My Favorite Outdoor Toys for Toddlers

There are more choices than ever when it comes to finding fun activities or outdoor toys for toddlers. I thought it would be fun to share with you several that I remember from my own childhood.

One of my favorite outdoor toys was a huge tricycle. It was an expensive bike that was actually more suited for adults than children. It would be several years before I could ride that Christmas gift on my own. But, that giant tricycle was the talk of the neighborhood and even the adults could ride it.

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Today’s parents have more options when it comes to ride-on toys and tricycles for young children. A number of manufacturers are designing convertible trikes. The idea is that the toys can be easily reconfigured as your child grows.

Radio Flyer Scoot 2 Pedal 2-in-1 Trike
  • Radio Flyer Scoot 2 Pedal 2-in-1 Ride-On/Trike
  • Age Range: 1 to 3 years
  • Foot-to-floor ride-on converts to trike
  • Wide wheels for stability
  • Ergonomically contoured seat

Last update: 2018-09-23

Playing with sand is always fun

When I wasn’t riding my tricycle, I was building sandcastles in my sandbox. I spent hours in that box pushing the sand around with my toys. Parents today have a newer option here as well; sand tables. The children can still have all the fun of a traditional sandbox but they won’t be sitting in the sand; so much easier for end of day clean-up.

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Step2  Naturally Playful Sand Table
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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table
One of the most popular ones on the market is the Step2 Naturally Playful Sandtable. It comes with 2 shovels, 2 claw rakes and a bucket. Add a set of Sunny Patch Seaside Sand Molds from Melissa & Doug, and your child will spend hours playing with their sandbox.

Last update: 2018-12-09

What to play on the next day trip?

I think the most fun I had, as a little one, was playing with other children. We played tag, hopscotch, red light green light and games that we made up ourselves. It would have been even more fun if we had a source of game and activity ideas to supplement our imaginations.

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Great Big Book of Children's Games
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Great Big Book of Children's Games
The McGraw Hill Great Big Book of Children's Games offers over 450 indoor and outdoor games for kids ages 3-14. It has over 30 different tag and chase games and even a selection of road games to keep the entire family occupied during long car rides.

Last update: 2018-12-10

You will find that kids will almost always find something to entertain themselves. Your goal as a parent should be to encourage healthy outdoor activities that will help your child grow and develop fine motor and social skills. Get them off the couch and out into the sunshine. They’ll remember their time playing with friends and cool outdoor toys far longer than they will remember playing the latest version of Mario Brothers.

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