Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... big for my three year old and just big enough for adults sized fingers, so they can be used my everyone. The bowling balls are fairly li... more
Member Name: Whizz11
Advantages: fun outdoor game
I love having toys in the garden for the kids to play with, I believe its important to get outside in the fresh air, away from the television and have fun in the sun and one of our favourite sets of toys is this skittles set from The Early Learning Centre.
We went proper ten pin bowling recently and the kids loved it so we thought that a set for the garden would be good fun as they seemed to enjoy rolling the ball and trying to knock over the pins.
The Early Learning Centre say that this set is a great way to encourage your toddler to be active and get some exercise. The set cost just £6 from The Early Learning Centre which I think is great value and you don't mind spending that amount on something fun for the kids. Included in the set there are 6 skittles and two balls with which to knock them over. The skittles are fairly sturdy we find them quite tricky to play with on our uneven grass as they don't always stand up and also fall over quite easily in the wind. We find its best to put these on our decking and they usually stand up on there so then we can roll the ball towards them.
The balls are yellow and have little holes/grooves in so they look like authentic bowling balls. They are small enough for little hands to hold and do a good job of knocking the pins down.
What I like about this set is that there are various games you can play with it. At the moment my 18 month old boy just likes to grab them and run off with them, much to the annoyance of his big sister but he also likes to use them like a cricket bag and tries to bat at the balls too. There are two red pins, two blue and two green so we often call out the different colours and get the kids to knock down those so it's a great way for kids to become familiar with colours too.
The Early Learning Centre say, "Your child can use the first ball to try and knock down as many of the foam pins as they can, and use the second to knock down any remaining ones: extra points if they can get a strike!"
The skittles are recommended from 2 years of ages but I think you can introduce them sooner than this as there are a really fun toy.
Summary: ELC skittles