9 Great Gifts for Kids with ADHD
We all want to make sure our kids are getting a gift that they not only want but will continue to be enjoyable for longer than just Christmas morning. Our ADHD kids can be easily over stimulated by the sheer amount of gifts and activity that the holidays bring. This list contains a mix of creative activities and ideas to calm their ever active minds to help them concentrate.
Kids with ADHD often have a hard time sleeping and experience differing levels of anxiety due to their constantly working minds. A Weighted blanket provides the gentle sensation of being hugged or held, which can help to calm even the most busy minds.
An Amazon Echo paired with a subscription to Audible is the perfect gift for the visual, ADHD child in your life. Listening to books allows your child to get lost in their imagination while also hearing the proper syntax and timing of language.
Visual kids with ADHD often have some form of anxiety as well. These Worry Eaters are the perfect solution. Children are invited to write or draw their worries and place them in the Worry eater’s mouth, so that the Worry Eater can hold onto them.
ADHD kids need to move to learn and concentrate but not all situations are appropriate for movement. Fidget toys are ideal tools to help antsy kids keep quiet and focus in those situations where movement is frowned upon.
Subscription boxes are a gift that keeps giving long past the holidays. It’s like getting a present every month all year long. There is so much variety to accommodate every child on your list this year.
Both a puzzle and a fidget toy, the Rubix Cube is a great gift for your visual, ADHD kid this year. There millions of different moves for your child to try to figure out this deceptively simple puzzle.
Children of all ages love building secret hideouts out of things they find around the house. A Fort building kit makes it so much easier and so much fun. Simply connect the balls and sticks and cover the structures with blanket and sheets to create places where imaginations flourish.
We all know kids with ADHD have a hard time staying on task and completely things in a timely manner. Time Tracker Visual Timer will help them see how much time they really have for each thing they are doing and it takes the weight off parents to give those dreaded reminders.
Legos are also a great way to get our visual thinking, ADHD kids to focus. They require concentration to create the elaborate sets but can also double as fidget toys. With just a couple pieces in their pocket, our kids can take them apart and put them together without too much noise or disturbance in places where moving is not an option.
Do you have any other brilliant ideas to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.
December 20, 2018 @ 11:59 am
My grandson (ADD) is 10 years old and we got him a 12 lb weighted blanket – twin size. It completely changed his sleep patterns. He’s much quicker to fall asleep and even better – he stays asleep. It worked so well his mother now sleeps with her own weighted blanket – 16 lb twin size – and loves it.