(StatePoint) Children needs lots of physical activity to develop their motor skills and grow up healthy and strong, and you can foster your toddler or preschooler’s love of movement by making playtime active. To get started, consider these indoor and outdoor playtime toys, games and ideas:

• Ball toss: For little ones, beach balls are a fun, easy and gentle way to play catch and other simple games. Raise the stakes with “Beach Ball Lava,” where the object of the collaborative game is to keep bouncing the ball upwards so that it never touches the ground.

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