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Spinners are new must-have toy for kids

  • Author:Alice
  • Source:www.newsday.com
  • Release on:2017-04-17

The Easter bunny will likely be delivering a lot of fidget spinners in Easter baskets this year alongside chocolate and eggs.

The palm-size, three-pronged spinners, which twirl like a pinwheel, are all the rage among kids, who spin them on their fingers, on their noses and other body parts. Spinners come in metallic, in solids, in glow-in-the-dark and in prints such as gumballs, soccer balls and camouflage. Most range in price from $9 to $20.

The fidget spinners, which spin silently, have been recommended in the past for kids with attention deficit disorder as a way to divert their excess energy and allow them to concentrate their focus on schoolwork. But they’ve gone mainstream, more of a toy than a tool.

Companies are marketing additional shapes, including a two-pronged spinner, a spinner that looks like two Ts, and even a bat-shaped spinner, says Lisa Hodes, owner of Sweeties Candy Cottage in Huntington. Hodes also sells fidget cubes, which look like oversized dice with buttons to push and click, but they don’t sell half as well as the spinners, she says.