Fidget Spinners for Kids and Adults Help with Stress, Focus and Balance

A lot of people don’t understand this new toy trend for kids called fidget spinners. Fidget spinners are those 3 bladed plastic or metal toys that look like the center of a vinyl record player with a bearing in the center that spin almost effortlessly. They’ve been around since the early 90’s but as most fads go, its like they showed up over night in convenience stores, toy stores, grocery stores, pretty much anywhere you turn there is a fidget spinner staring at you.

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But why are they so popular? Well, when I was a kid I did a lot of things because everyone else was doing them, kids want what their friends have. However, although your children might not understand the purpose behind these popular gadgets, they are actually much more than just toys.

Fidget spinners are believed to help with stress, focus and balance. The name kind of gives it away, but those who deal with symptoms of ADHD, autism or anxiety can relieve stress by spinning these little gadgets on the tips of their fingers. Its hard to sit still sometimes and there are a lot of distractions and stimulus in the world today. It is known that movement of the body even if you don’t suffer from psychological disorders or behavioral issues can improve concentration and aid in releasing energy which has a calming effect on the nervous system. These are similar to worry stones or stress balls.

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As far as improving balance,  if you use a fidget spinner while moving around and even place one on each hand balanced on your finger, you can improve your posture and enhance your equilibrium.

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So next time you see a fidget spinner around or your kids are asking for one, don’t roll your eyes right away! Fidget spinners actually serve a greater purpose than just a mere toy for children.

July 9th, 2017 by Alexandra Christina

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