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 3 years of age.
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"My Grandson hops on the hopper ball, he rolls on it, he carries it around the house with him, he kicks it and throws it. He uses it in so many different ways to explore and learn. It handles well both indoors as well as outdoors. When we take it to the park, he shares it with other children. When parents have asked where I found it, I gladly tell them fatbraintoys.com."
JUMPING JELLY BEAN
Posted 2/20/2013 by HEIDI REZAC
I bought this for my very soon to be 4 year old daughter and she loves it! She always plays and jumps on my yoga excersise ball so it was kind of a no brainer when I had seen this online. Although its a little big for her when it is blown up to capacity, we had to let some air out for her to really be able to use it. There is still plenty Of air so she is still able to bounce good.
My 5 year old grandaughter bounced all over the house with ease, burning off a lot of that unwrapping excitement. The 3 year old grandaughter had a bit of trouble climbing and staying on her hopper; the 19" might have been better, but she is getting the hang of it slowly. The 1.5 year twins naturally can't climb on, but they flop down across the ball and roll off laughing. In otherwords, it's a HIT!
A rating of Hopper Ball - 20 inch
Posted 8/19/2012 by JENNIFER WRAGGE
Great and durable toy; however my 3 year old was not quite ready for it. Maybe in a few months. We gave it to her on her birthday and felt bad because she was very frustrated. Probably better at 3 1/2 or 4.
We had to take air out of it so the 3 yr old could get his legs around it, so it looked a little bit under-inflated. He liked carrying it around, but was hesitant to "bounce". Maybe with a little more time and practice, he'll get the hang of it.
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