The DoDad: What Is A Fidget Cube?

Fidget cubes. You’ve probably heard of them– they were all the rage in 2018 and 2019. While not as popular as fidget spinners, these silicon and plastic cubes were a huge hit with America’s children, being sold in most major toy stores. But say you missed the craze– whether you just weren’t dialed in, or didn’t understand the hype of this dice-lookalike. We at the DoDad are here to fill you in.

A fidget cube is, as you would expect, cube-shaped. It measures 1.25 inches in every dimension. Each of its six sides has a different object to fiddle with when you’re bored, nervous, or just full of energy. Every cube has a switch to flip back and forth, five buttons to click, a ball to roll and gears to turn, a wheel to spin, a joystick to fiddle with, and a worry stone depression to ground you. With so much variety, there’s bound to be something to calm your spirits.

Fidget cubes, along with other stimulation toys, were originally created to treat fidgetiness associated with attention deficient hyperactive disorder (ADHD), autism, and anxiety. However, they have been proven to help people who don’t suffer from mental illness when they’re dealing with stress. Fidget cubes are scientifically demonstrated to ground you during periods of stress, and improve your concentration.

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