This customizable and interactive toy puts a new spin on a classic game of ring toss. Twiggle Toss includes a rocking base, Y-shaped twig, rings and bean bags which allows children to customize game for many levels of play. As a tossing game—choosing either the rings or bean bags—Twiggle Toss is designed to target visual perception and hand-eye coordination.
- With rings of 3 different colors and bean bags of 4 different colors, Twiggle Toss provides ample opportunity for involving color recognition and identification into play.
- Twiggle Toss makes it easy to introduce early counting into playtime. Let children begin to count by keeping score as they toss the rings and bags.
- By recognizing the different colors and sizes of rings, children can incorporate sorting and classification into playtime.
- Get the colored bean bags into the ring of the corresponding color. The bean bag with no match counts as a wild card. Kids can call out which color ring before throwing to reinforce color identification.
- Set up a pretend play carnival! Twiggle Toss can be one of the “booths” for a carnival themed play date.
- All of the pieces can be part of a pirate’s buried treasure for a scavenger hunt. Armed with a map and/or list of clues created by kids or caregivers, children can go around the house as they try and find all of the pieces of the buried treasure.
- Twiggle Toss aids in developing hand and finger grasps as children can choose between picking up and grabbing the soft and malleable bean bags or the rigid plastic rings.
- Gross motor skills like reaching and arm extension as kids toss the rings and bean bags towards the twigs.
- Development of balance and coordination is engaged as kids steady their cores and bodies before they toss the rings and bags from varying distances.
- Twiggle Toss can be played independently or with others promoting self-awareness and social relationships.
- Turn taking during game play teaches kids about rules of the game and the patience of waiting until their next turn.
- Good sportsmanship can be honed as kids cheer on others for placing a ring or displaying appropriate excitement for getting on a ring themselves.
- Have kids say a different phrase of praise each time a ring or a bean bag are successfully thrown. For example, “Hot dog!” or “Wahoo!”
- Ribbit, ribbit! Kids will be frogs in a game of lily pad jumping. Place the different rings a short distance apart on the ground, the space between is water. The goal of the game is to get across the room by hopping and landing on the rings.
- Have the child play this game independently before interacting with peers. This will help them understand game play and give them the confidence to interact with others during a game of Twiggle Toss.