So many of our children these days seem to be endlessly fixated on their screens. Whether that’s a phone, a tablet, a computer, or a television, it can be hard to get our children outside and moving around while being engaged with nature.
However, more often than not, when our children are outside, they’re more than happy to get involved with what the outdoor life has to offer. Fortunately, there are plenty of toys out there that can help our children discover just how amazing is, all in an entertaining and fulfilling way.
Today, we’re going to explore six of the top toys for a 4 year old boy, giving them all the tools they need to connect with nature and get the outdoor life they need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
#1 – An Outdoor Bag
When your child heads out into the Great Outdoors, they’re going to need a place to put all their toys and belongings. So, what better gift is there than to give them their own bag in order to take it all in?
For all their outdoor belongings, their snacks and drinks, and anything else they like to keep with them, giving your child their own outdoor bag can be a great way to encourage them to get outside on their own adventures.
#2 – Binoculars
Easily one of the best toys to give children to enjoy the outside, a pair of binoculars is a great way for your child to see things they wouldn’t normally be able to see.
Whether this is looking off into the distance to see something new, spying on wildlife, or just for playing spy missions, this is also a super-versatile toy.
#3 – A Torch
Just because it gets dark, that doesn’t mean your child should be able to enjoy themselves outside. In fact, playing outside in the garden after dark can be an entirely new adventure in itself. Torches may seem simple and basic, but for a child, this can be the source of a huge amount of adventure.
#4 – Bug-Catcher Sets
There are loads of bug catcher sets available online, and they’re relatively easy to find in stores. These usually consist of little nets for catching all kinds of bugs you’d normally find in your garden.
Your child can then transfer them over to the little pots, typically with a magnifying lid, so they can see all the details of the bug and really have a chance to see how beautiful nature actually is.
#5 – A Metal Detector
The entertainment and adventure factor of this toy goes without saying. While aimed towards older children, a metal detector can provide endless opportunities for fun, and you’ll never know what you’re going to discover next.
#6 – Water Pistol/Gun
Fun for all the family. When the weather’s getting hot and the sun’s coming out, there’s no better way to get your family or your children’s friends involved in a huge water fight or activity to play away an afternoon in nature.
As you can see, there are plenty of toys out there for your child to enjoy while being out in nature, and they don’t have to rely on a screen to allow them to have fun! Simply find what your child is interested in and get ready for a whole new lease of outdoor fun and adventure!