You could not escape. All the children want a copy, and often many to make it a real collect . The press is starting to talk about it and even my mother-in-law knows what it is. The newest trick to shine in the playground is called the Hand Spinner or Fidget Toy.
This small hand-held toy consists of a central ball bearing around which a plastic, metal or wood structure, with several star-shaped branches, pivots perfectly. The goal, manage to make it turn as long as possible by executing some figures.
Presented as a wonderful tool to help people with attention deficit disorders or stress, it only took a few weeks and a few videos on Youtube to make it as necessary-vital-desired as an invitation to meet his idol.
But does it really have to yield to the fashion of Hand Spinner by spending a fortune (from 2,20 €)? I give you my opinion, weighing the For and Against:
Remember the trauma you endured at school when you were the only one who could not exchange Pokemon cards, get out a Beyblade or Pogs top, skip because you had Jojo’s or, for the older ones, virtually All Crados cards. You do not want your child to suffer the same thing, do you?
It’s absolutely fascinating. When I asked my daughter to let me try the one that a boyfriend had offered her, I took quite a long time to make it so much to turn this thing is as useless as it is adjective and hypnotic. It is a small pleasure that does not cost much when you know to stay reasonable and do not buy dozens or models sold very expensive because they have a look and are made of less classical materials.
Adults also get hurt by the marketing methods by wanting a fashionable thing at the same time as everyone else. There is a sheep effect, it is true, but after all, nobody obliges anyone. Bêêêêêêê …
While they are spinning their Hand Spinner, the children stop asking you for a Hand Spinner. And that’s priceless.
The Hand Spinner can be quite fragile depending on the model. Some falls or a few grains of sand in the bearing and the machin reverses its distressing side by making noise.
When you decide, the trick will no longer be in fashion and replaced by another one.
The Hand Spinner is of no use to make room storage in place of the child. Too bad.
Your child will refuse to lend it to you and you will have to buy a model for you only.