Kids in a (fidget) spin over new craze
THE latest craze for children all over the world is fidget spinners and here in Hamilton there has been no exception to that movement.
Originally made as a stress relieving toy for children, a basic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in the centre of a design made from any of a variety of materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic.
The toy has been advertised to help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.
In the past month, the demand for the inexpensive gadget has outweighed any craze or fad of the past 20 years and local Toyworld manager, Trish Munro, said there was no sign of orders slowing down.
“It pretty wild really, this has just come out of nowhere and we have been going to extra lengths to keep up with the demand,” she told The Spectator.