Delivery Time: 7 to 15 Working Days
Engage your baby in put-and-take play with the lively Playskool Elefun Busy Ball Popper. Designed for children 9 months and older, this elephant will delight young children with its upbeat music and engaging ball-popping action. Easy push-button activation allows your child to choose between 10 songs. The toy's baby-friendly design also encourages young children to reach, grab, and crawl.
This toy helps your child practice hand-eye coordination and develops fine motor skills through grabbing balls from the elephant's tummy and dropping them in the elephant's ears. It also provides a fun way for children to learn cause and effect. When a child drops balls into the toy, the balls pop out in a different place.
Even babies will enjoy grabbing the colorful, lightweight balls from the elephant's tummy and watching them pop up through its trunk.
This toy plays a variety of upbeat music for your child to enjoy. A large button on the elephant's hand makes it easy for your little one to switch between songs. One young tester loved the noise, but was startled by the popping balls.
The noise made by the toy--akin to a vacuum cleaner in a video arcade--may become tiresome to adults with extended play. Fortunately, children can engage in put-and-take play even when the toy is in the "off" position, but an adult will need to tip the elephant over to dislodge balls placed in its trunk. Even when the toy was turned on, our tester found that balls occasionally did not pop as they were supposed to and required adult intervention.
The sturdy design of the plastic elephant makes this an ideal toy for babies eager to practice sitting, crawling, and pulling up. Your child can sit and watch the elephant as it shoots balls from its trunk or crawl after the colorful balls. The toy is also stable enough that your child can use it to assist in pulling up.
The toy's movable, air-powered trunk can be positioned to pop balls towards one of the ears or across the room. An adult will need to move the trunk into place as it is too difficult for a child to manipulate. During assembly, the stabilizer and ears also required a large amount of force to click into place. That said, the setup was straightforward and quick, taking less than 10 minutes, and required just four D batteries (not included).
Elefun Busy Ball Popper, five balls, four D batteries, and instructions.