New HABA Website & My First Ball Track Review & Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Saturday, August 25, 2012

Over the years I have learned that my kids gravitate toward toys similar to the ones I grew up playing with. Lights and sounds on toys are fun for a while, but it's the simple, non-battery operated products that really bring out their creativity and provide the opportunity for open ended play. I keep any eye out for toys like this, and know that I can always count on HABA!

Found nationwide in over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores, catalogs and websites, HABA products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents' Choice, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, Dr. Toy and The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. They are a name parents know and that provides both fun and education for children of all ages.

As many of you know, we are a huge fan of HABA toys. We've owned several over the years and appreciate the high quality toys they offer. They are classic and timeless, something I know my kids will be able to play with for many years to come. That's why I was excited to learn about the launch of a new consumer commerce and information site at! This is a place to find a great selection of HABA toys and information.

In visiting the site, I found it to be colorful and simple to use. With convenient tabs at the top of the page I was able to search through their more than 1,000 items and find the ones that suit my children's ages and interests best. With prices ranging from a $2.70 wooden play food baguette to a $349.99 Rose Fairy Play Tent, there's something for everyone! I love "window shopping" online, and make many of my purchases this way as well, so I appreciate that their site is so user-friendly. Love it!

I was excited to learn that we were going to have the opportunity to review one of their brand new, fresh-in-from-Germany toys which can also be found on the new website! We were sent the My First Ball Track.
  • Recommended for ages 18 months+
  • Easy construction
  • Contains 1 ramp, 6 curves, 8 colored connecting blocks, 1 bell, 1 regular ball and 1 special effect ball
  • Can be complemented with any of the HABA ball track sets as child grows 
When the My First Ball Track arrived, my almost 3 year old son was very excited to try it out. I have to admit, so was I! After all, when it comes to open-ended play...even adults have fun because the sky is the limit as far as how it can be put together and used.
Pulling everything out of the box, I was happy to find the great quality I love about HABA! Each piece is durable and something I know will last a long time. There's also a lot of color which is fun for kids too!
We started out with the ramps, curves and connecting blocks and began putting our ball track together. It couldn't have been easier to figure out how, thanks to the pivots on the colorful connecting blocks which easily lock into place on the bottom of the ball track pieces. Kaden and Kaelyn both enjoyed helping and soon, I was sitting back watching.
If I could, I'd sit all day and watch my kids play. I absolutely love seeing their imaginations and creativity at work. I found that to be true of this toy. It was neat to see them working together talking about how they could put it together so that the ball would roll better. They tried several different ways, and finally found one that worked. When they rolled the balls down the track, it went all the way to the bell which resulted in pure excitement and a sense of pride and accomplishment!

One of the kids (if not both) always get this toy out on a daily basis. It may be simple, but because it allows for open-ended play they never seem to get bored. They love the challenge of putting it together and then moving their ball along the track.
Seeing how much of a hit it is with both my 4 year old and 2 year old, I was thrilled to learn that it can be used with any of the other HABA ball track sets. This is perfect for kids as they grow. I now have a great idea for Christmas this year!

If you're looking for high quality toys that will provide hours of fun and educational value, I would recommend checking out HABA's new website at!

Buy It: You can purchase the My First Ball Track at for $69.99.

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win a My First Ball Track of their own! To enter, simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.
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This giveaway will end September 17th and is open to US Only

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided by HABA. All opinions are my own.

  1. debijackson August 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

    the wooden marble run blocks and their cute pull toys

  2. Felicia R August 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM  

    I would like to get the On the Farm Discovery Puzzle!

  3. rj7777 August 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM  

    I love this toy for my grandson. It is really neat-
    Rita Spratlen

  4. Colleen M August 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM  

    I would also like to have their Discovery Train Rolero.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  5. Colleen M August 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM  

    GFC follower name - ColleenM

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  6. aperry August 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM  

    Basic Building Blocks (Starter Set)

  7. Kimberly August 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM  

    Nele Doll

  8. B. Wilson August 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM  

    Classic duck pull toy

  9. Tj And Amy August 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM  

    i love the Mermaid Bath Tub Fun.

