School’s Out! Well, it is for a lot of kids already. The kids have tossed their backpacks into the back of their closets for another year. Lunch bags need to be fumigated or tossed in most cases (there will be time enough to replace them later in the summer). Homework is forgotten. Bathing suits become the standard garb for a season. So bring on the summer fun!
What are your plans for this summer? Will the kids live in the backyard pool or is summer camp on their horizon? Perhaps you pack up for the cottage for a long retreat from the city for a slower, simpler life. That sounds great to me, but as an adult, it can sometimes be difficult to ditch that job for the few months that the children are off. Realistically, in this day and age summer fun for adults is relegated to a mere two weeks, so entertainment is in order for your kiddos. If summer camp all season long is beyond your reach, that means coming up with fun and maybe even educational activities for the kids to do around the house this year. Take a gander at some of Babybox’s playtime fun ideas for your kids.
SUMMER FUN IDEAS
If the backyard is the playground of choice this summer, you might want to think about upgrading from the old, rusty metal climber that is sinking into the grass back there right now. Think modern and long-term fun for your children’s playtime enjoyment. The Vinyard Cottage playhouse is a work of art, designed to enhance any home’s exterior and provide a whimsical and interactive environment for children to play. Each playhouse is custom designed to appeal to your taste. Any look – from a fairy tale cottage to a miniature replica of your own home can be created. These luxury playhouses even include basic amenities such as water and indoor/outdoor lighting. Designs range from cozy cottages to rugged forts and tree houses. This house, designed and built by Alan Mowrer can be customized in any way you like to meet your specific needs. As an added safety feature, the design team can install a wireless communication hook-up with the main house. Ceiling heights average eight feet, allowing adults to stand comfortably inside – yet retaining a charming scale and appeal. Principles of good design are utilized and applied on a scaled-down version.
If the summer heat already has you beat, then what about a play structure for indoors? This indoor playset will keep your kids busy all day long. Make lunch. Do your laundry. Call Dr. Reed. Phone a friend…. Thank you, Rhapsody for creating such a great playset. Since we all want our kids to be healthy and more active – now be it rain or shine, they can. Children spend more than 90% of every day indoors where healthy active play is a challenge. This playset is your answer.
Now, whether it’s raining or snowing, or too early or too late, or too hot or too cold, or you’re simply too busy keeping up with what’s inside your home to go outside, Rhapsody is the playfully beautiful solution for active indoor play. Certainly beats the heat and uncertainty of what your local play ground might have on offer on any given day.
If these ideas are grand, but a little too large for your space, don’t fret. Take a look at this play tent and tell me you don’t have space for the fun it will certainly bring! This Helen play tent by Lucy and Michael is perfect for any baby’s big brother or sister to play in. Imaginative play at its best! Children love the lined doors and paned windows in each lucy & michael play tent. Parents love the design – solid, painted wood and great prints. The Charlotte model is black and white baroque floral with yellow and black accents. Parents love giving their children an heirloom-quality toy that requires no whistles or lights to delight. And children are amused literally for hours on end as they thrill in occupying a space of their own. Without fail, your child’s friends and play dates will beg to “go in the tent!”.
Whew, feel that heat! If it feels like you are burning up, then a fire truck’s the perfect solution for hours of hot fun for your little one. The pedal car deluxe fire truck has a flashing light and a ringing bell that will delight every would-be fire-fighter. Just like the originals, this pedal car is made of heavy gauge steel and is ready for hours of play. Inspired by the famous and highly collectible “SAD FACE” pedal Fire Truck of the 1940′s, it is true in all details. There is no tailgate, but a rear step just like the originals. The fire truck comes in a deep red highlighted with white graphics. Real high quality wooden ladders grace the rear resting on their own chrome plated, high hoop, grab bars. Speaking of chrome, this vehicle has lots of it, the windshield, steering wheel, ringing bell and the hubcaps are all chromed. Even the flashing light has a chrome base. Adjustable pedals. Recommended ages 2 to 6 years old. Adult supervision required.
If you want to get in on the fun, tossing a ball back and forth has always been a great way to spend an afternoon. The Perfect Gift for the All-American Baby and this will become a favorite gift received. Welcome a new baby to the Big League of Life with this commemorative Nokona first baseball glove! Available in Pale Pink, Baby Blue, Dark Blue, Natural or Red Customize your glove with your choices of color, and include the child’s full name, birth date, and a center icon. My First baseball glove by Nokona? is branded with the Nokona signature logo and name, and is an authentic mini child’s size 9″ glove made of genuine leather. Handcrafted from Top Grain cowhide by the 75 year old Nokona Athletic Goods Company, this custom embroidered glove will mark the birth of your little ballplayer to be. This is not only a great baby gift, but is loved by toddlers as well. It’s the perfect size for them to use! Wonderful as a gift for grandchildren, nieces, nephews or family friends, these gloves are the exact same gloves used by generations of Nokona customers.
What are your plans for summer fun this year?