The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2013

Waboba Balls

Crazy cool, wildly innovative, Waboba Balls will be bouncing and skipping on pools and lakes everywhere. Yes we said ON. These remarkable balls are designed to skip like the perfect skimming stone across the water. But Waboba turns the whole rock skimming thing further upside down because no longer is skipping objects across the water a solo activity where you get one throw and lose the rock. Your kids will be playing skip and catch for hours on end because throwing and catching Waboba balls is so much fun. There are several versions of Waboba balls, they vary in size and weight. Each is covered in a stretchy material and the guts of the ball can best be described as the kind of thing you might find in one of those stress balls. One thing that really impressed parents was how durable these balls were, especially the fabric which dried fast and even when left in the pool overnight with all the chlorine, the color never faded.

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Recommended Age: 5 and Up
Price: $ 7.99999

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