Rubber bands + Loom + YouTube – a match made in kid heaven

Blockbuster to Rainbow Loom: Weaving, rubber bands, and digital literacy
“My kids were learning to use digital tools in ways that apply to the material world.”
We are living this right now in my house. Like the author, I’m impressed with my girls’, ages 8 an 10, ability to navigate YouTube to find the information they need to interact with this toy. We recently visited with family from South America and gave a Rainbow Loom to my niece, also 10. Despite language issues, the 3 girls were able to use YouTube to learn and teach each I the the intricacies of creating rubber band masterpieces. It was awesome.

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