Here are Dr Amanda Gummer’s tips on how to get the best out of outdoor play:
“There are plenty of ways to have fun in the outdoors and they don’t have to cost money. From bats and balls to water play and sandpits, very often you can use things you already have at home.
“But if you’re thinking of stocking up on some new outdoor toys look for toys that provide lots of fun as well as encouraging the kids to get outdoors and be active! Games that can be played with other children encourage social development and young children learn to write much more easily if their arm muscles are developed through climbing and bigger drawings with chalk or water before being given pencils or crayons.”I can remember my summer holidays flying past in a blur of playing outside with my friends, however in today's society we are less likely to let our children out to play on their own. So we have to keep them occupied and hopefully have a little fun with them too.
Take a look at the top 10 fun in the sun toys...
1. Scramblebug – This light-weight sit and ride toy encourages an active healthy lifestyle and strengthens leg muscles.
3. Brookite Stuntmaster Kite - This high quality kite increases activity levels and coordination.
4. Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk - These chunky chalk give a 3D effect whilst wearing glasses and are great for developing creativity.
5. Swingball - This classic outdoor game helps hand and eye coordination and promotes muscle development.
6. Little Tikes Classic Cozy Coupe - This brightly coloured car is great for leg muscle development
7. NERF Super Soaker Thunderstorm - This powerful water pistol increases physical activity and is a great social skill tool.
8. Wind Power 2.0 - This wind power science kit is great for encouraging questioning and critical analysis.
9. Chicco Bullet Balance Bike - This fun balance bike promotes balance and core stability as well as developing confidence.
10. Foam Football - This soft football provides social development and promotes activity and physical fitness.
Look out for Dr Gummer’s next feature on the Good Toy Guide’s Guide to Back to School. If you would like to find out more about the Good Toy Guide visit: www.goodtoyguide.com
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