I was wondering when I would start seeing bans for these things. They are a neat idea in theory, but any time something like this becomes a fad, it becomes a distractions as well.
My wife bought some other fidget toys for her Sunday School class of 8-year-olds. They are much better – a mesh tube sealed at both ends with a marble inside. It has a texture and quiet movement that is not distracting but keeps hands occupied. I keep one in my pocket to fidget with as I walk, talk, etc.
Here is a short link to show what I’m referring to on Amazon.com: http://a.co/54PCLVe
I’m not trying to advertise; just sharing. 😉