Unless you have been in hibernation you will have seen that Fidget spinners have become the latest craze to sweep school playgrounds, offices, streets & homes with children and adults alike, seemingly addicted to the stress-relieving gadget.
So, What Are Fidget Spinners?
"Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between your fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according to users, while the challenge of tossing, transferring, and twirling the spinners has spawned an entire universe of instructional YouTube videos. The anti-stress relieving toy works by focusing the mind and hands on one tool.
Why are they so popular?
So why are Fidget Spinners so popular with kids and adults alike?
It seems that it has really caught on with kids, with their peers having them, they also want them. As a result, Mammy and Daddy are sent looking high and low. It has become a real social type of toy for children & a must have accessory.
They are also said to help people who suffer from stress and anxiety and can be bought for a relatively small amount of money. For them to work users hold it between their fingers, spin it and watch it go.
They are quite small and can conveniently fit into your pockets - which is perhaps part of the reason they have become so popular too. Plus, they are not expensive relative to other toys on the market.
It seems Irish schools are divided though with a lot of them banning children from having them during school hours.
Whatever the timeframe lasts for this latest craze, they definitely will go down as one of the largest & fastest selling toys or aids of 2017.