Extra large, extra soft and extra fun
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, squeezing toys, or Squishies, are the trend right now. Adults and kids are obsessed alike. And while it is super satisfying to squeeze those little, or in this case big, cute animals, foods or unicorns, there is actually a real sense behind this.
Squishies are bright coloured foam toys that come in a variety of shapes, designs and sizes. There are cute little animals, giant donuts or French fries. Sparkling unicorns, milk shakes, water melons, ice cream cones or giant Avocados. As the name suggests, the ability they all have in common is that you can and should squeeze the hell out of them. Squeezing a squishy feels like crushing a load of Wonder Bread between your fingers. The only difference is that squishes retain to their original shape. Over and over again. Just like magic.
Squishies have become a real toy craze since they were introduced. You can relieve stress and anxiety by squeezing them, pretty much like playing with a fidget spinner. Some people report that playing with a squishy while working, thinking or doing homework, they got that bit of extra concentration. While this is not clinically tested, one thing is clear, though. Kids and adults just love them.