With school out for the summer it might be a challenge to get your kids off the couch. Whether they're just being lazy or have tv programs and digital toys occupying their time it can be a struggle to motivate them to engage in active play. That's why I've put together a list of 4 types of toys to get the kids off the couch and outside using their imaginations.
Construction based toys have long been a favorite of children young and old. Give any toddler a set of building blocks and they will start stacking them up. Construction-based toys that ask children to think for themselves and use their imagination are wonderful tools to promote active play.
It sounds simple, but toys that promote exercise in children are becoming less and less popular.
Sporting toys are not only excellent for getting children off the couch, but they allow the child to develop skills that transfer to inclusive play with other children, both in school and with their friends!
Arts and Crafts
Whether it’s drawing with crayons, painting, playing with sand and water, or even baking in the kitchen with Mom, any kind of arts and crafts based play is a great way to stimulate creative thinking in children.
How do you encourage active play in the summer?
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