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Playskool Busy Ball-Tivity Center

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  • Treat baby to some poppin’, droppin’ funtime with this air-powered activity set.
  • Cute jungle animals and a ladybug entice little fingers to grasp and explore
  • As the air starts to flow, lively music plays and animal sounds seem to bring this activity set to “life”
  • It’s a jungle out there – and that’s what your baby will love so much about this air-powered play center
  • Activity set comes with monkey and palm tree snap-in piece, 3 balls, 3 stacking pieces and instructions
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 18.1 x 15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0015ZV8R8
  • Item model number: 09406
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 9 months - 3 years
  • Batteries 4 D batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,439 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
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Important Information

Safety Warning
Note: Adults should remove and discard plastic fasteners.

Product Description

Product Description

Treat your baby to some poppin', droppin' funtime with the Busy Ball-Tivity Center Assortment from Playskool. Designed for ages nine months and up, this air-powered activity center will delight babies with its high-rolling balls, exciting sounds, and adorable toys. This fun, stimulating, and durable set entertains baby, while also encouraging hand-eye coordination and healthy auditory and visual development.

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Treat your baby to some poppin', droppin' funtime with the Busy Ball-Tivity Center Assortment from Playskool. Designed for ages nine months and up, this air-powered activity center will delight babies with its high-rolling balls, exciting sounds, and adorable toys. This fun, stimulating, and durable set entertains baby, while also encouraging hand-eye coordination and healthy auditory and visual development.



The Ball-tivity Center encourages hand-eye coordination and visual and auditory development. View larger.
Hours of Interactive Fun
The Ball-Tivity features cute jungle animals and a ladybug that entice little fingers to grasp and explore. Mom or baby can press down on the ladybug to start the action and keep things moving. As the air starts to flow, lively music plays and animal sounds seem to bring this activity set to life. Parts appear to magically move, making this exotic adventure pure delight for a curious child.



The bright colored balls swirl around the pool. View larger.
Stimulates the Senses and Encourages Healthy Development
The Ball-Tivity engages all of baby's senses, and encourages hand-eye coordination while introducing your child to the relationship between cause and effect. Colored balls swirl around the pool, inviting little hands to reach in and pull them out, then drop them back in to watch them swirl around and around again. You or baby can also place a ball on top of the volcano and see it hover. Stackable palm tree, elephant and alligator pieces all spin, twirl and chomp when placed on their separate ports, or they can be stacked for a different perspective.

The Ball-Tivity Center requires four "D" batteries (not included), and comes with monkey and palm tree snap-in pieces, three balls, three stacking pieces, and instructions. For your child's safety, all plastic fasteners should be removed and discarded before play.

What's in the Box
Ball-Tivity Center, monkey and palm tree snap-in pieces, three balls, three stacking pieces, and instructions.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is very durable, fun, and doesn't get old quickly (like a lot toys do).
jenny
He's 8mo and loves pushing the lady bug to make the balls spin and the air flow through.
Miriam
My toddler (2 years old) still love it and he's had this since he was 6 months old.
Kathy Kam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Kerryann Kenney VINE VOICE on November 11, 2008
Playskool Busy Ball-Tivity Center
Our family is living in furnished apartment while we transition to a new house. Most of our toys are in storage. I bought a selection of toys to keep the boys (age 3 and ten months) in our small space. This toy is such a hit. Both boys like it. My ten month old is fascinated. He has played with it off and on all day long every day this week. I watch his coordination improve as he figures out how to start the music, etc. It's just wonderful fun!
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Optimus Primus on October 8, 2008
My daughter owns this and LOVES it! She shrieks with delight as the balls pop up in the air and roll around and around. There is so much action going on. Air powered. I can see this toy will really help build her hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills, not to mention keeping her entertained for hours. I've never seen her enjoy a toy this much before!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By ice grizzly VINE VOICE on December 5, 2008
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Very simple toy. Works on a pneumatic system. There is a ball popper, ball cage and three accessory systems. It also has very good battery life. I wish they had given some extra balls. Once the ball is dinged it wont work well. Iam unable to find other balls that fit in the poper. Overall a very good toy, buy when it is on sale.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. Hobbs on December 17, 2008
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This is a really great toy! I bought this for my 9 month old grandaughter but my 3 yr old grandaughter plays with it all the time... the 9 month old crawls after her to get to this toy! There are numerous fine-motor challenges with this toy besides being totally cute! The animals are removable and the kids do play with them independent of the toy itself. It is a toy that the kids can use over the course of several years so that makes it a good value purchase due to usably/motor development challenges... honestly though the biggest factor is they both keep playing with this toy over and over!

