Pop It! — the new must-have?
Pop Its are fidget toys that mimic the sensation of popping bubble wrap. Kids can spend hours popping it from one side only to flip it over and pop the other! These toys are very colorful, strangely satisfying — and they are selling out everywhere.
Coming in every shape and size that you can ever imagine, Pop Its have already taken over social media — videos tagged #popit have got millions of views on TikTok. But why have they become so popular?
Pop It is not only fun — sensory toys' health benefits have been used by therapists for many years. When a person feels worried, scared, or anxious, then playing with a sensory toy can help him find something external to focus on and take his attention away from that negative emotion.
Kids who are in love with this new trend might not realize it — but pressing those little buttons with your fingers is quite soothing to our mind. The endless circle of popping dimples in and out can also boost concentration and productivity, providing a calming effect.
Psychologists call this new toy a real innovation able to stimulate kids' senses. Repetitive movements contribute to cognitive development, fine motor coordination, agility, and even reasoning.
Though research is still ongoing, neuroscientists agree that these multicolored fidget toys can be very helpful for our emotional and cognitive support. So if you want to de-stress, reduce your level of anxiety, or find your focus — just Pop It!