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Fall 2011 Toys
Ages: 0 - 4 yrs.
Manufacturer: B. Toys (by Battat)
Price: $19.99

Ballyhoo is a bright red ball with five smaller balls that fit snugly into five holes around its surface. The big red ball is firm yet squishy enough to easily manipulate the smaller balls into and out of their spots. Each ball has a different function or texture from squishy to bumpy to "porcupiney." The colors are bright and engaging, and it is the hit toy in the playroom at church as well as our own living room. The big brothers find many different games to play with their baby sister using the Ballyhoo. They vary from rolling the balls across the floor to her, to setting up toys in a mock game of bowling. The Ballyhoo is a perfect size to stick in the bottom of the stroller to bring into playgroups to keep little ones busy. It's a great growing and learning toy too, since each ball has shapes, colors, and different tactile experiences built right in. Since it has no moving parts, requires no batteries, has a sturdy design and has an easily cleaned rubber makeup, the Ballyhoo promises years of enjoyment as it's passed down from baby to baby.

Melissa Strunc   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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