While this is a fun toy, it also teaches children basic skills, such as motor skills, problem solving and action and reaction. However, from the giggles and laughter, it will be hard to tell that your child is doing anything but having tremendous fun! The five tiers snap together with ease, meaning the tower can be assembled and broken down in seconds, while the clear heavy duty acrylic balls have colours, shapes and beads inside them so they look, and sound, fun as they roll down the ramp.
- 5 multi-coloured tiers
- 12 inch height total
- 3 acrylic balls with noise beads
- Ages 9 months+
- Phthalate free PVC
With its sturdy build, bright colours and quality material, the Earlyears Roll n Swirl is sure to not only capture your child's attention, but keep it. While it may take a while before they are able to take apart and put together the ramp, the process of retrieving a ball, putting it at the top of the ramp and watching it trickle down is something that most children pick up very quickly. In this way, they are learning as they play, improving their motor skills and their problem solving. The colours, the sounds and the ball shooting off the ramp at the end will all engage your child and keep them captivated.
The main problem with the Earlyears Roll n Swirl Ball Ramp is not the product itself, but its copycat. A number of online buyers have reported purchasing this toy, only to have an inferior product delivered. This inferior product has 2 lightweight balls instead of the 3 heavy duty acrylic balls, and comes with only 4 tiers instead of 5. The copycat toy is made by Playgo Toys, and it boasts neither the build quality nor the quantity of pieces that come with the Earlyears Roll n Swirl.
This is a fantastic toy, ideal for young children aged 9 months and up. However, make sure that you receive the right product! If your toy only has 4 tiers, only has 2 balls, or says Playgo instead of Earlyears, get in touch for a replacement item immediately. This is a known issue, and it will be resolved for you promptly. This problem is not Earlyears fault; their only problem was making a toy good enough to be copied.