Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Safari Bob, May 25, 2017.
My kids (12 and 14) are crazy over these figit spinners. Do you use them? What do you think of them?
They are everywhere over here. My kids don't play with them but we were discussing at work whether to allow them in our 1/1 sessions with our students with ADHD and those within the autism spectrum. We shall see...
I understood "figit" and "spinner" separately, but I had to look it up to understand what it meant together! Don't use a figit spinner, but I'd like to try them out.
I used to have one of those squeeze balls when I was at university for stress relief. And it was useful for alleviating finger/wrist pain from prolonged typing.
@Diziet Sma One local doctor is trying to get folks to call them "tools" instead of "toys". Teachers, on the other hand, seem to hate them.
@Boreas I have some ulna nerve damage in an arm and my Physical Therapist suggested I try it to help with recovering dexterity. So I am giving it a try.
We use many toys to assist kids to refocus on their task and it does work. However, the teacher/therapist must be in control. It seems an obvious statement, but often it isn't the case.
As a toy/reinforcer, these fidget spinners could definitely work for kids within the spectrum, I have no doubt about it.
Those squeeze balls can do wonders, just persevere.
I heard the woman who designed it couldn't afford to patent it.
Today, I was cool for about 30 seconds. I was out and saw a mother and her son; the son was bored stiff and started working his Figit. He looked up at me and I took mine out, gave it a few spins, and was rewarded with a weak smile and a whispered, "Cool." The mother didn't even look up from her iPhone.
So there you have it: I was "cool". What have YOU done today? LOL!
Are these things all the rage now? I hadn't even heard of a "fidgit spinner" until you mentioned it.
They are like Rubik's Cube when I was in high school.
Saturday, I went to a local flea market (an adventure in itself) and I saw they were selling Figit Spinners for $12 that functioned as Blue Tooth speakers:
My kids aren't interested. Not even the one with ASD. In fact, esp not her.
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