By Carrom Company

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2012

Balance Board

Kids have seen everything these days. Surprising them with the coolest new thing is a tall order. Behold the good ol' balance board, but with modern engineering. Stand, sit or kneel on the board, maintaining your balance by rocking back and forth and side to side. Kids will love the challenge of trying to stay balanced; it's harder than it looks! They won't even realize they're getting great exercise, strengthening their core, and building their balance and coordination. Take this board outside, keep it inside, jump on for a moment or take your sweet time (and work up a good sweat!). This is a versatile gift that the whole family and the whole neighborhood will want to use. (Carrom, $44.99)