Transform Play With Tucker Toys #HolidayGiftGuide
During the holidays it’s easy to get lost by the barrage of all the new toys on the market and trying to decide which ones are right for your child can be overwhelming to say the least. But through it all for us, Tucker Toys have proved themselves to be more than just a toy company but instead a company that truly cares about your family, and the value of what real play means to a child as they grow over the years. The good folks behind Tucker Toys understand that play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. It allows children to explore the world, practice adult roles, and gain confidence. And it improves children’s social skills as well, by helping them to learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills. More important their products are durable, grow with your child and can be used by every member of the family whether they are young or young at heart.
I brought a few of their products in to let some of the middle school students I work with put them to the test and once again proved what I have known for years as an educator, mom and now grandma-that a good toy never goes out of style and knows no age boundaries and Tucker Toys and made that leap and created products that will transform play and elevate to that next level: Here’s a look at some of their favorites:
E-Z Grip Ball : This soft, but tough, stretchy outer web combined with a durable, inflatable inner ball provides high-bounce performance, a great grip and a fun, unique look! Measuring 6.25” in diameter, these balls are E-Z to catch, throw and kick.
They’re also tough and waterproof for active play and bounce on any surface including grass, sand and water! Perfect for the beach and pool, available in a variety of colors! The E-Z Grip Ball is the proud recipient of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval!
Phlat Ball®: the original transforming disc-ball that throws like a disc but catches like a ball. It’s simple, fun and gets you on the run! Phlat Ball transforms from a flying disc to a ball when throw and all the students whole-heartedly agree-it’s like no other ball you’ve ever seen! Its variable time-delay feature provides a surprise transformation that adds fun to game play or just having a catch! IT’S PHLAT OUT AWESOME!
CRUSH-IT! ™ Baseball Bat: The Adjustable High-Powered Bat for High-Powered Hits, the Crush-It Baseball Bat is like no other bat you’ve ever experienced with the power to go the distance! High-tension strings provide a spring-action barrel with a power-boost sweet spot for grand slam power! An adjustable Power Knob allows you to adjust the string tension for playing in a large field or small backyard. Featuring a Contoured Grip Handle, the Crush-It! ™ Bat is lightweight and easy to swing. Increase the tension and smash the ball out of the park; decrease the tension and use it for backyard fun. The included high-performance foam ball is dense enough to hit out of the park but soft enough to catch without a glove! Its unique look, high performance and scalable power make Crush-It! Is the only baseball bat that has the lightweight of a racquet and is suited for all ages (5+) and levels of play. Even makes a “whoosh” sound when swung! The Crush-It! ™ Bat is a winner of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award, a Parents’ Choice Award and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
ZB Freestyle Board’s Dual-Sided Board: A Durable High-Bounce Ball, Ollies, 360’s and Board Flips on almost any surface from inside the school gym or anywhere in-between, including grass! Featuring both grip tape and a textured surface to provide the traction you need to handle all types of freestyle moves!
Winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval! Includes Inflation Pin, Inflation Guide and 3-Step Instructions for quick and easy assembly.
Zoingo Boingo: This Flexible Freestyle Pogo that lets you move like never before! Enjoy fun freestyle performance including jumps and spins on pavement AND grass! Unlike conventional pogo sticks or pogo balls, Zoingo Boingo features a rugged stretchable cord connected to a custom grip handle at one end and a sure-grip foot platform and durable bouncing ball at the other that gives you awesome control and maneuverability. With all the benefits of a portable trampoline, fitness classes are using the newly redesigned: for balance, stamina and core strength! Zoingo Boingo which all means more boing, more bounce, more fun! Includes Inflation Pin, Inflation Guide and 3-Step Instructions for quick and easy assembly. A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award Winner and a winner of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award!
So what are your waiting for-give the only gift that can transform play the way it was meant to be- the award winning line up from Tucker Toys will open a whole new world of creativity, imagination and nonstop enjoyment for your entire family.
Disclosure: We were given products for the purposes of this review however all opinions expressed here are our own. We donate all product that we have received to local charities for children.