Fidgets are becoming more and more popular with the introduction of spinners and cubes. Unfortunately, a lot of fidgets are receiving scrutiny from teachers as the students are treating them as toys, instead of tools to improve focus. We found an excellent article outlining some basic rules for fidgets in the classroom written from a teachers perspective.
Our quiet fidgets are great tools for the classroom. They are nearly silent and not distracting to the fidgeter or others around them.
You can read the article here.
Sounds crazy right? Well according to a study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, fidgeting can offset the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day. They performed a study with 12,000 women over the course of twelve years. Within this group, it was found that women who sat for more than 7 hours per day who did NOT fidget were at a 43% higher risk of mortality than those who did fidget. Fidgeting seems to have a counteract the long term effects of sitting all day. Those who fidget on a regular basis had a ZERO percent increase of death from sitting more than 7 hours a day.
You can read the full story at Forbes.com