  10. Denise August 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM  

    Giant puzzle - Construction Site

  11. lana August 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM  

    building blocks - my son would love that

  12. michelle r August 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM  

    I like the Orchard game.

  13. Sandy VanHoey August 26, 2012 at 2:38 AM  

    I like their red moover doll pram

  14. Janet W. August 26, 2012 at 4:40 AM  

    Would love to have their Globefish Squirter with Viewing Bucket.

  15. Teresa August 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM  

    I like the Discovery Train Rolero.

  16. Sonya August 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM  

    I would love to have the Doll's Buggy!

  17. mrsshukra August 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM  

    The Haba First Blocks are delightful!

  18. Carrie Phelps August 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM  

    I would also love the Nele Doll for my granddaughter.

  19. Raising My Padawans August 26, 2012 at 6:12 PM  

    I would like to have the HABA pushing car.
    -Heather S

  20. Nikki August 26, 2012 at 9:13 PM  

    I would also like their First Counting Fun Threading Beads.

  21. Amanda August 26, 2012 at 9:15 PM  

    My little girl would also love the Click-clack Ball Track.

  22. Andrea August 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM  

    I would love the Dolls Buggy for my daughter!

  23. fancygrlnancy August 27, 2012 at 1:33 AM  

    Big Looping Track - Marble Ball Track Accessory (Nancy partin)

  24. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres August 27, 2012 at 6:09 AM  

    I'd like to gift the Animal Upon Animal Game.

  25. Courtney B August 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

    i want the haba rocking chair horse

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  26. Heather McDougle August 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM  

    i like the basketball hoop- marble ball track accessory

  27. mummytotwoboys August 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM  

    I really like the Annie doll

  28. Jus and Kat August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM  

    My daughter would LOVE the Mermaid Bath Book with Mermaid Squirter!

  29. RaettigFamily August 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

    Pirate Bath Book with Pirate Squirter

  30. jmajor4870 August 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM  

    my granddaughter wants the doll buggys

  31. wigget August 28, 2012 at 11:46 AM  

    i also like the On Duty Tack Zap Maxi Hammer Game

  32. katychick August 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM  

    i like the bucket mill set
    tcogbill at live dot com

  33. Jessica September 1, 2012 at 6:14 PM  

    My daughter would love the Flower Burst Doll Cupboard!

  34. Rochel S September 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM  

    I love the Doll Pram!

  35. Jennifer T. September 2, 2012 at 4:09 PM  

    I'd love to have the Carpenter Pixie Walker Wagon for my son.

  36. Mirm September 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

    dd would love the Annie doll.

  37. jodi lasher September 4, 2012 at 12:38 AM  

    I like the

  38. Angela September 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

    My kids would like the Bead Abacus Stacker and Sorter

  39. jflahertyia September 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM  

    The large marble ball track looks awesome too!

  40. Rachel H. September 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM  

    I like the Macy Mouse Mini Mobile
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  41. pantrygirl September 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM  

    The Little Amsterdam BLock set is adorable.

  42. skyrobinson September 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM  

    I would love to get Paulina Plush Horse.

  43. Kerry September 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM  

    My daughter would love the MOOVER Doll Pram Red

  44. Laurel September 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM  

    I like the chef stovetop set.

  45. Christine Jessamine September 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM  

    i like the Ballino Rattle

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  46. tanya904 September 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM  

    The Clara doll is really cute
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  47. ReggieMann September 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM  

    I would love to have the Geomix wooden puzzle

  48. Patty Schuler September 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM  

    Carpenter pixie wagon

  49. D + 4(A) September 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM  

    Love the Pretend Play Toys.

  50. Tylerpants September 16, 2012 at 12:18 AM  

    The Doctor's Suitcase would be great for my kids. tylerpants(at)

  51. trixx September 16, 2012 at 9:10 PM  

    I like the Sand Play Backpack set! trixpixel[at]

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