Fidget Spinners are a type of distraction and stress-relieving toy. Created in the 1990’s but became very popular in 2017. Suitable for people who have trouble focusing and/or fidgeting (Like Me!). This includes those with ADHD, Autism or Anxiety, by acting as a release mechanism for nervousness or stress.
Designed to relieve stress, Fidget spinners usually consist of a three-pronged design with a bearing in its circular pad. The individual holds the centre pad while the toy spins. Additionally, the design of the fidgets give the user a unique sensory feelings. This happens when the fidget is spinning because of the vibration and noise that it makes.
Kids and teenagers have used fidget spinners and cubes in school. For some of the school kids they have been useful to help them concentrate in lessons more especially with kids who have ADHD or Autism. Sadly some schools have banned them due to some kids being more interested in playing with them rather than doing their school work.
Made from various materials designs including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminium and 3D printed plastic. Fidgets come in a range of colours and you can even buy ones with patterns, glow in the dark and flash. The spinners have between two and seven prongs but the most popular one are the spinners with three-pronged.
Some people like to trade their fidget spinners with other people but I don’t fully understand why, as it’s not like if they are trading cards or anything like that. With the spinners being a popular toy at the moment, there is a good chance that there will be a select few, who will try to steal them for themselves or to sell and make some money from them.
I think that fidget spinners are good for distractions for short periods of time. However they are definitely not something you would be playing for hours at a time. A few months down the line, I feel people will slowly start getting bored with playing with them. They may no longer want to use them no matter how much they liked them at first.
© Reviewed By Jennie Kelsall
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