We live in a day and age where smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are ubiquitous. As a mom of two young girls I know that kids LOVE playing with these electronic devices – and they manage them very well. We want them to learn and there are plenty of educational apps on available for our mobile devices. The problem we face is that most activities to be done with a phone or tablet require your child to be still. Their little bodies need physical activity to be healthy.
Now there is a way to combine using a smartphone AND getting physical activity while doing it. TheO Smartball allows you to insert a smartphone into the ball and using compatible educational apps your kids can play educational games. All this while on their feet, throwing, rolling, and passing your phone in the ball and learning about the alphabet, numbers, music and animals.
My girls are a little older and very precocious, but still in the range of ages for which this toy is appropriate. I think they had the most fun figuring out how to take it apart and put the phone in to make it an interactive ball. It kept them busy for a little while and then they declared it would be a good toy to use with their toddler cousins. This is something I agree with.
I had to use a first generation HTC Incredible that I had lying in a drawer gathering dust. My frustrations stemmed from the glitchiness of the phone more than the functionality of the ball. TheO Smartball which I received for review did not fit my Samsung Galaxy S4. The new TheO Smartball XL will fit phones up to a Samsung S5 and iPhone 6. This would be a great gift for that special child in your life.
Check the iPhone AppStore or the Google Play Store for the Physical Apps Smartball compatible kids learning apps.
TheO SmartBall – Learning Made Easy and Fun!
For kids pre-school to 5th grade – a parent’s dream!
Active kids learn more and retain more of what they learn. With TheO SmartBall, kids learn while they play.
TheO SmartBall is a soft foam ball that uses revolutionary technology and your smart device to entertain and educate your kids. Our Apps offer a variety of games that get kids engaged mentally and have fun physically.
Download one of our entertaining and educational apps to your smart device, insert your device into TheO SmartBall (a tutorial on our website shows how), and then toss, roll, or shake the ball to make learning fun.
Would you like to win a TheO Smartball for your kids or classroom? Enter here until 10PM EST on 12/18/14. Open to all residents of the USA ages 18+.
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