Not a DIY'er? This play tent is covered in fabric and ready to go. Play camping, use as a puppet theater or put down a big pillow for a private reading nook. Best of all - it folds up for easy stowing.
Perhaps it snows for half of the year where you are. Maybe the thought of cleaning a pool, week in and week out, makes your skin crawl. Could be that you rent. Or you just can't afford one. There are so many reasons for not having a pool, but so few that really mean your kids (or you!) need to miss out on the fun of splashing around in the backyard all summer. Bring on the inflatable pools!
Whenever I see that phrase — let's go fly a kite — I start humming the tune from Mary Poppins. Is that just me? It's definitely the season for flying kites. So, if you need to get in a cheerful kite kind of mood, watching Mary Poppins might be a good place to start!
Known as the "mini kick" in my neighborhood, this scooter is the runaway (scootaway?) favorite. The only trouble is how many times my son ends up taking his friend's home instead of his. Stand out from the crowd with one of these limited edition neon versions in electric blue or orange.
Have you noticed the crazy upswing in rattan furnishings? Some of it is beautiful and timeless in a really great, 70's boho kind of way. Some of it, well, it probably reminds many of us of our own childhoods! One thing I never saw then, but I'm now swooning for: vintage rattan rocking horses.
We've had plenty of racetracks set up around our house, but we've never taken the competition outside. That's why I love this idea for a do-it-yourself outdoor racing track that you can install in your garden and customize to your liking.
There are some toys that will never ever go out of style. It doesn't matter if we've entered the digital age, or if the future is filled with holograms and virtual reality simulations. Kids need blocks. Beautiful, tactile, hands-on items that help those little hands and eyes coordinate together. More
If your child wants to play doctor (or if you're trying to give them a little career nudge!), you'll probably want to invest in a play doctor's kit. But a doctor's kit can only hold so many tools, so you may want to supplement with some of these cute additions I've rounded up.