When was the last time you played under the sun? This summer vacation, it's the perfect time for your child to enjoy playing outside the house. And what more when they've got some cool toys to make the most out of it?
This week, we're all about products that get them discovering the great outdoors and getting physically active. Check out senior staff writer Steph's 10 recommended products in this edition of SP's Goodie Bag.
I remember when I took lessons in ultimate disc two years ago. Reminds me of these finds! Whether splashing about in the inflatable pool in your backyard or at the beach, these cute animal-print flying discs (P79.75 each from Toy Kingdom) make great companions!
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When I was a kid, I remember making bubbles out of gumamela flowers with my sister. We had a lot of flowers in our garden, and I sure would have wanted to have this field scope from Backyard Safari Outfitters (P699.75) back then. You can get a closer look at bugs and other objects up to six times magnification. It also comes with a built-in viewing light.
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I'm a sucker for cute things, and when they're also practical, even more! This adorable Ride N' Roll kiddie trolley (P1,399.75 from Toy Kingdom) makes trips with your little ones more fun, because not only can your child store their things in them, but they can also ride on them!
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For Smart Parenting's anniversary issue, I went on a trip to Sumilon, Cebu, and during a trek around the island, I didn't have the proper shoes on, which made everything uncomfortable. For your kid's outdoor activities, though, these durable and ultra-comfy (and not to mention, pretty) shoes from Crocs' Retro Collection would be just perfect.
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The only time I've played golf was on a mini-course somewhere in Pasig, and I would've wanted more practice back then. Luckily, you and your kids can play golf anytime, anywhere, with this golf set from Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends (P179.75 from Toy Kingdom).
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I will always want to go back to Subic for the yearly Hot Air Balloon Festival. Not just for the hot air balloons, but also for the fantastic kites! This Design Your Own Kite kit (P449.75 from Toy Kingdom) puts kite-flying and kite-making to a whole new level because your child can personalize the design of his kite. It also makes a great bonding experience between parent and child.
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I have a total of six nephews right now, and I know just how rough they can get while playing. If they're out riding bikes or skateboarding, make sure their arms, legs and heads are protected. Check out these gloves, knee and elbow guards by Sports Protect (P250 from Toy Kingdom) to do the job.
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Did you ever race paper boats when you were a kid? Well, this boat from Fantastic Sea (P79.75 from Toy Kingdom) reminds me of just that. Once on water, just use the trigger and it'll start cruising. Dads and their sons would love this.
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My siblings and I had a variety of plastic water guns when we were kids. We would use them while playing tag or even to water plants! It's a nice toy that never gets out of style. Which was why I just had to smile when I saw these adorable water guns from Fun Toys (P79.75 each from Toy Kingdom) that come in crazy animal designs!
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Some of my fondest memories as a child was going on outings with relatives from my maternal side and going swimming with them. And boy, did I wear the frilliest of swimsuits! These swimsuits from SM Kids (P699.75 and P499.75) will not only make your kids ready for the water but super stylish at the same time.