Children have an indefatigable talent for finding unusual uses for their toys or, more inconveniently, finding interesting new uses for your property – mostly at the exact same time that you need it.
If you have given a present and found that the kids play more with the box or, like me, have despaired at spending Christmas Day watching the children use the tubes from the tinfoil and the wrapping paper as swords, whilst ignoring all their carefully selected, non-violent toys, the perfect present has arrived. Say hello to Bilibo.
Tortoise shell and sand toy, swing and spinner, cradle for dolls and a shell to build with in the snow – Bilibo is all this and much more. So what exactly is a Bilibo? Well one clue is the fact that it does not come with an instruction manual. Kids can do what they like with it!
Says Alex Hochstrasser, Swiss inventor and designer of Bilibo, “When I introduced the prototypes at the kindergarten of my hometown the little ones were astonished at first. But then a boy sat down in Bilibo and started spinning, a girl turned Bilibo around and tried to balance on him – after that you just could not stop them any more.”
This shell is made of high density polyethylene which is shock-resistant, weather-proof, food safe, completely recyclable and comes in six bright colors. Bilibo is big enough that kids of different ages can sit in it comfortably. All this, and friendly too -Bilibo has two holes at the side which look like eyes and give the appearance of a smiling face on the shell.
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 2 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Autism
"Used in occupational therapy."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Autism,
Speech & Language Delay
"My daughter is a sensory seeking child and loves vestibular input. This toy gives her the spinning she likes, and frees me up from spinning her around and making myself dizzy!"
Product review of bilibo
Posted 1/18/2014 by KK Curcio
The whole family loves the Bilibo! It is sturdy and versatile - exactly as advertised. I originally bought the Bilibo for my almost three year old son, but our one year old daughter seems to enjoy it the most! She loves to be spun around and around. Our son mostly uses it as a mask or something to jump from.
This was bought for our 2 y/o. It took him a few days before he would play with it much. For the first week or so it saw MUCH more use from his 7 y/o sister who wanted to just sit and spin. The 2 y/o will now play with it, mostly jumping off it. He and his 5 y/o brother also had a blast playing with cars in it, trying to get them to go over the edge. I think the longer it's around, the more uses will come up for it.
My 3 year old granddaughter was given Bilibo at her birthday celebration. Once she opened it, all the other toys were ignored!
She sat in it and on it. She filled it with her collection of balls and carried it from room to room. Turned it upside down and kept rolling the balls underneath to hide them. Used it as a parking garage for her cars. All this during the short time we were at her celebration. With the snow we've had recently it has become a bit of a sliding toy for sitting in and sliding down the small hills in her yard. It has so many potential uses fostered by a young childs unlimited imagination.
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When will it be shipped?
This product is in stock and will ship today if ordered by 3:00 p.m. CST.
Some options back ordered. 100+ units arriving approximately 03/24/2014.