3 Soothing Gadgets for Kids

Both experts and parents have observed that these gadgets can help relieve anxiety and improve focus in all kids—not just those with autism.

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Fidget Cubes

Peter Ardito

Fidget Cubes

Let a little superhero’s restless hands click, spin, flip, glide, and roll nervous energy away with one of these Marvel or DC Fidget Cubes. $13 each.

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Mermaid Positivity Pillows

Peter Ardito

Mermaid Positivity Pillows

On one side of a Mermaid Positivity Pillow there’s an illustration and inspiring message like “Fairies Soar” or “Sharks Think.” The other side is covered with sequins that you can “draw” on and then “erase” with a few swipes of a finger. (It’s so calming and satisfying you’ll want a pillow for yourself!) Your kiddo can also soothe while on the go with a matching sequin bracelet. $25 to $48 for pillow, and $15 for bracelet.

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Westminster Color Mix

Peter Ardito

Westminster Color Mix

Help your child wind down before bed with Westminster Color Mix, a mesmerizing, twominute liquid timer. It’s meditation at its most colorful and kid-friendly. $9.