The only real downside I can find , which is strictly a matter of opinion, is there is no master shut-off switch on the bottom like the Busy Basics Busy Ball Choo-Choo, there is just an on/off button on the top which acts as the master switch... to activate the music and motion you push the ladybug seen in the pictures.

I bought the Busy Basics Busy Ball Choo-Choo at the same time and the balls can be inter-changed with the Busy Ball-Tivity Center...a definite plus!

IMO: Motor-skills wise the Busy Ball-Tivity Center is GREAT to assist in development, there are challenges a child can seek there; with the Choo-choo there are limited challenges for a child, but it is a very cute toy.

FYI---If you could only buy one THE hands-down favorite of both grandchildren is the Busy Ball-Tivity Center!!! Hope this review helps you make a more informed purchase.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Diana on December 24, 2008
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Playskool could film an ad using my 10 month old's reaction to seeing this in action for the first time. He squealed with delight, grinned, clapped his hands, and immediately wanted to interact with it. Obviously gains the attention of its target audience. My 3 year old is also interested in the toy, so I'm assuming it has "legs" and will provide entertainment throughout the toddler years.

Here are my cons:
1. It is noisy. The music is loud, and there is no option to lower or shut off the volume. I find this really annoying, and will probably either tape over the speaker to muffle it, or even dismantle the toy to see if I can shut the music off internally. Would be great to have a volume option - seems like a no brainer.

2. The pneumatic air action lasts only FIFTEEN SECONDS (yes, I timed it), before shutting off and requiring another activation. I assume my 10 mo will figure out how to restart it eventually, but right now it shuts down and he wanders off unless I (or his big sister) sit and restart it. Come on, couldn't we have had 30-60 seconds of play??

3. Only three balls are included, and they are bound to get lost or damaged. Five or six balls would have been nice.

Otherwise, this is a lot of fun, although I am glad that I got it on Amazon's huge pre-Xmas sale and didn't pay regular price for it. For less than ten bucks, it was a great deal.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Miss Behavin on May 11, 2009
We got this for Christmas and didn't really use it much until he could sit up with the exception of a few time during tummy time. He was attracted to the music and action at that time, so we couldn't wait until he could sit up. Well, that day came and I'm caught in the middle of how much I like this thing. My now 7 month old does seem to like it well enough and wiggles his way over to it when we get it out. He's even starting to know how to push the ladybug himself to make the music play, so thats a plus! But there are some definite CONS:

*Does blow out cold air, which doesn't help on the floor where it's already colder than anywhere else. His poor little hands are always cold, so I have to stop the session short sometimes.

*The toys fall off their stands WAY to easy! He like to watch the movement, but with one grab they're all off, and the fun is over until I replace them. Too much to constantly look for and redo if your trying to keep them occupied. Not so bad if you're having playtime with your angel and enjoy the interaction like I do.

*Is shaped weird as where it is hard to find a place for baby to sit in front of, as one reviewer mentioned. Not really any good spots made just for that. Always afraid he's going to topple forward and hit one of the hard animals!!

Some PROS:

*We like the music.
*Keeps his attention for long periods when I'm playing with him or until he gets old enough to replace the balls and animals himself.
*Is learning cause and effect

I guess thats really about it. He like it, so I guess that's all that matters. My friends 2 yr old son comes over and likes to play also. I Still can't help but wish I would have gotten the ball popper though. Looks WAY more fun!
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