For those of us that are adults and have children or grandchildren, we ourselves, have all experienced being out and about in all sorts of weather. Those weather conditions ranged from hot to cold, wet to dry, windy to calm and so on. How times have changed in the past say, 10 – 20 years, where children and schoolkids are concerned. If there is any trace of rain or cold weather on the horizon, I suspect that the children of today will hardly venture out in these conditions, whatsoever. Instead, they will more than likely be wrapped up in warm clothes indoors, their focus and attention will be on some type of digital device, unfortunately. Now, there is nothing wrong with looking at TV, as long as it’s in moderation. However, that don’t seem to be the norm and as of today, there exists a culture of buying our children all types of electronic digital play toys like, ipads, game consoles, mobile phones, a tv for the kids bedroom etc etc.
The other alarming issue coming swiftly down the tracks, is the serious issue of obesity amongst our schoolchildren. There are a number of factors which, according to child phychologists and expert groups, are contributing to these serious issues. These issues that they are mainly concerned with are, the lack of exercise and the other being fast food. We don’t need to be an expert ourselves to work out that, children who play outside in all sorts of weather, will be stronger, more creative, more adaptable and ultimately healthier that those that constantly sit inside and watch tv or reguraly play video games. It would help greatly, if we ourselves had an outside garden, flowerbed or raised beds, which would in turn, entice our children to be involved outside with our own outdoor activities.
Best Garden Tools for Kids;
In this post we are going to look at the best garden tools for kids, how much they cost and the enjoyment and fun that children will get from these gardening tools and implements. These toys or tools don’t have to cost the earth, but nevertheless, the investment will be seriously worthwhile. An investment in our kids education is almost compulsory today, as it’s seen as the way to go, but before that a small purchase in garden tools for our kids will pay us dividends. As we know, ourselves as parents are our childrens first teachers, so we create a fun, enjoyable track for them to follow on. They will enjoy hours and hours of creativity, exploration and general fun outside in our backgardens and backyards, with these garden tools.
Wheelbarrow, garden tools and kneepad;
The above image of a wheelbarrow, tools and knee pad are the ideal starting garden implements for kids that would like to be busy outside in our own gardens and or back yards. These will give them hours and hours of enjoyment and they really make a good choice for kids toys, something that will make a difference to their lives going forward. It allows them to be creative, busy, industrious and at the same time living a healthy lifestyle outside in the fresh air. Their lungs and circulatory systems will benefit from this type of fun, their muscles, bones, limbs and all other aspects of their body will develop much better from this type of activity. Not only will their physical development improve, but also their mental attitude will gain from being out and about in the great outdoors. Cost $49.99.
4 Piece kids garden tool set;
This kid-sized set of sturdy tools lets little ones garden and be very industrious, just like the grown-ups. Each metal tool is attached to a solid wood handle so that kids can really dig in and become more inventive and see some real results of their endeavour. It will be a step-up from the first set of garden tools that we previewed earlier on in this article. The age group that would benefit most from this set of garden tools are the 5-6 year old and upwards. Its a small transition upwards from the toddler age group and in essence, they look very like our own adult gardening tools that we use ourselves. 4 Pce set, $19.00.
Toddler beach/garden set;
For the toddlers in our lives, there is a great compendum set of tools, moulds, toys and buckets that will keep them entertained for hours. For this set, a sand-pit or something similar would be a great play area for our toddlers to make use of these toys. These are all made from durable plastic and are very colorful, which adds to the childrens enjoymant, as they are naturally drawn to strong colours. Its always better to purchase a set of tools or in the above case a set of toy tools, as this method is by far cheaper than buying the tools individually or seperately. One item which did not feature in the above lists is a watering bucket or cannister. This particular kids garden accessory will also keep children amused for hours on end, as they love to be pottering about in the muck and dirt, which is an activity that just draws children like a magnet. Toddler beach set cost, $ 14.95.
I hope that the above information will be useful and informative for parents that are looking for ideas and thoughts of how they could keep their children amused, withut breaking the bank. Its something different from the mainstream toys and entertainment that we buy for our kids today. It will help in their physical and mental development as they go forward and the time spent in the outdoors, will reward them as they develop and grow up towards adulthood.
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