Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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ELC Soft Ball Pack
Member Name: xmum2threex
ELC Soft Ball Pack
Advantages: Nice and soft
Disadvantages: None for us
We actually purchased this set from Amazon although they are ELC toys I often find that Amazon has a lot of sales on ELC items so while browsing I came across these and thought they would be perfect for my children. You can purchase them in a lovely pink colour but as I have two boys and one girl I decided to go with the neutral colour balls so they could all enjoy them.
I brought these when they were half price a few years ago and although they retail at £7 compared to other stores this is a little steep but I do find that ELC are made of high quality so worth the little extra and this has turned out to be true with this set.
In the set you receive three balls one is a football, another a basket ball and the other a rugby ball all are made to resemble the real size balls just on a smaller scale. The detail is great the markings on the balls or resemble the larger ones perfectly and my children loved to tell me which ball they were going to pick to play with and it helps them identify the three different types of balls.
The material they are made off means they are water proof so to clean they just need a wipe down with a sponge which helps pro long the life of them especially after they have been used outdoors.
Although they are very soft the outer material is almost rubbery which provides a great grip for little one while in use meaning they can easily catch and hold the ball rather than them just slipping from their fingers.
This set is great for a child's first ball although they are small they are perfect for little hands and help develop their hand eye co ordination. The balls them self are very soft so if the child misses the catch and it hits them it will not cause any damage at all yet they still have enough weight to be practical while using them outside to throw and catch.
They can be used in doors again because if they come in to contact with anything they are not likely to cause any damage. The different shapes of the balls are fantastic as it means children learn to catch a range of shapes and sizes rather than just a round ball.
This set has received a lot of play from my three children they love to play catch together or try to throw the small ball through the basketball hoop in the garden. They have received hours of play and unlike a similar set we purchased from Matalan there is no sign of wear on them there is a few scratches but nothing major and nothing that affects the use of the balls.
The set is recommended from 18 months old plus which I think is a perfect age range as this is when my son was really steady on his feet and wanted to join in with his brother and sister running round the garden.I would recommend these balls although they are great for younger children my nephew at 8 still likes to have a kick around with my son who is four and the smaller ball provides a bit more of a challenge for them both as it is so small but at the same time they enjoy it.
They are long lasting and well made and most important provide little one with lots of fun while improving their eye hand co ordination. A great product for family fun weather you're a small child or an adult.
Summary: A great soft ball set