Monday, September 10, 2012
text bands: letting kids express themselves (w/giveaway)
similar to a plastic watch, the text bands let you input any message you like (up to 10 characters), and have it scrolling across your wrist. if you see a friend with a text bands, you can fist bump, high five or shake hands and your will trade messages with each other. it certainly beats passing notes in class the old fashioned way! they are available at hallmark gold crown stores ($14.95 for a starter kit).
my girls took theirs to the cubs game last week. it was a great opportunity for them to think creatively as they figured out various messages to express their own personalities and to send messages to each other.
they are a little bulky for continuous wear, but the girls have had fun with them on longer car trips and at events that don't require their full attention. i would like to see what happens if some of their friends get them, and they have more friends with whom to share messages.