Monkey Around with Monkey Business Sports: Review and Giveaway

With the push to keep kids healthy, most Moms I know are trying to encourage their kids to get out from in front of the TV and head out to play.  Back in the “olden days” when I was little, we would head out the door after breakfast and not come back in until dinnertime.  Sadly, those days are a memory for some kids as they are spending more and more time indoors playing video games or watching TV.  I have found that the more alternatives I give my kids for outdoor play, the better.  I was recently asked to review the E-Z Bat from Monkey Business Sports and jumped at the chance.

Who is Monkey Business Sports?  From the website:  “At Monkey Business Sports™, we build every toy with the simple goal of providing real fun for real kids. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of innovation to bring you toys that stand up in quality, stand out in style and push the limits of high performance action!

Because my son has been playing Recreational baseball for a few years now, I elected my favorite three year old guinea pig, Rhett, to check out the E-Z Bat. Rhett’s two older brothers play baseball and it’s only a matter of time before he is ready for the real thing.  The E-Z Bat is perfect for little guys just learning how to use their coordination to swing the bat.  The bat is made with specially created E-Z Balls that fit over the bat.  When the child swings, the balls fly off, creating a “Home Run” effect every time!  Kellee  (Rhett’s mom) reported that he was able to handle the E-Z Bat well and realized quickly the harder he swung, the further the E-Z Balls would fly!  This automatically reinforces proper technique.  Kellee also liked how the foam construction of the bat and balls means he won’t injure himself while fine-tuning his batting average.  When Rhett gets a little more coordinated, the E-Z Balls can also be pitched and hit.

Future Babe Ruth?

Monkey Business Sports has some unique gift ideas for those of you looking to do some early Holiday shopping.  After checking out the website, my son has added the Bungee Jumper to his list.  Weather too nasty to get outdoors?  Check out the variety of Table Top Sports that Monkey Business has!


Does your Monkey need something from Monkey Business Sports?  One of our lucky readers can win one of the following:   E-Z Bat, FoamStrike SwitchBlade or the FoamStrike Pocket Shot.

How to Enter:

1. Visit Monkey Business Sports and tell me which toy your child would select!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Monkey Business Sports (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Monkey Business Sports on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 25th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Monkey Business Sports for supplying the product for review.


  1. My son would probably choose the Stomp Walkers.

  2. Nicole C. says:

    Mine would choose the FoamStrike Pocket Shot.

  3. my son would choose the ez bat but i really like the compound bow

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  5. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Spider Balls are so cute.

  6. My son would choose the E-Z Bat.

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  8. wendy mcbride says:

    my child would choose the compound bow!

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  9. Kim Lessey says:

    My kids would love the spider balls.

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    I also now subscribe to your blog, did I have to mention that? :0)

  11. lulumsu33 says:

    I would choose the EZ bat

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  19. I think my little one would choose the FoamStrike Pocket Shot.

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  21. Karen Gonyea says:

    Love the concept 🙂

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    Foam Strike Pocket Shot

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  33. my daughter would also love the rocket!

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  36. Michelle S says:

    I think my son would pick the FoamStrike SwitchBlade. Looks like fun.

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    I am an email subscriber.

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  41. looks fun

  42. fancygrlnancy says:

    We would pick the ez bat

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  48. The FoamStrike SwitchBlade would be the choice.

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  59. our nephew would probably enjoy the foamstrike pocket shot

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    Pick me please 🙂

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  84. he would pick the FoamStrike Pocket Shot.

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  88. we would pick the SkyRocket

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    Great Prize 🙂

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  120. I like the FoamStrike Sharp shooter with Camo Finish

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    Love it – pick me please 🙂

  128. Tammy Darling says:

    My son would choose the FoamStrike PocketShot!

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    My son would love the FoamStrike Pocket Shot

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  141. Karen Gonyea says:

    Another entry for me please 🙂


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  143. Summermouse says:

    The E-Z Bat is cool! The bow and foam arrows are cool too!

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  145. My grandson would love to have the E-Z Bat!

  146. I’d love the E-Z Bat

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  154. E-Z Bat.

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  156. tina reynolds says:

    I think my son would love the FoamStrike Pocket Shot thanks for the chance to win

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