Guest Picks: Go Play Outside!
Got a creative kid? Add this to their bike and turn every ride into an art project.
This kids' croquet set features adorable graphics and sturdy wood construction.
The little girl in me wants to hide inside this hanging tent swing all summer long. Isn't it amazing? It's also perfect for yards where tree houses are just not an option.
This swing looks like such a blast. I think I'd spend as much time swinging on it as the kids will!
My kids love their Wishbone bike. It converts from three wheels to two as your child grows, and has multiple seat adjustments.
How cute is this? The perfect first telescope for your pint-sized explorer.
I've been eyeing this set for my 4 year old. The extra big paddles and soft "ball" will make it a little easier for a young one to play.
I think I remember these from my own childhood, and I hear that they're still just as cool. Kids love figuring out how to make them move. Can you?
Kid-sized and more colorful than your average picnic table, this is perfect for picnics, tea parties and outdoor art projects. Or maybe mud pies?
There's something entrancing about making a rocket go up in the air. My girl loves to stomp and jump as hard as she can to get hers as high as possible.
Get a jump rope that will stand up to lots of wear and tear. These are gorgeous and super affordable.
Need help getting to the branches of your favorite tree? Have no fear, the rope ladder is here!
Give your kiddo their first magnifying glass that will last, like this gorgeous wooden one from PlanToys.
How about a balance bike for the coolest little kids in your life? This one gets your kid ready for balancing on a regular pedal bike without training wheels.
OK, yes, you could use the broomstick in the garage, but this convenient limbo game lets the kids play fairly all by themselves — and that's worth it!
My 4 year old loves her three-wheel scooter. It can't fall over, and she can glide all over the driveway and down the street (when accompanied by me). Plus, it's super portable for trips to Grandma's house.
How cool is this? Build your own old-school tower in your backyard. The lower height and sturdy construction look much safer too.
This balance bike is a European concept that lets kids learn to balance by building on their walking skills — they won't need training wheels!
A classic game in a classy form, this is one of those outdoor gems you'll use for years and years.Next: Backyard Play Spaces That Put Kids Front and Center
Have you ever wanted to pretend you were a roly-poly ball? Here's your chance! I suppose the kids would love it too.