About Handee Band
Handee Band exercises help with:
Climbing & monkey bars Balance & Coordination
Opening tight jars or snack boxes Reaching up for items on a shelf
Holding pencils and markers Pushing and pulling heavy items
Carrying heavy backpacks Manipulating snaps and buttons
Isn't it hard to fit in everything in one day? Handee Bands let kids exercise on the go, any time, any day, and anywhere they like – that’s why they’re so Handee! Use the Handee Band at home, in the car, at the park, on vacation, while watching television or during homework breaks. Get a Handee Band Character sticker after doing a great job!!!
Handee Bands provide sensory (proprioceptive) input so children gain a better understanding of where their bodies are in space and the amount of pressure required when pushing or pulling. Proprioceptive feedback can be calming for a child who needs to move constantly or is very active. Be sure kids follow the exercises as described in the book and work on motor planning skills by coming up with new ideas of what each Handee Band character can do . No need to do every exercise or spend more than 15 minutes a day.....just pick a few and have fun and do it when the time is right! There’s also a Handee Dry Erase marker and checklist so kids can feel good about themselves and gain confidence by tracking their progress day-by-day.
With the Handee Band Kit, kids are on their way to super strength!
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About the Founder
Francesca Avalli is a licensed occupational therapist and avid yogi with over a decade of experience treating children with learning disabilities in Los Angeles. The founder of TherapyWorksLA, her treatments are known for blending irresistible energy with extensive knowledge of sensory integration. Combining her therapy expertise and a lifelong love of exercise, she created the Handee Band so children could continue to improve, even if she wasn’t available to work with them everyday. Handee Bands are enjoyed by teachers in public schools, parents in private homes, and other occupational therapists, during individual and group treatment sessions. The Handee Band helps kids gain confidence, strength, and have a happy Handee time!