SPARKA Soft toy, football/green
How to get it
Playing with balls is fun and something the whole family can enjoy together. With a soft ball, a football game can be played anywhere indoors – regardless of season and weather.Article number703.026.45
Football or something else that’s fun? This soft and light ball is perfect when your child wants to play indoors.
Being physically active helps your child develop their motor skills and coordination, while forming a healthy habit for life.
We know our soft toys should handle many years of love. That’s why we’ve chosen comfy materials, performed rigorous washing tests and ensured that they’re free from harmful chemicals.
IKEA of Sweden
Only for indoor use.
May be completed with accessories and textiles from the SPORTSLIG series.
- 100% polyester
- 100 % polyester - hollow fibre
Machine wash, max 40°C, mild process.
Do not bleach.
Tumble drying, low temperature (max 60°C).
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
- Recommended for ages from 0 year.
Diameter: 20 cm
- SPARKAArticle number703.026.45
Length: 21 cm
Weight: 0.17 kg
Diameter: 21 cm
Pep for more movement
At Children’s IKEA, we want to inspire to an active everyday – with more room for jumping, running, fun and games. Because the fact is, studies show that physical activity both plays a big role in children’s well-being and is an investment in the future.
Maria Ekblom, Associate Professor at Swedish School of Sports and Health Sciences, researches how physical activity affects children. “We know for sure that the right amount of movement has a positive effect on children’s physical condition, muscle strength, cardiovascular health as well as blood pressure and blood sugar.”
The whole body likes to move
“Studies have shown that movement enhances the mental well-being and is positive for certain cognitive functions. Furthermore, the amount of physical activity we get as children also affects our habits and health later in life. So, what is the right amount of movement? The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that children between ages 5 and 17 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. In addition, a couple of times a week, it’s good to do more high-intensity training that increases the heart rate for a longer period of time.
Find the pulse in the everyday life
Maria has tips on how to find the time and energy for regular exercise in everyday life. “If it’s possible, walking or riding a bike to and from school is a great opportunity for everyday exercise. Just like meeting friends and playing outside in a safe environment.” Younger children often have a natural appetite for physical activity, but they might need some encouragement to get going when they get older, says Maria. “I think it’s important to give children the opportunity to do sports or other activities that are age-appropriate and match their interests. Then, if they really like what they’re doing, it’s easier to make it a good habit that lasts.”
Sure, they’re cute but are they safe? Absolutely!
You can rest assured knowing that all our children’s products live up to the highest health and safety standards. We put our toys to the test – up against the toughest in the world (much tougher than any two-year-old). All so you can worry less and they can play more.