Fidget spinners are all the rage with kids right now.
I first saw them last fall when kids on my son’s Atom hockey team started playing with them.
Fast forward six months and it seems everyone 5 to 18 years old has one … or two … or three.
Watch adults try and figure these things out. As one woman puts it, “I understand that these things spin … but what do they do?”
I’ve watched hundreds of kids spin these things for hours and there doesn’t seem to be much to them, but maybe it’s better for our kids to play with spinners than have their heads buried in their screens.
There are a few different places in Calgary you can hunt down these hot toys:
We were just in Phoenix for a hockey tournament at the Coyotes Ice Den. Before every game, there were ‘entrepreneurs’ with tables full of these spinners, selling them for $5 to $10. We also saw some fancy light-up LED versions in the U.S. – Sarah