“ Brand: ELC / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment „
I bought this ball of Balls the other year for when my friend's little girl came down to play. There was a time when I used to look after her a couple of times a month for a few hours when her parents were working and before my friend's mum was home to look after her so I have a little stock of things for her to play with. I picked these up when I was in the shop and thought that the colour would suit her and probably keep her a bit more interested.
These come in the bag which is shown in the picture on here. Even though when you put the Balls all back into the zip pouch again it doesn't end up as neat as when they were first packed, even with the Balls not sitting in straight lines the zip closes easily enough with the balls all packed in and a bit squint. The Bag is full though.
There is only 100 Balls in here and although that perhaps sounds like a lot it isn't really. This pack didn't come with a Ball Pool so I ended up buying a Pool seperate which made this a more expensive play toy. These 100 Balls cost me £9.99. I have since seen larger packs of balls for less money. The other balls aren't the same colour and are a mixture of different colours. While I think the different colours would be quite nice I thought the Pink colour looked cute.
The Balls are an ok size. They aren't all that large but just seem to be the normal size of little plastic Balls. so a bit larger than a Snooker Ball but not too much larger. They are just made of Hard shiny plastic and they seem to be pretty durable. She has tried to bite on these a few times but with no luch as they are too tough.
So what are these good for? Well just for throwing about - well not throwing. I just sit her in the Pool and tip these in over her legs and she just picks them up and moves them about a bit. Perhaps not the most exciting sounding toy but it keeps her happy enough for a while and she seems to find it funny enough shuffling them about.
A good enough toy but you can get plastic balls cheaper and a lot more of them as well.
Although I can't find fault with these balls in any way, I do think they are very overpriced (£10.00 per bag) considering you can purchase these balls for half the price and less from other retailers (Argos being one of them).
Basically you get 100 plastic balls in a fuschia and pink coloured mesh bag. I don't know why they call them pink balls, as some of them are actually blue (the other ones come in a fuschia colour and a pastel pink). There are other colours available.
Both of my girls (22 months and 11 months) love these balls, whilst I like them because they are made out of a soft plastic, which doesn't hurt them or cause damage to anything they are thrown at. When the girls finish playing with them, I just have to zip the bag up.
These balls are ideal for teaching kids how to catch and throw or hitting them with their hands. We actually purchased this with one of the Early Learning Centres ball pools, but were a little disappointed after purchasing one bag to discover that it didn't cover a very large surface area. We needed another one and a half bags to completely cover the bottom layer!
The recommended age for these balls is 9 months and upwards. As one of my daughters is a few months older than the other, the youngest used them from a much younger age than specified. They were no bother, as they are far too large to swallow. I would say these actually helped her in terms of interacting and gripping.
My girls have hours of fun playing with these balls.
I would recommend buying these balls as they are bright, colourful and versatile. just wouldn't buy them at full price!
When my daughter turned one, we had a little party at home. I wanted to do something different for her, and as the weather was unpredictable, we couldn't get a bouncy castle or swing set for her, so we decided on a little ball pool. She's always enjoyed the ball pool at our local soft play centre, though as she is still very small, we didn't take her too often as it can get quite busy there. So a ball pool at home seemed a great idea!
The balls are sold in-store and online at elc.co.uk (a shipping fee applies) and cost £9.99 for 100. I say that - I was lucky enough to get them at £4.99 for 100, and as I bought two packs, they were effectively BOGOF. They are in a lovely colour range of light pink, dark pink and a soft turquoise blue, just right for a little girl.
The balls are sold in a square net with a zipper around the top and a handle for carrying. They are easy to remove, but, crucially, easy to get back in the net, and are therefore able to be stored in a fairly small space when not in use.
The balls themselves are extremely light weight, not as sturdy as the balls you get in the ball pools, but more than robust enough for a few little ones to play in. No matter how much my daughter teethes on them (she's in that bitey stage) I do feel confident that she'll never make a hole in one or be able to tear any plastic off it, or so on. Of course, you should always supervise your children when playing, but I do feel confident with these balls that they're soft enough to be fallen on / sat on safely (they crush, but they pop back into shape) but aren't so soft as to break. They can be thrown, but rather than land sharply, they land softly and could never cause damage to a TV, wood surfaces and so on.
