A new toy that is a rage in children is seen by some as a way to fight stress, but others believe it is a source of noise and distraction. The plastic spinning tops commonly known as Hand Spinner are very successful, and many young people have them with them at school. The 12-year-old Riley Harvey, who attends Quispamsis Middle School in New Brunswick, says a teacher confiscated the copy of one of his classmates because he used it in class with a laugh And waving it in the air. His mother, Christina, says that the toy is inexpensive and she finds it less noisy than other games that have been all the rage before.
Luke Randall of the ThinkPlay toy store in Fredericton did not imagine that the toy would be so successful. He explains that at first, people bought it for autistic children. But now the game wins children who need to play with something to stay alert.
Opinions are shared among experts in attention and anxiety disorders in children. Some believe that gambling reduces stress and helps children to concentrate, but others feel that it is not designed for classes. Doron Almagor of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance said the top was noisy and snappy. According to him, the children who use them at school distract the others. He adds that toys of this kind should rather be reserved for personal use.
The Rothesay Intermediate School passed a by-law for this kind of toy this week. Children who use it must keep it in their hands or on their desks without trying to attract the attention of others. In addition, they should keep their attention on their teacher, not on the toy.