Friday, January 4, 2013
Since we spend almost every day playing in the backyard, we bought our children outdoor toys for Christmas.
What a joy to spend Christmas morning playing outdoors!
The two favorite toys were the large Tonka dump truck and the Rody Pony.
My kids are highly energetic, and bouncing along on the Rody satisfies their need to move. It encourages imaginative play as they give it names and care for it by feeding it leaves or washing it with things like mud.
A popular activity with the Tonka truck is giving rides. One child pushes while the other sits in the bed, and this gives them heavy work which satisfies sensory needs. It supports tactile sensory play since the children enjoy getting their hands messy filling the truck with mulch, dirt, sticks, gravel, or mud.
The Rody Pony is better as a solitary activity (There is a quite a bit of bickering over it.), and I will probably buy at least one more Rody Pony. The Tonka truck supports cooperative play because they work together to give rides and fill the bed of the truck.
What are your children's favorite outdoor toys?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, and we bought these toys on our own. Opinions are solely my own and my kids. =)
This post is linked up to The Sunday Showcase , Tuesday Tots, Country Kids, and It's Playtime.
Now, it's your turn to share how you have been playing outdoors with your kids.
Posted by Rebekah P at 6:24 PM