Five Summer Presents That Will Help Your Kids Put Down The Screens And Get Out And Play

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The summer vacation is nearly upon us, and if you’re already stressing about how you’re going to keep the kids occupied until school starts again in Fall, you aren’t alone! Most moms and dads at this time of year are trying to think of what they can do to get their little ones to put their screens down and to go outside and enjoy themselves in the fresh air. If you’ve entirely run out of inspiration this summer, here are five presents that you can get for your family that are sure to encourage even the most screen-addicted son or daughter to get outdoors and to do a bit of exercise!

1.A Trampoline


If you have a large back yard, one of the best gifts you can get for your family this summer is a trampoline. The whole family will have hours of fun, so even though this is quite an expensive investment, it’s well worth the cost. Children of all ages love to bounce on a trampoline, and they’ll be bringing around their friends before you know it to have a bounce too! What better way to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise at the same time!

2.A Basketball Hoop


If your kid is a basketball fan, a basketball hoop is an absolute must, but even for kids who aren’t really into ball games, they’re still going to enjoy shooting hoops. You may need to check whether you’re able to fit a basketball hoop to the exterior of your home if you require permission from your community association to make exterior changes. Alternatively, you could get a portable hoop. This is often a good idea if you move home a lot or if you want to move your hoop to different locations. Click to read more about how to choose the right hoop for your family.

3.A Swing Ball Kit


A swing ball set is an incredibly simple addition to your back yard, but it’s one that the whole family can enjoy, especially if you’re very competitive! You can all practice alone or have a tournament, with all family members competing against each other. It’s something that everyone can enjoy from the oldest to the youngest. 

4.Water Guns


When the weather heats up, it’s all too common for the kids to come running indoors to get out of the sun and into the coolness of the air conditioning. However, a couple of water guns can make all the difference. Although you can get water guns in all shapes and sizes, the super soaker sized ones are by far the best because they require less filling up, and so kids will get less bored of having to run backwards and forwards to the faucet. It’s a great way to cool off on the hottest days of the year and to blow off some steam. Just make sure you don’t have any laundry out drying!

5.A Paddling Pool


If you have little ones at home, a paddling pool is sure to be a big hit during the summer months. If you only have a small outdoor space, you can get a small pool which is perfect for toddlers, but if you have the room, it’s always best to get as large a pool as you can find. That gives children plenty of room to move around and to play with water toys. In fact, if you get a family sized pool you can all get into the action! You may also be able to find a paddling pool with a sand pit attached. This is a great choice for the smallest children since it allows for both sand and water play in one handy package!

So, there you have it – five wonderful gifts that you can get for your family this summer that will get them out of the house and into the fresh air! You’ll find that the warmer months of the year will just fly by, and perhaps the whole family will end up fitter and healthier by the time school comes round again in the Fall! Enjoy the summer!