Yes, my son is a whacker. Or at least he’s trying to be one.
Mostly he’s been practicing on the dogs. But sometimes he does it where he’s supposed to:
The Whacky Ball from B. toys has 4 brightly colored balls and a hammer that squeaks. The object is to whack the balls into the openings at the top, then watch them zig and zag down to the bottom. It’s pretty fun, and when you hit the balls into the holes, it makes a really satisfying smacking sound.
Levi loves balls, so he had a great time playing with this toy. He doesn’t quite have enough coordination to whack the balls hard enough to get them to drop through the openings, but he seemed to have fun trying. I like that this toy makes it a little bit challenging for him so he can figure it out on his own.
The B. Whacky Ball is great toddler height. When Levi’s standing, it’s at a nice level for him to try to lift the plastic mallet up to whack at the balls.
Since Levi couldn’t hit the balls hard enough to get them through the opening, he lined them up on top for me and then I helped him hit them into the toy. Shortly after I took this photo, he realized he could take the balls AND the mallet and chase around JD, who you can see in the background here.
B. toys have two features that really stand out to me:
- The use unique colors you don’t find everywhere. The colors and patterns stand out and it’s not just another toy that you’ve seen a million other places.
- They really try to minimize their environmental impact. From using soy-based inks to recyclable packaging and designing toys so they have multiple uses, B. really does make an effort to be eco-friendly.