4 Best Toys for Kids with ADD or ADHD


Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand


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Kids (and adults) with ADD or ADHD have a difficult time sitting still and concentrating on specific tasks. Because of this, some of them have trouble accomplishing schoolwork and learning new things. Investing in toys that help kids work through their attention problems will help them learn how to focus. Below are 4 of the best toys for kids with ADD or ADHD that help kids focus.

Kinetic Sand

Kinetic sand has a texture that is soothing to hands and is for kids who need to fidget or constantly play with something. It’s easy to use and stays moist without the slick oily feel. It doesn’t stick to hands or furniture and is easy to clean up.

  • Textured
  • Easy to use
  • Stays moist
  • Doesn’t stick to hands or furniture
  • Easy to clean up

Brain Food

When kids with ADD or ADHD have something to move around in their hands, they can concentrate on other things easier. Brain food is a toy that keeps hands busy during activities where the child is required to keep still, like schoolwork. Brain Food is similar to putty, without being sticky or wet. It’s dry to the touch and you can mold it or pull it apart. It always goes back to its original form when you put it back together. It helps build motor skills and strengthens hands.

  • Keeps hands busy
  • Dry to touch
  • Mold it, pull it apart
  • Returns to original form
  • Builds motor skills
  • Strengthens hands

Nanoblocks Sites to See

Nanoblock Castle Neuschwanstein

Nanoblock Castle Neuschwanstein

The Nanoblocks Sites to See construction sets allow kids to build miniature replicas of famous landmarks, like the Sydney Opera House, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and Castle Neuschwantein. These sets don’t take long to complete.

  • Construct miniature replicas of famous landmarks
  • Doesn’t take long to build
  • Fits in the palm of your hand
  • Includes detailed color instructions
  • Explore landmarks around the world as you build them
  • Not compatible with Lego blocks

Roylco Straw and Connector Sets

If your child wants to build something bigger than a small replica then try Roylco Straws and Connectors jumbo set. There are several sets with varying amounts of pieces, but the best value set is the one with 705 pieces that comes with 390 straws and 315 connectors.

The straws are 8” long, so there’s plenty of length to build something big. This is a fun set and it keeps hands busy. Your child can build on his own, or with family or friends.

The straws and connectors are easy to snap together and take apart and also come in different colors. There’s no end to what your child can build with these, all while lengthening attentions spans and learning about architectural designs and special designs.

  • 705 piece set comes with 390 straws and 315 connectors
  • Straws are 8” long
  • Different colors
  • Easy to snap together and take apart
  • Keeps hands busy
  • Can play alone or with others
  • Lengthens attention spans
  • Teaches architectural design and spatial design

These 4 toys will bring hours of fun for your child while helping them lengthen their attention spans and focus and engage their creativity.


Kinetic Sand

Brain Food

Nanoblocks Sites to See:

Sydney Opera House

Castle Neuschwanstein

Eiffel Tower

Taj Mahal

Roylco Straw and Connector Sets




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