Children and adults alike have seen the new craze that are the fidget spinners. However, not a lot of us know where it originated, and what it actually is for. Simply, fidget spinners are a type of stress-relieving toy. They’re often made with Brass, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Copper, Plastic, and Alloy (like the one available at Wireless Warehouse). It is supposed to help people who fidget, or suffer from a condition that makes them fidget (ADD, ADHD, Autism, and/or anxiety). It does this by becoming a release mechanism for nervous or stress energy; basically, becoming a point for people to focus on. There are good effects seen with children, in particular, who suffer from fidgeting. However, some schools have banned fidget spinners, saying that it has become a distraction; while others, albeit permissive, but only under the understanding that these devices are to be used discretely.
Contrary to popular belief, Fidget Spinners are actually not a new invention of the 21st century. Fidget spinners started in the 1990’s and was originally patented as a disc or dome spinning device. It was invented by a chemical engineer by the name of Catherine Hettinger. According to an interview, she was inspired by children throwing rocks at police cars in Israel. She said that the device was made as “a way for children to release stress and promote peace”.
Rise in Popularity
The new millennium came with a lot of stress, including heightened competitiveness in the work place, recent recession, and a spike in the cost of living. Working people needed a device aside from ye olde stress ball to help alleviate anxiety, stress, and perhaps even anger and grief. In comes the Fidget Spinners, which was dubbed as a “must-have toy in the office for 2017” by a Forbes article. Following this suite, YouTube and Reddit content creators started coming out with viral videos doing tricks using these spinners – rocketing Fidgets Spinners as one of the must-have and sought after toys for the modern millennials and post-millennials.
Fidget Spinners are known to have great benefits, and we can clearly see why people would enjoy them – they are light, easy to carry, and fun, with the added benefit of being in-tune with your peers. Whatever your reason is for getting one, it is important to get good quality Fidget Spinners, to ensure your safety, without sacrificing design. Check out our Fidget Spinners here to see amazing choices at great prices, and remember: have fun responsibly!