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Classic Wooden Yoyo in Cotton Gift Bag

£ 1.95

Playing with a wooden yoyo is simple yet endlessly enjoyable.

A wooden yo-yo is a classic toy consisting of two equally-sized discs connected by an axle, with a string looped around the axle. Traditionally crafted from wood, these timeless toys have entertained children (and adults!) for generations.

To start, the player holds the yo-yo in one hand, with the string looped around their middle finger. By flicking their wrist downward, the yo-yo is released, unfurling down the string. With a slight tug upward, the yo-yo returns to the player's hand, ready to be sent spinning again.

Engaging with a yo-yo offers a myriad of benefits for children. Firstly, it develops hand-eye coordination as they learn to control the yo-yo's movements and anticipate its return. Additionally, mastering tricks and techniques encourages perseverance and patience, boosting children's confidence as they achieve new skills over time. Furthermore, playing with a yo-yo promotes focus and concentration, as players must maintain their attention to execute tricks successfully.

As for games and activities, the possibilities with a yo-yo are nearly endless. Here are a few fun ideas:

  1. Solo Trick Practice: Encourage children to learn and master various yo-yo tricks, such as the sleeper, walk the dog, or around the world. Progressing from simple tricks to more complex maneuvers provides a rewarding challenge and a sense of accomplishment.

  2. Yo-Yo Contests: Host friendly competitions among family members or friends to see who can perform the most impressive tricks or keep their yo-yo spinning the longest. This fosters healthy competition and camaraderie, as participants cheer each other on and celebrate each other's achievements.

  3. Yo-Yo Relay Race: Set up a relay race course with designated points where participants must perform specific tricks before passing the yo-yo to the next player. The team that completes the course with the fastest time wins, adding an element of strategy and teamwork to the game.

  4. Storytelling with Yo-Yo: Encourage children to create imaginative stories or scenes incorporating yo-yo tricks. They can perform tricks to represent characters' actions or plot developments, enhancing their creativity and storytelling skills.

  5. Yo-Yo Freestyle Jam Session: Simply gather a group of yo-yo enthusiasts, put on some music, and let everyone showcase their skills in a freestyle jam session. It's a fantastic way to share tricks, learn from each other, and enjoy the camaraderie of the yo-yo community.

Our Yo-Yo comes with its own little cotton bag complete with drawstrings and a stamped logo reading 'classic wood yoyo'.

Measurements: 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm

Not suitable for children under 3 years old.

Our Address

Curious Minds Science Ltd (Grasshopper Toys)
112 West Princes Street
Argyll & Bute

G84 8XD

United Kingdom

+44(0)1436 670806

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