When I first saw these balls I will admit I gave the scoff that I usually reserve for strange products (ever heard of baby hands – soft moulded hands that hold your baby during sleep?) or over priced products that are portrayed as something more than what they are.
But I couldn’t have been more off base, having read more into them and the positive effects that something as simple as this can have for a young baby or a child who is disabled. The balls are made with a soft rubber and coated with a velvet feel fabric, so they are soft to the touch and stimulate babies sense of touch. Each ball has a different shape, with bobbles, bumps, ridges and other moulds which enhance that sense of touch, but they are also brightly coloured to engage a young baby.
One thing I certainly didn’t know is that a ball is one of the most useful tools to help develop motor skills, sensory skills and encourage walking, crawling, movement in general and concentration. Who would have thought? A ball!
You can find these wonderful balls here.