Fidget spinners: Everything you need to know about the new craze being BANNED by schools
A new craze is hitting the office and school playgrounds: the fidget spinners.
So-called fidget toys were originally created to help develop fine motor skills in kids with autism and other special education needs.
And now a new range of ‘fidget spinners’ has been invented for stressed-out office workers who might otherwise bite their nails down to the bone, or drive colleagues mad with endless pen-clicking.
But, remarkably, some schools are reportedly BANNING the toys.
One school sent a text message to parents this week explaining why.
The school claims the gadgets “are a distraction to learning and can be dangerous.”
In the text, the school added: “Any fidget spinners seen in school will be confiscated.
“Thank you for your support in this matter.”
One mum has bought a spinner and a cube for her 10-year-old son, who has ASD/SPD and her eight-year-old daughter, who has suspected ADHD.
And she said: “At first I thought it was brilliant that other kids had them because he wouldn’t have to answer any questions or feel awkward using it, but now that they’re being banned in schools it means he will have to lose an aid that is extremely beneficial to him.
“It’s unfair if a child with special needs already has them and is now not allowed because others have them purely for enjoyment.”
Several different companies manufacture the toy, but they all say it promotes focus and concentration, and decreases stress through a smooth, fast, satisfying silent rotation in the hand.
Some musicians even use the device to improve their motor skills before a performance.
They’re also great if you just want to zone out and stare.
Retailers are quickly selling out of the spinners and cubes so you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on one.
You can Catch Them on Catch The Deal But hurry not many left to go.