Jellycat Boing Balls Product Review
Jellycat offers some fantastic products for all ages, and Motherhood Diaries was very excited to receive two of their great Boing Balls for the boys to review. Here is how we got on!
Jellycat’s Website and Social Media Links:
Boing Balls: https://www.jellycat.com/boing-balls/
What is Jellycat all about?
Jellycat was established in London in 1999 to create quirky, original and innovative soft toys for all ages. The name Jellycat was dreamt up by a child who loved jellies and cats and giggled at the thought of the two together. The silliness of the name was a great reflection of the design and so it stuck!
Jellycat has designed products in the UK since the very beginning and they continue to work with designers in the Jellycat HQ in London and across the country. Their small range launched in 1999 was individual and most unusual, announcing themselves as a soft toy creator with a difference. Since then Jellycat continues to combine cool designs with luxurious fabrics to create innovative soft toys. They even have a design history on the site where you can follow where their imaginations have taken them.
Jellycat is continuously experimenting with designs, trying to find the most loveable combination of soft squidginess and quirkiness, which are launched in two collections each year.
How much does the Jellycat Boing Balls cost and where can you buy them?
Leyla Preston of www.motherhooddiaries.com (Mummy)
Aron Preston (3)
Aidan Preston (2)
As soon as I grabbed the Boing Balls, packaged in their little Jellycat bags, I could hear the ‘boings’ already upon impact. At this point, both of my boys’ ears perked up, trying to figure out where the boings were coming from, so I enjoyed keeping the balls a mystery, boinging them in their bags all over the place until one of the boys grabbed the bags from my hands and took the balls out to play with them.
Farm Animals Boing Ball
One Size – H13cm – Multi-colour
“Looks like Old Macdonald had a ball!”
Aidan, who has just turned 2, has started to learn animal names and really enjoyed pointing and calling out all the animals, whilst bouncing the ball on the floor, taking tremendous delight in the ‘boings’ that followed afterwards.
Animals that can be found on the boing ball is:
Aron took great delight in chucking the ball at Aidan at any given moment, which ended up in an emotional throw-and-catch game between the boys. Lots of ‘boings’ everywhere! Boing! Boing! Boing!
We successfully played a game of throw and catch where each person says, ‘baa’, ‘woof’ or ‘moo’ and the boys loved jumping up and down shouting animal sounds. And, Aidan learned something new in the process – bonus!
“It’s so much fun playing with the Farm Tails Boing Ball. Toddlers can learn about cows, pigs and sheep, and practise their throwing and catching too! It’s even better if the ball falls – when it lands on the ground, there’s a funny ‘boing!’ sound. Why not play an animal sound game? Whoever catches the ball has to baa, woof or moo!”
Jungly Tails Boing Ball
One size – H13cm – Multi-colour
“For little tigers everywhere”
Aron favoured the Jungly Tails Boing Ball because he was able to show off and call out all the animals to Aidan who is still learning all the names. The animals on the ball are:
- Toucan (Aron was adamant this was a parrot and I couldn’t disagree because I wasn’t too sure myself)
We played throw and catch, shouting ‘snap’, or ‘roar’, but I think we all agreed that it was far more enjoyable bouncing the balls on the floor and hearing the balls go ‘boing!’
“Some jungle beasties roar, some squawk and some snap-snap, but when they all get together, they go “boing”! The Jungly Tails Boing Ball is full of animals, all ready to play together, and when it drops or bounces against a surface, it boings! Glossy, bright and stuffed with fun, it’s a quirky way to learn and play.”
What did I like most about the Jellycat Boing Balls?
The Boing Balls are very soft and squidgy and will cause no injuries when thrown at someone. The boys loved throwing the balls at each other and no one had any issues with the ball.
What to watch out for:
These Boings Balls are quite responsive, so be careful when tidying them away when the kids are asleep because they’ll ‘boing’ with the slightest bit of impact. Aron had woken, thinking we were going out to play, but I had to quickly shush him back to sleep, whilst trying to stop these balls from boinging everywhere!
Other points to note:
My boys are always playing with these Boing Balls, so they are great value for money. Aidan is learning a lot of the animal names just by pointing to the animal and shouting its corresponding noise.
5 out of 5 – Lots of fun and very educational in so many ways. Whether it’s learning about the animals or honing in on hand-eye coordination skills, these Boing Balls gave me and the boys hours of fun playing together. And, I believe we have many years of fun left with these Boing Balls!
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