TheO SmartBall Review and Giveaway
I was recently asked to review the TheO SmartBall and I was pretty excited. My daughter loves to play with all kinds of toys, and we have an entire baby pool full of balls in the living room. We thought we would be ready for an upgrade.
So what is TheO SmartBall?
It is a soft foam ball that you put your smartphone into and it plays kids learning apps and games! There are TONS of apps you can download for an iphone, which was what we used.
So my man has a thing for bowling right now.
We even made my daughter a home made bowling set from milk bottles, and she is loving it. So when I gave him the link to pick an app for his phone..., he saw bowling and it was all over.
The way it works is that you download the kids learning apps on the phone.
Then you place the phone inside the ball and play!
For our phone- the iphone 4, it fit perfectly and pretty securely. it was not going to fall out on its own. My daughter is 2,5 and I am sure she could have the phone out in a few seconds, but we would never let her play with this unattended.. besides- dad needs his phone!
So there ARE tons of educational games on the TheO SmartBall site. This is probably just a bit over my daughter's capability to really enjoy, but I could see a pre-schooler having an insane time with this and early learning.
It also says it can be used up to 5th grade for entertaining kids.. well I can tell you that is not exactly right.
I can't get the dang thing back from the man now. He loves that bowling app. The toddler was able to play too, but the man played more..
As I said, we are a little hesitant to hand over the iphone without closely watching our daughter, but for an older child, this is going to be a riot. She does really like the ball and she "bowls" with it and tries to bounce it around.. so it is not something that is without purpose without the phone. We will keep it handy until she gets a little older and then we can really take advantage of the educational apps on numbers, reading and math. Pretty excited for those days!
So, if you are looking for a gift or just a fun toy for your child, or your significant other, (HA!) I highly suggest checking out the TheO SmartBall. They are also giving away a ball and app on the giveaway below.
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