Make Things Adventurous

Exploring The World Through Sensory Play With Toddlers

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! 

6 Active Play Toys for 3-5 Year Olds' Holiday Gifts

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!

Trampoline Bounce Boards: Reinvent the Way You Bounce

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. 

Q+A: Getting to know Courtney from Playroom Inspo

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!

15 Benefits Trees Have on Our Environment

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!

Q+A: Getting to Know Tales of a Mountain Mama

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 You MUST check them out! 

Taking the Ground Out of Playground: Why Kids Should Be Slackers

When you step into the world of Slackers backyard adventures, you step into a brand and lifestyle that encourages kids to reach for the skies, overcome their fears, and live out their backyard dreams!  

The Most Important Components in a Backyard Obstacle Course for Kids

As lovers and supporters of indoor AND outdoor active lifestyles and activities, we here at b4Adventure found ourselves heavily immersed in the ninja world and have partnered with American Ninja Warrior themselves to create ninja obstacles and courses to help your crew unleash their inner ninja warrior skills anywhere, any timeTo create these courses, we need to know the best and most beneficial components to include in a course that will keep you active, healthy, and hungry for a bigger challenge!  

7 Most Popular Outdoor Toys in 2020

Did you know the toy industry grew 19% in the year 2020? The widespread stay-at-home orders, lock downs and transitions to distance learning fueled the jump in sales as parents so desperately wanted to keep their kids active, healthy and of course, happy in such a difficult and uncertain time.

How to Build Kids Core Strength and Why It's Important

A strong core and healthy posture goes hand in hand with proper balancing techniques. Without one, we cannot have the other! In order to help youngsters attain a healthy posture and strong core, we must encourage different balancing activities. 

Our 8 Favorite Outdoor Family Influencers

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! 

10 Activities To Add Adventure To Your Holiday Gathering

Let the holidays this year be the start to amazing traditions and memories when you add some excitement and adventure with one of these games and activities! Take a look at this range of options from games, to obstacle courses, to real adventure gear and find the perfect way for your crew to have some fun and make memories!