Fidget Spinners Are The Playground Craze That’s Still Hot
These fidget spinners the biggest of the current playground crazes and best-selling toy on Amazon. See our page on Toy Crazes for more about other current crazes.
You hold them between a thumb and finger of one hand and use the other to spin them. With practice, you can spin them with one hand or even on the tip of your finger. They also spin on a flat surface. Don’t worry if you drop them, they can usually be put together quite easily.
Fidget Spinners come in all sorts of shapes and colours. Some change colour and light up so check the features of each carefully.
Some are more durable than others so it’s worth getting a well-made one. Below is the current (September 2017) best-seller on Amazon. It’s a higher spec than some that have been selling over the summer. Click on the image below to check out the price on Amazon*.
I’ve read people describe these nifty little devices as “satisfying” and “relaxing” but they can also be a big help for kids with ADD, ADHD, anxiety or autism. And, of course, they’re not just for children. For the pen-clicker, foot-jiggler and finger-tappers of the world, these are the quieter alternative to help you focus.
As a nail-biter, I’m currently trialling one to help with that habit.
A Relaxing Way To Do Nothing
I think they also offer a bit of “down-time” for young brains. Children today are constantly flicking between social media, online games and Netflix shows with no empty spaces in between. These toys are a good way to be busy doing nothing.
As with any good playground craze, there are already reports of schools banning them. However, compared to the recent craze of bottle spinning (we’ve had a few cracked water bottles from this), they seem to be a great idea.
They also fit nicely in a pocket – the biggest requirement for a successful playground craze.
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