A few weeks ago we were sent a balance board. I didn’t really know what to expect: creator, Anta from KateHaa Kids, told me that they have two sizes of balance boards and they are made for kids and adults to rock and play comfortably, from 0 yrs to 99 yrs! I was intrigued and she sent me their large balance board so that the whole family could give it a try…
Well what can I say… this balance board has been a big hit in the house for every family member, including our new puppy who has taken to sleeping on it during the day and friends who visit too! Anta says that it is suitable for all ages and we agree! Although we haven’t tried it out with anyone in their 90s yet, my nan is visiting later this month (she is 97 so we will see what she thinks of it and report back).
When it arrived, I was surprised by the quality, it is beautifully made, sturdy, smooth and doesn’t look out of place when left in the front room. Which is generally where it lives other than the odd visit to the garden.
When we have friends around everyone asks what it is and has a bit of a go, the kids seem to gravitate to it, messing about with it all the time. They have used it as a balance board, part of an agility course, relaxing chair, computer chair, board to bounce a ball against and play catch, front row seat at Wimbledon, road for toy cars, hill for toy horses and so much more.
Not only are they eco-friendly but they are a household item for life, with many uses, I often use it as a step to reach high places too. All in all, if you are looking for something beautifully made to sit in the house and be randomly used by all then get a balance board! That probably sounds strange, why would you want a random item in your home, but it’s just one of those things that works!
24cm / 9.5inchs high
Length 105 cm
Large balance boards start from around £64.96 depending on the finish – we were sent the large balance board with white oak veneer finish. Details which can be found in Anta’s Etsy shop.
Anta not only offers balance boards but a Waldorf Rocker perfect for rocking or climbing and the fabulous Build and Play Montessori wooden playhouse set. This is an amazing eco-friendly building block wooden toy for toddlers, and we don’t mean your usual building blocks either, these are huge and children can build a climbing frame/play house size structure and then can pack it away to store. The same concept is used for their wooden transit, the track packs away flat too. Sometimes half the fun is the journey and building these wonderful toys certainly will inspire creativity for your little ones.
Anta and Janis are the brains behind KateHaa, parents to their daughter Kate and son Haa they are passionate about creating and building toys for children that inspire creativity and fun. Each product is handmade using only the highest quality wood and materials that are baby safe, non-toxic and ecological. They are happy to make special custom orders too.
We have teamed up with KateHaa and are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a balance board for their family. Just head over to the Holiday Tots Instagram page for details. Good luck! (from Friday 19th July)