Why Are Fidget Spinners so Spectacular?

Are fidget spinners so spectacular? My 11-year-old son told me about fidget spinners this weekend and he is just set on getting one.  He was so excited because he said they help you to focus and concentrate in school.  He also said that almost all of his classmates have one and even his teacher uses one.  I was really interested when he said that his teacher has one and the fact that they are allowed to use them in school.

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So what is a fidget spinner? I went straight to my search engine and discovered the Wikipedia definition of a fidget spinner.  According to Wikipedia,  “The toy may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.” These stress relieving toys are a hot commodity because we searched almost every 7-Eleven in our area and they were all sold out.  It was pretty fun because another child and his father were on the same treasure hunt, lol!  Wherever we went, we saw them.  Also the employees knew immediately that we were looking for fidget spinners as soon as we entered the store looking anxious.

My son told me that most of his friends purchased their fidget spinners from 7-Eleven or online.  I want to make sure I get him a good one and that it is worth the price.  I have seen them on Amazon from about $1.99 -$43.99.  Yes, it’s a pretty wide range and I’m not even considering paying any where near the latter price. There may be some that cost even more.

I would like to know your opinion on the price, the best ones to purchase, and if you feel that the fidget spinner is a real stress reliever for children, or even adults.  Why are fidget spinners so spectacular? I may purchase one for myself because I’m all about various ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.