Its that time of year where our thoughts turn to keeping the little ones active in the garden. Climbers, slides, and tunnels have always been a firm favorite in our family – with both the girls and boys -, and we are always on the lookout to find new ways for them all to burn off some of that amazing little one energy.
One firm favorite for us is to draw lots of mazes for each other to follow on the driveway – unfortunately living here in Raincouver the fun is frequently washed away and replaced with sad faces. We have to tell them that the rain just provides another opportunity to draw a whole new set of mazes.
Some of the toys on this list are of the ‘oldies but goldies’ variety – after all who among us hasn’t seen the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe or their first slide, they are staples for most families. There are other, more unusual toys though such as the Easy Outdoor Space Dome Climber or the Happy Caterpillar Climbing Structure.
Whatever your garden size or budget there is a toy for your little one here – perhaps you’d like to share a photo or two of your little ones enjoying the outdoors?
Climb in, on, or around the Happy Caterpillar! Kids’ ages 2-4 will love to play on this colorful climber for hours of educational fun. The brightly colored body segments can be assembled in different ways with large “feet” holding the unit in place for safe play. The Happy Caterpillar can be used for indoor or outdoor fun.
The Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage is perfect for year-round fun! Its molded-in floor keeps kids out of the dirt and mom’s happy. The ideal playhouse for toddlers!
Jumping fun for everyone. Made from soft, durable foam is perfect for indoor and outdoor play and squeaks with every hop. The bungee stretches to accommodate children of all heights and can support up to 250 pounds. Kids and adults alike will have a hopping good time on the Hop & Squeak Pogo Jumper. For ages three years and up
Little Tikes Role Play products inspire kids to connect with their world through dramatic, creative, and imaginary play, while promoting social interaction for everyday fun. For Ages 3 years and up.
The Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set, designed for children 18 months to 5 years old, introduces kids of all abilities to the game of basketball and competitive play. The height can be adjusted to six settings between 2 and 4 feet to accommodate even the littlest hoop star. The oversize rim and kid-size basketball ensure easy scoring and help kids develop hand-eye coordination while providing the right challenge level. Before playing, add sand to the base for stability.
18 months & up. Endless playtime opportunities are guaranteed with this all-in-one sports climber. Teaches children to toss, shoot, and kick on a target. Rock wall provides a safe and easy challenge for toddlers. Includes inflatable junior-sized football, basketball, and soccer ball.
The Fisher-Price Grow to Pro Triple Hit Baseball will be a hit with kids of all ages because it adjusts to every skill level. Beginners can hit from the tee, and when they’re ready to move up, a simple adjustment switches the battery-powered trainer to pop-up pitch play. And for pros? They learn to hit balls that are thrown to them by the automatic coach from up to 10 feet away. Before you know it, they’ll be hitting for the fences.
The classic COZY COUPE comes to life in this friendly-faced 30th-Anniversary Edition. Now this classic kid-powered car has a whole new look. New features include removable floor and handle on back for parent-controlled push rides.
Help your child develop confidence, balance, strength, and agility with the Easy Outdoor Geodescent Space Dome. Made of rust- and UV-resistant steel, the dome encourages your child to climb up, over, and around the structure with other kids, giving them hours of playtime and creativity while developing their interpersonal and social skills. Designed for children between ages 3 and 10, the dome measures 91 by 46 by 91 inches (W x H x D) and supports up to 2,000 pounds. It also carries a two-year warranty.
This Little Tikes kid slide is just the right size for your little one. It folds and unfolds in seconds. Promotes fitness, balance, and coordination.