So many moms are grouching about the kids being home for summer and I'm like, 'What???' My son is in summer camp during the days. I understand the importance of them being social and active, but any chance I get for he and I to be home together... I just LOVE it!! Of course when they're home you'll want them to do more than just electronics-time. Having toys the neighborhood kids can enjoy too is a big plus.
I am that mom in the neighborhood. I want the kids over. It makes my son happy, and if they're at my place, I get to supervise, so that makes me happy too. So if the kids are wanting to come over to your house and play with your little ones, be glad. It's a good thing!! Remember how much you loved to play when you were a kid.
Embrace youth, embrace the joy of playing, and embrace summer. They only get to do childhood once. Let it be one full of fun outside play and memories!
That's the end of my unsolicited two-cents for the day. Now I'm going to introduce you to some great ways to encourage summer outside play, and I'm going to have a giveaway!
One way to have fun in the summer (and oh yes, the neighborhood kids will love it) is H20Go Toys by Best Ways. Right now they have three items I absolutely love!! Two we own, and one...one lucky person is going to win. Details below.
The first two items we own. The first is an H20Go Double Double Slider, designed for children ages 5-12. You can get it in single, double or triple size. It has an inflatable speed ramp that provides you a soft entry and allows you to glide smoothly and very quickly, to the end of the mat. This slide is a whopping 18 ft. long!!
The kit contents are what you see above. Easy peasy to put together. The only thing not included is an air pump. This product is designed so the water runs continuously, of course, so you can slide. But it's also designed with a pillow launch and a drench pool bottom so you lose the 'ouch' traditionally associated with these types of water slides This is the kind of toy the kids can spend hours on and never voice complaint one. You certainly won't hear them say they're bored. ;) It's good for parties too.
The H20Go Color Wave Pool is awesome because it changes a number of colors. You can use it in the daytime or you can use it at dusk. The lights changing is a delight to the kiddos, I'm sure!! This pool is big enough to fit mom and dad too. Won't your kids be surprised when you join them for pool time?! :) I'd love to have this for 4th of July. We'll have boodles (yeah, that's a word) of kiddos over, and this would def. be a big party hit! It'd keep 'em cool too. It's hot out there, folks.
You can find all three items in stores everywhere.
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