My 6 year old daughter loves her Thinking Putty. I have her use it when I am reading History lessons to her. It helps her to have something to do while she listens, which in turn leads to less boredom and better attention span. I love it overall, but would caution anyone interested in purchasing it to only allow children to use it while supervised. My daughter tried putting it on the carpet to test the imprint it would leave, not realizing that it sticks to carpet. I had such a hard time cleaning it out! It is a great product overall, though.
from Colorado Springs, CO
Ok, we bought this for Dad, for Father’s Day. Dad cannot balance on it yet, but the kids can. Everyone at the park thought the slackline was so cool. The local college students are all over it. My high schoolers feel like they have the latest, coolest gadget. And my little ones are learning to keep trying and not give up. The Gibbon Slackline has given us one more reason to be outside and physically active.
Virginia from Greenville, IL
Bought as a gift – now my kids want it too!
We recently purchased this (Handy Dad) as a gift for a friend getting married and “inheriting” an 11-yr old son in the process. When it arrived, we thought it a wonderful purchase that will fit them well, as both like to do projects together. It appears that the projects are simple, the instructions adequate and clear, and the ideas very interesting, so much so that the kids spent more time looking at the book before we wrapped it than we parents did. Ideas are grouped as Easy, Afternoon, or Weekend, and include things like a lava lamp, tie dye, a tire swing, a dollhouse, a zip line, a slip-n-slide, and a circus tent. What a variety! We gave it 4-stars based on our perception, and opted to not do 5 since we actually hadn’t tried any of the projects and don’t know how well they actually work.