|Savor the limelight|
It's funny, but back when I was 12, we had fad gadget called a "Rubik's Cube". Everyone had one and teachers were taking them away from kids left and right. Fast forward to the present and the math teachers in my kids' school are giving cubes to the kids and trying to teach them how to solve it. I have to wonder if 35 years from now, physics teachers will be passing out fidget spinners as part of their lesson plan.
I'd heard of them, but not seen one until the video on pg 1.
I still don't get it after seeing it.
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Apparently, they have more uses than we realized.
I was at a middle school yesterday after school let out (don't ask why), and as I was walking in, I walked past a car with a girl child and her dad waiting. I noticed she was spinning a small propeller. When I came back out 20 minutes later, they were still waiting and she was still spinning the propeller. I made the assumption they were waiting to pick up brother or sister. She was not fidgeting. Anything that keeps their faces out of a phone is ok with me.
The cubes are great. I bought a bunch for the office. We all have varying levels of focus.
The spinners are good and bad. They definitely have some application for kids with focus issues, but they have become a toy fad so they are just as much of a distraction for other kids.
My fidget toy is a balisong Knife.
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They are quiet and harmless, oh and fun.
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
My son has one. It is helping him keep his hands busy so that he won't bite his nails.
When I drive I fidget with a large caliber rifle cartridge. I keep a 375 RUM cartridge on my dashboard and twirl it around trough my fingers. Big rifle cartridges make great fidgets.
Great, can't wait to see the warning labels that come after this incident. Bad enough we need a warning on our coffee that it is hot.
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My grandson just showed me his. He just got it and said he was the only one in the school that did not have one.
I asked his if that is the only reason he got it.
No, they are cool, he said.
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|Waiting for Hachiko|
Bogart had some look here:
I speak jive.
The original, but not classroom and friendly - sadly.
|Fool for the City|
My granddaughter informed me that these toys were developed for autistic children. Her youngest brother has been diagnosed as such (I don't see it). She and her younger brother were over at my house Saturday spinning away with these things. The youngest grandson (the supposedly autistic one) was busy playing with trucks and riding a bike in our yard. Again, I don't see it.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." George Washington.
|Not really from Vienna|
We don't have those here
We have enough youth. What we need is a "Fountain of Smart".
|On the DL|
Thirty years from now kids of today will be fondly remembering their childhood fidgets.
Had a young guy haul one out and play with it during a job interview. We decided he wasn't a good fit.
|The Joy Maker|
Actually, I was thinking of getting my girlfriend one. She's super anxious about just about everything, and on the Autism spectrum, so she finds fiddling with stuff very soothing.
They're the New Hottness for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean they're completely stupid and without merit. It just means that if I wait 3 months, I'll be able to get one for 75 cents at a garage sale.
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Kinda true, but not really.
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