And what always follows the latest fad? The posts on social media that they are dangerous and will kill someone. Those have begun.
So I know they are a hot toy, and my boys all wanted one, but I had seen them previously and thought they might be good for my one boy who needs to be moving at all times. He often gets told to sit still in school, but he actually listens better and absorbs things better when he is moving. He has learned to cope by playing with his pencil, but then he often breaks them…I am not even sure what he is doing with them, but he often comes home with 2 1/2 pencils that use to be 1 pencil.
We got all 3 boys, and myself one (which my hubby printed mine on his 3D printer).
My middle son lost his rather quickly, and it didn’t really help him since it was lost before he got it in class. However, I have found mine to be a rather important tool for my personal anxiety issues. When I am out I use it to keep me calm and focused. I have an issue with my foot or leg moving a lot when I am feeling anxious and it can really draw attention to myself. That causes me more anxiety and I end up having a panic attack.
The fidget spinner that I have is really small and discreet. I can just put my hands in my lap and flick it. The action of my hands causes the rest of my body to calm down and focus on things around me rather than what my body is doing.
I have also found other people who have had fidget spinners for their ADD, or other issues. Some of them had them for a long time, long before the fad hit.
If you suffer from anxiety, or another issue that makes your brain feel very loud, you might want to try a fidget spinner to help quiet your brain.