The time has come when it is starting to get a little too cold to spend a lot of time outdoors. For little ones, this means lots of energy and boredom as we enter the holiday season. And for parents, it means searching online when shopping for the best toys to serve as gifts this 2020 holiday season—especially those targeted for active kids.
It’s so important for kids to keep their bodies moving throughout the day. Remember that at this age there doesn’t have to be structured exercise. Fitness should be fun and can be done using these items that any active kid love.
Kids Spin Bike
Think of this as the Peloton for kids. The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle allows kids to burn off their energy while indoor spinning this winter. It uses a tablet (not included) such as a Fire Tablet or iPad to combine gaming with exercise. Games include racing and driving, as well as educational games for spelling, phonics, and reading.
This gift is best suited for active kids ages 3 to 6.
Get even your baby enjoying active playtime with an indoor trampoline. The Galt Nursery Trampoline is perfect for toddlers and those as young as 1-year-old. It has a handlebar with padding and is easy to store with removable legs. This is a great way for dodders to work on balance and leg and core muscles.
Little Tikes also has a great option that is suitable forbids that weight up to 55 lbs.
Parents with multiple children should check out the Merax Kids Trampoline that also for two kids to jump at once! Even parents can jump on this one with their kids.
Obstacle Course Equipment
Step-A-Logs are essential when creating an indoor obstacle course. Consider this a balance beam that helps kids work on balance and motor skills. These are attached by rope so they won’t get lost and it’s easy to arrange each beam to change the course design.
These are best for kids ages 3+.
Pair it with stepping stones to add further coordination and conditioning. This option from Sunny & Fun is great for both outdoor and indoor obstacle courses.
This Climbing Tower is one of the most wished things on the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide on Amazon. Not only can kids climb up, down, and side to side, but they can also hang on the top monkey bars.
This climber is best for kids ages 3 to 8. Parents should consider it makes up a lot of space, so ideal for those with large basements or to be put in the backyard.
Little Tikes nailed an option for younger kids with the Little Baby Bum Wheels on The Bus Climber and Slide. It plays music and allows toddlers to imagine they are driving the bus before climbing and sliding.
This indoor and outdoor climber is best for those ages 1-4 years.
Yogi Fun has a kit that has yoga cards, rhyming poems, dice, and actives that are all tailored for children. Get your kids active this winter by introducing them to yoga in a fun way.
This Yoga Activity Mat allows kids to learn the poses in each stage of the movement. It can also double as a play mat and is a great addition to any home gym or playroom.
Similarly are these Yoga Activity Blocks that allow for kids to land on a new move to make a game out of stretching and working on strength and stability.
The best toy to gift an active child during the 2020 holiday season is this magic wand called Magic Moves. It yells out commands while playing music and putting on a light show—all while the kids dance, stomp like a dinosaur and leap like a frog. There are over 90 commends and it can be played with multiple children. Ages 3 and up.