Whatever you're searching and shopping for—a gift for a toddler or a teen, or for a birthday or a bar mitzvah—look for a toy that promotes physical fitness and play. Sometimes a new game or toy is just the push a child needs to really get active. These lists contain the best of the best kids' toys for active play and fitness.
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.
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As you shop for holiday and birthday gifts, make physical activity a priority. Keep kids equipped with the latest gear for their favorite sports, stock their bookshelves with biographies and how-tos, and consider these cool games and toys too.
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For little kids, toys are essential to growth, learning, and development. When you choose toys for children, make sure you select some active toys along with ABC books and cuddly toys for pretend play.
Try these small-size, big-fun ideas for stocking stuffers, party prizes, Easter baskets, behavior incentives--all those times when you need a little gift that makes a big impact (and encourages physical fitness too).
Don't let bad weather or other barriers to outdoor play keep your kids slumped on the sofa. Try one of these active, indoor toys designed to get children moving, learning, and laughing. These indoor toys are best for kids ages 3 to 8.
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.
Kids usually love riding toys that allow them to speed along streets, sidewalks, and driveways, so ride-ons are a simple way to add activity to your child's day. Try them on the way to and from school, sports practices, the park or pool, or other errands.
For your next family game night, try one of these board games. Many of them will get you up and moving, and others teach important lessons about health, fitness, and nutrition. Some do both—and all are fun to play!
Don't let snow, cold, and ice keep you inside. These snow toys encourage lots of active outdoor playtime.
Encourage kids to get out and get active with these top picks for school-age kids, tweens, and teens (and hey, parents too; join the fun!). Find some new twists on classics like catch and archery, and kids' favorite brands luring them outdoors too.