowel combinations
j. Spelling other words they know without the aid of puzzle boards
k. Composing short sentences


10. Puffer Balls
Puffer balls help ADHD kids to relief stress, it acts as fidget therapy.

These balls are easy to grab with a great gooey feel, which help engage kids.

Such balls are good toys for children with special needs  and who experience sensory difficulties.

Puffer Ball
Puffer Balls 

11.  Individual outdoor games
Cycling/Bike Riding
Swimming
Running

12. Mobile Games

13. Computer Games

 

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