Five or six years ago my Mom bought 2 Bilibos for my classroom. They are the kind of toy she loved to buy for my children when they were little - a simple toy that inspires creativity and movement. Today I took pictures of the many things the kids were doing with our Bilibos (we have 2 more in our room this month thanks to our toy sharing).
|They can be a tricky balance beam.|
|The kids also love to just balance on one (and be taller).|
|They can hold a dog (or doll) when you are reading to it.|
|They can be used for "scootching" across the floor |
(or for scootching races:)
|They make a cool mask.|
|They can be use for collecting cars.|
|They can show how centrical force works if you spin them when they are filled with cars.|
Sometimes the cars even go flying out which is extra cool!
|They can also be used to spin kids...this is probably how they are most frequently used.|
The Bilibo is relatively expensive - almost $30 a piece. However, they are virtually indestructible and have provided hours of fun the kids in my class each year. I also like them because I think of my Mom whenever I see the kids enjoying the Bilibos.