Now that summer is here we have been soaking up as much time as possible outdoors! I still look for ways to encourage free play during the summer, although it looks a little different than letting Zuri play with toys in her room. It’s fun to bring some of her Fisher-Price® toys outside and encourage child-led play, where she is can be active and engaged with her toys and free to build new worlds, dream up stories, invent characters, and set off on epic adventures! What better place than the backyard to do all of those things? When kids are having fun playing, they’re learning and building a foundation for life, and that is something that I try to encourage Zuri to do on a daily basis!
Right now, Zuri is really into learning about colours. We are trying to get her to establish different colours and learn how to say the words. One of the best toys to help us with that is the Fisher-Price® Think & Learn Smart Scan Color Chameleon. We love how it can sing, count and play games with colours. It’s also great to bring outside, where she can learn all of the different colours that nature has to offer. This Chameleon is interactive and lets her explore and use her imagination, finding and learning new things. Child-led play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children. In fact, by giving children toys that have been designed to encourage physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive skills and imagination, a lot of what parents seek is right there in front of them!
Fisher-Price® has been encouraging play for over 85 years, and that is just one of the reasons why we love this company. In fact, every new product that they put on the market is tested by over 3,500 kids and reviewed by over 1,500 parents at their Play Lab! What better way to find out if their product is kid-approved?
Zuri’s top: Old Navy | shorts: Old Navy (similar here) | shoes: Toms | bow: Ardene
Fisher-Price® Think & Learn Smart Scan Colour Chameleon
Thank you Fisher-Price for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.