I love finding different and unique toys for my daughter. I received the Nordic Kendama with no clue how to use it, but eager to give it a try.
The bamboo that the toy is made of is very pretty and
smooth and it is exquisitely built. The ball at the top of the toy easily fits into the indentations on the three handle ends. I picked it up and saw that the ball was attached with a string to the handle. I looked quizzically to Tony and he took it from me and showed me how to use it.
It takes a minute to learn how to use it, but truly a lifetime to master. Kind of like the yo-yo. Anyone can learn how to yo-yo, but very few people become as good as the Yo-Yo Man. I'm still practicing with it.
When K came home and saw her new toy, at first she was not impressed. After all, it's not as colorful as her Monster High collection, but once we showed her how it works, she became intrigued. She practices with it outside and in her room shortly before bedtime. She makes sure to not use it around her baby brother because the ball has a tendency to fly around and she doesn't want to smack him in the head with a wooden ball.
It's relieving to know that toys and entertainment for children does not have to include noise, bright lights, batteries and apps. I'm so pleased that she can have so much fun with something so simple. Highly recommended for the little kids!
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.