As a parent of young children you learn to tolerate a lot of noisy, plastic toys. From the moment they’re toddling about they begin to amass various musical shape sorters and melodic vehicles that all have their own noises. Before long, all these noises begin to form a background ambience to pretty much everything else that happens in the home. As the kids get older, the toys become quieter (or bleepier) and the noisy toys become refined down to one main genre; the crazy mechanical kids game.
Giggle Wiggle is a fun, noisy kids game from John Adams (the people who brought us the Sands Alive Glow) and it has become an immediate hit in our house with all the children, irrespective of ages. The aim of Giggle Wiggle is to try and balance balls of your own colour on the hands of a gyrating caterpillar. As he wiggles around and hands are darting everywhere it becomes incredibly tricky to land the balls on the little caterpillar gloves. Just as you think you have a handle on it, he spins around!
We loved the fact that this was an activity that all the adults and kids could enjoy together and it was easier than we imagined to stop the tiny balls from pinging off the table. Smaller players may be better suited to the outermost hands as they will be less likely to be knocked aside by bigger hands as everyone tries to get their balls onto the caterpillar. We try to make sure no-one is at a particular disadvantage but once that salsa music starts it’s every man for himself!
We’re big fans of Giggle Wiggle (not just because we’ve lost a lot of the balls out of Hungry Hippos) and it’s become one of our go-to activities for a rainy Sunday. Something we’ve had a lot of recently.
Giggle Wiggle is available from Amazon.co.uk.
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