At this time of year we're only just starting to think about the possibility of snow. This year's mild weather has meant that it has been especially difficult to imagine the possibility of a sudden flurry of the old white stuff. However, as we all know, the British weather is notoriously unpredictable and an unseasonably warm spell can turn into cold snap overnight. And when the snow does come, there is nothing more frustrating than being snowed in, and unable to get to the shops to buy your sledge. Moreover, whilst in our day all we needed was a tea tray to have fun in the snow, today's youngsters are slightly more discerning. Likewise, in the health and safety conscious world of today, it's probably not advisable to be seen giving your children such a precarious alternative to an actual sledge or toboggan.
After several years of mild Winters snow seems to be making a comeback. The past few years have had some fantastic snowfalls! Indeed, there's nothing more exciting for a child than waking up to a world in white, then trekking out on crisp untouched snow to the top of a local slope, mound or hill to try out their new sledge. This kind of outdoor play is especially important in an age where children shut themselves away in their rooms in front of games consoles, immersed in virtual playgrounds instead of the real thing.
Here at Wicken Toys we understand the importance of outdoor play for child development. We remember a time when play encompassed the interaction between the real world and the world of the imagination; two things that are lacking from the video games of today. The outdoors was a world of dens, enchanted forests and space stations in treetops! In this sense, snow is very special thing, it has this magical capacity to transform the imaginative worlds of children, if only for a short time.
Yet, in our increasingly busy lives it's hard to plan ahead for something seemingly as trivial as a snow day. However, ordering online at Wicken Toys couldn't be simpler. We have a super easy online payment system, fast delivery and we carry stocks of sledges and toboggans all year round. Despite our best efforts, however, once the snow arrives our extensive range of sledges and toboggans sells out very fast. So why not make sure you're ahead of the game and order a sledge from Wicken Toys today?