Outdoor Toys For Children

by Tested_to_Destruction

It's always fun to play outdoors: it offers more space, freedom and game-play. Happily there are lots of outdoor toys that promote outdoor play time.

Outdoor games are not just for fun and entertainment. They promote your child’s physical growth and development, and they foster social skills too, as children mingle and play with their friends. During play time, kids learn the essence of teamwork, friendship and sports.

That said it's natural for parents to worry whenever their child is out of sight. But ... kids need outdoor games and the company of their peers as well. To ease your worry, you can encourage their games in your backyard, right where you can see them.

Instead of your child going over to his friend’s place, encourage your child and his playmates to play at your home. That includes providing them with a variety of outdoor toys for children and enough space for them to play. This way you won't have to worry where your child is, and you can supervise their games and the toys they are playing with at the same time.

Little Tikes Mudpie Kitchen

Once your baby starts to reach toddler-hood they'll want to start venturing outdoors all the time.  The Mudpie Kitchen is a great outdoor toy, one that looks like a real mini-kitchen, with a real working faucet, which works in conjunction with a spacious reservoir. Mom or Dad should fill the reservoir, to avoid introducing mud into it. (Think ahead to what may need cleaning afterwards.)

In addition to the real faucet, it also features a mixer that works like Mommy's, with a handle that turns easily -- perfect for younger toddlers. Expect your kids to get messy, with plenty of giggles and lots of fun during their play. Kids just love this!

Little Tikes Mudpie Kitchen

Pretend Play by Little TikesGet up and pretend! Play pretend with our selection of role playing toy kitchens, wooden kitchen, kitchen toys, shopping carts, and workshops. Make a...

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Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

Children love playing with water, especially when it's hot in the middle of summer. Consider purchasing a water table if you are planning to buy an outdoor toy for kids. This Step 2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table has a wide funnel receptacle which allows water to flow down through the water wheel to the harbor. It's cute to see your toddlers play with this -- a picture perfect scene.

Compared with other water pools, this one is an actual table, and that prevents your kids from sitting on the floor. They can play with this standing, which keeps them away from dirt and mud. It is also lightweight for adults to carry, but sturdy enough for toddlers to lean on. For added fun, introduce some bubble soap in it, and watch the real fun begin!

Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

The falling water action from this Waterwheel Play Table encourages creative exploration with cause and effect learning. This imaginative water play center encourages hours of o...

Only $27.92

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Toysmith Kid's Big Tool Set

The Toysmith Kid's Big Tool Set is a set of real, child-sized working tools, rather than a toy, and children will love to use them to work alongside Mom or Dad. When they have their own smaller and safer tools to use for gardening, you won't have to worry that they will use Daddy's garden tools. These child-sized tools have wooden handles, yet they're still very light-weight. They are the perfect gardening tools for 3 years old and up.

Parents will love to have their young ones helping with the garden chores; this set provides the implements they need for their fun play while actually being productive. For the child, raking the leaves and digging dirt is more fun with Toysmith tools than with flimsy plastic imitation tools. Nice little set and reasonably priced too.

Toysmith Kid's Big Tool Set # 2299

This Kids Garden Tool Set allows children to "dig" right in.

Only $29.99

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Are you looking for somewhere to keep your baby in place while you're doing chores? This Jump-o-Lene provides a safe haven where your baby can sit or jump around. It can hold 140 lbs of weight--that's several children! It has an 82-inch jumping surface, roomy enough for little babies to crawl around. Babies are safely tucked inside playing with their balls and other toys, while toddlers can jump around in it for hours. Older children will spend the whole day sleeping, sitting, and even reading books inside it. It's so much fun!

This could be an outdoor toy during the summer or you could bring it indoors for the kids to play in during the winter. It's a convenient and fun  way to corral your crawling baby or active toddler.

80" x 27" Jump-o-Lene

Intex Recreation Cor 8946XXXX Jump-O-Lene (EA)

Only $268.81

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Updated: 10/05/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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