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It's the original Hoberman toy and its now a classic and a favorite of kids and adults everywhere. It expands from 9" to 30" in diameter with a magical motion that amazes everyone that sees it. Everyone in the house should have their own, because nobody will want to share. All Spheres comes with a pulley, hardware and instructions to hang as a cool, kinetic mobile; an educational booklet about the geometry of the Sphere; and a 21 Cool Things to Do activity sheet.
The Sphere expands and contracts with a magical motion using a combinationa of geometry, engineering, and beauty. This can be thrown, bounced, kicked, spinned, rolled or suspended from the ceiling. This amazing toy is a tool for teaching and an object of art that is both educational and fun. Hoberman uses technology and unique designs to inspire children to be creative and inventive.
Ages 4 and up.
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: Aspergers
"We like this toy for the intrigue it provides our students. It fosters group interaction. The larger one we had accommodated two children inside at the same time. This one is too small for two children to be inside at the same time. We also like the locking mechanism, as kids can work together to set it up and take it down."
i bought this for my classroom .. i teach 7th and 8th grade science .. it hangs from the ceiling .. the kids love it !! i have a smaller version as well .. for my lower functioning i kids i let them play with it while we are having seat time .. it really helps them stay focused !!
Product review of Hoberman Sphere - Rainbow
Posted 6/2/2014 by Tom Gentry
I intend to use this item in an unusual way, mainly in coaching barbershop quartets and choruses. So far the plan is to use the sphere to represent dynamic (volume) variety, as well as tension and release while singing. We shall see if more uses pop up.
We are in the midst of a full and busy holiday season, so our 5-yo son has gotten lots of new toys. He's been thrilled with so many of them, including the Hoberman Sphere. He bounced back and forth playing with it and other things today, each time trying a new move or creating a new game for it. We haven't even begun to explore the list of 21 things you can do with your sphere--did just a couple and they were really fun, even for the little guy whose arms can barely spin the sphere at its fullest extension. Highly recommended!
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