The year 2017 saw the season's hottest addition to the toy industry, the Fidget Spinner, that skyrocketed in popularity and instantly became a must-have gadget. They are easy to carry, small and simple toys available at cheap prices in Pakistan.
Pros & Cons
Promote gross motor activity in kids
Antidote for some neurological disorders
Distracting for some
Risks of injury involved when rotating near your face
Design & Materials
Fidget spinners are small multi-lobed devices made out of plastic, metal, brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper or aluminium. The device has a ball-bearing in the centre that is usually metal, ceramic, chrome or stainless steel. A new variety of Bluetooth spinners with LED lights has also become very popular amongst its users.
How to Use
You can spin the fidget spinner between your fingers with little effort and the toy creates a momentum that gives a very pleasing sensory experience to the user.
Antidote for Neurological Disorders
Marketed as an antidote for neurological disorders like autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity, the spinner can help people with attention and focus issues and can aid the brain in staying awake.
Therapists use many sensory toys such as koosh balls, tactile discs etc. for sensory integration in their subjects who have sensory processing issues. This is done to promote gross motor activity that in turn helps kids with ADHD syndrome. Fidget spinner is one such toy that can enhance attention spans and help people with staying mentally active and focused. Studies suggest that kids with autism can be calmed down with spinners.
Office Toy to Relieve Stress
The spinner was also marketed as an office toy, that can be used to relieve stress or boredom at the workplace.
The device can also help teachers in explaining physics or functionality of ball bearings to the students. There is a huge variety of fidget spinners in the market in all sizes, shapes and colours.