Fidget Spinners are flying off shelves

Fidget Spinners are flying off shelves

"I don't see many kids with them, it's really not an issue", Ceglinski said. She recently confiscated four spinners from a single student in one class period, stuffing them into the pockets of her trousers, which she now favors wearing over skirts for their ample fidget-spinner storage space. They are held between the index finger and thumb and spun.

It's true, children do seem to be distracted by these addictive devices and I must admit, having played with one in order to properly "research" this article, I too was mesmerised by the gadgets ability to spin, and spin, and spin.

"Then we will conduct investigation", he told The Borneo Post here.

I understand that these spinners are fun (and things that are fun decrease stress, etc.) but to the students with fidget spinners and to the onlookers, they are simply a diversion.

"Promoting fidgeting is a common method for managing attention regulation", says Elaine Taylor-Klaus.

Although popular with kids, schools across Britain and the USA are banning the devices because of the distraction and noise they cause in lessons.

Perhaps recognising that there is money to be made out of this, several creative designers have invented what they call "fidgeting toys", which has quickly become a craze.

River City Scholars school in Grand Rapids allows the spinners in certain classrooms.

Advocates point to research backing the claim of "fidget therapy".

Of course, if there's something more interesting that a good toy fad, it's a good toy fad that's also kind of controversial. There are claims that it may help kids with ADHD to stay focused or to concentrate better.

Fidget cubes, spinners, and other fidget toys have become popular tools to help people with various concentration and anxiety conditions.

Fidget toys are a classroom staple for kids with autism.

She maintains a wide selection for her students to choose from, and she also helps them make stress balls filled with sand, oatmeal or flour. Right now, it's the fidget spinner.

Cory Sicard, a 7th grade science teacher at Sierra Middle School in Parker, Colo., says the popularity of the spinners has caused a spike in theft among students, thus leading him and others teachers to ban spinners from their classrooms.

As a teacher and a parent, I also recognize first-hand that kids learn differently.

"It really came about three weeks ago, we started playing with them and demoing them".

But outright bans concern some experts.

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