Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Labyrinth Balance Board Review & Giveaway

Don't you just love toys that get your kids up and moving and thinking?! I am certainly guilty of letting my preschooler sit and play his Leapster a little too long. I would much prefer he be up and about and staying active. So that is why I was really excited about the Labyrinth Balance Board.

The Labyrinth Balance Board is made in the USA by Challenge & Fun, Inc. and made with FSC Certified sustainable wood. It is for ages 5 and up and can hold up to 275 pounds. So how does it work? You place your feet on either side of the board and use your weight and body movements to move the wood marbles through the maze. Beginners can use just one marble and for you more advanced players, use all three. In addition to being fun, this toy helps develop balance, coordination and patience.

Challenge & Fun, Inc. was nice enough to send me a Labyrinth Balance Board to test out. My 4.5 year old instantly jumped right on. This is supposed to be for 5 and older but I think he did really well for a little guy and he really enjoyed it. I was honestly surprised how quickly he got that point of it. He would use one marble at a time, place it in the center and then once he got it to the outer ring, he would switch it for a different color marble and do it all over again.

For fun, I figured I would get my big ole pregnant self on this and give it a whirl. I bet that was a sight. Let me tell you it is hard to balance a big belly! But I can at least attest to the fact that it can support a large pregnant woman (no, I will not divulge my weight). My husband even tried it out for a bit. I can tell this is going to get a lot of use in my house and provide many hours of fun for my boys.

Shop
The Labyrinth Balance Board may be purchased at Museum Tour for $79.95. It would make a great holiday gift! Shopping for someone a little younger? Try the Labyrinth Balance Board, Jr for ages 3-5.

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One (1) winner will receive a Labyrinth Balance Board.

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This giveaway is open to Continental US 18+ only and will end on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did.


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  1. Wow, what a cool board!! I love that it is made with FSC Certified sustainable wood. I try my best to purchase products that are made with FSC Certified. Also, I think it is great for kids to help them with their motor skills. I would either save it for my son for when he gets older or give it as a Christmas gift to one of my friends.

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  3. oohh - this is so cool! Love it makes the child use his whole body and mind to work the game. would give to my little man. just love it!
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  4. i love that it's not another stupid piece of plastic junk! it's wood and it requires physical activity and thought. my four year old (very energetic AND intelligent) would really love this toy!

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  5. i love that it's not another stupid piece of plastic junk! it's wood and it requires physical activity and thought. my four year old (very energetic AND intelligent) would really love this toy!

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  7. I like that it would help increase muscle and core strength. I would like to win this for my son who has low muscle tone.

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  8. I would give this to my nephew who has sensory integration dysfunction....this toy is perfect for him ...would ground him and stimulate his mind
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  9. I like that Tristan would be getting exercise while having fun.
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  10. I like that this is one toy that requires body and mind coordination. It's terrific!



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  17. Unlike other balance board toys that just have you balance on it I like that this one has the tracks and balls so there's an actual activity/game/purpose to what you're doing.

    I'd give it to my soon-to-be 4yr old :-)

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  18. I like that it's a physical thing while being a game at the same time. I will give it to my kids to share.

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  19. my 8 year old grandson has autism and this would be a great thing for him to use!!!

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  20. I would give this to my daughtersince she loves walking on a balance beam. This would help her hone her skills!

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  21. I love that it will force them to think about what they are doing and slow down a bit

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  22. I would give it to my best friend for Christmas. She walks labryinths all the time, a lot with her niece and nephew. They would all love playing with this and appreciate it.

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  23. I love that it's about both physical and mental abilities and requires concentration! What a great invention!

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  24. I love that this incorporates exercise with fun!! Thanks for the chance.
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  25. I like that it can be fun while it strengths the core muscle groups.

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  30. i wiould give it to my grandson- it would be great for balance and coordination
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  31. I love that it is FSC certified wood and it is great for the kids' development (not to mention I am a woodtoyaholic). I would give it to my nephews - the oldest one just turned 5, it would be great for him. It would probably get passed on to my girl later!

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  32. great for balance.i would give this to my little daughter

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  33. Love that this toy helps develop balance, coordination and patience
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  39. I love the core strengthening and the balance features. Reminds me of a board I used in therapy but way more fun. I would be greedy and keep this for myself.

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  41. I like that it provides play and learning in one

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  42. I would give it to my daughter, but I think my husband would play with it more!

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  48. I like that it involves balance, coordination, and patience which is great for kids to practice/play with. I would give this to my nephew.

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  50. I love how it works both the mind and body and I would give this to my son for Christmas

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  51. my boys would have a blast with this

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  52. I like that it encourages kids to MOVE & we would give it to a homeschool family we know with five kids.

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  56. I like that it provides a challenge both physical and mental. There's not much info about it on their website, so I'm glad you did such a great review. I would love to win it and give to my 5 1/2 year old nephew. I'm also sure he would share it with his almost 7 year old sister.

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  61. I think it is realy great for building core strength in the body. I will be giving it to my 3 grandkids!

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  68. This is awesome. I love that you have to be active to play this! It looks like a blast. I would give this to my 8 year old although I think we would all have fun with it!

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  71. Wow this is made with sustainable wood. I love that. My daughter and son need this type of toy especially in the cold winter months.

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  72. I like that it offers inside fun now that the weather is getting colder, and this would go to my son.

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  74. I like that it can teach balance! I would give this to my boyfriend's grandsons-they are just the right age for it!
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  92. I like that it is a game that uses not only the brain but coordination and physical activity.

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  93. I love that this Balance Bord is challenging and gets my children off of the couch.
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  99. I like the fact that it encourages us to move a bit instead of sitting down on the couch...exercise is so important! Also, my daughter would love this--so that is who would receive it for her 8th birthday in Dec.!

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  105. I love that it gets kids away from the tv and definitely would be challenging. I woud give this to my kids. I know they would really have fun with this.

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  106. I like that this toy need no batteries. I'd give it to my young son. renski17@fortaj.com

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  110. This will go to our youngest grandson. I love how it's made with sustainable components.

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  112. I love that the balance board has a game built into it. I'd give the balance board to my kids to share.

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  121. Builds balance and I would give it to my son.

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  122. I love that it can safely be used by both parents and kids. All 4 of my kids could have fun with this one. I would be giving it to my 7 year old daughter if I won.
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  134. This would be great for excersize and it'd be for my son. he'd just love it!

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  135. I would give it to my daughter who is 9.

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  136. I love that the board teaches coordination. I would give it to my daughter!
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  138. I really like that its an active toy that can be used indoors. My son would be delighted to get it!

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  144. This will be for my Best Friends son...and I like that it develops patience and balance. Plus he loves puzzels!!!

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  145. I love that it builds coordination. I would give this to my oldest son who is almost 6.

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  146. I love that this is something that forces kids to get up and be active. I would give this to my Nephew.

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  147. I love that it helps balance and coordination! Will be giving this to my Grandson if I win :)

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  149. I like the weight capacity. Means my husband can see how balanced he is as well. I would give this to my daughter.

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  150. I like that isn't a mindless video game,that it uses the whole body. I would give it to my 11yr old daughter if I won.
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  162. Looks like a great way for my son to learn a little coordination. I would give it to him.
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