The Best Toys for Active Kids
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It feels like kids are always on the move—running, jumping, climbing, and swinging whenever humanly possible. And it turns out, all that activity is actually great for their development, whether they’re working on balance or gross motor skills or just strengthening their muscles. Encouraging active play shows kids that having an active lifestyle is desirable, fostering a lifelong interest in movement and play that will serve them well. Here are some of our favorite toys for active play.
Our Top Pick
The Wheelbarrow Pretend and Play Toy ($31.95) from Fat Brain Toys is our top pick for active play toys because it encourages open-ended, outdoor play that gets kids moving and even possibly helping out with the yard work!
In this article: Toys Under $20 | Toys $20 – $40 | Toys $40+
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