Fidget spinners: have they turned our heads?
A miracle cure for fidgets?
Fidget spinners look like they come from outer space and resemble ninja throwing stars. You spin them fast between your fingers. Playing with them is said to reduce stress, as they help to steady restless children’s fingers and hands and improve their concentration. To be honest, a pen could do the same job. But anyway.
For a while, our boys could not really get involved, since thanks to the huge hype they were unable to get one of these sought-after and thus sold-out items anywhere, until recently. Before they were finally back in stock, our boys had already built themselves a fidget spinner out of LEGO. Homespun, nice and easy. As well as helping to steady their restless fingers just as well, this also let them practice their concentration and creativity, and learn something useful as it will stay with them – even once the fidget spinner boom disappears as quickly as it arrived.
Or are they just cheap rubbish?
But we’re not quite there yet. The scarcity of supply has since been resolved and anything that could remotely be called a “shop” now sells these spinners – their origin is dubious at times and the therapeutic benefits have since been called into question. And yes: our boys now have fidget spinners too – a few of them, in fact, in the most weird and wonderful shapes, with similarly weird and wonderful functions.