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Learning can be a little Wacky...


If your child loves banging, squeaking, colorful toys... than this is the toy that is sure to give hours of entertainment.


What is it:  The Wacky Ball Activity Center from B. Toys. 

What does it do: This toy tackles every developmental area out there...cognitive, physical, sensory, and communicative.  With the Wacky Ball Activity Center you will hit the jackpot of special needs toys.  Just to show you...here are just a few skills this toy addresses:


Developmental processes promoted
  • Wrist Rotation
  • Precision
  • Finger and Hand Control and Dexterity
  • Problem Solving
  • Coordinated Movement
  • Reaching/Arm Extension
  • Spatial Relationships e.g. Under, Over, On, Off
  • Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Hand and Finger Grasp
  • Fine Motor
  • Action Concepts e.g. In/Out, Push/Pull, On/Off, Go/Stop
  • Cause and Effect
  • Visual Tracking
  • Visual Attention
  • Proprioceptive Input
  • Motor Planning
  • Cooperative Hand Movements
  • Counting/Beginning Math
  • Visual Acuity
  • Bilateral Coordination

Cognitive Skills
  • Children learn action concepts such as, “in,” “out,” and “on” during play with this tracker.
  • Children become familiar with the concept of cause and effect when playing with this toy.
  • Problem solving skills are used as children figure out how to make the balls come out of the bottom of the maze.
  • Visual tracking, a pre-literacy skill, is enhanced as children watch each ball’s descent to the bottom of this tracker.
  • Children practice number concepts as they count the number of balls being put into the tracker.
  • Color identification and matching can take place using the balls and the coordinating color rings on the tracker.
  • Sequential thought process is used as children perform the steps necessary to place the balls on top, hold the hammer, pound the balls, watch the balls track down and retrieve the balls at the bottom.

Sensory Skills

  • Hitting the balls with the hammer provides proprioceptive input
  • Visual tracking, a pre-literacy skill, is enhanced as children watch each ball’s descent to the bottom of this tracker.
  • Eye-hand coordination is practiced as children place the balls on the tracker.
  • Arm extension, reaching and wrist rotation is strengthened as children use the hammer to hit the balls.
  • Placing the balls on the top of the tracker helps children work on grasp, eye-hand coordination, and appropriate timed release.

Physical Skills 
  • Eye-hand coordination is practiced as children place the balls on the tracker.
  • Arm extension, reaching and wrist rotation is strengthened as children use the hammer to hit the balls.
  • Placing the balls on the top of the tracker helps children work on grasp, eye-hand coordination, and appropriate timed release.
  • Children become familiar with the concept of cause and effect when playing with this toy.
  • Problem solving skills are used as children figure out how to make the balls come out of the bottom of the maze.
  • Visual tracking, a pre-literacy skill, is enhanced as children watch each ball’s descent to the bottom of this tracker.
  • Transferring objects from one hand to the other can be practiced using one of the balls.
  • Hitting the balls with the hammer provides proprioceptive input.

Communicative Skills
  • Children practice number concepts as they count the number of balls being put into the maze.
  • Turn taking can be practiced as children take turns using the hammer to hit the balls.
  • Children learn action concepts such as, “in,” “out,” and “on” during play with this tracker.
  • Children become familiar with the concept of cause and effect when playing with this toy.
  • Problem solving skills are used as children figure out how to make the balls come out of the bottom of the maze.
  • Visual tracking, a pre-literacy skill, is enhanced as children watch each ball’s descent to the bottom of this tracker.
  • Color identification and matching can take place using the balls and the coordinating color rings on the tracker.
  • Sequential thought process is used as children perform the steps necessary to place the balls on top, hold the hammer, pound the balls, watch the balls track down and retrieve the balls at the bottom.
Where do I get it:  You can find the Wacky Ball Activity Center at Amazon.com for around $21.95

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