Bouncy Bands FAQ
How do you install Bouncy Bands?
Do you accept Purchase Orders? I need a copy of your W-9 form.
Do you have an order form so I can mail a check?
Have teachers gotten funded through grants to get free Bouncy Bands?
Do you have any research showing the benefits from Bouncy Bands?
Can I have a free sample to try them out first?
Have Bouncy Bands won any awards?
What do teachers say about Bouncy Bands?
What are the exact dimensions of the support pipes?
Do Bouncy Bands make any noise?
What's the downside to using Bouncy Bands?
Are Bouncy Bands only for students with ADHD?
I am a blogger. Do you accept product reviews?
What if the standard Bouncy Bands don't fit on my student desks?
We want Bouncy Bands on ALL of our student desks!
Can Bouncy Bands work for tables that Kindergarten students use?
Can I order Bouncy Bands in bulk instead of having them individually wrapped? Are there any discounts for buying them in bulk?
Will my child's teacher allow my child to have a Bouncy Band on his/her desk? Should I just send it in with my child?
What's the difference between Bouncy Bands for desks and for chairs?
|Do you accept Purchase Orders? I need a copy of your W-9 form.
||Yes! We accept purchase orders when you are ordering a minimum of $100 in total products. You can download and/or print our W-9 form here. You can email your Purchase Order to Scott@BouncyBands.com or fax it to (646) 349-5344.
|Do you have an order form so I can mail a check?
||Absolutely. Since shipping can be tricky, order forms use flat rate postage. They are not available for international orders since shipping is much higher than standard USPS flat rates. Download and print your order form here. Please make your check payable to "Bouncy Bands."
|Have teachers gotten funded through grants to get free Bouncy Bands?
||Yes! Over 3,000 teachers have gotten funded from DonorsChoose.org, AdoptAClassroom.org, GoFundMe.com, mini-grants from their PTA or PTO, and local education associations. The best tip with online fundraiser sites is to ask the parents of your students to post your online fundraiser page on Facebook, Twitter and/or other social media to invite their extended family and friends to contribute towards yor project. Here's a link with sample 1-page applications and tips for getting funded: Tips for Getting Funded
|Do you have any research showing the benefits from Bouncy Bands?
||Yes. 139 Teachers and 686 K-12 students from throughout the U.S. completed online surveys asking them about their results with Bouncy Bands.
Click here to view and print the 2015 Survey Results.
- 88% of students reported that Bouncy bands helped them focus in class.
- 84% of students stated that Bouncy Bands made it easier to do their work.
- 87% of students felt calmer when they took tests.
- 92% of teachers reported that Bouncy Bands help students release energy.
- 76% of teachers stated that students using Bouncy Bands tend to stay on task longer. (17% didn't know)
- 91% of teachers said that Bouncy Bands are quiet. (6% didn't know)
- 71% of teachers reported that students using Bouncy Bands tend to be calmer when they take tests. (24% didn't know)
- 87% of teachers stated that movement helps students focus better. (10% didn't know)
|Can I have a free sample to try them out first?
||I wish I could send a free sample for the thousands of teachers and parents who want to try them out. Instead, I offer a 100% money-back guarantee to insure your complete satisfaction. I want you to be completely happy with Bouncy Bands. If they don't fit your desk or chair for any reason, contact us for a free replacement or full refund.
|Have Bouncy Bands won any awards?
||Yes! Bouncy Bands has received many awards, including the following:
- 2017 Teacher's Choice Award
- 2016 Ed Expo's First Place award as "Product of the Year"
- 2016 Academic's Choice "Mind Spring Award"
- 2014 Creative Child Magazine "Product of the Year"
- 2016 Dr. Toy's "Best Classic Product Award"
- 2016 endorsement by the Global Educator's Institute
- 2016 Parent's Choice Award
- 2015 Kids Thumbs Up Award
- 2015 Able Play "Great Find
- Scholastic Teacher magazine's "Best of 2015"
|What do teachers say about Bouncy Bands?
||Feel free to read the teacher evaluation comments from the 2016-17 Teacher's Choice Awards review.
|What are the exact dimensions of the support pipes?
||The support pipes are 1.5" in diameter. The support pipes are 4" long for Bouncy Bands for Chairs and 8" long for Bouncy Bands for Desks. Print out this guide to see if your desk legs are larger than 1.5" in diameter: Guide
Bouncy Bands make any noise?
are perfectly quiet and keep students' hands free while they work.
Students who used to lean back in their chair love Bouncy Bands because
they won't get in trouble--or fall back on the floor any more! Students
love the tactile sensation and movement instead of feeling forced to
sit still for hours.
the downside to using Bouncy
||As soon as
one student in class starts using them, all
students will want their own. Kids love them! Many teachers
purchase 2 or 3 Bouncy Bands to dedicate certain desks for
students to earn the privilege to use for the day as a reward. Other teachers supply
their whole class by holding a small fundraiser or submitting a grant. Here's a link to current teachers who are using DonorsChoose.org to get Bouncy Bands in their classrooms: DonorsChoose.org
creative students, they will sometimes
want to use the Bouncy Bands as a sling shot. You can instruct them
that they can lose their Bouncy Bands for a day if they do
that due to the possible danger of a flying pencil. (Also, you can make
a teachable moment by measuring the distance, force, and
velocity of different objects.)
student tables are configured in
groups where desks face each other, sometimes students' feet touch each
other when using their Bouncy Bands. Teaching students how to share
space instead of being "Space Invaders" is an important lesson to
learn. You can also configure your room into a horseshoe or rows facing
Bouncy Bands only for students with
students with ADHD are extremely appreciative of being able to move
without getting in trouble, many other students who are not diagnosed
with ADHD benefit
tremendously from Bouncy Bands as well. Others who especially enjoy
include students with:
- A need
for movement instead of
staying sedentary for hours
- Active learners!
|I am a blogger. Do you accept product reviews?
