Summer and school holidays collide to give kids time to enjoy all the great things about the holiday season in Australia. As Christmas moves into the lazy days of January, it’s an ideal time to get everyone outdoors and enjoying the sun, sand and water.
Outdoor play has many developmental benefits. Physical activity is vital for muscle strength and coordination. Children expend energy which allows them to concentrate and sleep better. Exercise also improve a sense of well-being. Mental health is an important consideration for children and movement in the outdoors is vital.
Summer holidays provides time for getting together with family and friends. Outdoor play provides lots of opportunities for developing social skills; working cooperatively to build sandcastles, playing sports or even a good old-fashioned water gun fight in the pool, all give kids a chance to interact with each other.
Sand and water are great for sensory interaction. Children explore the world around them through their senses. Sensory play is also important for children who need to ground themselves and recalibrate from overstimulation.
Kidstuff has a huge range of toys that will help kids make the most out of the warm weather and time to just play.
FOR AGES 12 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
BELLO BUG ABOUT
Clamber atop this little critter and whizz around the garden or park! Features a cushioned seat, a contoured design and smooth free-wheeling castors. Cute as a button, simple to assemble, easy to clean and designed with care to withstand years of affectionate play! Only available at Kidstuff.
FOR AGES 18 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS
B. SANDS AHOY
A great bucket and sand set is a must-have on your list to take for a day at the beach or on your Summer holiday. It’s also an essential accessory for the backyard sandpit. This set includes abucket, sifter, waterwheel, rake, shovel and mini monster truck all in stylish and vibrant colours.
FOR AGES 3+ YEARS
FREEPLAY KIDS SAND AND WATER ADVENTURE TABLE
A vibrant and durable UV resistant resin design, the Freeplay Kids Sand and Water Adventure Table is perfect for the backyard or deck. It encourages imaginative and creative play, and sensory exploration. Includes 11 moulds, tools and toys, and 2 removable tubs for simple filling and cleaning. Protective lids double as a play surface. Assembled dimensions 79cm x 56cm x 50cm. Only at Kidstuff.
FREEPLAY SPORT 2 IN 1 SOCCER GOAL
This 2 in 1 Soccer goal converts from 1 large soccer goal to two small soccer goals. Comes with a safe, soft soccer ball, training cones and an air pump.
Large Soccer Goal size 89.0 (W) x 46.0 (D) x 63.5 (H) cmSmall Soccer Goal size 47.0 (W) x 25.5 (D) x 34.0 (H) cm
AQUAPLAY STARTER SET
Aquaplay’s Starter Set is the perfect way to start creating your own Aquaplay world! It contains the popular harbour where the crane can load the container on either the amphibian truck or the container boat.
By turning the paddle wheel the water flows through the canal, a playful way to teach about how water moves! Aquaplay sets connect together for hours of fun play!
FOR AGES 6+ YEARS
STORM STRIKER WATER GUNS
A day in the backyard pool is not complete without a water fight. Kidstuff’s own Storm Striker range brings a surge of excitement and action to any Summer’s day.
STORM STRIKER JET WAVE
High velocity fun! Fast pump action. Twist lock cap for a quick refill. Plenty in the tank for a massive attack! 700ml capacity. Blast up to 6m! Soak & Go! Only at Kidstuff.
STORM STRIKER ARCTIC BLAST
High velocity fun! Fast pump action. Twist lock cap for a quick refill. Plenty in the tank for a massive attack! 1 litre capacity. Blast up to 8m! Stun & Run!.
STORM STRIKER TORRENT
High velocity fun! Fast pump action. Twist lock cap for a quick refill. Plenty in the tank for a massive attack! 2 litre capacity. Blast up to 10m! Splash & Dash!