Toy Tuesday: Y-Volution YFliker

13 Nov

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! 🙂 For this week, I decided to google “Top toys for 2012” in an attempt to see what toys are going to be popular for Christmas. Out of this list, my goal was to find at least 1 toy that could be used therapeutically (other than some form of an electronic tablet!) I stumbled across Toys-R-Us (too bad I can’t reverse the “R” 😉 Fabulous 15 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List with the 15 Hottest Toys for Christmas. I was shocked at some of the toys on the list, and not at all surprised by others.

Shocking: Furby…seriously?!?!?!?! A Furby??!?!?! Those things were popular when I was little! Well I guess they’re back, and better than ever. Here is the description of what the Furby does these days: “Talk to it, tickle it, play music for it, even feed it! But keep in mind – your Furby will develop its own personality based on how you treat it. Because Furby speaks both English and Furbish, a FREE downloadable App is available that will help you translate Furbish! This App is optional and works with iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone with iOS 4.2 or later.” Furby now has his own App! Furby is ready for the 21st century. Let’s see how popular they become…

The other items did not surprise me at all: various dolls, Jake and the Neverlands Pirate toy, girly Designer Studio, LeapPad, remote control car, LEGO: Ninjago, Skylanders, Wii U, and a Tabeo tablet.

So which toy to feature?? The Y-Volution YFliker FI Scooter won the prize! It’s kind of like a roller racer, but standing not sitting. It’s awesome. I totally want to try one myself.

Click here to watch a video advertisement: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/yvolution-brings-number-one-selling-y-fliker-scooters-and-popular-european-designed-y-glider-preschool-scooters-from-the-uk-to-america-169970796.html

The YFliker Scooter is a self-propelling ‘lean to steer’ scooter that improves weight shifting, trunk disassociation, bilateral coordination, balance, motor planning, strength, and offers vestibular input. It would be appropriate for many ages! It’s slightly pricey at $79, but it gets kids up, outside, moving, interacting with peers or family members! I love that this is on the top toys of 2012 list. Don’t get me wrong, every toy on this list has a time and a place, but I just can’t pass by the one toy that requires movement!

What toy would you feature, and why?

Comes in pink too!

Toy Tuesday Button

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Toy Tuesday: Y-Volution YFliker”

  1. Starfish Therapies November 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    I want to try this!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

sentiMENTAL paRANTing

Serious thoughts and silly shenanigans

The OT-SI Project

Occupational Therapy Advocate & Admirer of Sensory Integration. Working and living to support people in living happy and healthy lives.

To Be Aware

It's all about disbelieving your thoughts

Texana's Kitchen

Yummy food. Pithy commentary. Pretty pictures.

Aspiring OT

Life, learning, and everything in between

kirstyes

Books, Occupation - Magic!

Signature Moms

The signature resource for families.

Sugar & Cloth

DIY Inspired Living

Awesomely Awake

A field guide to living an intentional, creative and fun life -- with children.

FreeRangeKids

Give Our Kids the Freedom We Had

Plenty the Magazine

Living. Learning. Laughing

Studio Mothers: Life & Art

Meet your creative goals

THE OT-SI PROJECT

Custom Sensory Solutions for Kids

Charl1010's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Morning Story and Dilbert

Inspiring, Encouraging, Healthy / Why waste the best stories of the World, pour a cup of your favorite beverage and let your worries drift away…

Shoes On The Wrong Feet

There's a fire over here, everyone panic! And other ramblings...

Crafts 'n Coffee

Get your creative buzz as we craft with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Brought to you by The Dow Chemical Company.

%d bloggers like this: