As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 6 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Down Syndrome
"This can help with object permanence. The ball can be put under a light cloth and if the child cannot find it, then turn it on to give them a hint. We've been using it for gross motor skills of course, but also have started hiding it and giving directional words for the child to find it."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
Sensory Integration Disorder
"The ball is very hard and rather heavy within the soft outer shell, so children need to have adequate impulse control and motor control to play safely with it. Some children with ADD might have difficulty with this. On the other hand, I was able to talk to many children while we gently tossed it back and forth. I felt that attention spans for the activity were extended with the visual and sensory stimuli of this ball. I also used the ball for a gentle toss game in which each time the color changed, the child needed to talk about a particular subject or name a feeling that he/she thought matched that color. Finally, as an object for use with children with sensory integration disorder it is very appealing. I appreciate the ability to change the batteries and the thoughtfulness of the design. This promises to be a toy with good durability."
Boing Magic Light Ball
Posted 2/19/2013 by Teresa McAllister
I bought this for my grandson for his birthday. He is 9 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. He loves toys with lights, that blink on and off. This toy fits the bill. It is easy for him to grasp with the soft outer cover. He is enjoying it immensely.
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
Boing, magic light, magic light balls, balls,
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