Fidget Spinners: the latest craze taking over schools
Move over Hatchimals, there’s a new toy in town.
By Practical Parenting
May 01 2017
Move over Hatchimals, there’s a new toy in town: Fidget Spinners.
Originally a toy for children with Autism, Fidget Spinners are now the new craze taking over schools.
The toy has a bearing in the middle, which allows it to be spun rapidly between your fingers, or on the table.
eBay Australia data shows that Aussies heads are spinning for fidget spinners, they are currently the #1 trending item on site with over 16,504 searches in the past 24 hours.
Their growing popularity is no doubt down to their small size, easily fitting into your pocket and the fact that they cost an average $5.35 on eBay.com.au.
Fidget spinners have been used to treat kids with additional needs such as anxiety, ADD, ADHD and Autism. The toys reportedly stimulate the part of the brain that gets bored.
Crista Hopp, an ADHD coach based in Virginia, told WTOP that "when hands or any other body part is moving, an individual is able to focus more on what they need to."