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Why yo-yos?

For over 25 years, we’ve used yo-yo tricks in our school performances. This bit of old-fashioned fun helps us be entertaining and unforgettable in the mind of a child as we share how “NED” learns to never give up, encourage others and do his best.


We also share that while yo-yoing is cool and simple, it’s not always easy. Everyone who learns to yo will make mistakes along the way. Students are told that if they try yo-yoing, it’s important to learn from mistakes and never give up. Teachers and parents often see children practice persistence and find great fulfillment in doing their personal best as they learn to yo with NED. Best of all, this “NED mindset” is infinitely transferable to school subjects!

Meet the Yo-yos


A great beginner yo-yo designed for an easy return to your hand after each throw.

Glow-in-the-dark pog

Hitched for quick return

Butterfly style

Can be adjusted for advanced play

Boomerang Yo
This yo-yo has a feature that lets it “sleep,” or spin, after a throw. 
But when the spin slows down,
it auto-returns to your hand!

Built-in clutch/auto-return feature

EXCELerator Yo
Designed for advanced tricks, the EXCELerator is a ‘sleeper-style’ yo-yo.

Professional ball-bearing yo

Long spins for string tricks

Yo-Yo designs and colors vary. Your child will choose from a wide assortment available at your school.

Parent Resources
"My son has seen your assembly every year in school and loves it. I am amazed, that with the thousands of electronics, and “shiny” toys that he chooses to go with one of the classics – a yo-yo. 
I am very happy about that. He is able to increase his bonds with his grandfathers – both of whom were avid yo-yoers in their youth. They spend time “walking the dog”, going “around the world” and spending time together that they might have missed out on without this common ground. 
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity that you’re giving to our kids."