Best Kids' Toys for Active Play
Find the right active toy for every child (or tween) and every occasion on these lists. These picks have been chosen because they inspire active, physical play.
Active Toys for the Whole Family
Make active toys a part of your family's holiday and birthday celebrations. These picks include classic and new games, toys low-tech and high, and gear for outdoors and inside. They appeal to preschoolers, pre-teens, and parents alike.
Active Toys for School-Age Kids
Encourage kids to be active by providing active toys, games, and sports equipment that motivate them to move. As you shop for your children's holiday and birthday gifts, make physical activity a priority. Keep them equipped with the latest gear for their favorite sports, stock their bookshelves with biographies and how-tos, and consider these...
Active Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Ready, set, shop! For small children, toys are essential to growth, learning, and development. Along with ABC books and cuddly toys for pretend play, make sure your child has some active toys too, so she can build motor skills and get her daily dose of physical activity. Many of these top picks can be used indoors or out.
Indoor Toys and Games for Active Play
Don't let bad weather keep your kids slumped on the sofa. Try one of these active toys designed to get children moving, learning, and laughing. These toys are best for kids ages 3 to 8.
Big Fun with Simple Toys
Use what you have: These simple toys that encourage active play are probably right under your nose!
Super Fun Snow Toys
When snow piles up, it's the perfect time to get outside and play, and snow toys keep kids busy and active despite the chill. These snow toys make the white stuff more wonderful, so bundle up and enjoy.
Best Ride-On Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Whether she's learning to walk, ride a bike, or maneuver her first scooter, your child will get a kick out of these cool ride-on toys. From baby beginners to capable kindergartners, there is something here for every little one. Play in the backyard or take them to and from preschool or the park to add active play to your child's day.
Riding Toys for Kids, Tweens, and Teens
These unique rides motivate bigger kids to wheel their way around the block or from home to school and back. See 10 riding toys that go way beyond the bike.
Health and Fitness Board Games for Kids
Sit-in-your-seat board games for kids don't have a monopoly on fun. These games encourage players to get up and move, and/or teach important lessons about health, fitness, and nutrition.
Outdoor Play Toys
While kids can run, jump, and play outside with no gear at all, setting them up with some outdoor play toys adds interest and variety (not to mention more physical activity) to their games. Try a few of these to keep your backyard busy this spring and summer.
Top Outdoor Toys for Older Kids
The best part of warmer weather? Playing outside! Encourage kids to get out and get active with these top picks for outdoor toys. Some are perfect for school-agers, some for tweens and teens, and some for kids of all ages (including parents).
Way Cool Water Toys
Kids and water are always an energetic combination; add water toys and pool games and the activity level kicks up an extra notch. Whether you have a pool, lake, beach, or just a garden hose, try one of these cool water toys to make hot summer days more fun.
Outdoor Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The best part of warmer weather? Playing outside! Encourage kids to get out and get active with these top picks for preschool outdoor toys. These toys are especially designed to encourage safe, fun, active play for toddlers and preschoolers.
Have a Ball
Playing with balls helps kids build motor skills, plus it's fun. Find out what balls are best for kids at each age and stage, plus games to play with balls.
Small Size, High Impact Active Toys
Fill your child's stocking with these active toys--small, inexpensive goodies that promote exercise, fitness, and physical activity for kids of all ages.
Pulse Slither Drift Scooter - Review
Combine the speed of a scooter with the curves of a skateboard and you get the Pulse Slither drift scooter, a fun ride-on for kids ages 7 and up.