Gifts For Active Children
Hopping, skipping, jumping, playing and running all seem to be things that young kids love to do. Parents are always looking for great outlets to expel their energy, that are also safe and fun! Today we bring you a collection of gifts for the spirited and swift children who never stop moving. Put these gifts under the tree, and while we cannot promise they will tire them out, we can GUARANTEE they will be LOVED!
Do you have a younger child who is always on the go? Are you searching for a holiday gift that will grow with your active child? Look no farther than the 4-in-1 Trike by Little Tikes. The 4-in-1 trike has 4 modes of use and is designed to grow with your child. It’s perfect for children as young as 9 months and all the way up to 3+ years old. Stage 1 features a parent push bar and waist bars so child is unable to turn the wheel. Stage 2 (pictured above) is similar but once the child is 12 months or older, you can encourage your child to learn how to pedal. Once your child is approximately 18 months old it’s time for Stage 3: remove the waist bar, flip-up the footrests and teach your child to pedal and steer while you still maintain some control with the push bar. Then, sometime around age 3, you can move on to Stage 4. Simply remove the push bar altogether and watch your little one cruise around on a traditional trike.
Not only is the 4-in-1 Trike by Little Tikes fun for your child, it’s exceptionally safe. The seat adjusts to 4 positions so it will fit nearly any toddler and the 5-point harness and safety bars will keep your young toddler completely secure. The large (removable) sun canopy will shield your little one from those harmful UV rays, making it perfect for use even on the hottest and sunniest of days. And it’s made of durable metals and plastics and the pedals are non-slip, making it easy for your little one to learn! As if all that isn’t enough, the Little Tikes didn’t forget about mom (or dad)! The extra large basket on the 4-in-1 Trike is perfect for storing your diaper bag or anything else you might need for a day at the park and the parent push bar has a beverage holder so you can stow your bottle of water while you push.
With the 4-in-1 Trike your active child will have years of fun ahead!
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Learning to roller skate isn’t as simple as just putting on a pair of skates and going. To learn properly, little kids need a more gradual step-by-step process of learning. Thankfully, Chicago Skates has created a fun line of early training skates so kids can ease up to the big kid skates. If you have a little one that is anxious to learn how to skate, these Pete the Cat Training skates are the perfect first skate. They are recommended for 18 month olds to 3 year olds and are designed to grow with your child and be their first quad skate. They are created with a 3 stage learning system that can be changed as your child grows and becomes more comfortable. At Stage 1 the wheels totally lock so your child learns balance and confidence. Stage 2 allows the wheels to only move forward so your child learns forward movement and Stage 3 is a fully functional free rolling quad skate. This way, you can customize the skate to fit your child’s current developmental needs. This awesome combo set also includes a helmet, knee guards and elbow guards so your child can start skating right away and the whole set is decorated with one the most beloved children’s story books characters right now, Pete the Cat! It comes in either a green and pink color combination or a blue and red combo.
When your child is ready to upgrade to a bigger kid skate, try out these super cool 2 in 1 Inline Training Skates from Chicago Skates. These skates can convert from a three-wheeled skate to a full on inline skate when your child is ready. Being adjustable from a size 1 to a 4, your child is sure to get great use out of them. These skates are quality made too with 64mm wheels with 608z bearings that are designed for lots of use. This combo set includes a helmet, knee and elbow pads as well so it contains everything your child needs to get started skating right away! The Chicago Skates Boys’ Training Inline Skate Combo provides kids with a fun means of movement and exercise. and they make a wonderful gift! Each has an inner boot that is comfortable and accommodating for a child’s foot with micro-ratchet buckles keeping them securely attached while kids are on the move. The set even includes a backpack to store and carry all the gear when skating time is over for the day. These skates are available in a stylish blue color or in a bright pink and are sure to be one of your kids favorite toys this holiday season!
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A child that is very active and loves to learn sports will be thrilled that they can actually catch the ball with the Active Play Catch ‘N Stick Monster Mitts. This set has two oversized foam monster mitts and a colorful tennis ball. The Velcro grip is perfect for little hands that are still learning to catch. You can start by throwing short distances for younger kids, and as they grow, watch how far they can throw and catch! Perfect for boys and girls interested in sports.
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Looking for the perfect gift for your active on-the-go preschooler? Help them move even faster with the Mini Micro Kickboard.
