What’s the Science Behind the Fidget Spinner?

Fidget Spinner – Image Source: Pixabay.com

You may remember your mom asking you to stop fidgeting when you were growing up. Perhaps, fidgeting is actually better for you then previously thought! Read below to find out why!

As of May 2017 there is a new toy on the market…known as the fidget spinner. This toy has become a craze in elementary and middle schools across the nation. So much so that they are now being banned in some school systems. So what exactly is a fidget spinner you ask? Check out this video below to learn more about what the fidget spinner is and to see what is inside the spinner! Continue reading to see what the science is behind this new toy craze!

As humans, we all fidget! Whether you fidget by biting your nails, bouncing your leg, touching your hair, or playing with your clothing, you probably fidget many, many times a day. Claims have been made that the fidget spinner has certain health benefits. These benefits include easing stress and anxiety, easing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and also attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But do these claims have any truth behind them?

Check out this video for details about how fidgeting can aid kids with ADHD and people with anxiety!

Does all this make the fidget spinner a good thing? We aren’t quite sure at this time. There aren’t any major scientific studies happening currently about fidgeting. But if these little spinning pieces of plastic are helping kids with ADHD and other stress related illnesses, then we say, “Keep on Spinning!”