Adults can also benefit from them as an aid to improve focus and reduce anxiety.
Calm Store stocks a wide range of fidgets that are quiet and discrete, and can easily be carried in a pocket or kept on a desk at work.
Perhaps the oldest type of fidget is the Thumb Stone, also known as a Worry Stone. These are smooth gemstones, sometimes with an indentation for the thumb. They have been used by humans for thousands of years, and are a versatile aid for self-calming and meditation.
They are used by holding in the hand while gently moving the thumb back and forth across the stone. Rubbing a thumb stone has a soothing effect and can distract from and diminish the intensity of worries.
The gentle pressure of the stone on your thumb is said to stimulate nerve endings and release endorphins, triggering the body’s natural relaxation response.
Variations of the Thumb Stone are Palmstones (larger and heavier) and tumbled stones (providing interesting variations in shape). We even stock tumbled stone keyrings, so you will never forget to take your fidget stone with you!
Tumbled stones can be used during meditation to focus the mind and eliminate distractions. You can concentrate your attention on feeling the shape, texture, weight and coolness of the stone in your hand, as you hold it and move it around.
The “Kaiko” brand fidgets are also popular with teens and adults. This range of discreet and noiseless fidgets are designed to assist with mental health, anxiety & focus. There are some that assist with picking and harm minimisation (spikey range), rhythmic stimming (hand rollers and chain fidgets) and soft soothing (caterpillar & caterpillar necklace). Kaiko source high quality, robust products and materials to create designs that are both cool and durable.
Finally, why not check out our range of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putties? These putties are non toxic, never dry out, stretchable, tearable, bounceable, and poppable! They come in multiple colours & effects such as heat sensitive, glowing, sparkling, magnetic, memory effect and sculptable. Some varieties are also scented. Crazy Aaron’s putties are made with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with disabilities.