Can Fidget Cube Really Help Your Child Pay Attention?

If you have ever heard of a fidget cube, you’d know that these are essentially the latest toys for kids that were actually intended to help kids having ADHD. They are small-sized metal or ceramic toys that are almost thrice in size as compared to a regular dice. There are buttons, switches and gears on the cube all around which let you have fun for hours.

It is true that these cubes can help kids in paying attention, but they are actually paying attention towards the fidget rather than the teacher and what they are taught in class. They have cool colors, fun lights and a pleasant sound that helps them create sort of engaging spell. They may even make people addicted to them. They can be spun on table, rolled between the fingers or even tossed between your hands. But what makes them so addictive and popular? Addiction refers to craving for some object, losing control over its use, and using it continuously despite having poor consequence. Well, a fidget cube actually stimulates some type of pleasure pathway in the mind of a child. This leads to releasing of intense levels of dopamine in that pathway. Very soon, brain starts learning the great feeling and remembers it while connecting it with some strong and happy emotion. So, your child loves to click and slide, craves for it and keeps doing it without caring for the addiction. A fidget cube offers same sort of stimulation that kids having attention issues often get through video games. With their fidgeting capabilities, these cubes let kids to control the nervous energy through fine motor movement. Controlling the movement needs some extra power on part of the brain. So, such an activity engages kids’ brain so as to arouse control systems and attention. So, with these cubes arousing the brain like that, kids can really make up their minds to learn.