Outdoor Equipment for Adventurous Toddlers
Toddlers are meant to explore, run around, and enjoy their surroundings to the fullest. However, the pandemic forced families indoors to stay safe.
Despite this, National Geographic explains that children should still be allowed to play outside. Interacting with nature improves brain function and boosts the immune system, among other health benefits. On top of this, being outdoors is a good way to keep them physically fit while developing their motor skills.
If you've got an adventurous toddler who's itching to get moving, you can improve their play and leisure time with the right outdoor equipment. Here are some suggestions.
Ride-on toys make your toddler’s arms and legs stronger while also improving their coordination and endurance.
Consider the Little Tikes Cozy Truck, which has a drop-down tailgate, working horn, and other features that will allow your child to fulfill their driving fantasies. You can push the car, but it also has a removable floorboard to let your child move the truck using their feet. Meanwhile, the Radio Flyer Red Rider Trike is a great tricycle for beginners, and is a good alternative to a bike.
All in all, ride-on toys will let your little one enjoy some independence and mobility as they ride around, exploring their surrounding environment.
Walks may not seem all that thrilling to you, but to your curious toddler, it could mean an entirely new adventure and sensory experience.
However, it’s important to equip yourselves with a pushchair that can travel across various terrains and not just your average path. The all-terrain pushchairs on iCandy show that today’s models have thicker and sturdier wheels — making them ideal for your little urban escapade.
Even if you’re just headed to the park or downtown, their versatility is their selling point. This way, you’ll be sure that the wheels won’t get stuck in any mud or soil. After all, the last thing you want is to sacrifice comfort for you or your child while you're out and about.
A climbing frame will bring out your child’s free-spirited nature. Aside from being a lot of fun, climbing frames help develop balance, strength, and motor skills. As seen by looking at the climbing frames on The Independent, there are a variety of designs that cater to every budget.
For instance, the TP Toys explorer is customisable — allowing you to purchase the parts you want. You can build it as a basic climbing frame with a platform, or attach a slide for more fun. Its height is adjustable as well, so it can accommodate 18-month-olds to 12-year-olds.
Just remember that when you let your toddler play on a climbing frame, always keep an eye on them.
Trampolines are fun for any age group, so you can definitely join in on the fun.
Like we previously recommended on Trampolines Ireland, a maximum of 8 ft. in diameter is ideal when choosing a trampoline that’s suitable for your toddler.
But if you want a trampoline that can accommodate more people simultaneously, a 12 ft. trampoline is your best option. Check out the 13 ft. Jumbo Round, which is a spring-free trampoline with a gentle bounce. It’s enclosed too, so it will keep your toddler safe.
Toddlers typically have a fascination with bubbles. Bubble machines like the Kidzlane Bubble Machine are portable and easy to use.
They can keep your child engaged for a long time, whether they’re chasing bubbles to pop them or just watching them in awe. If you want a toy that's more unique, Fisher-Price’s Bubble Mower adds a twist to blowing bubbles — creating bubbles while your child pushes the mower.