I love unique toys for kids.  I love classic ones too like blocks, balls or musical instruments, but I also love seeing some of the unique and creative toys as well.  Especially if they incorporate music and movement, my child is usually very interested.

Bright Starts has created an array of baby products and toys that guarantee a good time for babies AND their parents.  The Having A Ball Count 'n Roll Buggie is the newest to the Having A Ball Collection and is a fun way to reinforce those 1-2-3 counting lessons as well as keep your child entertained long enough for to get a few things done or to enjoy some interactive time with them.


Your little one will love playing with this Count 'n' Roll Buggie from Bright Starts. Drop balls into this cute bug; watch as it rolls and bobbles around. The bug counts balls as they are loaded and sings fun counting songs. The balls spin around inside see-thru wings while the melodies play. When the bug hits an obstacle, it turns and keeps going; the wings open and the balls pop out.

My 15 month old son Cameron had fun chasing around the bug in our kitchen.  Sometimes he would stop to dance a little to the music, but I could also watch him learning as he studied the movements of the bug and tried to put the balls into the bug before time ran out and the bug started rolling again. This is a perfect fun and learning toy for his age and developmental stage.    






Something I appreciated about this toddler toy is that it seems durable.  I watched as my son pulled on the see-thru wings and a few times picked up the bug and threw it down onto the hard kitchen floor.  So far there have been no cracks or damage to the toy, which is important because it's no fun to get a new toy only to have it break soon after.   

In order to keep my son's interest in the toy (and to keep track of the three small balls) I keep it up on a shelf and then bring it out for only fifteen minutes at a time.  That's my strategy for keeping him feeling like he's always got a new best toy, not just old ones.    

I filmed a short video of my son playing with the Count 'n Roll Buggie that shows this toy in action:



If I could make any changes to the toy, the one thing would be that I would include three adjustable time settings like Easy, Medium, Difficult so that the amount of time before the bug starts rolling again could be changed as my child's skills and speed improve.  However, my son still seemed to enjoy the toy.

Overall, I was very happy with the value and entertainment this toy provided.  


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**This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Bright Starts. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.



34 comments
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    I would like to have the "Clack and Slide" activity ball.

  3. Janet W. April 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM  

    I'd like to have the Having a Ball™ Get Rollin' Jet Popper™.

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  5. aperry April 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM  

    I like the bounce & spring door jumper

  6. Andrea April 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM  

    I like the Play to Learn Pond Pal™!

  7. Colleen M April 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM  

    I also like their Safari Sounds Musical Learning Table.

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    The Having A Ball Alphabet Poptop looks really fun for a small child.

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  11. tanya904 April 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM  

    I like the Drop and Giggle
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  12. KJ Skib April 13, 2013 at 8:31 PM  

    I want the Click and Giggle Remote because my little gal always steals our remote!

  13. Rochel S April 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM  

    Love the Pretty in Pink™ Get Movin' Music Player™

  14. Jennifer T. April 13, 2013 at 11:38 PM  

    I'd love to have the Safari Sounds Musical Learning Table.
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  15. frencheire April 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM  

    The Having a Ball Connect-A-Pals look so cute!

  16. mrsshukra April 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM  


    Doodle Bugs Around We Go!™ Activity Station is cute!

  17. jakiesmom April 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM  

    having a ball jet rolling popper

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    I also like the Having a Ball™ Get Rollin' Jet Popper™

  19. Heather McDougle April 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM  

    The Having a Ball™ Connect-A-Pals Firehouse™ looks really cute.

  20. delaney's mom April 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM  

    i like the sunnyside safari portable swing

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    I like the Having a Ball Connect-A-Pals Firehouse

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  27. polly April 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM  

    love their clack and slide activity ball

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    Connect a pals look cool.

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    I like the Bugaboo Phone Friend

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