That is a common request from my daughter's lips. She loves "racing" back-and-forth in our great room or in our backyard. We'll count together..."1, 2, 3"...and then - with an enthusiastic "GO!" - we're off! It's one of her favorite games.
If I said "yes" to every single one of her requests, I'd be the thinnest and strongest mommy around.
When it comes to losing weight, gaining muscle tone, and/or building cardiovascular endurance, it's tempting to think we always need to do "BIG" things...Run a marathon. Go to the gym. Do 50 push-ups.
Those are all admirable goals worth pursuing, but sometimes the most feasible option is to PLAY with our kids - to say "yes" when they want to go for a walk or when they beg us to play tag or when they want us to demonstrate our mad hula-hooping skills for the 100th time.
The folks at Little Tikes were kind enough to send us a Fold Away Playground ($99.99) to review...and I have to say that the playground has been a fun incentive to get outdoors and get active. The playground features a climbing wall, an adjustable basketball hoop, a soccer/hockey net, and a slide (my daughter's favorite part...). Designed for little ones in the 1.5 to 5-year-old range, the playground is ideal for tots who are too young for bigger sets and for families with smaller homes/yards because it is quite compact (whether it's folded up or down). Although some 4-5 year olds might still get a kick out of the playground, it is probably best suited for 1-3 year olds. At just shy of 100 bucks, it's also much more reasonably priced than other playgrounds in the same aisle at the toy store.
P.S. Have you explored all of the other fun toys on the Little Tikes website? I just know my daughter would LOVE the Picnic on the Patio Playhouse or the Great Wolf Lodge Log Cabin!
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Little Tikes Fold Away Playground ($99.99). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, October 21 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #64 Becca. Congratulations!