• Kristen Moore

Encouraging Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is essential for several aspects of child development. Being outside and engaging with nature helps develop gross motor skills, safe risk taking and a love for physical activity and nature. Purposeful outdoor toys can serve as tools for help children spend more time outside and engage in meaningful play with nature. Below are a few ideas for toys that you can use this spring and summer with your child in the great outdoors!

Inflatable Infant Play Mat

This toy is perfect for littles just learning to sit up! They get a little support and can still splash and play independently.

Infant & Toddler Swing

Attach to a tree or deck post and allow your little one to enjoy the breeze!

Pop & Jump Activity Center

This is the perfect set up for any outdoor spot. It easily folds and can be used on the go!

Bubble Machine

Bubbles are a wonderful sensory experience for infants. This machine does all the work while you play with your baby!

Splash Pad

Water play is one of the best outdoor activities to keep littles engaged! They will love splashing, running and playing in the water!

Gardening Tool Set

All of these tools can promote littles to engage with nature. Whether they are scooping rocks or digging in the dirt, they are learning as they explore.

Water & Sand Table

Use this sensory table indoors or outdoors, year-round! Its the perfect set up for water, sand and other sensory materials.

Bubble Mower

Have you met a toddler that doesn't love to push a toy & chase bubbles? This one is a guaranteed win!

Stepping Stones

Encourage kids to be creative and make their own games with these stones!

Outdoor Playhouse

Imaginative play & outdoor play all wrapped up together with this fun playhouse!

Rocket Launcher

Kids will be running after this rocket to launch it over and over again!

Outdoor Exploration Kit

This kit provides your kids with different tools to explore nature and the environment.

What toys do you use to encourage outdoor play? Be sure to check out my post on local outdoor events in the Nashville area!


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