Do you fidget? I find myself constantly shaking a leg or a foot, just ask my guy. I do find it hard to sit still at times and apparently I’m not alone. In fact there is a whole new market of fidget “products” to help us relieve the urge to squirm. Have you heard of Fidget Spinners? They are the hottest gadget right now. Even Forbes called the fidget spinner a “must-have office toy.” I have to admit I haven’t tried one, but they look kind of annoying, unless you are the one using it.
Fidget toys like it are making teachers crazy. It’s no shock that children have trouble sitting still, especially when they have to do it in a classroom! These spinners are supposed to help provide an outlet for restless energy while also improving memory and focus. The sensory toys were initially designed to be helpful for parents of children with autism, anxiety and ADD/ADHD. It all sounds good, but some teachers are noting that fidget spinners are becoming more of a distraction in the classroom than a relief. Some schools have started to ban fidget spinners from classrooms to keep distractions to a minimum.