I was recently asked to be on the Chad Valley Play Panel which is very exciting! The Play Panel is made up from families all over the UK, which means we get to try a variety of different, fun toys. I have the best job!
For those that know me well, I’m always keen to get my kids outdoors in the fresh air. According to a report I was reading recently, 74% of children spent less than an hour in the fresh air, almost a third of children play outdoors for 30 minutes or less a day and one child in five doesn’t play outside at all. And yet children who regularly play outdoors have been shown to be happier, healthier, more confident and less anxious.
As parents, we all know that regular physical activity is an important part of getting healthy and staying healthy, so it's natural that we want would to do the same for our kids too.
I've teamed up with Argos as they too are keen to get kids and parents outdoors and into the garden this summer. They have kindly gifted me some toys that I hand-picked from Chad Valley. They have a range of high quality, affordable and most importantly, are great fun for kids aged between 2-9!
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup on the television, my kids are football mad currently, so I asked Argos to send us the Chad Valley Inflatable Goal Set (as shown above...and it's currently only £10.99).
It took around eight minutes to inflate (which I did my mouth as couldn't find a pump!) and once it was up and running, it proved to be hours of fun! The kids had so much fun seeing how many points they could get by kicking through the different target holes.
In other news, did you read that we are expecting a heatwave this summer? Britain is expecting to get even hotter as tropical air from the Atlantic Azores islands engulfs the nation this week. On that note, I asked Argos to kindly send us a pool set! It was the closest we were going to get to a real swimming pool. The Chad Valley Children's Pool Set with Spray Turtle is going to be fantastic to set up this weekend when the sun comes out! I chose this pool set as I thought it was a great value price for £27.99 and comes with a cool spray turtle that squirts water when attached to a hose.
We love these items from Chad Valley, who have such a wide range of toys for babies, toddlers and younger children all with play in mind.
You can see all the summer range from Chad Valley at Argos on the Argos website, which is a great place to pick up outdoor toys. I couldn't resist getting this little bouncy lion hopper as expecting some little visitors at the house over the summer holidays!
This article is brought to you in collaboration with Argos but all content and opinions are my own.
For more information on the Chad Valley range, visit www.argos.co.uk/chadvalley