From the moment babies are born they are in a constant state of development and growth. Neural motor pathways are being formed which see a child progress from simple tasks like rolling and crawling to large motor skills of; standing, walking and eventually running.
All these tasks require good core strength, and it is imperative that babies and infants be exposed to as many exercises that challenge the deep core muscles that in turn promote the development of coordination, proprioception and balance. Our “deep core muscles” are comprised of several muscles including; deep pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, multifidus and our diaphragm. These muscles work together in maintaining balance, posture and our ability to perform most tasks, as essentially all movements initiate from our core. Is your child having problems with fine motor skills? Then it may suggest a weak core or incoordination in trunk stability.
The Zooba Fitball for Kids is a fun and interactive toy that aids with the development of deep core strength, pushes the developing vestibular system that increases proprioception and balance, and finally reinforces motor pathways that will remain with them for life.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise& Sports Science Australia)
My son has the tiger and he loves it. It’s not only a hobby-horse, but a companion in many of his games. Together, they roam jungles, have adventures and watch TV side-by-side. My son loves his new ‘pet’.
My son is 2 and he loves his pet piggy Zooba. It sits proudly at the end of his bed and he loves bringing it out to sit and bounce on when he is watching his favourite tv show. It was easy to blow up and deflates just as easily so we can store it in the cupboard if need be....I don't think my son will allow that though!!
Zoobas are THE most gorgeous, inflatable bouncy animals that both children and adults LOVE! Kids from the age of 1 to 6 years can hop on to bounce and race!
Well this is what the title suggests above - it SHOULD say: Zoobas are the most gorgeous, inflatable bouncy animals that both ADULTS and children LOVE! Adults from the age of 18-60 can hop on to bounce and race! This is what happened at our home. I have 4 kids under 8 and thought this would be a fab product to have around if their Dad would let them have a turn!
The kids had a fab time hopping around the house with Dad. The poor reindeer that we trialled has had a years worth of bouncing already- if this was a new car it would already need to have to be booked in for a service due to the mileage it has been.
Receiving the Zooba was well timed as our pediatrician had just suggested we do some gentle bouncing with our refluxy 6mth old as it can help with developing motor skills and also assist with core strength ... so we gave our little man a gentle bounce on "ella", he was quite happy to sit supported and have a gentle bounce and then lied on his belly and gave it a try (big smiles and coos) then...