Playskool recently sent us the Busy Ball Popper for Noah to check out. At Playskool they believe that play stimulates the senses, engages the imagination, encourages curiosity, and empowers children’s sense of self confidence by allowing them to discover the world at their own pace. I totally agree! As a homeschooling mom, I also know that play lays an important foundation for advanced learning skills – skills like reading, writing, mathematics, critical problem solving, and conceptual thinking, to name just a few.
Now, this Busy Ball Popper is a wonderful “toy” to help develop eye tracking, temporal awareness, anticipation, and prediction – truly More Than Play! – however, it was a little underwhelming for two-year-old Noah. I’m sure that my one-and-a-half-year-old nephew, on the other hand, will love it!