Gonna try and revive this thread hopefully
I've discovered a type of stim toy that seems to be working really well for me at the moment- squishy silicon things! Things like these are super fun to play with and the small dinosaurs and lizards can also fit in pockets!:
Only downside is the plastic for packaging and manufacturing
Also the dinosaurs stick to walls which means you can pretend to throw poke balls at the wall and bam a little lizard appears out of nowhere
I'm curious to hear about any new stim toys anyone recently got or a recent favourite
I've seen those, I have a frog shaped one!!
One of my favorites is a tube of glitter, kinda like a snow globe but super sparkly!!
@xXLexi_Lou122Xx oooo, and kinetic sand's really good for that as well!.
I'd personally really like to get my hands on some fidget jewelry, or sensory clothes like a weighted vest though.
Weighted vests are used for people that have problems with sensory input, and commonly we need some extra sensory input through feeling and pressure, so the weighted vest can put pressure where the person needs it.
It's like clenching a fist- just putting the pressure on parts of the body can relieve some distress and help with calming down and to focus.
Some examples of weighted vests look a bit like this:
Hope this helps a bit
@not-an-otter I like stretchies!! So fun!
I also love tangles! They are curved pieces which are clipped together and they can be spun around and moved so the tangle is in different shapes. You can even take them apart easily and change them up
I use them during my psychologist session and it helps me cope
Remember you're amazing just as you are
I just remembered this really cool thing you can do with home-made playdough that makes it even better for stimming with.
You can add essential oils/ dried rosemary or even shampoo for the smell, plus stuff like uncooked rice, dried rosemary or even dehydrated peas to give it texture.
It feels really weird and smells nice.
Plus of course you can dye it if you want:
Wow I really need to make some now..
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