Your child might be asking for the latest of toys, a small hand held spinner. These are fascinating to operate and to watch, but does your child need one to keep their hands busy while learning in the classroom. Here is an article written by an occupational therapist who encounters thousands of children and adults with varying levels of needs. Please read as you will be enlightened on the effects of allowing spinners for fidgety fingers.
Here at MCS, most students do not need anything to occupy their hands while learning. We do allow stress balls for those that a teacher has identified as requiring fidgets. We want our students focused on their learning as we develop their intellect, self-regulation and creativity.