My 9-year-old son is a tornado full of boy! He is in constant motion from sun-up until sundown. I struggle to keep up with him and yearn for just an ounce of his boundless energy.
Before I was the mom to this spirited little fellow, I worked as a school psychologist and I loved the wiggle worms! I find it fitting that I have been blessed with one of these little people.
If you are parenting a wiggle worm, you know how challenging it can be to maintain focus. These kids need to move! I love when I find resources that allow them to do just that.
Fidgitz: The Perfect Game for Wiggle Worms
*Disclosure: I received Fidgitz at no cost in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only share products that I would use with my own family and those that I believe other families will enjoy.
When my son was in kindergarten in public school, he was highly distractible and impulsive. He had difficulty sitting still and maintaining focus. In an attempt to help him focus, he was provided with a fidget.
Nowadays, we are homeschooling. My son is provided with ample time to wiggle and squirm. He spends hours outdoors daily and he is so much happier than he was during that year in kindergarten!
We don’t really have a need for a fidget right now… but that doesn’t mean fidgets can’t be fun!
Fidgitz is both a game and a fidget
Fidgitz is a brainteaser, logic puzzle, and fidget all in one! Recommended for ages 8 and up, Fidgitz will mesmerize the wiggle worm in your life. The goal of the game is Rubik’s Cube-esque: simply twist and manipulate the puzzle until one side is all blue and one side is all white.
(It sounds easier than it is, trust me!)
My kids love this one and have described it as addicting. There is something calming about twisting and turning the puzzle in your hands. My 9-year-old recently played with it while watchingMoana. I’ve never seen him so still for a movie before!
And… it didn’t take him very long to figure out how to solve this one, which doesn’t surprise me one bit. This kid loves a good logic game!
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You are also invited to join the My Little Poppies Gameschool Community, a private Facebook Group for parents who wish to add more play to their family and/or homeschool routine.
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: What is your family’s favorite logic game? Share here.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram