Occupying your child in a productive and entertaining way is one of the most challenging tasks for a parent. Outdoor toys ensure that your child gets the fresh air and sunshine he needs while exercising his body and mind in creative pursuits.
Till your child reaches adolescence he will demand your attention and company in his recreational activities. While it is healthy and advisable to join him in his games it is also necessary that he mingle with kids his own age as well as learn to play independently. Outdoor toys present an opportunity for children to work on their physical, mental and social skills.
Range of Outdoor Toys Available in the Market:
* Swings - Ensure that the Childrens swings come with all the safety features. Swings come in different shapes and colors; they may be wooden or plastic.
* Slides and seesaws - Slides differ in steepness, color and shape. They may be straight or winding. Children love experimenting with heights; they also enjoy partnering with their friends on seesaws.
* Trampolines - What better way to exercise those leg and face muscles than an enjoyable bounce on the trampolines! They test your sense of balance and flexibility and are perfect ice-breakers. A great way to make new friends!
* Climbing frames - This tests your child's acrobatic skills. There is a sense of adventure and excitement as kids scale the frames and overcome obstacles.
* Playhouses - The allure of toys is that they are made to the size of the little fellows. Playhouses give children a feeling of belonging to something custom made for them. They also let loose the imagination and help children in their story-telling skills.
* Sand pits - Children love to get down and dirty while parents would like to ensure that the sand is free from harmful substances. A sand pit addresses both sides by offering a personal place to play for the kids that can be monitored by the parents.
* Winter Toys - Winter is a particularly difficult time of year to fill your child's time and mind. Luckily there are softboards and airboards to entertain your child in the snowy paths.
* Other accessories - Picnic tables, monkey bars, and ring trapeze, rope ladder, climbing ropes, steering wheel, phones, tubes and the like are available to excite the imagination of your child.
What To Look For In Outdoor Toys:
* They are available for children in the age group of 3 - 12 years.
* They may be bought in various colors and designs.
* They come with many appurtenances and peripherals that add to the fun and range of games that may be played.
* You can choose a size that suits both your child's age as well as your yard size.
* Ensure that the assembly is done strictly according to the manuals.
* Remember that adult supervision is mandatory.