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The benefits of outdoor play to your childrens’ health.

It is not impossible to imagine that the children of today have a lot of distractions when it comes to their pastimes.

Whereas twenty or thirty years ago, television was a reason to stay in, we now have to compete with games consoles, which can be hard to get your children away from.  However, the affect on their health is still the same and therefore, if you are seriously looking for a way to get them out in to the fresh air an outdoor toy might just be the best choice.

If you’re a parent  who wants to ensure their children do actually get a good start in life by keeping fit, there are ways of inspiring play outdoors that is fun, challenging and that will appeal to even the most unmotivated little one.

Here at Wicken Toys, we think very carefully about the toys that we offer to parents looking for climbing frames, swings and play areas as we know that one major motivation for any parent is to encourage imagination and outdoor play because it’s good for their health and future wellbeing.

If you get them active now then you will more than likely get them more active in to adulthood, while ensuring they are less at risk from health problems such as obesity for example, which is slowly on the increase worldwide.

So, the easiest way to get your children active is outdoor toys!  If you can find a climbing frame that offers safe play but lots of potential for imagination then it will probably end up being difficult keeping them in the house during the Spring and Summer.

So if you’re looking for a way to get them moving in 2012, you may find an outdoor toy gives you everything you need.

We usually suggest that you measure your garden for a play area and then come down to our outdoor centre to take a look at the real thing.  This means you can be better prepared but it will also mean that you can think about what you and the children want.

The outdoor centre not only gives the children a chance to play but it allows them to feel like they’re part of the decision making process and this can only be good for encouraging play in their minds.

Once you’ve got your outdoor toy, arrange for their friends to come over so they can pick up valuable team skills by learning to play together.

For the younger ones, you’ll find some of our toys are designed especially to enable them to develop their balance and visual skills, something that is crucial to their future development.

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