Now that the weather is warmer in the Northeast we are spending lots of time outside. Isn’t spring the best? If you asked my almost two year old she would agree that playing outside is awesome! We couldn’t wait to review the Little Tikes Princess Coupe this spring. I remember my brother had one when he was younger and he absolutely loved it. It’s such a fun toy to spark a child’s imagination.
Izzy loved helping her daddy put the car together. I think she is the perfect age to start using the cozy coupe. She is almost 21 months and has already spent hours in it. I’ve heard many kids use it up to age four. Izzy enjoys riding inside the car, turning the wheel and honking the horn. We noticed she also likes pushing it around the neighborhood. It steers very easily and she is able to maneuver the car on her own.
Benefits of Playing Outside:
- Physical activity: Did you know more active parents tend to have more active children? While our daughter is young we are trying to instill in her the love of outdoor play. As she gets older it is our hope she will continue to be active and explore the great outdoors. There are so many health benefits to being physically active. According to KidsHealth.org “Healthy, physically active kids also are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.”
- Play & Imagination: When we first received the Little Tikes Princess Coupe I was giddy inside. I loved imaginary play as a child and I couldn’t wait to share this with Izzy. Toys that promote imagination and pretend play are my favorite. Playing out side is the perfect time to engage in pretend play. In her car, Izzy loves inserting the key, turning the wheel and pretending she is going to the store.
- Increase in Overall Well-Being: According to one researcher in Let The Children Play: “Play nourishes every aspect of children’s development– physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative.” Additionally, as you can imagine outdoor play has a great impact on our balance, coordination and motor fitness. Playing outside gives your child the chance to work on these skills (Fjortoft, 2001).
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Giveaway!
Want to win a cozy coupe for yourself? The winner can choose between the princess coupe and the traditional red cozy coupe. For more information visit Littletikes.com. Please note this giveaway is open to US applicants only.
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