All kids are fascinated with shooting some kind of projectile into the air…am I wrong? I happen to be one of the parents who is constantly fighting (and losing) the ‘no toy guns’ battle. We have a few basic rules, like no shooting at people, but aside from that, I try to just help them understand how to play with these toys responsibly. Then came the Unicorn Popper by HOGWILD Toys!
It’s essentially taking any object or toy, and using it to help my little ones identify different sight words. The unicorn popper is great because it can be used indoors or outdoors, and the foam balls are very soft so if it ‘accidentally’ hits a sibling another person it won’t hurt. This product is designed for ages 4 and up, which I found to be pretty appropriate. My 2 year old loved the toy but had a bit of a hard time using it and squeezing the belly independently. My 4 year old had absolutely no problems using this toy on his own, and on top of that had a blast with it! While this post highlights the use of it with our sight word game, Mack (4) has been shooting it around the house non-stop. He is a pretty active kid that is always fidgeting with something, the popper is almost like a really fun stress ball for him to squeeze. And as for the ‘and up’ age recommendation…lets just say it’s accurate…I can’t say I haven’t enjoyed playing with it!