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    Popping up everywhere – Fidget toy craze sweeping Sultanate

    Azlan Othman

    The Pop It Fidget toy craze is taking the nation by storm. In fact, it has generated so much interest among the young ‘uns that some schools have reported having to seize the bubble wrap-like sensory silicone toy to hold students’ focus.

    A survey by the Bulletin found that shops and Cube stores are selling the item from anywhere between BND2.50 and BND20.

    A parent said she spent BND50 on her two children who opted to buy from a Cube Store in Gadong, while her niece purchased online.

    The sphere bubbles can be pushed in, thrilling kids with the resulting popping sound.

    A staffer at a Gadong shop said, “We have boxes of them selling out every day, and are sourcing from multiple suppliers to keep them in stock. It is indeed popular, much like the fidget spinner which also hit the nation not too long ago.”

    The Pop It Fidget toy comes in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes and are essentially reusable bubble wrap made out of silicone. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

    But there are some children who may actually benefit from the Pop It Fidget, with experts saying it can help them calm down or work through feelings like anger. For a while now, fidget toys have been made available for kids to use for therapeutic purposes.

    Pop It is often marketed as a sensory toy that helps relieve anxiety and stress or help children and adults who struggle with maintaining focus. While some kids may find the simple action of popping bubbles soothing and helpful for holding attention, many are using it in more creative ways.

    It comes in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes and are essentially reusable bubble wrap made out of silicone. Kids press in the ‘bubbles’ to hear a slight popping sound, and when all the bubbles have been ‘popped’ they can flip the toy over and start again.

    The item comes in simple geometric shapes like circles and squares, or more playful designs like cupcakes, dinosaurs and sea creatures.

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