Fidget spinner craze yet to take hold locally

Monday, 15 May, 2017

Think about it. How could a spinning toy realistically help a student or the students in visual vicinity of the spinner concentrate on anything but the spinning motion?

"Then we will conduct investigation", he told The Borneo Post here.

But some teachers report that students are comparing their spinners with their friends in class, throwing them around the room, and that students who don't have ADHD or a condition that can make focusing hard are using them too often during classroom instruction.

"Promoting fidgeting is a common method for managing attention regulation", says Elaine Taylor-Klaus.

It's the latest trend that's more than just a toy for some children - the fidget spinner.

Perhaps recognising that there is money to be made out of this, several creative designers have invented what they call "fidgeting toys", which has quickly become a craze. He claimed to have noted an increased tendency to fidget by his patients and saw this as evidence of the declining strength of the English character.

Many now are wondering if the newest fad will start to teeter or continue to twirl.

She also encourages the use of "old school fidgets" like pressure balls and pipe cleaners to help kids focus on their work. Now, in states from Kentucky to NY to California have banned the toy from classrooms. Fidget spinners weren't created by behavioral scientists with a deep knowledge of intellectual disability nor were they created by experts in a lab; they were first patented by an inventor from Florida named Catherine Hettinger who wanted to promote world peace.

It hasn't been all fun and games for Fidget Spinner fans, however.

A year seven pupil sent an anonymous letter to headteacher Chris Hildrew, arguing fidget spinners "are a disruption to me and other people in my class" and students are "queuing up" to use them.

Another student of Berlin's was quick to point out that the toy becomes a distraction when students use it at inappropriate times in the classroom. And if you're in a classroom, that could be distracting, but in a lot of other settings it's not as distracting as playing with a spinner or something like that. It's ridiculous and a complete waste of iPhones, but hey, sometimes you just need to fidget with something.

They are so popular that some teachers have banned them in the classroom.

They were saying it was because of an accident where a toy hit a kid in the eye. "Ask them to identify a time during the day that is most challenging for them, whether it is during independent seat work or a writing test".