Busy Hands™

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Busy Hands™ is a fidget toy that utilizes a variety of fabrics to provide sensory stimulation through a diversity of touch and textures. It is small enough to be carried and used when the child is seeking out sensory stimulation, or feels overwhelmed and needs to keep hands busy and focused. It can also be used as a comfort or transitional object for children in new or changing activities at home and school. 

Physical 0


  • Busy Hands™ can be mounted via Velcro to desks, drawers, tables and more for kids to explore and expend energy through fidgeting with their fingers.  
  • Kids learn through exploration. Busy Hands™ allows children to engage by “doing” or “feeling” through their fingertips, and helps enhance learning.
  • Busy Hands ™ helps direct and control movement so that kids can focus their energy positively and don’t distract others. 

Sensory 0


  • Busy Hands™ can help kids learn to self-regulate (the ability to monitor and control behavior, emotions, or thoughts).
  • The various fabrics used on Busy Hands™ can promote sensory exploration and tactile discrimination as the child fidgets and explores the unique textures.
  • Busy Hands™ can provide sensory input while managing tasks in school, during homework, car rides, etc. This can help a child learn how to multitask and maintain focus and attention. 

Social/Emotional 0


  • Manipulating the Busy Hands™ can be a soothing or calming activity, which may help with behaviors and emotions.
  • Busy Hands™ can be a positive tool for promoting patience and easing anxiety. For example, kids can use it while waiting at the doctor’s office or while in class.
  • A child can use Busy Hands™ to ease transitions between activities. Busy Hands™ are the constant in the equation and can help ease anxiety during novel situations.
  • When a child is fidgeting with Busy Hands™, learning can be enhanced as fidgeting/movement requires the use of both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. 

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Busy Hands™

Developmental Skill
Physical Yes
Sensory Yes
Cognitive Yes
Social/Emotional Yes