As parents or grandparents, we can agree that during the summer months, children tend to get bored very easily and very quickly. Without school, homework and after school clubs and sports filling the majority of their time, they have wide open days and no clue how to fill them. This can lead to lots of complaining to parents about being bored and having nothing to do and irritable children. If you find a toy or activity that captures your youngster’s attention for more than 10 minutes, that can be a fantastic thing. Television shows will only hold them captive for so long. The same goes with video games and board games.
While it’s beneficial for your child to continue their reading and writing into the summer months, this will not hold their attention very long either. You will need to come up with some other activity. Inflatable big toys, bounce houses, water parks and ball pits, however, are some of the best ways to keep little ones entertained for long periods of time. The best part of these toys is that toddlers and kids will use bounce houses for one to two hours at a time. That’s two hours out of the day that they will be fully occupied and not bug you during the summer months.
When their friends come over, that is the first thing that they will do and the odds are that they will play for hours. This is great because you will not have to come up with activities to entertain the neighborhood kids when they play at your house. You can just sit down in a nice lawn chair in the backyard and relax while you supervise and watch them play. There are even some bounce houses that double as water parks and can keep your little ones cool when they want to play outside on hot days. It is always fun to mix in water play during those unbearably hot months.
Bounce houses are available in several sizes, so there is surely one to fit your backyard, no matter how big or small it may be. Some are even small enough to fit in a living room or finished basement. When purchasing one, be sure to keep age and size restrictions in mind as some are made for young children and older kids should not play in them. Regardless, there are units available for your whole family to enjoy playing in.
Of course, adult supervision is a must with inflatable toys and water parks along with following the safe play guidelines issued by the manufacturers. Comparison shopping between the many brands is a must so compile a list of the features and benefits so can compare the difference between brands, designs, styles and price. Focus on quality and the construction of the bounce houses so the kids will have lots of play time and enjoy the fun for a long while. Take your time, shop smartly and make an informed decision and your family will reap the benefits all summer long!