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f you know a middle school kid, or a parent or teacher of one, chances are you've seen the simple little colorful device that's driving them all crazy lately. It's called a fidget spinner, and even its name gives you a clue as to why some classrooms are banning them -- and some toy stores are selling out.
A fidget spinner is considered to be a type of fidget toy; a low profile, handheld device that people can, well, fidget with without making a big scene. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan. The result is supposed to be relaxing and satisfying, and really good spinners can keep going for minutes at a time. The little devices were originally designed to help students with attention disorders like ADD -- expert say having something to occupy their hands may help improve concentration. However, the spinners caught on with the general population, and now come in every color and finish imaginable, with add-ons and doo-hickeys galore.
originally posted by: LiquidCrystalz
Actually, my granddaughter just came to me and mentioned this thing. Said she wanted one. I'm like what does it do? But anyway seen your post just 5 min later...like what a coincidence >>>> Doesn't look like much to me. But I'm not a kid..