What is it?
The Fidget Spinner is the biggest gadget trend of 2017. They are fun, addictive and great for people of all ages (not meant for kids under 3 years old), but babies will enjoy watching you spin these. Most spinners have a 3 prong design with a bearing in the middle. You hold the bearing in between your finger and thumb and spin the device. You can tilt it back and forth and feel the force of the spin change. The fidget spin cycle lasts usually at least 2 minutes or longer.
After purchasing a couple for our 4 and 7 year old boys, it’s not hard to see how addictive they are and how they are not meant just for kids. My 4 year had a little trouble making it spin due to the size of his hands. But he quickly learned that it will spin on the floor or table and it’s just as mesmerizing. My 7 year old starting doing tricks with his by spinning it on one finger, trying to balance it on his big toe and even his forehead. It’s not often my boys aren’t asking to watch TV, or YouTube or play on some kind of electronic device. It was a nice break to see them entertaining themselves with something so simple.
What is it good for?
- Quitting smoking
- Stress relief
- Leg Shaking
- Better focus
- Killing time
- Staying awake
- Nail biting
- Kids who chew on clothes
Who can use it?
Where can it be used?
- Car rides (passengers only please!!!)
- Waiting in lines
- Plane rides
- Nursing homes
- Camping trips
- Pretty much anywhere
- No batteries
- Quiet; not distracting to others
- Helps hand eye coordination
- Smooth rotation and consistency
- Low profile so it can fit in your pocket
- Comes in a variety of colours
- Makes a great gift/stocking stuffer/or in birthday party loot bags
Do I recommend these?
The answer is yes. Teachers might not want them in the class, but they may prove to be beneficial for certain students with behavioural problems. Kids these days are spending too much time on phones and tablets which causes eye strain and can lead to difficulty staying focused. Many adults have trouble with fidgeting problems too. Have you ever had a pen bust in your hand or mouth while playing with it or biting on it? Then the fidget spinner may be for you.
Why buy online?
If you think you can walk into a store and get one, guess again. They are sold out everywhere. These fun and addictive toys come in a variety of styles and colours. Amazon seems to have to best selection and prices for you to choose one that suits your needs. As with most things, you get what you pay for, but even the cheaper models have proven to be durable.
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