I never had one when I was growing up. Neither did my husband. But boy, did we both want one! So when we got the chance to try a Hop Ball from LivingPlaying, an online toystore filled with green goodies, we jumped at the chance. (Yeah, that was a bad one.) The Hop Ball is made in Italy out of a latex-free vinyl, and it’s very easy to set up. As is my experience with European-made toys, the packaging is minimal. Just pump it up and hop on!
My son is a little young for this one yet, so mom and dad did the test run. While LivingPlaying recommends a load of no more than 100 pounds, the instructions with the ball say no more than 300. Since we both meet the weight requirement (must be all those green smoothies), and since I’m all about putting these toys to the test, we bounced away. The ball seems very sturdy, and the exercise you get from one of these is enough to keep mom in bikini-wearing shape. For the kids? This will keep them outside and entertained, away from the computer games and having fun!
I have one orange Hop Ball ($27.99 retail) to give away. It’s size 45 which is an 18″ ball. This size is recommended for children 3 and up, and although it’s the smaller of the three sizes, older children can easily sit on this and bounce till their heart’s content. I managed just fine myself. I have the butt muscles to prove it.
3 Ways to Enter:
1.) Leave a comment after visiting the LivingPlaying site. Tell me which toy you like the most, or you can tell me something you like about the site in general. (Winners are chosen at random, but if the first winner selected does not claim the prize, the second winner is chosen based on comment originality. So have fun with your comment!)
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3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.
Do all three, and you’ve got three entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Thursday, June 26, 2008, to enter.
The lucky winner will also receive one bottle of Super Echinacea thanks to our friends at Herb Pharm.
Note: Jen from LivingPlaying is so pleased with your wonderful comments that she’s offering a special 10% off coupon just for you! It’s good through 06/30/08. Enter code: AKidAgain08