Fab and free outdoor fun for your tot

Taking your tot outdoors doesn’t have to be complicated ― here are several awesome ideas for you!

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The outdoors is great for your toddler. He’ll get to stretch his muscles, run around and explore, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and get a new perspective on life.

When he is enjoying the wide open spaces, your tyke is exposed to natural elements like grass and soil, his imagination will be stimulated by the new objects and people around him, which helps him be more social and communicative.

Being physically active outdoors will also keep both you and your little one healthy and fit and increase your stamina.

His imagination is stimulated by the new objects and people around him, and this helps him to be more social and communicative.

So, why not plan a trip outdoors with junior this weekend ― we’ve rounded up exciting activities you’ll surely enjoy with your mini-me that will cost you hardly a cent!

1.      Play with bubbles
Bubbles are a great outdoor activity for toddlers. Besides being tons of fun, they help develop your tot’s visual tracking and gross motor skills, as well as hand-eye coordination. Get your mini-me to pop them a certain way (clap, poke, or even use his elbows) to create a super-fun game.

If you’re not keen on the commercial bubble solutions sold in stores, you can easily make your own. Add half a cup of dishwashing liquid to 4 cups of water, then add 4 tablespoons of glycerin (available in pharmacies). Mix it up and let it set for a couple of hours ― the longer it sets, the larger and longer-lasting your bubbles will be!

2. Do a “car” wash

Why not get him to clean up junior’s own “vehicles”? Get him to round up his tricycle, balance bike, ride-on toys and scooter. He could even ask the neighbours if they’d like their toy rides cleaned, too.

Once the “fleet” is ready, place them in an outdoor space, hand junior a sponge and a bucket of soapy water, and let him start scrubbing. When all the vehicles have been cleaned, hose them down ― your little guy will be beaming with pride!

This activity not only works your little one physically, but he’ll also experience the tactile benefits of playing with soap suds and sensing friction while he scrubs.