Kids Bowling Set
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Growing up as a kid I was very into bowling and it was mostly due to many of the early experiences I had with it. Most of the sets I had were pretty basic but they got the job done. Nowadays, there are so many options out there that infants to small children can have a great bowling experience right in the safety and comfort of their home.
Infant Bowling Set
There are many adorable infant bowling sets out there now that are a great way to familiarize them with the ball and pins. These sets come in animal shapes, different colors, and great soft materials that you can rest assured that your baby will be safe.
I have a few friends that I bought the set below for and the pins end up becoming some of their favorite toys period (although they don’t even use them for bowling!). This is a great set because 1) there are different animals who make their own animal noises to learn 2) the pins are numbered to help learn numbers early on and 3) they are safe enough so you don’t have to worry about them hurting themselves (a few pin fights have definitely broken out before).
For children who are a little older with more defined motor skills there are some terrific options for kids bowling sets. Many of them are designed to come with only 6 pins although there are other full sets out there as well. The 6 pin sets can still be a ton of fun even though it’s not the full 10 but if you want a more realistic experience for your kids to prepare them for the real bowling alleys 10 pin sets are definitely the way to go. If you’re looking at a travel set you also want to note that the 6 pin sets are more manageable to bring to a park or a friends house.
This set below is exactly what you’d expect from the creator, Little Tikes. The set features 6 pins that are built to last. They stand up well on concrete, carpet and hard wood floors and are a ton of fun. They make a great noise when you knock them over just like a set of 10 pins would on the alley. This set is a ton of fun and great way to start off bowling with your kids. Even as an adult I’ve found myself entertained while playing with this set and it’s well worth the money.
Serious Beginning Bowling
Now these are the types of sets that I definitely never had any exposure to as a kid. These always have 10 pins that feel sturdy along with an equal caliber ball to go along with it. The best one I found hands down was by Rhino Skin. This set is composed of 10 very realistically shaped pins all padded with foam for safety as well as a foam padded 1.5lb ball. The ball is a great weight to give the kids an understanding of how the pins react to being hit from different angles. As a bowler now, this is definitely a set that allows you to learn the basics of bowling, ball handling and of course proper form. To boot they even have different finger inserts to adjust for comfort!
My Favorite Bowling Set (as a kid)
Last but not least here is the best kids bowling set I ever had as a kid (before Rhino Skin had their set). The 10 pins aren’t quite as sturdy and there isn’t much to the set but as a basic introduction you can have a ton of fun with it. You need to have a pretty flat surface to make sure the pins fall correctly and especially for the ball to roll best. One great feature is that it comes with two balls so you can have a whole frame before having to grab the balls again. This is best for older kids as the plastic on the ball could hurt if it were to accidentally hit a kid in the face (yes, ok that happened to me).
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