Made in the
USA, by GarageCo Toys. Retails for $9.95 to $13.95, Winner of
several awards including 2007 Creative Child Magazine Seal of
Suggested age: 3 years and up, with adult supervision.
Very often the simplest toys are the most enjoyable. Seldom, though,
do you find a toy that is so simple it's ingenious!
GarageCo Toys Inc., Yo Baby Action Board. It is a radical new
addition to the toy box. The Yo Baby Action Board is an uncomplicated
molded plastic board that resembles a skateboard minus the wheels
and truck (the metal piece the wheels attach to). Yo Baby Action
Board was invented by the founder of GarageCo Toys Inc., Bob Ellis,
a Dad of four, who also happens to be a lifelong surfer and involved
in extreme sports.
the idea while watching his young son practice with a skateboard.
The Yo Baby Action Board was intended as a training board for
kids to begin to develop the skills needed for today's popular
board sports - surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The result
is great fun.
The Yo Baby
Action Board is an excellent tool for gross motor skill development
as well as a confidence builder.
allows kids to practice and develop skills minus the instability
factors of wheels, snow, or waves. A definite bonus is that kids
are less likely to get hurt which helps to diminish the fear factor
(for kids and parents); providing them with the opportunity to
attempt tricks that they might otherwise be too timid to try.
The Yo Board
package says that it is designed for use on carpet, sand, and
grass, but it seems to work beautifully on almost any surface.
The board is small, lightweight, and fits in a backpack for easy
take-along. It is straight up uncomplicated fun, powered by muscle
The Yo Baby Action Board is available in an array of colors and
made in the U.S.A. Its "no batteries required" element
and modest price also adds to the attraction of this cool toy
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of