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    Default What are fidget spinners?

    I'm a very uncool mum so can someone please tell me what the hell a fidget spinner is?

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    The fidget toys started out as being for kids with ADHD/ASD as they tend to relieve anxiety and increase attention span as you fidget with them like a fidget cube. I stocked these items before the craze hit and it's been a huge item for my business. Most of the kids in my town have got them through me haha

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    They're a device designed to drive teachers crazy, much like a plastic water bottle with 2cm of water in the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    They're a device designed to drive teachers crazy, much like a plastic water bottle with 2cm of water in the bottom.
    This. Although at least they are quieter than bottle flipping....

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    Annoying

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    @Stretched I was coming in to say the same thing. I'm a teacher aide and have found the kids with an ASD can actually fidget and still tune in, they are beneficial to them. However neuro-typical kids get so involved in fidgeting they have no idea what's been said and tend to tune out everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    @Stretched I was coming in to say the same thing. I'm a teacher aide and have found the kids with an ASD can actually fidget and still tune in, they are beneficial to them. However neuro-typical kids get so involved in fidgeting they have no idea what's been said and tend to tune out everything else.
    Yes. I've had so much feedback from main****** and special schools that the fidget items work really well for kids with special needs. But unfortunately they have become a craze for everyone.

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    Thank you for this thread, as I've been wondering the same thing!

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    I have a number of teachers on my facebook and almost all of them are being driven crazy by the spinners lol. We have a cube for my DD who has SPD and it's a bit hit and miss so far.


 

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