Do fidget spinners increase attention and focus in the classroom?
It is hard to focus all day in school. For some, it’s even harder, especially if they struggle with sensory processing disorders, ADHD, autism, anxiety dyslexia, processing problems, and other learning challenges. As there is always a gap in learning, sitting still in a classroom can make studying even more difficult for a child that can’t filter noise, struggles with the clothes they’re wearing, can’t copy notes from the chalkboard and has difficulty with quality motor skills.
If your child has bad gross motor skills, poor posture, vision issues and low muscle tone, it could be a contributing factor to their focus and attention in school. Some kids need a movement to engage the mind for better learning (Fidget spinner). As recess and movement actions wane in the classroom, teachers are putting attention and focus on their students.
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Ryan Williamson is a gymnastics and movement expert.