Kids definitely need time to run and play, but they also need some quiet time now and then to wind down. For some kids reading is an pleasurable quiet activity, while others like to kick back and watch a movie. Still others like to challenge their minds by putting all of their focus and concentration into a puzzle or game. It is great to find a calm pursuit that your child has some interest in so that you can both get enjoyment out of the peace and quiet. If your kid is a game person then the Addictaball may be a great choice.
Unlike most toys these days, this one requires no power other than the mind and coordination powers of the user. The interior of the ball contains a numbered series of loops, twists, curves, and turns. It looks like a miniature extreme roller coaster.
The goal is to guide the metal ball through the numbered sections in order. There are two Addictaball sizes; the small has 100 sections and the large has 138. This looks like the kind of toy that may cut down on video game time and even give parents a run for their money.