In full disclosure, I was provided the Wubble Bubble Ball at no cost along with additional compensation in exchange for my honest review.
Kids are fascinated with bubbles. They love making them, running after them and seeing how long they can last before popping. What if I told you there was a toy that was like an ever-lasting bubble? A toy that bounced and floated like a bubble; a toy that was soft and smooth; a toy that offered hours of fun!
Well, you are in luck! Wubble Bubble Ball is an innovative toy that offers all the excitement and fun of a bubble without the POP! NSI President Frank Landi developed the Wubble Bubble Ball to keep children’s love for fun, active play alive. The design was inspired by his children’s wish for a real bubble to play with.
Wubble Bubble Ball was selected by Target as a 2014 Top Toy for the Holiday Season. It is among other popular toys and games that are sure to be on every holiday wish list. Wubble Bubble Ball is also a Family Fun Toy of the Year Award Winner. All 25 winners are featured in the November 2014 issue of Family Fun Magazine. Wubble Bubble Ball is also the recipient of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, a Mr. Dad Approved Award, a Parent’s Choice Award, the Dr. Toy Best 100 Picks Award and more!
How Does it Work:
Wubble Bubble Ball is easy to inflate, but I do recommend working with another person for greater efficiency. The directions provided are easy to understand and follow, and everything you need is included except for 4 size D batteries. Once the nozzle is inserted in the deflated ball, just turn on the pump, and after only a few minutes, your Wubble Bubble Ball is ready to go. It’s that easy!
Wubble Bubble Ball can be inflated to your own personal liking. Since we were playing inside, we chose to make it a little smaller, but it can inflate up to 3 feet! Once inflated, the kids can start playing, inside or outside. Wubble Bubble Ball can be kicked, thrown, punched, squished, bounced and enjoyed for hours! It can also be taken just about anywhere!
My boys were so excited to play with their Wubble Bubble Ball they could barely contain themselves. Since my lawn is covered with autumn leaves and sticks, we chose to play in the living room. Although Wubble Bubble Balls are very durable, they are NOT indestructible. Sticks and other sharp objects such as animal claws and pencils can damage your Wubble Bubble. Have no fear though, this toy has a lifetime replacement guarantee. It costs only $6.99 to replace your Wubble Bubble Ball with this guarantee.
There are so many things to love about Wubble Bubble Ball. Of course, I love that it is durable, long-lasting and easy to use, but what I really love is how perfect it is for child development. Many parents love toys that kids can play with for hours; however, here at Mommy University, we want to find toys that offer opportunities for growth as well.
4 Benefits for Playing with Wubble Bubble Ball
Provides a Multi-Sensory Experience
Not only is Wubble Bubble Ball fun, it also provides great sensory stimulation. It’s smooth texture and squishy feel allows kids to use a variety of senses while playing. This is especially beneficial for kids with special needs. Many kids with autism and other developmental delays, require ongoing sensory stimulation to help improve focus, behavior and language development. Wubble Bubble would be the perfect addition to any occupational and/or physical therapy room!
Playing with Wubble Bubble Ball involves catching, throwing, kicking and bouncing, all skills that require coordination and motor planning. As kids pass the ball back and forth or even play independently, they are working on improving their balance and coordination. Each time they hit their target or catch the ball, their skills in this area are developed. Kids’ confidence is also increased with each catch!
Boosts Motor Skills
Every time kids play with their Wubble Bubble Ball they are working their fine and gross motor skills. Core muscles are strengthened as kids try to sit or lay on the ball, while leg muscles are worked each time they kick the ball. Motor control is exercised as kids pick up the ball and balance it on their heads or think carefully as they prepare to throw it at a target. An added bonus is that working gross motor skills also means your kids are being active which leads to better health!
Increases Social Skills
Wubble Bubble Ball is a great toy to use with friends and siblings. It helps kids learn patience and turn-taking skills. Kids will learn socially appropriate game playing skills which can be carried over in school and organized sports. Social language can also be enhanced as kids play.
As you can clearly see, Wubble Bubble Ball offers so many great opportunities for growth and learning through play. This is a must have toy this holiday season!
Want your own Wubble Bubble Ball?
Wubble Bubble Ball can be purchased at local retailers such as Toys R Us and Target or online at wubbleball.com. It only costs $19.99! You can also learn more on Twitter (@WubbleBall) and Facebook (facebook.com/wubbleball).