Summer may be winding down, but luckily there are still a few months of nice weather to be enjoyed! As the kids adapt to a back to school schedule, I feel that making the most of play time is more important than ever! Giving kids a break from their studies is important for growth, development and future learning! There is no better time than late summer and fall to get outside and play!
If you are looking for a fun addition to your backyard playground, you will love these ideas and offerings from the Blue Digger shop! These items are sure to be a lot of fun for the kids and offer them a chance to focus on the most important work of childhood, play.
Toddlers and preschoolers can't resist a sandbox and a shovel. This cute crabbie sand table
is perfect for any backyard. It is spacious enough for multiple children while being compact for smaller spaces. The It promises to be an easy to keep clean, covered sandbox for the kids that will always offer a pinch of fun to play time!
A sweet ride makes running errands or picking up siblings at the bus stop a fun affair for all. This is an ideal way to get outside together more as a family, while letting your preschooler ride in style. This Step 2 Whisper Ride
is easy to push, fun to play on and is a great step up from a stroller.
If you are looking for fun ways for older kids to get their active play in, you will love this Figure 8 Balance Beam
. It is fun to maneuver and will challenge the kids to improve their balance! I love that you can use this in several ways, to create a board walk, a border for a play area or as a balance beam. Add a few scarves
into the mix and you have a recipe for gross motor fun!
A game of catch is always a good idea for older kids, but you can make a throw together game a total ball with this giant beach ball
! It packs a lot of laughs and is practically irresistible. I don't think any kid could walk by this without giving it a toss or kick! This is a perfect way to encourage active play on a seasonable day!
Sometimes, all kids really need to have a great play session is a little imagination and a prop. Rhythm Ribbons are so much fun to use for kids of all ages. There is something almost magical about dancing with a rhythm ribbon
and an impromptu parade practically begs to happen if you add a few friends into the mix!
If you have an idea for a fun addition to the back yard to offer kids a play break as they adjust to the back to school routine, please leave a comment to inspire us!