The Mini Micro Kickboard‘s award-winning design is ideal for children ages 3-5 (up to 44 lbs) and it’s the highest rated 3-wheel scooter for young children. Unlike many scooters on the market, the Mini Micro’s 3 wheels, low-to-the-ground deck and gentle steering all contribute to the stability that makes the Mini perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. What makes the Mini unique and fun is the lean-and-steer design. Using their body weight to curve right and left, kids intuitively learn to surf the sidewalk, while developing balance and coordination skills that will later be used to play sports.
The deck of the Mini is large enough for two little feet, so kids can easily switch from pushing with one foot, to just enjoying the glide. At 3.3 lbs, the Mini Micro scooter is lightweight so it’s easy for kids to maneuver and for parents to pick up and carry whenever need be.
You and your child will love the Mini for the way it provides hours of fun, while encouraging movement and exercise. Just be sure to pick up a helmet if you decide to gift this awesome ride!
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It may be a little chilly where you live, but surely that doesn’t stop you from thinking ahead to spring, and what sort of adventures your children will be getting into outside! The Little Tikes Tunnel & Dome Climber is a versatile and fun way for active children to work off all of their excess energy, while having a blast! There are tons of entertainment possibilities all rolled into one exciting outdoor toy!
This dome-shaped climber has multiple varying shaped and sized holes for easy to challenging climbing adventures. The large surface space means it is ideal for multiple child play! Say Hello to fun playdates! The crawl through tunnel is great for older children and also for their much younger siblings. The inside of the dome can serve as an awesome fort or even a superhero cave.
This climber is sure to exercise both your child’s coordination as well as their imaginations!
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If you’re looking for an innovative walking/riding toy for your baby who’s on the brink of learning how to walk, the Pewi YBike definitely fits the bill. Carefully designed for babies 9-36 months, the Pewi YBike will encourage her to explore assisted walking, and eventually can be used as a riding toy once she is confident.
The Pewi YBike is available in 3 bright colors that will entice your baby and draw her near it to use it to pull herself up to the standing position on her own and guide it through the house. The caster wheels are multi-directional, so she won’t get stuck in corners and can easily go around bends. The Pewi YBike is designed more like a bicycle than a traditional walker, giving your baby valuable lessons in spacial awareness and balance. This is the perfect gift to help your little one develop into a confident walker.
The wishbone 3-in-1 bike is the perfect balance bike to get your kid started on their biking skills as young as 12 months! The 3-in-1 bike grows with your child-starting with three wheels, then ditching the training wheels for a smaller balance bike, then you can flip the frame to make it higher and a perfect fit for your 4 or 5-year-old! Balance bikes are the best way to practice getting ready for a real bike because you learn the most difficult part of bike riding–balance, right from the start!
The wishbone 3-in-1 bike comes in their classic wood style, but can also be purchased in red, green, and limited edition printed designs! Pictured here is the alphabet print bike, a brightly colored graphic design of all the letters in the alphabet. Wishbone also sells bike stickers, license plates, seat covers, and bike handles in an array of colors, so customizing your wishbone to fit your child’s unique style is easy and fun! This bike makes the perfect gift for any active child.
Does your child spend most of their day jumping through the house? Are they chock full of energy that needs to be burned off? The Galt Folding Trampoline is not only the perfect gift, but also a great way to expel some of that extra energy that your little one seems to have! This toy is perfect for the active child, and is great for both indoor and outdoor use.
The thoroughly constructed folding trampoline will offer hours of safe fun for the little ones in your life! There is a soft padding that covers the springs, keeping your children’s fingers and toes out of harms way. One of the best features is surely the handlebar which is wonderful for helping kids to keep their balance.
Galt Folding Trampoline is not only one of the funnest and sturdiest in the market, but it also offers a unique construction that allows the legs to be folded up for easy storage. This is perfect for those without a ton of space. During the cold and dreary winters, it can be hard to find outlets for all of your little one’s energy. This trampoline will allow then to do just that, without leaving the comfort of your home!
Are you in search of a gift for a child who loves hopping, skipping, jumping and obstacle courses? Sensory Stonez & Stepperz are a fantastic gift for children who are on the move! These colorful “stones” are so much more than just a fun toy.
Sensory Stonez & Stepperz come with five bright and colorful “stones” that kids will love! The varied colors and textures will provide your child with sensory stimulation and the obstacle patterns are endless. Building coordination, core strength and balance are just a small part of what Stonez & Stepperz offers! Pretend play with these can spark your child’s imagination as you encourage them to hop over a babbling brook or encourage them not to fall so the alligators don’t catch them. The “stones” are made with a latex free vinyl and are certain to quickly become a playtime favorite.
Children need the time and the freedom to experience active play! It is an integral part of their learning experience. Help encourage them with toys that make them want to get up, get moving and have some fun!
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Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.