Jumbo Counting Links
I am using these links to build chains for incentives for good behavior. They are working SO great and the kids are SO, SO motivated by them. Hook together easily enough that even my k-5 kids have not trouble, but hold strong - think they'd be VERY hard to break.
There was one problem, as my package arrived with some other BIG oriental trading items. In shipping, the bag had popped and there were LINKS everywhere - even coming out of the box. Upon e-mailing Oriental Trading, they made ammends very kindly and quickly, willing to reship the over or even refund me, since some were lost out of the package. Was SUPER impressed with their service in the matter.
August 31, 2010
This product was acceptable and exactly what I needed. My only issue was with combined product/shipping cost. It made purchase a little on expensive side.
November 22, 2014
Great Addition to the Classroom
I bought these for my preschoolers and they absolutely love them. The girls like to make necklaces and headbands. The boys enjoy them too, making snakes and trains. Great quality and quantity, will probably buy more soon!
October 23, 2014
not really orange hooks
only reason the quality gets so low is that the orange hooks are not as bright as the rest they look more yellow orange than a solid orange
other than that very satisfied
November 2, 2013
I love that there are 6 colors instead of the typical 4.
I use these links in my preschool to count how many days we have been in school. We work on patterning and predicting which color should come next. My children love to sort them by color and then see which pile makes the longest chain. They are also very good to use when measuring items with non-standard units (ie. the pencil is 6 links long, the desk is 24 links long, etc.) They also make great headbands, bracelets, necklaces and play dog leashes. There are endless ways to play with these links.
August 23, 2013
Great for Kids
I bought these for AWANA Cubbies, who are 3 & 4 years old. They were the right size and went together easily. The kids had a great time with these and were thrilled to be able to take them home.
September 12, 2012
Anywhere else these links would be much more expensive. These links have many uses, math, crafts etc. I make Parrot toys and the Parrots just love these links. The are colorful and very safe plastic which now a days is hard to find.
August 25, 2010
I purchased this product not sure about it because of some reviews, but these links are great! Very bright nice primary and secondary colors. Large links not easily broken. I would definitely buy them again.
August 24, 2010
Whats all the fuss? Great product
With being a long-time member of this company and purchasing quite a few products and seeing a product delivered to me in great shape and then the next month have the same product delivered in horrible shape, I was unsure if I should purchase these, specially after the reviews. However, I'm so glad I did! They arrived in wonderful shape and the colors were just as showed in the photo. I'll be purchasing more of these soon, I'm hoping this products stays great quality!
August 10, 2010
My friend (and fellow teacher) and I had been looking for these for our classrooms all summer and were unable to find them for less than $15-$20 in stores around town. When we found them on here for $10 and it included so many pieces we thought it was a steal! After reading the reviews we were unsure of if we should get them or not - so we decided to try them out. Not sure why everyone has such bad reviews - the colors are vibrant, they link together, and are PERFECT for use in my pre-k and her K classrooms to use for sorting, linking, and patterning!! Highly recommended!
July 31, 2010