Early Years Resources stocks a fantastic range of soft playground balls to choose from. Use these playground balls to setup a game of dodgeball or basketball or fill up a ball pit for your children to explore! Our play balls are suitable for use at-home use, in primary schools, nurseries, daycare centres, after-school clubs or playgroups. They can also be used for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Our range of playground balls includes mini and large lightweight foam balls made from either plastic or rubber. These playground balls are easy for children to catch, throw and kick around. Our small play balls are available in foam, plastic and rubber materials. All of the playgrounds we have available come in an endless number of colours including rainbow, green, yellow, red, blue and more!
Some of the major benefits of including soft balls in your playground setting are that it helps to further children’s physical development, encourage communication between children, can provide children with emotional benefits, can encourage active play and is great for children to learn through play.
Our range of playground balls includes….
Our softballs are perfect for great for younger children as they are more delicate on their skin, and overall pose a lower injury risk for them. The soft and squishy nature of softballs is also great for furthering children’s sensory development and motor skill development as they grasp, squeeze and roll the balls. These types of balls are also better suited for indoor play as they are less likely to break windows when thrown around. Our range of softballs includes soft foam balls, foam playground balls, plastic balls and mini softballs.
Our sports balls are great for encouraging children to engage in sports like football, basketball, volleyball and other team sports. This provides children with an opportunity to socialise and communicate with other children. As children play sports games with these balls, they develop sports-specific skills and develop their confidence by achieving goals and winning games. Our range of sports balls includes basketballs, dodgeballs, rugby balls, cricket balls, tennis balls, hockey balls and rounders balls.
Our range of colourful balls is perfect for incorporating an element of sensory play into ball play. Bright-coloured balls can stimulate children’s senses and assist in colour recognition. These types of balls are also great for counting and sorting activities and for filling ball pits with colourful softballs for children to play with. Our range of colourful balls includes soft foam balls with all the colours of the rainbow, multicoloured ball packs, colourful tennis balls, plastic ball pit balls and much more!
Playground balls are inflatable rubber balls which are around 5,6 or 7 inches in diameter. These balls are suitable for a variety of games and activities making them an essential piece of PE equipment. Some common games played with playground balls include four square, dodgeball and kickball.
The best-sized playground ball will depend on its intended use, the age group of children using it, as well as your own personal preferences.
However, a general rule to follow is that for children above the age of 3, go for a playground ball between 8.5 to 9 inches. For children below the age of 3, a playground ball at or under 8.5 inches would be better for them.