A toy tunnel is a great addition to a child’s playtime. Tunnels allow them to engage their imagination, is it a bear’s cave, or a passage to a secret land? Who knows, all we’re sure is that they will love it.
Once your little one has gained the strength to hold their own body weight, encourage their continuing physical development with baby trikes. Back supports and safety belts keep them in a safe position. Many models grow and adjust with your child, changing from a parent steered folding buggy, to an entirely rider-controlled trike. If your child is after something a little different from their pedal powered vehicles then how about a toy tractor, they will love having fun with a miniature John Deere tractor in the garden, playing farmers.
When it gets warm out, keep your little one cool while playing in a baby paddling pool - some have inflatable canopies to provide protection from UV rays. If you’ve got a family-sized pool or are away on holiday, baby can join in using an inflatable swim seat.
Out of the water, older toddlers and children can explore and develop their motor skills with a climbing frame. Start small with a dome to clamber up and over; as they grow, invest in a frame with a den and slide for a quick getaway - or gift them with a space of their own in a children’s playhouse.
Some paddling pools double up as ball pits for when the sun isn’t coming out to play, or the fun is moved inside - just fill with colourful plastic balls to throw, catch and squeeze. If your child loves creative play, then how about a sandpit? Sandpits are fun for children and allow them to practice their motor skills.