It would be perfect, but the top and bottom edges jut out slightly and are not rounded off enough, meaning that I feel the edges too much when I use it. 'm not sure if this was just a mistake with mine, or whether it is an issue with the aluminium jr (my soft touch plastic jr is perfect!). Hope to see more Jr versions/materials!
This is exactly what I needed. I am a teacher and I tell my students about you all the time. If I could afford to a would buy some for my classroom as I know my students could benefit from these to. Thank you.
The steel roller is very nice, has a pleasing heft and a quality, well designed and engineered feel. My only gripe is that the packaging and -especially- the bag that is included should also have a more premium feel to match. As it is the bag and box is the same standard you get with the original aluminium roller. Considering the price difference I’m very surprised by this. Likewise regarding the titanium version. Especially considering these are often given as gifts.
I’m not a fan of the neoprene drawstring bags tbh. It didn’t stop my aluminium roller from getting marked and dinked in transit, and has a cheap, temporary feel. Fair enough for the standard I guess, but the steel and titanium versions should have a higher quality, longer lasting pouch imho. I wonder if we will see nicer carry pouches sold separately at some point?
ONO Roller Jr. Soft Touch Plastic
I am a paraeducator working with 6 and 7 year olds. I bought the ONO for myself, and shared it with a student who was dysregulated during a lesson to help him “get his energy out”. With just a few key expectations on use reviewed (it stays in your hand and is a quiet tool) the child was able to focus and shift energy to the task at hand. I find that the weight of the steel meets needs for the children who are seeking sensory input and the sensation of cool steel and smooth action are very soothing. Those who can read enjoy the subtle humor of the stamped name “ONO” on the tool- as in “ONO I need to fidget! Can I use your ONO?” The only caveat is that it is an expensive tool for a teacher budget. I have used it with easily a dozen students since school has begun, carrying it with me and sharing it as needed, and reclaiming when tasks require writing or movement of the student.