What It Is
What It Is
Tactile play, put-and-take play, and object manipulations are important components of play, particularly for developing infants. That's why the classic ball, sized right for small hands, is included in many interactive toys targeted to the youngest kids. The Bright Starts Having a Ball line uses balls as the inspiration and unifying theme. With the Having a Ball Swirl & Roll Truck, kids can engage in vehicle and manipulative, tactile play. The truck comes with four balls, including one character ball that can sit in the driver's seat. Drop the balls into the exhaust pipe to hear silly sounds. As kids push the truck along, the balls spin round and round in the transparent drum and eventually the balls pop out of the back of the truck. The truck plays sounds and has three light-up buttons. Press the buttons to hear about colors and shapes and truck sounds and phrases.
Why It’s Fun
In addition to the benefits of repetitive play that's at the appropriate level of cognitive and physical challenge for infants, toys such as the Swirl & Roll Truck are great ways to help them develop fine motor skills. The Swirl & Roll Truck offers a lot of put-and-take play, which kids love, as well as great music and sounds to keep kids engaged. Kids will like the surprise of the balls popping out of the truck as it moves along.
Who It’s For
The Swirl & Roll Truck is for ages 6—36 months.
What to Be Aware of
This comes with three AA batteries, but they are for demo purposes only. Kids II recommends replacing them before you play for best results.
One of the key things for parents and caregivers to remember about this mode of play is that even though it looks repetitive, each time a child places the ball, he or she is making new connections about cause and effect and the beginnings of understanding their role in making things happen.
Bright Starts Having a Ball products are only available at Toys "R" Us.