The Best Toys For Indoor Active Play

As parents who know that going outside to play isn’t always an option, we could not be more thrilled to have discovered these game-changing products that can be used for active play both inside and out.

Best indoor active play toys

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

– Kay Redfield Jamison, M.A., Ph.D.

It’s no secret that active play is crucial for both your child’s cognitive and physical development. Not only does it strengthen muscles, motor skills and coordination, it’s important for healthy brain development, which will enable children to start to engage in the world around them, learn how to handle different emotions, establish routines and create healthy habits.

Depending on where you live or what the weather is doing outside, it’s not always easy to comfortably facilitate active playtime. Yards can be full of snow, rain could be helicoptering over your town, the park could be closed for construction, or the world could be experiencing global pandemic and temporarily closing schools.

Even though it may seem like the perfect excuse to curl up and watch a movie, it truly is important that your child gets to get their body moving, mind racing and blood pumping every day. This type of play and exercise is heavily encouraged by health professionals and proven to be imperative to a child’s development of social skills, ability to learn and capacity to process emotions.

 

Examples of active play

A few examples of active play include:

  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Sliding
  • Playing in a ball pit
  • Stepping
  • Bike riding
  • Yoga
  • Make believe

 

Examples of active play toys

A few examples of active play toys include:

  • Climbing triangle & ramp set
  • Balance board
  • Slide
  • Ball pit
  • Stepping tiles
  • Bike
  • Play mat
  • Yoga cards
  • Indoor playhouse
  • Indoor space ship tent

As parents who know just how important a solid play session is before dinnertime, we are absolutely loving the toys below in particular.

 

The Best Toys For Active Play

 

Climbing Triangle & Ramp Set

 

Lily & River Bamboo Climber Natural Rockwall

 

Made in the USA from child-safe wood and non-toxic VOC-free finishes, Lily & River’s Pikler Triangle is just the thing your baby and/or toddler need to strengthen their muscles while learning how to balance, hang and climb! With many uses suitable from birth, it’s also something that can be used outdoors!

 

Lily & River Birch Climber White Rockwall

 

Lily & River Birch Wood Climber

 

Ranging from $350 to $533.95

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Lily & River Bamboo Climber Ladder

 

Lily & River Bamboo Climber

 

Ranging from $449.95 to $633.95

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Balance Beam

 

Lily & River Little Gymnast

 

Ideal for 2 to 8 year olds and made from premium, FSC-certified hardwood with a non-toxic, VOC-free finish, the Lily & River Little Gymnast Balance Beam helps develop. self-confidence, motor skills, balance control, and muscle growth.

 

Lily & River Little Gymnast

 

Lily & River Little Gymnast

 

$129.95

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Balance Board

 

Little girl on Wobbel Original Board

 

Available with a raw or felt bottom, this genius balance board can be used in numerous ways! Balancing, rocking, yoga, as a chair, step stool, slide, bridge or stage…to name a few.

 

Wobbel Original with Felt In Mouse Grey

 

Wobbel – The Original with Felt

 

$189

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Wobbel Original Board

 

Wobbel – The Original

 

$149

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Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

Easy to climb up and very fun to slide down, the Jupiduu Slide brings the playground to your child’s bedroom! Slides get little hearts thumping and can be a wonderful way for kids to learn social skills like taking turns. (It can also be used as a ramp for toy cars or an escape route for stuffed animals!)

Jupiduu Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

$349.90

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Ball Pit

 

Balu Organics Large Ball Pit Grey

 

Made from soy-based foam with a 100% organic cotton outer, the Balu Organics Large premium Ball Pit can be used for hours of indoor sensory play! Fun for babies to use for tummy time, toddlers to explore and big kids to use for jumping, throwing and containing, it’s free of harmful chemicals such as BPA, BPS, Phthalates, Polyurethane Foam, Formaldehyde, PVC and Flame Retardants.

 

Balu Organics Medium Ball Pit - Grey

 

Balu Organics Large Premium Ball Pit w/ 400 Balls – Grey

 

$289

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Stepping Tiles

 

Lily & River Little Steps

 

Learning colors while gaining important balancing skills just got a whole mote fun thanks to Lily & River! With this set of stepping tiles, kids can make obstacle courses, patterns, or use them in a game of make-believe! They’re also a great way to help teach kids how to follow directions.

 

 

Lily & River Little Steps

 

Lily & River Little Steps

 

$99.95

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Balance Bike

 

Banwood Bikes First Go Balance Bike

 

Balance bikes are quickly becoming a must-do before taking on pedals and we simply cannot stop raving about the Banwood First Go! Balance bike. Designed with an adjustable seat and non-skid wheels, your tot can loop the living room or dash down the block.

 

Banwood Bike Balance Bicycle in Green

 

Banwood Bikes First Go! Balance Bike

 

$189

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Playmat

 

Toki Mat

 

Playmats are a great space to let kids practice their yoga moves, meditate or stretch. Made with a natural latex foam insert, the Toki mat cotton cover is machine washable making it a practical option for all!

 

Toki Mats Rainbow Watercolor Playmat

 

Toki Mats Rainbow Watercolor Playmat

 

Ranging from $165 to $275

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Mindful & Co. Kids Yoga Memory Card Game

 

Mindful Co and Kids Yoga Memory Cards

 

We love the Yoga Memory Card Game from Mindful & Co. Kids because it can be used for quiet playtime as well as active play time! Each card features a kid-friendly yoga pose that they’ll love practicing!

 

Mindful & Co Kids Yoga Memory Card Game

 

Mindful & Co Kids Yoga Memory Card Game

 

$34.50

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Indoor Playhouse

 

The Domestic Objects Playhouse is a fun way for kids to work up a sweat learning how to run a household! From decorating to doing yard work, this easy to pack away tent comes in three colors to suit any decor!

 

Domestic Objects Playhouse Grey

 

Domestic Objects Playhouse

 

$299

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Indoor Space Ship Tent

 

5….4….3….2….1! Your tot will love blasting off in this adorable Space Ship Tent from Domestic Objects!

 

Domestic Objects Space Ship

 

Domestic Objects Space Ship Tent

 

$165

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