The Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set, is an adjustable basketball hoop and ball set that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. The basic concept of this Little Tike Toy is similar to the Fisher-Price I Can Play Basketball Toy The hoop features six height adjustment settings ranging from two feet to four feet high. The hoop is an oversize rim with a small soft basketball that is easy for kids to handle and get through the hoop. Little Tikes rates this product as appropriate for children ages one and a half to five years old.
Features of Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set
One of the benefits of this toy is, its contribution to the development of large motor skills. For smaller children, the hoop, at its lower settings, will encourage kids to stand tall, reach over their heads, improve balance and toss or throw a ball. For older kids, this is a great toy to help develop hand-eye coordination as well as jumping and ball bouncing skills. The set also encourages active play. While so many of today’s toys are handheld digital games that children enjoy playing from the comfort of the couch, this toy actually gets kids up and moving. The ball that is included in the set is a small, soft ball. This is good for toddler hands. The ball can easily be gripped even by 18 month old hands. The soft ball is also good if you intend this to be an indoor toy. You will not have to worry about a hard plastic or rubber ball going through a window or bouncing off the television screen. The height adjustment feature is great in that it will allow your kids to enjoy the set for many years.
One negative thing about this particular toy is that the base needs to be weighted. It comes out of the box hollow and you will need to fill the base with sand or water. This is a bit of a hassle upon initial assembly but once the base is filled it seals tightly and should not have to be refilled unless you decide to empty and refill it. Another drawback is that as the hoop is raised it does tend to tip over a little more easily. Obviously, the amount of weight you have in the base, and the surface on which you have the hoop set, will be factors in this issue. If you have only filled the base half full of sand or water and have it sitting on your living room carpet, it will tip more easily than if you have the base filled completely and it sits on a flat solid surface like a back yard patio.
Product Details of Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set
- Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 22 x 60 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds
- Producer: little tikes – big play!
- Origin: USA
- Manufacturer recommended age: 18 months – 5 years
- Best Uses: Indoor, Outdoors, Group activity, Head-Hand coordination, Sports
- Instructions Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set Instruction Sheet
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set Reviews – Pros and Cons
Overall, reviews of this toy have been great. Parents like the height adjustment feature as well as the fact that it can be used inside or out. The hoop and base are made of durable hard plastic so wear and weather are not an issue.
|Group Activity||Base needs to be weighted|
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More information on Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set
You can see how much fun toddlers and childs can have with this basketball set in the following video. Don’t you want to make your kids happy like these two little guys?