The PMCW Fidget is an excellent way to introduce some calm and focus into your day. Fidgets come in various shapes and sizes and contain flaxseed, marbles, and your choice of herb. Do not microwave your fidget. To keep your fidget in top condition, like the day you bought it, put it back into the plastic packaging after you use it.
- Your sense of smell is filtered emotionally so using scents is the fastest way to calm your brain when in heightened emotions. All other senses are filtered cognitively.
- Lavender is the most calming of scents.
- Spearmint is one of the most alerting scents.
- Smelling and taking deep breaths also helps cool the brain. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
- Moving and learning is connected in the brain so the more you move the more you learn.
- Introducing fidgets as a tool helps children strengthen their focus and attention span.
- Combining scent and movement can increase a child’s ability to learn even further.
Language to use with children:
- “Be sure to take a deep breath in when using the fidget. The smell can help your brain calm. Let me know if it works.”
- “Sometimes when my emotions get big I use these fidgets to help me calm. Do you want to know how they could work for you too?”
- “How many marbles can you find in the fidget? Let me know when you have a number.” While the child is looking for the marbles, they are learning to use the fidget as a tool, not a toy.
- “This fidgets can help you focus. You could put it in your pocket and use it all day long. I will check in with you in a few minutes to see if it is working.”
- If the fidget is being used as a toy, let the child know how to use it as a tool. “Hold the fidget in your palm and use your pointer finger and thumb to find the marbles. Take some deep breaths too. This tool may look small, but it has big powers if you know how to use it.”