Toy craze 'Fidget Spinners' described as teachers' nightmare
Fidget spinners are the new must-have toy that everyone wants, but are proving to be very unpopular in some quarters.
We're not fans of encouraging fidgeting, but this new craze could actually prove to be more annoying than any other toy on the market.
Fidget spinners are palm sized 3 pronged toys that are giving Tamagotchis a run for their money in the states. Some are describing them as a teacher's worst nightmare, but they were originally started as a tool to help children with ADHD.
They're a small device with a bearing in the middle that allows you to spin it in your hand. The original was created by Catherine Hettinger over 20 years ago in 1993. It was originally conceived as a calming tool for children but proved incredibly popular with adults too. Hettinger's patent expired before the recent craze though so she's not getting a dime (oops).
The Twitter world shares our sentiment, not quite sure...
MY SCHOOL IS TAKING FIDGET SPINNERS AWAY FROM KIDS HAHAHAHAHA
— erzy ( (@erzys) May 3, 2017
Some teachers say Fidget Spinners are a distraction, but the toy is meant to help kids with anxiety disorders and autism. What do you think?
— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) May 3, 2017
When the local shop has a new delivery of fidget spinners ... ?? pic.twitter.com/FZt69XX8zd
— Hazel Gaynor (@HazelGaynor) May 3, 2017
Stop calling staples and asking if we have fidget spinners we don't have fucking fidget spinners
— memelord jord (@jordanimmer) May 2, 2017
Are your kids in on the fidget craze? Are they a distraction or a bit of fun? Let us know in the Facebook comments.