Almost every kid wants a fidget spinner or a fidget cube! Even adults have started to join in on the newest craze. The plastic toys are marketed as helping students with learning disabilities to better focus. As they’ve become popular with kids nationwide, teachers say they’re just a distraction.
Dr. Helene Sheena, with Kelsey Seybold Clinic, said there is evidence to suggest allowing kids with learning disabilities to fidget will benefit their ability to focus.
“If you look at it as a fidget tool and not a fidget toy, if you’re using it as a tool to sort of help you out to focus, it can be helpful for some children,” Dr. Sheena said.
But, she says, there have to be guidelines.
“On who can use them, who can’t use them, to realize it’s not a toy, that if they’re having to use them they need to probably be using them where they’re out of sight,” she said.
Here are some awesome fidget spinners and cubes to check out!
For some people, fidget spinner toys or cubes can provide a sense of comfort and peace in stressful situations. They can also provide a way to concentrate during a dull meeting. Because these fidget toys fit in your hand and are made with the best materials, you won’t ever have to deal with a lack of tactile stimulation again.