Review of 3 “Having a Ball” Toys by Bright Starts

I have always been a fan of Bright Starts and have owned many of their products over the years. Now that my children are older, we have not bought any new Bright Starts toys in a few years and we have been missing out! Recently I had the opportunity to review 3 of the “Having a Ball Collection” toys from Bright Starts. The collection is for children 6-36 months. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is enjoying the toys but funny enough, my 5 and 7 year olds have been having a ball with them too!

jungle fun

The Jungle Fun Ball Climber is an interactive toy in which balls climb up and tree and around a tree trunk then roll across the tree top, falls and hits a platform then pops into a hippo’s mouth. Your baby will love taking the balls and placing in the tree trunk and with the press of a lighted button, the trunk will move the ball up. The lights, melodies and animal sounds will keep little ones engaged. This toy includes 4 different colored balls and 4 AA batteries.


The Hide ‘n Spin Monkey is educational as well as an entertaining. There are so many fun components to this toy that your baby will be happy with all the different parts. By far, this is a favorite with my kids because of all the different things that the monkey can do.

  • Silly monkey sounds, melodies and lights
  • Light up buttons introduce baby to shapes and counting
  • 2 ways to play: sit or stand
  • Drop balls into the barrel, press nose and the monkey hides
  • Drop balls into the hat, and the monkey counts and peeks out
  • Leaf gates control ball-chasing fun
  • Balls spin and roll
  • Includes 4 AA batteries
  • Includes 5 balls


The 3-in-1 Step ‘n Ride Lion™ is great because it is a sit and play toy for non-walkers, a walker toy for early walkers and a ride on toy for any sitter. Feed balls into the lion’s mouth and press the lion’s nose to watch the balls spin around the mane then lift the door on the belly to release the balls. The lion also plays melodies and sounds. This is a great grow-with-me toy that will entertain from a young age to toddler-hood.

All 3 of the toys in the “Having a Ball Collection” are super fun, entertaining and educational. They even help with motor skills so are great for all little ones.