When my preschooler was a toddler he was fascinated with baseball fields. All he wanted to do during park days was run out onto the field and pretend he was playing. Now that he is older, he still wants to play baseball. This morning he woke up, dressed himself, and began waking up his dad and big brother to go outside to play with him. If you don’t know, my little guy has SPD and will NOT wear clothes. It can take upwards of two hours to get him ready to leave the house because he will put clothes on and take them back off screaming.
This morning’s event was sparked by his successful first “home run” last night after dinner. My big guys had to jump the privacy fence into our neighbors yard to find his Trick Pitch Ball from Backyard Sports. While they were on the other side my Little Guy came running over screaming “I HIT MY FIRST HOME RUN! I KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE FIELD!” His excitement was mommy happy-cry worthy.
The bat he made his first home run on is from Backyard Sports and is called the Sonic Boom Bat. This is a great bat for little ones to get excited about baseball with because of the bulky barrel. Also, the barrel is hallow and has an “Oversized Sonic Boom chamber” to make a loud noise when the ball is hit. The noise level depends on how hard the hit is. For us, it is just enough to let him know that he made contact but not too loud to scare nearby children or result in neighbor complaints.
When my Little Guy isn’t outside playing baseball, he is inside playing the new Backyard Sports mobile game. After opening our Backyard Sports packages, we found instructions for downloading the game include. Each product contains two codes. The first code is to unlock the product in the game and the second code is to confirm. One code will be found sticking onto the product iteself and the second code is etched/designed directly on the toy. They call this setup “mobile game-enabled sports accessories”.
Backyard Sports encourages kids to get up and active for the love of sport with their new mobile game-enabled sports accessories. Featuring professional athletes as kids, hit or dunk in real life to receive boosts and powerups on the new mobile platform! With sports being an integral part of childhood, Backyard Sports brings the action off screen and into real life allowing kids to play with the kid versions of their favorite all-stars.
Additionally, Backyard Sports Basketball and Backyard Sports Baseball feature sports equipment infused with Action Track Technology perfect for active play and to inspire kids to become the next wave of superstar athletes. For our Sonic Boom Bat, that means we are able to swing the bat to get codes and scan the codes to unlock video game power-ups in the free Backyard Sports Baseball 2015 mobile game!
Another bat we received to try was the Triple Threat Bat. Bats Finder states that when choosing a bat for a child, you might go by age; many bat size charts include the most popular lengths by age. This bat has three size with different textures to perform three different hit techniques. Two sides have a firm raised plastic design on them and the third has a very soft/plush raised design. My older son only knows one way to hit – hard. This bat is a great way to teach various hitting techniques in a visual way. It took him a little while to get the hang of it but I like the results.
Triple Threat Bat: Be a TRIPLE THREAT!! The only three-sided bat that allows players to hit three different ways. This unique three-sided bat design has energy rings for towering home runs, power ridges for hard line drives and force-absorbing foam for surprise bunts! Unlock the bat digitally to take your digital batting experience to triple the level!
Backyard Sports Basketball!!!
Backyard Sports has a new basketball hoop that can be used indoor or outdoor. The motorized rim makes playing more challenging. My youngest one likes to see how fast he can get the ball into the hoop while the hoop is big. He gets a great big giggle when it sizes smaller before he can get the ball in.
Mega Morph Super Hoop: Get ready for MEGA fun with the only basketball hoop that has a motorized rim that actually changes sizes while you play! This interactive hoop has real game announcer and sound effects to put you in the action…and an electronic scoreboard and shot clock and test your skills! The Mega Morph Super Hoop is also infused with Action Track® technology to power up your players in the digital game for coast to coast fast break fun.
Just like the Backyard Sports Baseball, the Mega Morph Super Hoop has codes that can be scanned for play on your mobile game.
What Does Mom Think?
I like that the mobile game encourages active play as well. The more swings on the bat or buckets on the hoop that are made more codes are unlocked. The kids can scan the codes to unlock video game power-ups on the mobile game during indoor play.
Both of my boys are having a great time playing with the Backyard Sports products we received. My husband and I love seeing the happy looks on their faces when they master a new technique, hit another home run, or make a basket in the hoop that was smaller than expected.
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