NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Childcare experts and doctors will all tell you that bullying is usually perpetrated by a child who actually feels insecure deep down. Her insecurity translates to preemptive aggression—a way to reach out and make contact with other kids, even if it is not the right way to connect. One toy manufacturer is offering an alternative. "A Wacky Links™ DIY kit is the perfect way to help children connect to one another in a positive and creative, rather than destructive, manner," says CEO, Vanessa Nornberg-Barey."Kids who make a kind gesture to either a bully or the target of one can do wonders to alter the dynamic—it's surprising to see how quickly an aggressive child can change tactics if given an invitation to do so."
How does it work? Kids simply use Wacky Links'™ soft colorful tubes and themed charms to make necklaces, bracelets, backpack decorations and more. One kit comes with enough materials to make approximately 15 bracelets—which means that children can easily give or trade a Wacky Links™ creation to someone having a rough moment and change their day around—and because the kits come with so many pieces, there will still be plenty left for the giving child to play with.
The 2016 National Center For Education Statistics report said that more than 1 out of every 5 students are bullied. It is up to parents and educators to help children find tools to diffuse bullying situations in ways that both bridge hurtful wounds and provide an opening to build a better relationship. Nornberg-Barey went on to say, "If you start from the principle that a bullying child feels isolated, and you add all the isolation caused by technology these days, it's clear that the answer to improving relationships between children is providing opportunities for children to create connections to one another. Wacky Links™ encourages children to make something---on their own or in groups--and to share either the creative process or their creation with those around them."
Wacky Links™ come in universally loved themes like Princess, Ocean Adventure, Rock & Roll, Safari, Connectors, Dinosaurs, Winter Wonderland, and more. Wacky Links™ are available at play-conscious toy stores across the country, and on Amazon.com.
Wacky Links is wholly committed to the importance of play. Our award-winning Wacky Links™DIY kit is made of soft colorful tubes that connect to iconic charms. Boys and girls love to use their imagination and Wacky Links™ to create bracelets, necklaces, backpack charms and more! Ultra-light, parents can bring Wacky Links™ to restaurants, doctor appointments, or vacation getaways for hours of entertainment. Wacky Links™ can be used, taken apart and put back together or exchanged for hours of creative play. Wacky Links™ make everyone want to build, wear, share! Go to http://www.wackylinks.com for more information.
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