Pros: Fairly soft when jumped on or thrown. Colorful and fun.
Cons: Can't always see what's underneath the balls!
It's an obsession with kids everywhere! You go to a fast food place with a play place... the kids want to go play at the play place.... where's the first place they head to? The Ball Pit! Of course! Where else would they head off to?
You take your kids to Chuck E Cheese or some place similar. You see all of the flashing lights, video games, and the like. Where does your child venture to first? Yep, right again! The Ball Pit! Definitely!
So, what's the deal? What is the big obsession with the ball pit? Just take a look at it and think about it from a kids perspective! Look at all of those colorful balls just laying there, waiting to be played with. Isn't it tempting? If you were a six year old, wouldn't you want to know what it's like to jump into that big area filled with plastic, colored balls to see what it's like? Wouldn't you like to be taken under by the big wave of balls? How about swimming around in the ball pit full of colors?
So, what's the problem with just the ball pit idea? Maybe you heard about the Burger King fiasco a few years ago. The outdoor play place was a host for snakes which hid in the ball pit and created terror for kids and parents alike. It's also known that these outdoor ball pits will hold lots of algae and disease, and no one wants their child exposed to that. Then there are the dangers of the little children being drug under the massive mounds of balls and run over by bigger kids. None of this would be an experience we'd want our little ones to have to deal with. What are the options with the play balls???
Well... the ball pit isn't the only use for those balls! Of course there are the ball pits that you can buy at the toy store and bring home for your kids... You know the kind with the net around it that they can bounce and play in. Kids love them. Maybe not as fun as the HUGE ball pits at the play places, but still fun. But, outside of ball pits... yes, there's more!
Kids just love to throw the balls at each other. Think about this... they throw balls that are too hard, someone gets hurt. Nerf balls and the like usually don't throw like they should. These balls are totally different. They are light weight plastic and they don't hurt when thrown. Kids can have a war with the plastic balls and not have to worry about hurting one another.
The balls generally will float. This makes them fun in the bathtubs and swimming pools of America. Doesn't matter if the pools are big or small, the balls can be tons of fun for the kids. They can sink them and let them go and watch them pop up out of the water, making a splash! Throwing the balls at the water also create a splash, which kids just love to do.
Kids can use the balls for sports like baseball or even basketball. No, they can't dribble these balls, but they can shoot hoops with them which can be fun. They can be used for golf, badminton, croquet and much more. It's hard to find something that you can't use these balls for! Plain and simply, there are a million things to do with the little colored balls.
One hundred of the light, plastic, ball pit balls would make any child happy. Just the thought of the craziness that they could create with these balls would make any child smile with delight. Whether or not you purchase the home ball pit, consider buying the balls and letting the children find the ways to enjoy them!