What is sensory play and why is it important for toddler aged children?
Aside from being the messiest and most fun way to play, Goodstart Early Learning defines sensory play to be any activity that stimulates the senses and engages the child in movement and balance exercises. Opportunities to engage children’s senses and movements allow them to independently explore the natural and physical world around them in an unstructured setting, providing numerous benefits to their development!
Most people are familiar with the 5 main senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. Two that are commonly overlooked are body awareness and balance, both which play a major role in the healthy development of toddlers. Playzone-fit aims to engage each and every one of these with products that are not only fantastic for their physical, mental and emotional well-being, but are so much fun!
As the 2021 holidays approach, we've put together this list to help parents learn about Playzone-fit's most popular toys that are perfect for 3-5 year olds so they stay entertained and exerting energy!
With the continuing rise of action sports such as gymnastics, ninja, snowboarding, skateboarding and more, the ways in which kids train, practice and learn are expanding. Coaches, athletes and parents alike are being drawn in by opportunities that provide a safe space to truly push the boundaries of safety and skill set. With so many trampoline parks, foam pits, virtual reality, simulation experiences and more, children are able to get comfortable trying a new trick or skill with a lessened worry of injuring themselves.
Once they are able to master a move within the comfort of training, they can truly bring their best game when it comes time to compete. The time will come to “wow” the spectators with their confidence showing through increasingly bold and difficult routines.
We've recently partnered with Playroom Inspo to share our love of play far and wide with those looking for ideas on how to keep their little ones engaged, healthy and having fun with active play! Courtney, mama of two and the creator behind Playroom Inspo inspires more than just playroom decor. Read this Q + A and get to know her!
As you may already know, Slackers has partnered with American Forests(AF) to launch a tree planting program called Play to Plant. We decided to take our love for the outdoors up a notch and instead of just enjoying nature, we wanted to give back too!
What impact are we making as we work with AF to plant these trees? Aside from being beautiful to admire, there are an endless amount of benefits that trees provide for our planet, our health, our environment and even our wallets!
In no specific order, here is a breakdown of 15 benefits that trees have on our environment as well as some insight into the impact that Slackers Play to Plant is going to have!
We had the opportunity to chat with Amelia, the owner and main mama over at Tales of Mountain Mama. She runs a blog that shares all the goodness you could imagine about spending time with your family in the outdoors. Her and her team of fellow outdoor mamas are experts in the art of adventuring with kids in tow and they share all of the do's and don'ts, and tips and tricks at talesofamountainmama.com. You MUST check them out!
As a company based in Denver, Colorado, we are a team packed full of outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, thrill seekers and sports fanatics. We thrive off of these things as individuals, and even more so as a team in pursuit of bringing families all over together in the great outdoors!
We are constantly on the hunt for new and exciting ways to bring the adventure of an active lifestyle right to your homes, but where do we find the inspiration? Aside from the mountains and trees and superhero ninjas themselves, we look to YOU! What better way to keep up with the latest outdoor trends than following along with some of our favorite families that share the same love for all things adventure with us?!
We want to share this inspiration with you as well, so follow along with us! In no specific order (we can’t stress that enough!!), here are 8 of our favorite influencers that are currently sharing the inside scoop on their everyday family adventures – big and small!