12 Top Toys for Active Play
Active Play is one of the best ways you can help encourage and promote both your child’s cognitive and physical development. In this article, we look at our 12 top toy picks and how they can do double time providing fun and functionality.
When a child is moving and grooving, their little bones, muscles and tendons are strengthening. What you might not realize is that their brain is also getting a workout. Active play is any sort of play that enables kids (or babies) to get their heart rate up. Through physical activity, a child’s mind is able to start forming connections with their body. This encourages hand-eye coordination, honing gross motor skills and ultimately builds confidence.
Below are our 12 top toy picks for active play. From a ride on car that will get your toddler’s thighs burning to a dodge ball tag game you’re going to want at your child’s next birthday party, each toy offers more than just fun – they offer the opportunity for your little one to play, learn and grow!
The multifunctional Jupiduu See Saw is great for 2 to 5 year olds, comes in a range of pastel colors and can be easily stored. It can also be used inside or out!
The Jupiduu Slide is the partner in crime to the Jupiduu See Saw. Ideal from 18 months to 5 years of age, this minimalist slide delivers maximum fun.
The Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike is a great way to teach kids how to balance and steer. Not only does this prepare them for bicycle riding, it also strengthens their core muscles, which helps with posture.
The Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter has an adjustable handlebar, wide and sturdy deck and a three-wheel design that makes it perfect for tots who still need to work on their coordination.
The Plan Toys Golf Set is a fantastic option for older kids who are developing stronger hand-eye coordination. Made of rubber wood, it’s completely non-toxic and eco-friendly.
Skipping Rope gets your heart pumping and your muscles moving. The Wooden Wagon Skipping Rope is ideal from 3 years of age is made using FSC certified wood and child safe rope.
Wagons are great because you can push, pull, ride (and store!) The Baghera My Great Wagon is especially great because it’s made of metal and has rubber mounted tires that offer a quiet ride.
Handmade in Bavaria, the Sirch Flix Car is a ride on car that’s perfect for 2-4 year olds. Made from birch wood and designed with large rubber wheels, it’s suitable for use indoors and won’t mark your floors.
The Hape Beetle Walker gets little ones up and on the move. Suitable from 10 months of age, it offers balance and support for unsteady feet.
Make backyard play even more fun with the Diggin Dodge Tag Game. A good option for older kids, it helps with hand-eye coordination and gets kids running, dodging, aiming and laughing in minutes.
Not only will the Adventure Parks Classic Disc Swing look whimsical hanging from a tree in your backyard, it will provide years of fun for everyone. While swinging can be a high-energy activity, it can also be very calming for kids.