Whether you're at the playground or in your own backyard, a few toys can really amp up the fun. Let the kids run wild with the classics, like playground balls, bubbles and chalk that are easy to carry with you wherever you go. When the weather is too hot or rainy to play outside, plastic figures, cars and pretend play sets give tiny tots an opportunity to act out their own adventures indoors.
Is your little tyke interested in athletics? Help him or her pick up a few skills and learn valuable life lessons along the way with sports toys, like bats and balls for T-ball, outdoor and indoor basketball hoops, plush footballs and hockey and soccer game sets. As you're tossing the ball back and forth and acting out your favorite plays, sports equipment designed with fun graphics adds an element of cool to each game. Shooting and flying toys, like NERF� blasters, squirt guns and water balloons, are also great additions to any stock of backyard recreation and leisure equipment.
Technology can be both fun and educational, so set the kiddos up with some electronic girls' toys and boys' toys they can use to explore the world around them. Youngsters will enjoy high-flying adventures navigating drones, quadcopters and other flying toys through the air, or they can host a race on land with remote-controlled cars, trucks and figures that roll along the sidewalk or grass. Head to Academy.com to provide your children with all the exciting toys they desire.