I purchased 200 balls, which was just enough to fit my daughter's Hello Kitty Ball Pool from Argos (the pop up type) - I'd say 200 to 300 is enough for most smallish indoor ball pools or one ring swimming pools. And it's more than enough for kids to play in, too!
I do recommend these balls for occasional play, ours come out when the weather is nice and we can put the pool in the garden, or when she has friends over, or if it's a boring, stuck at home day and we want something different and exciting! At other times we store the balls in their net in the wardrobe, as it can get a bit messy having it out all the time, with balls being discovered anywhere and everywhere!
Overall I highly recommend these play balls, they have lots of uses, they're different for babies / toddlers, they're fun and they're inexpensive. You can also get them in multicolour, at the same price, and elc also sell the pop up ball pools and paddling pools at reasonable prices too.
Due to the potential messy aspect I probably wouldn't give these play balls as a gift, but for use at home they're great and I do recommend them. It's a reasonably priced way of bringing a bit of play centre fun to home!
My daughter is now 10 months old and she is a very intelligent and curious little girl. Not that other babies aren't, but she really does need a lot of stimulation. Other parents have remarked on her intense interest in her surroundings, and the way she always closely explores toys before playing with them. So, we have a huge ad varied number of toys just for her, and we rotate them in order to keep them 'fresh'. However, her favourite toys are without question the ones designed to be stimulating in more than one way rather than just the bright rattle that makes one noise, if that makes sense.
Although these ELC balls are listed as for 9 months and over, my little girl was given them at 8 months and has been playing with them ever since. At first we trialled given her just a few balls, and she wasn't sure about them, as they are lightweight but they also have a strange plastic feel to them which adults are accustomed to but babies perhaps are not. Initially she kept dropping the balls on the floor or out of reach and then she would forget about them, but inevitably a few of them slowly made it into the playpen and I noticed that she would happily explore them and kick them and even, it seems, roll them in the pen. They did seem to entertain her for a while. But would it last?
Although it seems like eons ago now we did actually have some lovely summery weather a few weeks ago and I thought it would be a perfect time to do some gardening, so I plonked baby in the pen outside while I busied myself around the garden, and I was in a sunny mood so I thought 'why not?' and I plonked the entire bag of balls- which is quite a lot of balls!- in the pen, and to my surprise my little girl had a fit of happiness as she seemed to think that she had been given a hundred shiny toys that she could kick and bop around with her legs and fist, rather than just many o f the same toy..
Although my daughter is female we actually don't have many pink toys in the house, not purposefully but the baby toys we do have do tend to be vibrant reds, yellows and blues, so my little one was very interested in the shade of pink these balls are as she has not been exposed to it much before. They make a nice (and messy) addition to our house and a few times now I have accidentally kicked a stray ball across the room and thought 'how did that get there? However we don't mind the mess so long as baby's happy, and when they've been outside I usually give them a quick wipe down before baby has them again. They are easy enough to clean this way, just a bit tedious, but I really only do it when they've been out in the garden with baby.
When I saw on dooyoo that these balls actually only cost a tenner I was really surprised as they are well made to withstand kicking and throwing and being half-trodden on and they are also very nice looking, unlike some of the more expensive but gaudy-looking toys my daughter has been given. So, I am giving them 5 stars, because my little one loves playing with them without me needing to rotate them, and I can also envision many years of fun with these balls to come. I recommend them to all mums with little babies, whether they like pink or not!
For my eldest daughters second birthday she was given a massive princess ball pool, we bought a bag of these balls to go with it as the ball pool was bright pink and purple in colour and we thought that they would look really good in the ball pool.
The balls were bought from Early Learning Centre and they come in a white mesh bag with pink detailing around the edges which actually now comes in really handy for washing underwear as it keeps the socks together and stops the washing machine eating socks. The bag of play balls costs £10 which I thought was good value when I bought them however I them discovered that we needed a lot more playballs than the 100 in this pack and found them much cheaper in Asda albeit they are not pink.
