Best Outdoor Toys for Kids

17 Best Outdoor Toys for Kids 2020, From Forts to Bouncy Castles | SPY
17 Best Outdoor Toys for Kids 2020, From Forts to Bouncy Castles | SPY
Outdoor Toys for Kids 2021

Spring is upon us, and now is usually the moment when parents are thinking about how to get their kids out of the house, away from the screens, and into the fresh air. If only we weren’t living through a national quarantine. Then again, maybe you’re sheltering in place somewhere with a yard — or at least some nearby woods or still-open green space. Or maybe it’s comforting for you to use this sequestered period to stock up on items for a time of more freedom in the future. Either way, there’s a good chance that you and your family are in the market for some new outdoor toys. And so we set out to determine: What are the best ones?

To find out, we gathered suggestions from a slew of experts: child psychologists and toy insiders, children’s librarians and Little Gym owners, kids and parents (including one writer of this story, Steven John, the father of a toddler and a kindergartner who maybe knows a little too much about playing T-ball and blowing bubbles). The following list breaks down the most highly recommended outdoor toys by age: 2 through 4, 4 through 6, and 6 through 10. They range from self-sealing water balloons to an ATV-style roller coaster; a foam pogo sticks to a geometric dome climber; a polished aluminum gardening set to suction-cup archery. Many of these products are classics, several are new within the past couple of years; some are portable enough for you to take along to the park, others require your own private outside space. In almost every case, though, they have educational and developmental benefits, in addition to letting kids get dirty and run wild.

It’s getting harder and harder to motivate kids to get outside these days. With the competing demands of apps, video games, and more kids staying inside, it can feel like a huge battle to get the kids to play outdoors.

It’s getting harder and harder to motivate kids to get outside these days. With the competing demands of apps, video games, and more kids staying inside, it can feel like a huge battle to get the kids to play outdoors.

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