BazZoo Minibeast Ladybird

One of the many exciting products Eden Learning Spaces has to offer is the BazZoo Minibeast Ladybird Bean Bag, ideal for children aged up to around six-years-old. The design features a friendly, smiling face and six spots, and the bag measures 68cm in length, 20cm in height, and 45cm at its widest point. The covering is 100 per cent polyester, which is water resistant – so spillages and sticky fingers won’t be a problem.

Bean bags seldom contain beans these days, so you won’t be too shocked when I say the filling is fire retardant expanded polystyrene virgin bead – all securely bagged inside. This makes it very light and something children will be able to pick up and manoeuvre with relative ease. It doesn’t have a carry handle, though, which would have been useful. All safety regulations are met and, for extra security, it has a secondary zip.

This bean bag is deceptively tough and hard wearing; with its double stitching it looks like it could easily survive being jumped on, thrown around, kicked and dragged from pillar to post. However, it’s soft and comfortable and so is more likely to be cuddled or sat on. Price-wise it’s pretty decent at £44.95.     

Young learners will enjoy using BazZoo Minibeast Ladybird for imaginative play, treating her as a pretend friend, lounging on her back, or using her as a source of comfort. Teachers may have other ideas, though – perhaps using the bean bag in maths (counting, symmetry, and measuring), literacy (role play, nursery rhymes, and story telling) and science (minibeasts, garden wildlife and simple food chains). It’s very versatile.

Our Verdict

Full of beans

The BazZoo Minibeast Ladybird Bean Bag is part of the award-winning BazZoo Animal Bean Bag family, which includes a crocodile, a caterpillar, and a lion’s head. Suitable for indoor and outdoor learning, it’s a fun, bright and practical seat that has multiple cross-curricular uses and balances quality with affordability.

Pie Corbett