International Playthings is the parent company of some of the brands you know and love like Calico Critters, iPlay, Early Years, Yookidoo, TOMY, and more. International Playthings has some great new toys for the spring/summer to get your kids outside to play.
What better way to enjoy the springtime than by getting the kids off the couch and outside for some active play? These days, little ones are spending way too much time in front of the computer, playing video games, and watching TV. In fact, The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine recently found that children with more TV exposure tend to participate less in class and have lower math grades. They are also less likely to be physically active on weekends, and have body mass index scores that are about 5 percent higher than their peers. International Playthings loves to encourage productive play by offering a range of toys that get kids into the great outdoors!
We were sent the Big Fat Foam Bat to review, and it’s just perfect for Brandon because he LOVES playing baseball. My husband has taught him the correct stance and swing (lefty) ever since he was about 18 months old, and he is frighteningly good at it now! When he saw the Big Fat Foam Bat, his eyes lit up and he begged me to “open open open please!”
The Big Fat Foam Bat is a simple 21″ foam bat, which comes with a big foam ball. It’s recommended for kids aged 5+, but you’ll know when your child is ready. The one we received to review is blue with a red ball, but the ones I’ve seen online are all green.
I like that they are both made of foam, because I’ve been “accidentally” hit more than once, and so has just about every piece of furniture in the house. Of course, it’s also great for outdoor play and is satisfyingly easy to hit for kids because the ball is so big.
International Playthings would like to offer one lucky babybix blog reader their very own Big Fat Foam Bat!
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