Monday, August 31, 2015

Handee Bands Develop Good Lifelong Habits and A Giveaway!

As a child I loved being active. My brothers, cousins , neighbor kids and I were always on the go. My Mom would see us off in the morning and hardly see us until supper time. We rode our bikes, played in the barn, ran all over the place, never slowing down. We were always active and learned so much as we were on the go.

Unfortunately, kids today are not quite as active as years ago, but there are fun ways to get your kids in the habit of being active, learning how to use their muscles and develop coordination, and developing a lifestyle of healthy exercise. That's with Handee Bands!

When I first learned about Handee bands I was excited! I know how easy it is to sit, and sit for too long. I work from home and on the computer, so sitting is a lot of what I do. Getting up and moving is something I am way to guilty of not doing enough of! Kids can run into that same problem, and when that happenes as small children, they don't learn all about what it is their bodies are capable of doing. It's important to help our kids (and grand kids!) to keep moving and developing good habits! 

So what is Handee bands? Simple, it's an amazing exercise program to help kids ages 3-8 to develop core muscles and upper body strength, all contained in a nifty flip book. But it is an exercise program that makes all of it fun too! Each of the 15 exercises in the book are matched with a fun little monster character that teaches your child how to do a specific exercise and encourages them to keep up with it. This book cracks me up. The drawings are super cute and get pretty much anyone's attention. Kids love the images and it helps keep them motivated!

In the back of the book is a super nifty pouch that stores a Handee Band, or simply a colorful exercise band that has just the right resistance for kids to use (and the occasional adult who exercises with their kids). It's a bright yellow and it is also marked with small hand prints that the little monsters in the book reference for proper hand placement on the band. 

The pouch also holds a wipe-off marker that kids can use on the two pages for keeping track of what exercises they do each day. The book also comes with a neat little sheet of stickers that can be used as special rewards when your kids reach specific goals.

Handee Band exercises help with:
 Climbing & monkey bars
 Balance & Coordination
 Opening tight jars or snack boxes
 Reaching up for items on a shelf
 Holding pencils and markers
 Pushing and pulling heavy items
 Carrying heavy backpacks
 Manipulating snaps and buttons

Each and every one of those things is important to help kids as they grow. And some of those things are even important to help grandmas keep limber too! LOL! Handee Bands provide sensory input so children gain a better understanding of where their bodies are in space and the amount of pressure required when pushing or pulling. Kids can use the Handee Band at home, in the car, at the park, on vacation, while watching television or during homework breaks. They are super easy, very portable and lots of fun! Believe me, I tried them myself! And it only takes about 15 minutes a day, doing just a few of the exercises to help your kids learn some very important things bout their body and living a healthy life!

About the Founder:
Francesca Avalli is a licensed occupational therapist and avid yogi with over a decade of experience treating children with learning disabilities in Los Angeles. The founder of TherapyWorksLA, her treatments are known for blending irresistible energy with extensive knowledge of sensory integration. Combining her therapy expertise and a lifelong love of exercise, she created the Handee Band so children could continue to improve, even if she wasn’t available to work with them everyday. Handee Bands are enjoyed by teachers in public schools, parents in private homes, and other occupational therapists, during individual and group treatment sessions. The Handee Band helps kids gain confidence, strength, and have a happy Handee time!

I have to tell you, I wish I had this little book when my boys were little. We would have used it every single day! I know I will be giving it to several of my little friends (and their moms) as a gift!

Francesca has generously offered to give one of my readers their own Handee Bands Kit, and extra Handee Band and sheet of stickers! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! And thanks Francesca!!

You can purchase your own Handee Bands Kit and accessories HERE!

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  1. I learned Handbee helps get kids exercising in the classroom - I could use this in my room!

  2. This is really interesting. I have never heard of it before. Fortunately my kid gets lots of exercise (we don't let him play video games, we do not own iPads or tablets, or hand him the phone) He is quite active always playing sports, hiking with us, running at the park, etc… but I love this as a tool for teachers. It would make a great activity for the class room!

  3. Wow, this is probably the coolest way to keep tract of your activities, especially working out. Thanks for the wonderful post!!

  4. I learned that they have a blog.

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  5. How nice! This will definitely help with the boredom for sure. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I was very active, too, when I was a child. My siblings and I spent most of our summer days outdoors. These handee bands are interesting. I think my kids will like this.

  7. This would be great for introducing my kids to regular exercise. I like that there are 15 different exercises too!

  8. At any age, checking things off a list is fun so I really appreciate that little chart. Fun book and idea!

  9. What a great product. Nowadays it is hard to pry some children away from their gaming consoles, devices, and TV. This sounds like an great way to get kids to be more active and healthier!

  10. This is really cool! It would be perfect for my home daycare. I'm thinking of 2 kids in particular that are slightly delayed and could really use some help in this area. awesome!

  11. This looks fun and engaging . I bet my four year old would be in to this.

  12. This is pretty new for me, but looks like an interesting product for sure. I just love that with Handee Bands you could find fun ways to get your kids in the habit of being very active and developing a healthy lifestyle as well.