Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fun Winter Toys

Winter isn't quite here for most of us, but it is a good time to think about toys and gifts for the snow. These can be holiday gifts, birthday presents or just because it's a snow day!

Fun Winter Toys
By Denise Sanger

When I was young, I couldn’t wait for winter! It never really mattered how cold it was outside, I just wanted to play in the snow. Whether it was sledding, tobogganing, building a snowman or having a snowball fight with the other kids, I just wanted to be outside!

If you have fond memories like I do of playing in the snow when you were younger, you want your children to experience this same fun. You also want to be sure your child is playing with a fun, but safe winter toy. Since winter is only a few months long, let’s take a look at a few inexpensive but fun toy options available today.

Snow Tubes are an awesome winter snow toy and they cost less than $8! Light enough for kids to carry, but durable enough to hold up to plenty of down hill slides, snow tubes are definitely a toy to take a look at for winter fun.

Love to toboggan? Do you remember trying to drag that heavy toboggan up the hill? Boy I do! It was almost too much work to try to get up that hill for a 30 second ride – but what a ride it was. Today, there is a lightweight toboggan that your kids (and you) are sure to love. The lightweight Blizzard inflatable toboggan is easy for kids to carry, but manufactured of thick, heavy vinyl for durability. Winter fun for 1 or 2 people or kids with a price less than $20.

Snow sleds are another fun winter toy – but they can also be costly. If you’re not looking to spend $100 or more on a snow sled, the Summit snow sled may be just what you’re looking for. Heavy duty with hand grips, this inflatable snow sled will have you and your children flying down the hills. Cost is less than $20.

How about a winter toy that does double duty as a summer toy also? Almost two toys for the price of one – now that’s smart shopping. The Ski Storm inflatable Jet Ski is a great ride-on sled for a kid that does double duty as a pool toy in the summer. This toy is made quite well of durable vinyl and patented Weathertek for year-round fun and priced less than $25.

Are your kids ready to try a snow board, but you’re not ready for them to do so? The inflatable rocket ranger snow board is a great way for them to learn how to snow board. This snow board is made of sturdy vinyl with 2 built on boot straps, can hold up to 120 pounds and is recommended for kids 6 – 12 years old. With a price tag less than $10, this is a great way to determine if snow boarding is really what your children want to do.

Don’t forget the accessories that make your life easier – and safer. Snowboarders should wear protective gear such as helmets and today’s air pumps are affordable and won’t leave you gasping for air. Outdoor toys that are affordable but fun are the way to go this winter season.

Denise Sanger owns and operates NewCoolToysOnline.com which carries a
diverse catalog of toys to play outdoors. Our winter toys like snow tubes, snowboards, and snow sleds are inexpensive as well as fun.

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Anonymous said...

you might also add ice skating to your list. often times second hand sports stores carry cheap skates. teaching a child to skate is a lot easier than a grown up - it's a great time to get them started.

xtnshun said...

Great idea - I'll look at putting up a post. Thanks!