Do you often feel it is difficult to get your five year old out of the house to play?
Are you running out of ideas on how to make your five year old more active and enjoy the outdoors?
If your child spends more time indoors, it’s time to get some interesting toys that are perfect to make your child want to head outdoors. Did you know there are so many developmental and health benefits associated with outdoor play?
Read on as we tell you how you can select toys that will help to broaden developmental milestones in your five year old. We also share a list of five of the best toys that will be great for your energetic child, and give a detailed review with price range and pros and cons for each.
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Here are some of the developmental milestones you may see in your 5 year old. Remember that these can be a little early or a little delayed in different children, so speak to your child’s paediatrician if you have any queries.
Five years is the age around when your child will already have some hold over basic developmental and movement based milestones. This is also the time when your child starts becoming more aware of the surroundings and wants to explore freely.
As a result, toys that offer means to channelize your child’s bursting energy and the need to explore and do more will be the best choice.
This giant saucer swing comes with removable flags and can hold multiple kids at a time. It can take a weight of up to 400 lbs and is easy to assemble and disassemble. You can hang it from a tree branch or attach to a swing set. The swing is compatible for all weathers. It is ideal for children aged three and above.
This trike is perfect for your little bundle of energy to safely do a 360 degree spin! It comes with dual inclined casters that will allow resistance-free drifting and spinning. The handle bar has rubber grips and it has a high impact front wheel with puncture free tyres. It is made of steel for longer durability. This caster trike can take a weight of up to 160 pounds.
This rocker seesaw combines the fun of a rocking chair along with that of a seesaw. It has seats that are easy for kids to mount on and is sturdy to make sure your kids will not topple over. It also comes with large handle grips along with back supports on the seats so that your children are comfortable while playing. The rocker seesaw can take a weight of up to 75 lbs per seat and it is ideal for children aged between four and ten years of age.
The kick scooter comes with the advantage of replacing all parts as and when required, which means that you can use it for years on end and from one child to the other. The wheels on the kick scooter are made with the highest quality PU which lets it glide smoothly on most sturdy surfaces, roads and pavements. It has a curving and a carving action that makes it more like being on a skateboard but with more control and easier manoeuvre. It has three wheels that make it better for balancing. Your child can use the joystick for curving and carving or use the Tbar for easy balancing. The kick scooter is ideal for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years.
This teeter totter can seat up to seven children at a time, making it perfect for your child to have a kiddie blast at home and improve social skills! It will require a space of at least 21 by 21 feet to make sure that your children can play on this safely and without any interruption. It can be adjusted to three different heights. The toy has an interactive flight dashboard and propeller and is ideal for children between 3 and 12 years.
Encouraging kids to play outdoors makes them more active and healthier as compared to those who are not as involved in outdoor play.