Trying to convince your kids to go outside and enjoy the fresh air must be one of the most challenging things that parents have to deal with year after year. With all these cool new electronic toys, it can be hard to convince your child that playing outside is more fun. You’re even more certain to lose that argument if your children have nothing to play with outside. That’s why we’ve created a list of some of the best toys to convince your children to play outside. No more excuses!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid who doesn’t dream of having a trampoline in their backyard. They are fun for everyone and provide great exercise. The main reason you don’t see more of them is that they can be dangerous if not used properly. If you’re worried about that, choose a model with a net surrounding it. That way, you don’t have to worry about your children falling off and hurting themselves.
One of the biggest reasons why kids don’t want to go outside is that it’s too hot. If you buy them a water-based toy, though, they won’t be able to use that excuse anymore. Investing in a slip and slide or a kiddie pool are both great options. If you have multiple kids or have many neighborhood friends, water guns are another excellent choice.
If you would rather make do with some things you already have around the house, kids love jumping through sprinklers or playing around with the garden hose. If you need to water the grass anyway, this is a perfect way to kill two birds with one stone.
While a bit more costly, swing sets and slides are some of the best toys to convince your children to play outside. There are many types available, so be sure to take the time to research with your kids and figure out which one is the best fit for them.
If you want to turn it into a project, building your own swing set is easier than you might think. There are plenty of guides online detailing how to do so. Alternatively, tying an old tire to a tree branch is just as practical today as it was back when you were a kid.
Bikes, scooters, and electric ride-on toys are great for kids who like to be on the move. While it will take some time to teach your kids, learning how to ride these is an essential part of growing up. Even though electric ride-on toys are easier for children to learn to ride, there are some ride-on toys that will take a longer time for them to learn.
The best example of this is motorcycle ride-on toys. They are starting to become more popular as a substitute for bikes at an early age. Since they are a relatively new type of ride-on toy, make sure to research them, but be rest assured that they are just as safe as any other type of ridable toy on the market.