We asked The Toy Insider to share its top picks for sensory-friendly fidget toys that will keep kids engaged while helping calm nerves. Here are a few of expert suggestions:



Simpl Dimpl

This keychain boasting colorful silicone fidget buttons easily clips to a backpack, keys or purse.
Simpl Dimpl, Fat Brain Toys. $4.95

Buffalo Games

This bubble popping and learning game helps your littles learn letters, spelling and numbers.
Chuckle & Roar Pop It Letters & Numbers, Buffalo Games. $7.99.


Twist, stretch and knead pliable putty that gets stretchier as it warms up in your hand.
Play Doh Putty, Hasbro. $9.99



Grip, snap and squeeze the colors of the rainbow with this palm-sized fidget toy.
Snapperz, Toysmith. $4.99.


Want something a little more discreet that isn’t a toy? We recommend this fidget jewelry like this piece:

Patti + Ricky

A pretty wire-wrapped ring with silver, rose gold and yellow gold-filled beads makes it easy to discreetly fidget.
Deva Fidget Ring by Love, Dawne. $25.


For more toy recommendations, head to The Toy Insider.