In 2016 fidget toys were introduced and they are rapidly becoming the new craze, not just among kids but also among students and adults as well. There are two main types of these toys, fidget spinners and fidget cubes both of which work in a similar manner. They both contain ball bearings which allow them to be easily moved, very quickly, with just the touch of a finger. The spinners are especially fascinating to watch and already many people are devising tricks that can be done with these rapidly spinning toys. These tricks often appear on YouTube and it is that which is helping to make the spinners so popular. To find out more about these spinners though, you can go to www.smoothfidget.com where there is all the information you will ever need on the various different spinners available today.
Although only considered toys, it is thought that these spinners can be beneficial when played with and those benefits include better dexterity and better concentration. Certainly the continuous touching of the spinners may improve dexterity and many students that have already tried them confirm that they help them to concentrate. It is even thought that spinners may assist people with mobility disorders in their hands, to once again move their hands. This though and the other claims are not yet proven by scientific or medical trials.
Recently the spinners have caused some controversy and that controversy relates to students taking the spinners to classrooms where they claim to use them to improve their concentration. Although the students obviously think that the spinners can be beneficial to their education, the teachers are not so sure. The students claim that the spinners help their minds to concentrate on the subject in hand but the teachers, they say that regardless of the state of the student’s mind, the spinners distract their eyes and so they do not always see what they are being shown, providing a disadvantage to their education. Some schools have gone as far as banning them from classrooms and until a ruling from a higher authority is made on this matter, those bans are likely to remain in place. One solution however is to ban the spinners but allow the cubes to be taken into classrooms. As the cubes are not as visually distracting but should be just as good at focusing concentration; both the students and teachers may be happy.
Although popular today as they probably will be for the next couple of years, fidgets, both spinners and cubes are likely to soon face the same fate as earlier crazes and that is that they will slowly sink into oblivion, similar to the way hula hoops did after the 70s and more recently Rubik cubes did. However, for the moment they are selling fast and more and more different ones are appearing on the shelves and so it is advisable, if you are contemplating buying one, to read some online reviews for them first so as to determine which one would be best for you.