We all know that babies grow out of their clothes with lightning speed. There’s just not much that can be done about that, I’m afraid! But do they have to outgrow their toys just as fast? There are many toys on the market that have the lifespan of a size newborn onesie, either due to their poor quality or to the fact that they just aren’t that stimulating to a growing mind.
Playskool is a brand that has impressed me time and time again. They offer high quality, developmentally focused toys that keep your budget in mind. Every Playskool product we own gets pulled out of the toy box on a regular basis.
Recently, my friends at Playskool sent Darah the Playskool Explore and Grow Activity Ball to try out. It has been one of the first toys that Darah reaches for every day since we got it! Right now Darah is on the cusp of crawling. She loves to move from a sitting upright position to being on her tummy and trying to crawl. The Explore ‘N Grow Activity Ball encourages her to lunge forward and reach for it, since it rolls around and gets just out of her reach. When she has the ball in her hands, the loves the rattling sound that it makes. This is a perfect toy for Darah right now because it motivates her to move herself so that she can grab it. She also enjoys sitting up and having the ball rolled to her, and she makes the attempt to roll the ball back to me. I can see the wheels turning in her head that she and mommy are playing a fun game!
The ball also opens up and has some cool features inside. Darah is quite interested in playing with the ball when it has been opened, though she isn’t yet able to open the ball herself. When she gets a little bit older, though, I know that opening the ball and playing with the activities on the inside will be enjoyable for her. It will also encourage problem solving and the development of fine motor skills!
Buy It!: The Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Activity Ball is ideal for babies as young as 6 months in age, and will offer excitement to any little one through the toddler years. It can be purchased for $15.99 at mass retailers such as Target and online!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post may contain affiliate links.