Do you know that toys that encourage your children to play in the garden can actually benefit your child physically as well as mentally? And if you want to instill a love of nature on top of the physical and mental exercise, gardening toys for your kids are definitely a great way for you to get started!
There are small toy gardening tool sets for toddlers, and durable gardening tool packages for older children (you can check out G & F JustForKids Garden Tool Set). When the weather turns nasty outside, why not teach your child the joys of gardening indoors? There are several indoor gardening kits from companies like Green Toys (like the one below) that include seeds of hardy plants which enjoy an indoor atmosphere.
Children’s gardening gloves are available in assorted colors, sizes and textures, and the responsible kids toy manufacturer Melissa and Doug has several toy gardening sets and totes (like the one below) perfectly designed for small hands.
Through online retailers like Amazon, fairy garden starter kits and miniature toy bridges and figurines will draw your fantasy minded child straight to the garden on a daily basis. There are also several applications for kids tablets and smartphones that promote gardening activities while teaching about the natural plant growing process.
Children love imitating their parents’ actions. So why not purchase a durable toy wheelbarrow so your little ones can help you out in the garden? This also teaches responsibility, as you can assign them delivery chores with their wheelbarrow that they can handle on their own.
Disney and other popular companies your child is familiar with have released lines of garden trowels, rakes and water sprayers. You can use these simple gardening tools to teach your children the responsibility required to plant, maintain and grow bushes, plants and flowers.
And for toddlers, companies like Little Tikes make gardening tables with toy flowers and complete gardening tool sets for indoor or outdoor play. There are even working weed trimmers and edgers for older children that help them maintain the beauty of your home garden.
What could be more simple than a plastic watering can to encourage your child to spend more time in the garden? All kids love to play in water, and when you explain how bushes, plants and flowers use water to grow healthy, this simple child’s toy becomes a powerful educational device.
There are many toys which encourage your children to play in the garden. Introducing your child to just a few of the choices listed above (just click on any of the images that are of interest to you) will help create an appreciation of nature and the great outdoors, while giving your child valuable outdoor exercise at the same time.