Pros: Affordable, durable, has an off switch, easy to clean, educational
Cons: Very loud when thrown on the floor.
You know that thrill that baby?s get when they see or touch a ball? Well add music to it and you have an all-new fascination. With V-Tech?s Little Smart Bright Lights Baby Ball your child will play and learn for hours.
Tell me about this ball
This colorful, musical ball has everything a baby and parent could want in a toy! Flip the bright green switch to music and listen to your baby squeal with delight as music plays and the red stars light up. They will hear familiar songs such as "Pop goes the Weasel", "Skip to my Lou", "Twinkle, Twinkle little star" and "Row your boat a shore". As long as you keep the ball moving the music will continue. Slide the switch to the learning mode and watch you baby giggle in delight as they listen to a kitty meow, a doggy bark and daddy saying "bye bye". There are six buttons in all and each one has a special shape to help teach baby.
In the yellow section you can push the oval button and you will hear the ball say "kitten" followed by a meow but if you push the rectangle button you will hear "puppy" followed by a bark. On the orange side of the ball you can push the diamond shape button and listen to the ball say "bunny" followed by a hopping sound or just push the star shaped button and hear "teddy bear" followed by a baby giggle. Want to help baby learn common words? Roll over to the purple section and push the triangle and you will hear daddy say "bye bye" or press the heart and hear mommy say "hello baby" and each of these phrases are followed by music. This ball is for children 6 months and older and requires two AA batteries which come with the toy.
What does Wayne like about this toy?
All babies' love balls and Wayne is no exception. He loves to roll his baby ball and listen to the funny sounds and music. The bright twinkling lights fascinate him to no end and the fact that it makes a very loud thump when he throws it is enough to amuse him and rack my nerves for hours (grin). The ball is covered in musical notes and bars and he pokes at them for several minutes before he gets frustrated because they just don?t do anything. I think his favorite activity though is to roll it back and forth to daddy and me. He has also tried rolling it to his dogs but doesn?t understand why they won't push it back.
What does mommy like about this toy
Well for starter?s V-Tech is a wonderful company that has brilliant learning toys and fantastic customer service. If you have any problems with a V-tech toy just give them a call and they will do whatever possible to remedy it for you. Now I know you are thinking that this ball would drive you nuts with all of the music and different sounds but let me tell you the best part of this ball! Roll the ball over to the bottom and there is a volume switch! Yes that is right you can turn the ball down. But if you just can not take it anymore no matter what, just roll the ball back over and there is an off switch! Thank you V-Tech. Don?t worry about pinching your pocket book with this toy because it is very affordable at only $14.99. This baby ball is very durable and has held up better than my floor (grin) and it is very easy to clean and disinfect. It entertains a child well which is a must have when you are tied up with dishes or one of those other daily chores and they are learning while they play and that is a huge plus in my book.
So tell me about V-Tech
V-Tech has been around since 1976 but didn?t design their first toy till 1978, which was a handheld game. Ever since then V-Tech has been designing and building learning toys at an amazing rate. They seem to have the uncanny talent of knowing exactly what a child and a parent both want in a toy. But they don?t just design toys; they also do computers and satellites as well. If you would like to know more about V-Tech you can check them out at http://www.vtech.com or mail them at V-tech Industries, LLC -101 East Palatine Road- Wheeling, IL 60090-6500. If you need to contact customer care just call 1-800-521-2010 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time, Fax: 1-847-215-8613 or
Big Smiles and Warm Hugs
Heather aka MiniNut