The stretchy material, bright colors, and innovative design stimulate self-expression, spontaneity, and awareness of others.
The center circle provides a strong visual focus and the 5 1/2" hem at the end of each leg allows those with limited grasping ability to participate.
By motivating physical engagement, creating a playful environment, and providing a strong visual focal point, the Octaband:
- Focuses attention & concentration
- Builds awareness of others
- Enhances liveliness
- Stimulates imagination
- Inspires inclusivity
- Encourages cooperation
- Increases alertness & self-expression
- Fosters individuality & creativity
- Promotes group cohesion
- Reinforces resilience
- Heightens spontaneity
- Generates enthusiasm
The Octaband® is a playful, interactive tool for increasing one’s sense of belonging and connection through movement. The Octaband® is a visual representation of the idea that each person is an individual and simultaneously an integral group member. The legs provide the opportunity to pull, representing a separate and autonomous self, while maintaining group cohesion.
Like its namesake, the octopus, the Octaband® is very adaptable. It can be squeezed into smaller spaces by rolling the band around one’s wrist several times. Conversely, the Octaband® can expand into larger spaces by stretching out the legs.
Manifested in the image of the Octaband® is the uniqueness of each one of us and our connection to a larger whole ~ a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, a whole that bubbles up with synergy.
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Activity Guide (PDF)
Adult supervision is strongly advised at all times when using the Octaband® with children.
Octaband® products are not toys. They are intended for use with close adult supervision at all times. They are not intended for full body weight or resistance and may cause injuries if overstretched. The legs should not be wrapped around a person's neck. The user assumes all risk of injury.
Octaband® products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for one year. No guarantee is made against normal wear from heavy use. We recommend regular inspection of products to guard against injury. Any alteration of products or use of products in a way other than recommended voids all warranties.
Returns are allowed only if there is a material or workmanship defect. Defective products must be returned within the 1 year guarantee period as per warranty.