Sunday, April 30, 2017

Why Do Kids Love Fidget Spinners?

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I learned about fidget spinners because Natalie said her teacher has been taking them from students.

I didn't know what she was talking about.

"Can I get one?" Natalie asked, ignoring my bewilderment. "I have birthday money left."

We looked on Amazon and ordered one after typing in fidget spinners.

"I still don't fully comprehend the point of these," I admitted after I closed the laptop.

"They're FUN," Natalie said, giving me an "you're-so-old" look.

"If you say so."

When the fidget spinner came, I couldn't believe the size. I mean, it was small.

"That's it?" I asked, wrinkling my nose. I guess I expected it to be larger. More exciting. (That's what she said.)

"Yup!" Natalie said, and began to spin it.

"That's all it does?"

"Yup!"

"I don't...what?"




I shouldn't be surprised though. I mean, I already had issues with not understanding her birthday list.


So why do kids love fidget spinners? Well, Natalie says it's because you can do tricks.



The original purpose was to help kids have something to mess with if they have ADHD, ADD, autism, etc...my son, who HAS autism, never used one before. When I showed him Natalie's fidget spinner, he wasn't interested. But apparently neurotypical kids caught on, and now they are all the rage.




Natalie played with it for about an hour. I guess it can be hypnotic, because I played with it for a bit, but then I was ready to move on. But Natalie? She wanted to try out new tricks.









Apparently you can buy these in gas stations, Five Below, and Amazon. The one Natalie got is here. There's a cool Batman style here, or an Americana one Prime eligible here. They're all under $10, so it's cheap entertainment!

Why do kids love fidget spinners? Well, I still don't get it.





But they do, apparently.


72 comments:

  1. Each of my boys have THREE of them. It started with the fidget cubes and now with the spinners. I don't get it, either.

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    1. My daughter was talking about that cube too!

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  2. I had never heard of them before reading your post, they are definitely interesting. Kids love the strangest things.

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  3. The fidget spinners look really interesting and friendly-use for kids! But kids should be aware when they begin to spin though

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  4. Well, we had Garbage Pail Kids so these things look quite normal!! Hahahaha

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  5. lol I actually didn't know what a fidget spinner was until today. Hmm, interesting. It keeps kids and even some adults occupied and not lose focus. They now have it on academic utensils to keep away boredom.

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  6. My son who is 11 wants one too but I said no, it's cheap I know, but I also know that after a little while it will sit among other gadgets and will get dusty. His desk is already messy as it is.

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  7. Zachary got the fidget cube and it's annoying because it makes clicking noises!

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  8. I had no idea, either, until I saw the video. Well, I still don't totally understand it, but i imagine my grandkids will want one too.

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  9. hahaha Play, it's a wonderful thing. Doesn't need a purpose, just fun and entertaining.

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  10. We had to buy one too. I'm confused about how they got so popular. My son mentioned them one day and then all the sudden they were everywhere.

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  11. Well I am behind the time since I haven't heard of these fidget spinners. Will have to check with my son who is a teacher to see if the kids where he is at are playing with these.

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  12. Until about a week ago I had never even heard of these. It probably does help kids (and some adults too) to concentrate. I think I could use it myself. It looks like your daughter loves it.

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  13. It's the first time I heard of it. Lol, I'm old. Maybe in a few months the craze will reach our country.

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  14. I don't understand the hype with these things, but all of my nieces and nephews are obsessed with them! Hey, whatever keeps them out of trouble right?

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  15. My teen has one of these and loves it. He uses it when he is bored at school. I can see this becoming a distraction in school though.

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  16. Lol, so THAT'S a fidget spinner! And yes, I'm with you on the "what? That's it?"! An hour of entertainment though, can't complain!

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  17. I've been wanting to read a blog post on these...All the little kids I know love them, but I am not quite sure why they are all the rage either!

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  18. I always remember the "hot" toys from our youth, and I wonder if our parents were like, "What.. is.. the.. point??"
    I find myself thinking that much more as an adult.

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  19. I know fidgeting is supposed to help kids concentrate but these do look way distracting. I'm all for whatever calms them down, but i don't think this is it lol.

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  20. Kids...um - this adult! I love these little fidget spinners! I usually spin a pen but this is even more fun!

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  21. My Son was just telling me about these. I will have to order a few to try. It looks like fun.

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  22. Haha they look like mini UFO's ! This is my first time hearing of fidget spinners but I bet they are strangely addictive x

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  23. I have never heard of these little toys but they sound like a lot of fun. I think my kids would love to try these too!

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  24. Interesting. I haven't seen these before. I did buy our daughter a fidget cube and she really likes it.

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  25. I have to admit, after seeing what tricks can be done, a fidget spinner sounds pretty cool! Never heard of one before.

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  26. My kids have asked for one of these so we're currently waiting for our shipment. Can't wait to see how fun they are.

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  27. Can't complain about cheap entertainment no matter how it comes. But I can kind of understand about not getting what the thrill is behind it.

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  28. I think every generation has those toys that don't make sense to anyone but that generation. I do like the tricks you can do with them.

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  29. I just recently learned about these Fidget Spinners and now I am seeing them everywhere!! HA!! They do look like fun though!!

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  30. sometimes fidgeting helps concentration! either way, its good!

