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!
This toy is perfect for littles just learning to sit up! They get a little support and can still splash and play independently.
Attach to a tree or deck post and allow your little one to enjoy the breeze!
This is the perfect set up for any outdoor spot. It easily folds and can be used on the go!
Bubbles are a wonderful sensory experience for infants. This machine does all the work while you play with your baby!
Water play is one of the best outdoor activities to keep littles engaged! They will love splashing, running and playing in the water!
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.
Use this sensory table indoors or outdoors, year-round! Its the perfect set up for water, sand and other sensory materials.
Have you met a toddler that doesn't love to push a toy & chase bubbles? This one is a guaranteed win!
Encourage kids to be creative and make their own games with these stones!
Imaginative play & outdoor play all wrapped up together with this fun playhouse!
Kids will be running after this rocket to launch it over and over again!
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!