Quantcast

Gift Tips - Ditching The Screen During The Holidays - KOAM TV 7

Gift Tips - Ditching The Screen During The Holidays

Gift Tips - Ditching The Screen During The Holidays

Updated:

Consider this: 170 million Americans gave tech gifts last holiday season, and the average age for a child to own their first smartphone is now 10 years old.

The popularity of tech toys for young kids adds to a growing problem — studies show kids are spending over eight hours a day with different media — and screen addiction? has been linked to ADHD.

According to Brain Balance Achievement Centers [https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/]—a holistic, drug-free approach to addressing behavioral, social, and learning difficulties in kids — non-tech gifts especially help children with difficulties stay active and de-stressed throughout the year.

Here are Seven Gifts That Help Kids with Difficulties Ditch the Screen:

1. Fat Brain Toys Mini Squigz

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T8HWBRG/

These suction-cup construction pieces can create fun masterpieces while boosting fine motor skills. Sets like these encourage creativity and providea satisfying sensation for kids who have sensory processing disorders.

2. ALEX Toys Artist Studio Colossal Art Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0U6T0Q/

With 315 crayons, pastels, markers and more, the creative possibilities are endless. Doodling helps kids with busy hands focus and relax.

3. Mandala Coloring Book for Kids

https://www.amazon.com/Mandala-Coloring-Book-Kids-Relaxation/dp/1540861244/

Now that your young artist has all the tools, don't forget to give them something to draw!

4. A crash pad

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NTO8T8/

Embrace the chaos of this holiday season with a crash pad, a helpful tool for kids with attention issues or sensory processing conditions. Crash pads let children run, jump, and roll in a safe space while giving them a thick, foam-filled cushion for calm-down time.

5. Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Kids-Grow-Glow-Terrarium/dp/B00I9KDFK0/

Art and science kits that emphasize the creative process, not the final product, and is an educational way to keep curious kids engaged.

6. Warmkins

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J94SYTG/

Younger kids on the autism spectrum will especially love these soft, weighted stuffed animals. You can even heat them up in the microwave to help relax a child with sensory processing disorder.

7. Kinetic Sand

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IG4YB5W/

This sand sticks to itself, letting kids build any structure they can dream of making cleanup super easy. Children with sensory integration issues can turn to its soft, squishy texture for stress relief.

Research has shown that excessive screen exposure increases the probability of getting ADHD. Parents who think their child might have a social, behavioral, or learning difficulty can take this simple online assessment: https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/our-program/childs-personalized-plan/online-assessment

After years of helping children with behavioral and social challenges, the experts at Brain Balance have developed a cutting-edge (and drug-free) program combining sensory motor exercises, academic stimulation, and a clean-eating nutritional program to correct brain imbalance and improve achievement.


 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Gas Prices Lowest in Midwest States and Good News for Travelers

    Gas Prices Lowest in Midwest States and Good News for Travelers

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-11-21 15:46:43 GMT
    AAA reports gas prices for holiday travelers are virtually the same as last year and the lowest in the Midwest. We'll be talking to travelers about taking to the roads for the holiday and to law enforcement about how to stay safe on the highways. More >>
    AAA reports gas prices for holiday travelers are virtually the same as last year and the lowest in the Midwest. We'll be talking to travelers about taking to the roads for the holiday and to law enforcement about how to stay safe on the highways. More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-11-21 14:51:26 GMT

    Area police prepare to keep drunk drivers off the road over Thanksgiving.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

    More >>

    Area police prepare to keep drunk drivers off the road over Thanksgiving.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

    More >>
  • Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-21 03:29:09 GMT

    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

    More >>

    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.