***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Just because summer is over doesn't mean all the fun and games need to stop, too! (Imagine the shock my kids felt when I let them in on the fact that fun actually DOES exist outside of the summer months.) We like to stay active as we settle back into our school year schedules, so we take the kids on several local "Field Trips". This not only helps supplement learning, it also helps keep the kids active. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
Last week, we headed out to the F.A. Sieberling Nature Realm in Akron, OH. This is right next to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and is located very close to our home. This is a wonderful place for families, and includes a hands-on Nature Center, hiking trails, ponds, and even a fantastic Rock & Herb Garden. There are even some beautiful picnic areas to sit and have a nice lunch, or even settle in for some reading with a good book.
We took the kids to the Nature Realm Visitor's Center first, so we could get all the learning out of the way before the real fun began. They had an awesome exhibit about the various types of fungus in our area, which included some really neat, hands-on activities that the kids really enjoyed.
After this, we headed to the picnic area for a nice lunch and a SURPRISE, too....
Much to the surprise of the kiddos, we brought a few new toys from Little Tikes with us to try out! Included were some great RC products, like Bumper RC Cars, a Tire Twister RC police car with a "twist", and My First Drone.
RC Bumper Cars:
When a car "bumps" into one of the other car's wheels, the toy figure will eject from the driver's seat!
Tire Twister™ Lights
Easy-to-steer remote control car with lights, moves on the inside of the tire to spin and roll in different directions. The car can be removed from the tire for more remote control action!
My First Drone :
With the simple one-touch remote it is easy for preschoolers to control the Drone as it takes off, turns and lands.
Check out our slideshow and videos showing these great toys in action! Please note: Yes, I used the My First Drone outdoors. The husband, while well-intentioned, didn't see that it was meant for indoor use ONLY. Thankfully, our little drone survived a brief deployment to the great outdoors, and is now retired to indoor only use.
Since we didn't have any helmets available, we left another awesome new toy at home, for safety's sake. This was a blast from the past for me, as I had a very similar toy growing up.....Without all the new bells and whistles, of course.
Pogo It! :
HOP IT! WIN IT! FLIP IT! Pogo IT is the only game for kids that raises active play to a new level with the ultimate challenge combining sports with electronic interactive gaming. This game grows with your tike as they master the beginner level then flip the ball over for an advanced challenge. How long can you "Hop 'til You Drop?"
Check out the Pogo-It! video below to see this awesome game in action:
We had a great time on our Field Trip to the F.A. Sieberling Nature Realm. We learned new things, took a scenic walk through the picturesque grounds, and we also had an absolute blast getting to know our new RC toys from Little Tikes.
Definitely be sure to check these toys out if you have kids who appreciate adventure and fun, even AFTER school starts for a new academic season!
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