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Einstein baby ball
Kids II Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Member Name: Whizz11
Kids II Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Advantages: Colourful, sensory
Disadvantages: Doesn't roll like a real ball
This is yet another toy that we first had for our little girl and now I have passed to my little boy. It was a gift and to be honest it's not something I would ahve bought for my kids and its not one that my little boy plays with all the time but he does like it and you can see his little mind working in the way it is meant to when he is playing with it.
This is not just a regular ball to thrown or roll around, its a ball with lots of different aspects to it. According tot he manufacturer, ""Colourful and flexible, this 4"-diameter ball inspires interest, stimulates the senses and fosters beginning social interaction. The visual appeal combined with the auditory input from the concealed rattle encourages children to pick up the ball and explore the brightly coloured sections. In addition, the easy-to-grasp design allows children to lace their fingers through the holes or hold it with two hands. The Bendy Ball provides an entertaining way to motivate continued play and learning."
The ball has a plastic band which runs around the whole middle of the ball. This is made of hard plastic and has a cute little caterpillar face on it as well as lots of different coloured plastic circles to make up the body of the caterpillar. In fact, the whole ball is very colourful and includes yellow, blue, purple, red green and orange. In terms of being bright and colourful and appealing to little eyes this ball definitely ticks all those boxes. Either side of the band there is a bendy web/netting to make up the shape of the ball. One side is red and one side is blue and you can squish this and move it as its very flexible and the spaces it in make it very easy for little hands to pick it up. I often see my little boy with his fingers intertwined in this netting and often find him trying to poke another toy through the holes too.
There is a ball inside as well as I think he is also trying to get to the ball inside and you can see his mind working, trying to figure out how to get to the middle. Well, the ball in the middle does not come out but what it does do is provide some noise as it has a little chime/rattle in it so when you pick up and move this ball it will shake and make a really fun noise for a baby.
I think the only thing I don't like about this ball is that because of the plastic band around the middle and the soft sides this doesn't roll like a proper ball would do, you can't really roll it and if you try to it just stops on its side because it is not perfectly round but as it has other learning aspects I would call it more of a toy than a ball.
I have a photographs of my kids playing with this if you wish to see it up close and in use. I can probably see my little boy playing with it for a few more months so I would recommend for about up to 18 months. As it was a gift I obviously didn't buy it but a quick search on Amazon shows one on sale for £3.99 which I think is a fair price.
Summary: Kids II Baby Einstein Bendy Ball