Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review: New toys/games from OgoSport!

*Disclosure: I received these products to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

This is what it sounds like in my home most evenings lately: *Thwack* *Cheering* "Yes! I scored a bullseye!" My kids are obsessed with a new game that we received from OgoSport called Kooba. Interesting name for an interesting game! Here's a bit about it:

Kooba combines the dexterity of darts and the knock-em-out strategy of a classic board game.  Players use the two KOOBA game sticks to fling Aeros, (magnetic projectiles) at a wall-mounted game board. Tactile, kinetic, colorful and engaging, it’s easy to learn, yet always a challenge. New players can jump right in and feel like a pro by the end of their first game - no complicated rules, just take aim and flick the sticks to shoot! A smaller version, KoobaLite, is also available.

Honestly, the most complicated part of playing the game was finding a place to hang it up in our house. But we finally found somewhere and, with the help of an instructional video on the Kooba website, we were soon shooting the Aeros at the board and having a great time. There are several variations of games that you can play with the Kooba, which keeps it interesting and fun. We give it all of the thumbs up!

The other item that we received is a Bolli. Here's a bit about it!

Another great stocking stuffer but one that's safer for babies and toddlers, the Bolli should be on your wishlist.  This tactile and pliable ball is ideal in that it can be squished and stretched as children enjoy shape exploration and sensory play.  It comes in a rainbow of colors, is BPA free, dishwasher safe, and made of food safe silicone (safe for teething!).
Ethan has sensory processing issues and he loves anything that he can squish and manipulate. He loves the Bolli and has a great time changing its shape and stretching and smashing it. It's been great for him to have in bed at bedtime as he calms down and prepares for sleep. It's even been used to house a few of his smaller stuffed animals, which he finds highly amusing. 

If you're looking for great holiday gift ideas, check out all the products that OgoSport has to offer!