The Attic Girl: Keeping Your Toddler Active During the Summer #coppertonewatermoms Keeping Your Toddler Active During the Summer #coppertonewatermoms ~ The Attic Girl

7/13/12

Keeping Your Toddler Active During the Summer #coppertonewatermoms

Outdoor play is very important for children at any age, but especially for toddlers.  They need to practice gross motor skills as well as work off some of that toddler angst.  (you mamas of toddlers know what I mean!) 

With all this summer heat, getting a toddler outside can sometimes be difficult.  We go out early in the morning before the temps soar and the UV index becomes high.   Most days we go out in the back yard, but sometimes we meet up for a play date at the park.

Thanks to Coppertone, I was sent this wonderful bag of goodies to share with friends.  I brought the tote bag along with me for our play date.



We lathered up with our Coppertone foaming lotion, making sure we thoroughly covered sensitive areas like cheeks, nose, ears, and neck as well as any other exposed skin.

This particular morning we chose a park near the Chesapeake Bay.  There was a nice breeze coming off the water, but it made it a bit windy for playing with our new beach ball.  



The two of them did their best trying to keep up with the ball in the wind.  My friend and I even got some exercise too; chasing after a beach ball can be a good mini-cardio for mom!  


This little guy looks like a pro practicing his kicking skills.  Watch out David Beckham!


(You'd think that after a fun play date like this, The Attic Baby would be good and tired.  But she actually skipped her nap that day.  A mom can try to wear out her little tot, but sometimes it doesn't always work out the way you expect.)

This beach ball was a great hit on our play date.  Our munchkins were able to get some exercise, practice some skills like kicking, rolling, throwing, and catching, and were protected from the hot summer sun.

How do you keep your toddler active during the summer heat?

Disclosure:  As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. 


9 comments:

shari lynne @ faith filled food for moms said...

Awww don't you just LOVE the sunshine! And so do the kids..got to keep there tender skin protected for sure! Great review..
Blessings!

Mellissa Hanks said...

That looks like so much fun! I love coppertone, I only wish when we were kids it was pushed more.lol I have sun spots like crazy. My kids are always covered in sunscreen living here in west texas.

Stacey W. said...

My niece loves being outdoors and active. She especially loves her scooter!

AmberFaith said...

It's been REALLY hot here lately, so we've been staying inside. When the temps cool off a tad, I plan on taking my 2-year old outside to swim in her kiddie pool.

hippie_mom said...

Looks like they had a lot of fun! I love Coppertone foaming for my kids fair skin.

mywildcrazylife said...

That looks like a lot of fun! My son loves his sandbox during the summer!

MamaMunky said...

Super cute! We do a lot of time playing in the sandbox, walking in the woods, and swimming in the kiddie pool. Gotta keep cool!

Shayla Burks said...

My daughter is five and already knows that she can't go outside at all without the sunscreen. I haven't used anything but coppertone on her ever! She goes outside daily, and plays with the kittens, dog, or on the playground we built in the back. She also has a wading pool that we fill sometimes. She loves being outside!

Renée said...

how adorable! thanks for sharing your day :)

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