To open the balls they have a zip around the top of the mesh bag however this was fastened with a sort of plastic cable tie type fastening which had to be cut to allow the zip to open the first time, I presume this is to stop children opening the bags of balls in the shop now that would be fun! The balls inside the bag are pale pink, bright pink and a pale lilac colour, when we poured the balls into the ball pool we quickly realised that we would need a lot more balls to fill it.
The balls are made of plastic and they are about 6cms across which I think is a standard size as the coloured balls we bought from Asda are the same size, the balls are suitable from 9 months old and they are supposed to help develop your childs coordination, balance and strength which is quite a lot for plastic balls to achieve.
The balls are pretty strong and although they are soft and they will compress they didn't dent permenantly and could be popped back into shape after my daughter had jumped around in them. The balls are pretty light and my daughter enjoyed throwing them all out of the ball pool and did eventually get told if she was planning on throwing 500 balls around the room everyday them the ball pool would be put away.
The ball pool we have can be used as a outdoor pool too and we did try it once with ssome of the balls in which nicely floated on the surface and my daughter enjoyed pushin them under the water to find that they would spring back up as soon as she let go of them. I would never use the ball pool as a water pool with the balls again though as we found that managing to dry everything out and get it back inside wasn't exactly easy however my daughter did enjoy using it for this purpose and the balls withstood the water well.
Sadly the ball pool and balls have now been packed away as having a second child and the pair of them getting many big toys means that there is not room to keep it up, the balls have been put away in a black bag since I use the net for other purposes and they are in the loft for when we bring it back down which I do plan on doing for a few weeks in the summer holidays. The balls are of high quality and the majority of them are still the same shape they started at, the balls are attractive colours and my daughter loved them.
I would recommend these balls but would point out that Asda do 200 balls for £8 so they are a bit overpriced.
These are great fun during the summer for the little ones although I had to buy two bags as one just wasn't enough to get the desired effect. What I do is inflate our inflatable pool, and instead of filling it with water I fill it with two hundred of these soft play balls. Each bag contains one hundred balls and costs ten pounds so to get the fun deep effect it will cost you twenty pounds. The deeper and wider the pool the better although you can use an empty sand pit too. But the reason I favour the pool is that the edges are soft and there is no risk of the child banging their head off the side while under the balls.
The balls themselves are different shades of lovely Girlie pink. They have a smooth, shiny finish to them which I love because they don't absorb anything like soft material balls might do. They wipe clean or you can do what I do, once a week during the summer (the time they get most use) I use the hose and give them a heavy spray and leave the pool with some water inside and give them a swoosh around. Of course these balls don't HAVE to be used outdoors only but the times I have used them inside I was finding balls under chairs and under the sofa for days after.
These are a good tool when it comes to teaching your child to count. I have found the younger they are of course they can't count too high, so I just unzip the bag and let the children put in one at a time counting up to ten and then they start at one again up to ten and so on. The older the children the more fun it is as they approach the one hundred number and they are thrilled when they get two the last one (with the help of their friends of course). The bag they come in is great for storing the balls. The fact that it has a carry handle and zips closed makes keeping the balls in one place very easy and locating when needed far easier than storing them in a black rubbish bag in the shed. The square bag has a strong sip that helps keep the shape. The bottom stays flat as it too has a strong seam. The bag is see through so the little ones get very excited as they see them being brought towards the pool.
The shape of the balls ensures that it's always safe for the child to put their head beneath them just like it would be in any play pit. There is always air circulating around as there are no edges and there will always be gaps between each and every ball. HOWEVER I still recommend that you monitor the children while they play.
Each ball is the same size and they are all around the size of a tennis ball. They are soft enough to be comfortable to play in and as I said the fact that they are easy to keep clean is something I love as germs can be an issue with communal toys.
These are a very fun, pretty coloured, simple toy that doesn't cost the earth and will last year in year out. They give the children a lot of pleasure and possibly the best part is they encourage them to play outing the fresh air rather than sitting in front of the television while the sun is shining outside.
100 pink playballs, perfect for ball pits. Use to fill up one of our pools for indoor and outdoor fun / Age range: From 9 months.