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The fidget spinner, a small toy you spin between your fingers, is the latest toy fad—19 of the 20 most popular toys on Amazon were spinners at one point this month.

May 09 2017

The fidget spinner, a small toy you spin between your fingers, is the latest toy fad—19 of the 20 most popular toys on Amazon were spinners at one point this month. But its popularity has some questioning the recent trend of “mind-numbing” toys in general. Simple toys and activities have been trending, in part because major toy companies are shying away from any toy they don’t see a profit in—which tends to favor simplicity. However, experts emphasize the importance of “playful learning” in adolescence—facilitated by innovative toys that actually teach something when used. (Maclean’s)