The toy is beneficial for all children, irrespective of their age, athletic ability, gender, and sociability or academic strengths.
It promotes strong hand-eye coordination that promotes the ability to perform everyday tasks. Research also suggests that it positively affects children’s creativity and reflexes.
It triggers a child’s creative instincts as one is challenged to come up with new and innovative ways to catch the ball.
Focus and attention
The game also stimulates attentive play and focus as it requires the catching of the ball and instant response. Living in an age of fast-paced technology, on-demand economy and digitization, children’s minds are conditioned to be shortly attentive. Playing with a Kendama presents them with a challenge. It helps them focus on the task at hand, which, in turn helps them lead to greater success in life.
Increases cardiovascular activity
Kendama is not a sedentary toy, if used correctly it can increase cardiovascular activity, more than half an hour of playing Kendama will leave you in need of a break. Besides being good for your cardiovascular system, it will get your brain working equally well. It enhances cognitive growth, cultivates concentration and persistence and in children enhances motivation and general motor skills.