Oonies is a fun set of unique pellets that, when inflated, blow up into different sized balls of air. Nothing sticky or messy, no water or hot toys. Instead, just balls of air that kids can inflate to whatever size they want. Moreover, stick them together to build creatures or entire worlds. Play with them in fun, imaginative games, stick them against windows, no problem. They naturally stick to each other so building is safe and fun.
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- Fun Colors
There are many bright colors in the sets, so you can make whatever colored people, animals, planets, or anything else you want.
- Mess Free
You can play with it indoors without worry. There is no mess, no sticky substance, no water, nothing hot to cause a wet or sticky mess after playing is over.
- Lots of Games and Ideas
Each set comes with over 160 pieces. There are challenges included, so kids can see how well they stand up to the test. Games are included so kids can play with the fun oonie balls. There are even activities included so that kids can play alone or with siblings, friends, or family.
Moose Foundation is a way to give back to the community, so rest assured that when you purchase Oonies, you are helping to give back. Philanthropic initiatives put into place by Moose makes kids happier, by donating toys and products to those who are less fortunate.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Pick a Pellet
Oonies lets you inflate, stick, and create. Kids can create their own universe, or “ooniverse”. Take an Oonies pallet of your choice.
- Put on Inflator
Place it over your inflator. You just put one pellet onto the inflator and then play around with different pieces. The end that goes over the inflator stays in place, without breaking or needing to be sealed, so adding pieces to one pellet is simple.
- Watch it Grow
Watch it grow as if by magic. Pump it up and watch the tiny pellet magically inflate. Stick them together to make any creation you want. Add the accessories to give facial features or body parts.
Each one will stick to each other so you get to make as many great designs and creatures as you want. There is no water needed, no glue, and no mess. They are just air filled balls that are not balloons or bubbles. Inflate them, create magical worlds, and enjoy many different themed packs.
Moose Toys, the manufacturer of the Oonies sets is a reputable Australian company that issues the voluntary customer recalls when things go wrong, issuing replacements each time. However, there is nothing so far wrong with Oonies, but it is still comforting to know that the company takes responsibility for when things do not work out as planned.
In fact, Moose Toys works with the U. S Consumer Products Safety Commission in addition to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in addition to other relevant authorities when it comes to safety.
Moose toys has been selling toys in over 80 countries trying to make children happy with their innovation, quality, and design. Offices are located throughout London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and China. Award winning, this company is known for the development, design, and distribution of toys for kids of all ages. Working from end to end, Moose toys made this product at each step so that kids could be reached in an impactful and fun way with the newest toy.
Moose uses a “Wow” way for the set and all its other toys. With a culture of fun and dynamic practices, Moose fosters great benefits, recognition, and a casual environment. Stressing health and well-being they ensure all of their employees live healthy, stress free lives by doing yoga and going to “moose talks” to better learn about kids toys. Such learning has enabled the company to create unique toys like this set that expound upon the developmental needs of kids. Through team collaboration, excellence, imagination, innovation, and integrity they have fostered great ideas.
- Replacement Packs
The one downside here is that the advertisement shows that you are only limited by your imagination, that kids can make as many shapes and items as they want. While this is true, what they show are items with different hands, arms, legs, tails, fins, and other pieces. These pieces are not made from the same content and are actually separate. Included in the package, there are still limited amounts of them which means children playing with Oonies are limited in terms of the number of accessories they have at their disposal.
- Reusable or Not
Once you have created your worlds, there is no information from Moose Toys, the parent company overseeing the production of Oonies, or the website itself as to whether they are reusable. As such, chances are each of the pallets are one time only play and you might not get the chance to use them again to make something different. Be advised that this can be rather costly in the end.
- Five or Older
This set is meant for children ages five and older. With so many small parts, there are many choking hazards present.
- Tactile Learning
Children learn better through touch, because they are learning through their tactile system. When children play with Oonies and enjoy tactile engagement they are more likely to learn especially compared to open instruction in classrooms. Touch senses actually develop in utero at 16 weeks and only continue to develop as children get older. Tactile senses never turn off or take breaks and remain there long after other senses fail with age. This tactile learning is essential for growth in children, for their emotional development, social development, physical abilities, cognitive and language skills.
Playing with their hands enhances problem solving, recovery speeds, language processing, and more. Children can enjoy lower stress levels, less cardiovascular disease in adulthood, decreased pain, and better physical growth.
Many children learn through tactile experiences especially when they are young. Children trying to learn with visual or auditory systems will typically thrive more when they use tactile systems. Moreover, children who enjoy touching and tactile learning will typically develop the lower areas of their brain first, improving building, drawing, and moving skills.
- Sensory Development
Playing with blown up balls of air like this brings forth the same benefits as playing with any ball, balloon, clay, or other tactile element. Children learn sensory development through the texture and feel of the Oonies balls. They can then express the things they are sensing. As children poke, roll, twist, and shape the balls, they can visually inspect the surface and color, smell it, or laugh at the sounds made. Such an environment gives kids the chance to take home a great finished product.
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