With the weather improving, it’s time to encourage our children to go outdoors again and with very little investiment, you can have them playing the way you did, when you were a child. How many of the toys below spark memories of your childhood?
A Kite – €8
I remember flying kites as a child. I even remember attempting to make a kite with sticks and a brown paper bag! The pocket kites that I stock are one of my best selling toys. They don’t have poles, so they aren’t easily broken and they are nice and small/light making them easy to bring on days out to the beach or park. They come in little draw-string storage bags.
A Bag with Gardening Tools – €24.50
This heavy duty child’s gardening bag comes with 6 wooden/metal gardening tools and a plastic watering can that doubles as a spray bottle for watering the plants/vegetable your child grows.
Chalks – from €2.25
A Return-Ball – €3.99
“Game Time” return balls are tennis balls that have an elastic thread attached to them. The other end of the thread is attached to a wrist band. The aim is that instead of having to have a second person to catch the ball and throw it back, the elastic does the job and your child can learn to throw and catch on their own.
Skipping Ropes starting from €3.99
Whether you are looking for a one person skipping rope, a longer version for several kids to play together with, or a French skipping rope, you’ll find them on my website. I have 3 types of single wooden handle skipping ropes. The first is with a plain wooden handle but with various coloured ropes to choose from, the second has pink handles with flowers on it and the third have handles designed like bees.
A Flying Ring – €1.99
You can’t go wrong with one of these flying rings. Again, they are perfect for bringing on a day trip to the beach or a park.
A Compass – €2.60
Teach your child how to navigate with one of these cool little compasses.
A Magnifying Glass or Bug Viewer – starting from €3
These little toys will help your child see small details on plants and insects.
A Torch – starting from €2.50
A Flower Press – €9
Press your own flowers and then make some pictures and cards with them. These flower presses make lovely gifts.
Well, how many did you have as a child? I had 3 but would have loved at least six of them!