NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It hasn't won a TOTY (TOY OF THE YEAR) award and you won't find it on the Parent Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, but every kid who gets one will be entertained for hours—no matter what he's into. Have a budding engineer on your gift list who likes to put things together and take them apart? Wacky Links™ lets Chase do just that. Raising a fashionista in training? With Wacky Links™, Emma can have a fashion show with all her own jewelry designs! Got a shy kid who needs a way to socialize? Wacky Links™ can help Allison make friends when she shares her tubes and charms with others.
The idea is simple, says Wacky Links™ CEO, Vanessa Nornberg-Barey: "Wacky Links™ are soft colorful tubes, like straws, that children can connect with pronged shapes such as stars, animals, music notes and more to make bracelets, backpack decorations, shoe jewelry, and anything else they can think of! Wacky Links™ aren't just fun, they're fun-damental. They encourage sensory experience, hand-eye coordination, fine motor-skills, and imagination. And since they can be used over and over again, their $9.99 cost is less than the cost of gas for Santa's sled." So why aren't Wacky Links™ on this year's toy lists? Because the moms and dads behind the open-ended kits were so busy creating more themes to meet fast-paced demand for the series, and, well…being moms and dads, that they did not even have the time to submit Wacky Links™ to any of the review boards. Nornberg-Barey is fine with flying under the radar: "Parents that choose Wacky Links™ are essentially choosing to give their children the possibility to imagine, rather than gifting them with a specific experience. We won the Creative Product of the Year from Creative Child Magazine right after we launched earlier this year, and honestly, that speaks volumes for us. It's given out by parents and educators and these are the voices that matter most when it comes to understanding the power of play!"