MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Karan Palmer cares for sixteen, 3-4 year old children at a preschool class. The students spend part of their day learning about shapes and colors. We brought our colorful 500-pack of Bendaroos to her class to see how well they will hold the interest of the kids.
The mega pack comes with 500 sticks in twelve different colors. The sticks were only on the table for a few seconds and the children were ready to play. They were excited to choose different colors, making a variety of imaginative items. A few twisted the wax-like sticks together into bracelets and rings. Some made rainbows while another made a house. Mom even helped to make a pretty flower. Another student made his very own mustache.
The Bendaroos cut easily with safety scissors for shorter lengths. Even the easy clean up turned into a learning experience. The kids pull apart and separate the Bendaroos, putting them back into piles by color. The Bendaroos clearly sparked the imaginations of a room full of children.
Kiaone Johnson, mother of one child says, "I encourage parents to get it. It's real helpful with colors. The activities are wonderful."
Another mom, Ashley Fruge, says, "They were fun. She enjoyed playing with them and they're not messy."
Karan Palmer is excited to have a new tool for the kids stating, "It captured their attention and kept their attention. Even the ones that were not usually verbal, they were very verbal in expressing what they were doing with the Bendaroos. Also for one, whose attention span was really short, he stayed and he played with the Bendaroos so it really captured their attention."
But the real answer to the test comes from the kiddos. We asked them if they liked the Bendaroos and if they would play with them again, and they all shouted.