“The small spinning gadgets are sweeping through classrooms across the globe (and then quickly getting banned). They are “hula-hoops for Generation Z”. What do toys tell us about ourselves?

It was “one horrible summer” in the early 1990s when inventor Catherine Hettinger first got the idea. An illness was keeping her from playing with her daughter, so she “started throwing things together with newspaper and tape,” she told The Guardian. Eventually, the “fidget spinner” was born. ” — READ MORE.