It’s summertime! Get your kids outside with these fun toys that will keep them playing in the garden or on the beach for hours. By Licia Selepe
Outdoor play allows little ones to explore their outside environment, develop muscle strength and have fun freely. So switch off the TV and make the most of the summer weather with this round-up fantastic range of outdoor toys.
Sunny Car Slide
R460, Game, Toys R Us, Makro
This slide provides a never-ending adventure for your little ones. It allows toddlers and preschoolers to enhance their gross motor skills as they climb and slide.
R109, The Crazy Store
Create excitement and play soccer in your garden, in the park or at the beach with this soccer set. It is portable and easy to assemble for use anywhere.
Gowi Bucket and Pump
R195 for Mysmartkid members and R215 for non-members, www.mysmartkid.com
Children will enjoy playing in the sand with this set. It contains everything they need to build fantastic sandcastles.
Little Tikes Gas and Go Lawnmower
R699.99, leading toy stores
This outdoor toy is perfect for little hands that want to help in the garden. The sounds and hands-on features of this toy lawnmower encourage kids to move.
R169.90, Toys R Us
This perfectly-sized wagon is ready to take along to the park, beach or anywhere. Little ones will enjoy pulling along their favourite toys when out and about.
Sofia the First Hopper Ball
R179.99, leading toys stores
Have fun bouncing around the garden on Sofia the First Hopper Ball. The easily inflated ball hopper is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Little Tikes Sand and Sea Playtable
R3 499.99, leading toy stores
This play table is both a sand box and water table, which has covers to keep the contents clean. Sand and water play lets kids experiment with textures and construction – great for their imagination and creativity.
Melissa and Doug Funnel Fun
Pour water or sand through this whimsical tower of sea creatures, then watch as the different layers funnel, tip, spin and sift. With a convenient carry handle, it’s easy to bring it along to the beach.
Half Shell Pit
Whether you fill it with water, sand or playballs, this shell pit will provide the kids with hours of fun in the garden.
This fun bubbles gun is a great outdoor garden toy, and kids of all ages will be delighted with the stream of bubbles they can produce.
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