What's the point?One thing's for sure, local kids are clamoring for them because they're fun. They're marketed with claims they relieve anxiety, stress and ADHD, but expert opinions vary and many tend to say there's not enough research to back that up. A smattering of schools across the country have banned the toys.What else should I know?The good news? They may be annoying, but they're inexpensive.
Forget bottle-flipping. Fiddling with a fidget spinner is the new most-likely-to-be-banned-in-the-classroom activity for the elementary and middle school set in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. Well, it's a handheld gadget with arms that stick out from a bearing in the middle that allows it to spin in your hand. There are plenty of YouTube videos featuring tricks and comparing various brands:
I always feel a little like Stefon from Saturday Night Live when I describe turkey bowling. Anyhow, it’s that thing where you bowl with a frozen turkey. (However, no screaming babies in Mozart wigs or bulldogs that look like Wilford Brimley or HoboCops are scheduled to be on hand in the events I’m mentioning.) Here are three places to try it:Turkey Bowl Block Party: Bowl with frozen turkeys to try to win a turkey during this year’s block party on Friday at Meadowcreek Park in Lancaster.