Reviews Yackle Ball
in the U.S.A by Ttalf Corporation, approximate retail $22.95,
ages 5 +, Yackle Ball Jr. ages 2 to preteen.
What, you might ask, goes farther than a football, higher than
a basketball, and is easier to catch than a baseball?
you think of a ball you almost always think round, with the exception
of a football or maybe a soccer ball. Well, try thinking outside
A small innovative
company in North Carolina has expanded the definition of "ball"
imagine "X" marks the spot. The brain-child of
Ttalf president Patricia Littwin; the Yackle ball not only adjusts
your image of a ball but it takes the standard rules of the game
of catch and bumps them up a notch or two.
At first glance, the Yackle Ball is an x-shaped; two color, tossing
apparatus, constructed of water-resistant marine vinyl. However,
once you pick it up and give it a whirl you catch on very quickly
that it is a whole lot more. The Yackle ball's aim is to make
outdoor ball sports friendlier for those who would normally opt
out. It does that and more.
ball's design makes it easier for beginning ball hurlers to learn
how to catch and throw. The aerodynamic shape and light weight
allow an easy toss to get quite some distance. The fact that it
is considerably softer than other sports balls allows you to overcome
the fear of getting walloped by the ball while trying to catch
it. Besides the basic game of catch there are a half dozen games
and a full team sport that can be played with a Yackle Ball. All
ages can get in the fun regardless of athletic ability, from toddler
size Yackle Balls make it even more appealing to all. I can't
wait to try the glow in the dark, night Yackle Ball.
· Large motor skill development
· Hand- eye coordination
· Team work
· Color recognition
· Spatial coordination
It's new, it's innovative, it's great exercise, and loads of fun.
Yackle Ball is available in 19 color combos, including a pink
ribbon Yackle that donates part of the proceeds to the Susan
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of