Quite simply, they are the toy of 2017! Kids and grown-ups alike are loving this nifty little toy that fits in your pocket and provides endless hours of distraction.
There are a few varieties, but the basic principle is the same - they're a low-tech toy that you pinch in the middle between your forefinger and thumb and spin with the other hand or the other fingers. This makes for a great sensory experience and you can do tricks with them too!
Reportedly, Fidget Spinners were originally invented to help children overcome conditions such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autism. This is because the motor activities that come with using fidget spinners are good for concentration.
However, we can also report that they may help adults to reduce (but not entirely cure) our smartphone addictions!