Have your kids caught on to the Rainbow Loom craze? It seems that kids everywhere are making and swapping their Rainbow Loom creations, while parents everywhere lament the explosion of tiny rubber bands that’s overtaken their homes! But Rainbow Loom may have more benefits for kids than the average toy.
If you’re not familiar with it, Rainbow Loom is a craft that has soared in popularity over the last few months. Consisting of a plastic “loom” with pegs and small, colorful rubber bands, kids use Rainbow Loom to create woven bracelets, rings, and key chains. Many kids watch Youtube tutorials to learn increasingly complex patterns, and swap ideas and bracelets with friends.
If your kids are obsessed with Rainbow Loom, don’t despair: they’re practicing some really important skills by making all those bracelets. And if your kids haven’t used Rainbow Loom yet, you might want to give it a try after learning why this little craft kit is actually pretty beneficial to their development!