Yes! Many parents and teachers find out about Bouncy Bands through blog reviews. We are happy to provide you a free sample of a Bouncy Band for Chair and/or Bouncy Band for Desk for your review. We reserve the right to select which blogs we want Bouncy Bands to be included and we will preview your blog before granting permission.|
Bloggers will be allowed access to high resolution photos to use in their review, along with interview questions and answers if desired. Here's a link for more information: http://BouncyBands.com/bloggers
3. Send a photo of your desk and we can try to create customized Bouncy Bands to fit your desk.
if the standard Bouncy Bands don't fit on my student desks?
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|You have 4 options.|
1. The desks to the right are examples of desks that use Bouncy Bands for Specialty Desks with support pipes that have a hinge since they are unable to slide up from the bottom like most standard desks. |
The set includes 2 support pipes in the open position where you will lock them closed around your desk legs, along with special rope clamps that securely attach around the Bouncy Band to keep the loops tightly fastened.
2. Try Bouncy Bands for Wide Desks. They are 31" wide and stretch to 38". |
4. Just ask for a full refund. Simply contact our Customer Service for your quick refund after we receive your returned product(s).
Bouncy Bands on ALL of our student desks!
common. Once one student starts using a Bouncy Bands, every student
soon wants one as well. Simply let your parents know about the BouncyBands.com
website and they can order directly. You can coordinate an order to
save on shipping. Ask your PTA for financial assistance if
or consider writing a DonorsChoose
grant. (Sample application) http://bouncybands.com/Sample-Application.pdf
|Can Bouncy Bands work for tables that
Kindergarten students use?
||No. Teachers have reported that when 2 students bounce on the same band, it becomes more of a disruption than a help. Instead, Bouncy Bands for Chairs are the perfect solution! These Bouncy Bands attach to the support pipes so they stay secured even when the chairs are lifted, moved, or stacked.
| Can I order Bouncy Bands in bulk instead of having them individually wrapped? Are there any discounts for buying them in bulk?
|| Yes! Most
teachers who order a
class set prefer to receive the Bouncy Bands shipped in bulk to reduce
waste. Just check the circle on the order form
or make a comment on your online purchase.|
||As far as bulk discounts go, all orders over $100 receive free shipping. When purchasing over 25 products, you are eligible for a 10% discount for bulk packaging instead of having them packaged individually--along with free shipping! Simply enter the promo code "BULK" when you checkout. You can mix and match different colors and types of products.
my child's teacher allow my child to have a Bouncy Band on
desk? Should I just send it in with my child?
love Bouncy Bands! However, teachers don't like being told what to do, they don't like surprises and they try to prevent problems whenever possible. So, don't just send it in with your child.
- Instead, talk with your child's
teacher about how you want your child to be more productive in class,
stay focused better, and have an appropriate way to release his/her
extra energy and/or anxiety in class without disturbing others.
- Give the teacher full permission to remove the Bouncy Band (for a day) if it
becomes a problem. Be proactive with your child and tell him/her that
it will be removed if it is used as a sling shot or if they
tease others since they don't have one.
- Teachers are very fair-minded. Offer to let your child share his/her Bouncy Band with other students in class at the teacher's discretion.
- Since teachers are always looking for incentives for students, offer to provide a second Bouncy Band for the teacher to use as a reward for other students. The PeppyZestyTeacherista.com created Bouncy Bands coupons that can be downloaded and printed here.
- Even better--offer to assist the teacher secure funding through DonorsChoose.org so every student can benefit from having their own Bouncy Band. (DonorsChoose.org tips)
- Teachers are most receptive at Open House, where you can describe the purpose of the Bouncy Band and even
install it on your child's desk for them. Print these Bouncy Bands research results to share with the teacher so they can see the benefits.
| What's the difference between Bouncy Bands for desks and for chairs?
||Bouncy Bands for Desks have longer bands (20") and taller support pipes (8") compared to Bouncy Bands for Chairs that have 13" bands and 4" support pipes. |
||Also, Bouncy Bands for Chairs are designed for students who sit at tables instead of individual desks. Since the chairs (and legs) are smaller, they need smaller support pipes and bands. You can easily move and stack the chairs with the support pipes and Bouncy Bands staying securely attached to the chairs. |
||If you have a large chair and a small child, you can always make a special request for long 8" support pipes and the short 13" band at no additional cost. Simply make a comment with your order. This will allow the child's feet to better reach the band. To make sure, measure where the child's foot rests when sitting in the chair. If their feet dangle 8" above the floor, the longer support pipe will be a better option.