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  31. First time I heard of this. I guess my kids are way too old for this. I am baffled by the craze. That's just it? It just spins? Now I am confused and feeling oh so old.

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  32. This is a simple and yet addictive toy for kids. My nephew just can’t stop playing with them. Great post!

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  33. Umm, ok... Kids these days... ;) Not sure I'd be entertained for hours by this..!

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  34. Never quite understood the hype with this. Sure the kids will love this

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  35. I just learned about them at a toy store where I was looking for postcards to send to my granddaughter. I looked & I was confused like you, so glad I'm not alone ... and all I can think, better than electronics?

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  36. I tend to have to keep moving so I think I can understand the point of these but I dont see a need for them out in public or at school, etc.
    My oldest daughter saw one at the store the other day and wanted it, I might end up going back and grabbing one.

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  37. I have been hearing a lot about these and how much kids love them. Mine haven't mentioned them yet.

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  38. Its so funny you mentioned this. My son just asked me to order 2 last night. Now I know what they are :)

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  39. My younger brother has about 5 of them currently, he loves them. They entertain them so easily. I am not sure what is so fun about them either!

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  40. My nephew is obsessed with this, and even now, I have absolutely no clue why.

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  41. I guess it's really entertaining for them. I've never heard of this before. It sounds like it also helps with stress.

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  42. It always amazes me to see that little ones also go after things like this. The fidget spinner is something I haven't heard of yet, but I'm glad it gets the kids outside,haha.

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  43. I didn't even know that these things existed. I used to fidget when under pressure. I think this would be nice to have for kids.

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  44. I remembered fidgeting with pen when I was in high school. This is a new gadget that look so cool.

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  45. I recently got the chance to play with one of these and I have to say, they are a lot of fun. There are a lot of great fidget toys nowadays.

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  46. I have no idea what these fidget spinners are. I've heard alot of talk about them though and they look super fun!

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  47. I just recently heard about them and my 12 year old asked for one but we haven't gotten it yet. I am not sure we will lol.

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  48. I never heard of a fidget spinner. It certainly looks interesting and I can see why the kids are wanting them.

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  49. This is something new to me but I have seen some videos online talking about its popularity. I think kids like them because it gives them something fun to do.

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  50. it's creazy how simple these things are and how much people love them. it's nice to see a non electronic make the cut thought.

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  51. My daughter says everyone has them but thankfully she doesn't want one. I saw a different type of fidget gadget (not a spinner) that seemed more suitable for those with anxiety...less of a toy.

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  52. I never knew these things existed! This is so cool I heard fidget gadgets are in right now!

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  53. My daughter has been begging for a fidget spinner. However, my husband and I are both administrators in education and they are definitely a distraction and will probably soon be banned. I am sure they are fun - but not working out for their intended purpose.

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  54. These have gotten so popular! I was actually planning on getting this for my husband but this would be a great gift for my husband and kids!

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  55. I have been seeing a lot of these on the net lately. They look like they would keep little ones entertained. I will have to get one for my son and see how it does for him!

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  56. I am seeing these everywhere.. Thank God my kids haven't caught onto the craze yet. I think they are a good idea for the use they were designed for, but it looks like they are becoming a distraction in many classrooms.

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  57. Last week, one of my sponsors sent out some gifts and it included a fidget spinners. I wondered what's that for until I saw this, now I know =)

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  58. This seems interesting! I think it's really good for helping kids with ADD or ADHD to focus, too!

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  59. I've never heard of these! But I do remember always wanting the latest toy too when I was young!

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  60. Haahaa, I guess it's the equivalent of when we spent hours playing with a yoyo. Thanks for keeping us up to date on what kids think are cool these days.
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  61. Hahha looks fun and interesting. I havent seen this toy in our area :) And your lil princess is having fun!

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  62. I've never heard of them, but I'm sure my nephew would love this!

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  63. Okay, never heard of it, but then I don't have any kids lol. Looks like your kids had a great time playing with it.

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  64. I have 4 kids at home, and all have spinners; I guess it's just the fad right now. Not only being used by people with anxiety either so it makes it a trend to follow ;)

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  65. I read an article about the Fidget Spinners and I was really intrigued. I know my kids would like to use it, especially my younger children. The thing I find interesting is some teachers are letting kids use it in class (which I think is cool), but yet so many teachers would give kids with ADHD a hard time if they tapped their pencil on their desk or books. I hope the fidget spinner will help children with ADD and ADHD to find ways to cope and also for teachers to be more supportive of their needs.

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  66. I have never seen one of those before! But it does look like something that my little nephews would love.

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  67. As a teacher, i see the idea behind them. With over 18 years of classroom expericne, there are children that need something like this. What I do not like it that it has become a fad for others. It is distracting students in our classroom rather than helping them to focus.

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  68. This toy is very handy and you can bring it along with you wherever you go. You'll never get bored with this one. I guess I wanna play with it too! haha

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  69. Every kid in school seems to have one and it can be very distracting. They are not allowed to have them when they come to library time if they are being a distraction.

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  70. Kids can easily get happy even in the smallest things. I was like that when I was a kid too. Things can get my attention easily. I haven't seen something like that in the Philippines. Or maybe we have that too but since we don't have kids in the house, that is why I am not aware of it.

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  71. My kids are obsessed with these. I don't get it either. lol

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