How to Buy Garden Toys
Nowadays, children are spending less time outdoors and spending most of their time indoors in front of their tablets and smartphones. There are many benefits to encouraging children to play outside. It is good for early learning and development and should be encouraged as often as possible. We can encourage them to play outside by bringing them toys that will keep them active. While you are tending to your garden, they can either help you with it or they could have fun with their garden toys. With so many garden toys available on market, it is helpful to know what things to consider when buying a garden toy.
Choose something safe
Your child’s safety should always be at the top of your priority in almost anything and that includes his toys. Anything that is unsafe and not suitable for your child’s age should not be part of his toy collection.
There are many ways to check if the garden toy you are planning to buy is safe. For one, you can read about the garden toy’s product description. Make sure they are appropriate and suitable for your child’s age. Buy something that is large enough and do not have any detachable parts so that it won’t be a choking hazard. You can also read reviews from other parents online so that you will have an idea what to expect from the toy and what to look out for.
Stay away from plastic possible
We all know what plastic does to our environment and with the global plastic pollution, we can do our part in saving our environment by buying toys that are more eco-friendly. Additionally, plastic garden toys or any plastic toy for that matter come with a variety of chemicals and substances that are considered toxic and dangerous. A few of these toxic chemicals are BPA, phthalates and PVC.
Buying garden toys made from sustainable and renewable materials like wood is something you should consider. These toys are not only eco-friendly, they are also good for other things like tactile stimulation. Most of these toys look so good and feature a minimalist design that you can use as a nursery or playroom decorative once your child is done with them and has moved on to other toys.
Buy something multi-purpose
If you want to get the most out of your money then you should buy a garden toy that can be played in many ways. A good example of this kind of toy is a toy wagon. Children can use a toy wagon to haul around their favourite toys and play with the wagon however they want. Once they are done playing for the day, they can use the toy wagon as a storage container to keep their toys organised.
Set your budget
If you are on a tight budget but you still want to buy something wonderful for your toddler, perhaps a garden toy to encourage him to play in the garden while you tend to your plants, then setting a budget can definitely help. Doing so also helps narrow down your list and would potentially save you money because you could avoid overspending.
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