Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
A. A. Hutira
A yo-yo is easily recognizable by children and adults around the world, and most people have played with a yo-yo at one time or another. Although a yo-yo has a simple design and seems equally simplistic to master, this belies the versatility of play and the complexity of tricks that are possible. In addition to the emotional satisfaction and enjoyment that comes from playing with a yo-yo, there are psychological and physical benefits that stem from the simple motion of the yo-yo gliding up and down its string. A yo-yo is almost irresistible: place a yo-yo in front of almost anyone, and he or she will inevitably pick it up and begin playing with it. A child will delight in learning how to perform tricks with a yo-yo, and an adult ...