Toddlers love to copy adults. They start out copying their parents, then other people in their lives, then the people they see on TV. So naturally a toddler in a sporty household is going to become interested in sports.
But most sports equipment is too big and dangerous for small toddlers to learn with. Which is why we have smaller sports sets for them to practice on, to get them to the stage where they can play with the adults.
These 10 kid-size outdoor toys for toddlers ensure easy scoring and help kids develop hand-eye coordination while providing the right challenge level.
Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set
Soccer is a great sport, and popular the world over. It is also great for small children, as it helps train their basic skills, such as walking, balancing, kicking, running, jumping, and catching. This is the only tiny soccer set you will ever need.
The inflatable ball includes a hand-pump to keep it at the right pressure, and the scaled-down goalie net has a lightweight design that makes it easy to move around. When the game’s over, the net frame breaks down for easy storage.
Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set, Red
Baseball is a fun game for small children. You want to start them on a T-Ball set, so they can practice hitting the ball hard and far and chasing it and catching it. Before you know it they will be playing with a soft foam set in the yard.
This is the perfect first t-ball set for kids. It is just the right height for older toddlers, and the bat and balls are light and easy for them to use. Everything stores conveniently in the stand.
Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro 2-in-1 Tee Ball
This t-ball set grows with your child. It slowly increases in height and includes a bat guide for the smallest, clumsiest toddlers to learn. Kids can even use the included bat and ball for lots of fun outdoor play without the tee.
Start beginners off with the bat guide to help them develop eye-hand coordination and gain confidence in their hitting. As your child grows, raise the height-adjustable tee and remove the bat guide to move them up to the big leagues!
Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro Triple Hit Baseball Playset
This is another great grow as they learn outdoor toy set. Once they have mastered t-ball, a simple adjustment converts this battery-powered trainer to a pop-up pitch. Balls automatically pop-up from the base, one after another.
For “pros,” the trainer automatically pitches three balls from up to 10 feet away! Learning to swing with Grow to Pro Triple Hit Baseball is so fun and easy and will get your toddler ready for playing with you in the yard.
Little Tikes Totsports Easy Hit Golf Set
To many adults, golf can seem like a dull game and is especially true of young adults. But for toddlers it presents a set of unique challenges in a new and interesting way. It’s a game they can get good at even lacking the speed and strength of older children.
This beginner golf set is perfect for kids, the rolling cart holds two clubs (a putter and a driver) and three oversize golf balls. The set comes with its own all-surface “hole,” allowing for easy play anywhere.
EXERCISE N PLAY Deluxe Happy Kids/Toddler Golf Clubs Set Grow-to-Pro Golfer
This 15 piece kids golf set comes with a more normal putting layout, only with lighter clubs. This beginner golf set includes 3 different style clubs that adapt to the different needs of your kids at the beginning of learning golf.
This golf set also comes with 2 balls and 2 different colored practice holes with flags, and a golf bag for easy storage and travel. This portable outdoor golf set is the perfect gift for the aspiring little golfer!
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set
Basketball as a sport is loved by children of all ages and backgrounds. The running, jumping, stealing, tricks, and target practice inherently appeal to small children who want to be the very best they are physically capable of.
Besides, as it’s popular the world over, many toddlers are exposed to it young and eager to learn. This set is perfect for the absolute beginner. It has three slight increases in height and a sturdy base to get your kid used to dunking and throwing.
Fisher-Price Grow-to-Pro Junior Basketball
For something a little more advanced, consider this beginner basketball set. It grows with little b-ballers and their shooting skills! The Sure Score rim does more than just guide the ball into the basket, it helps build their confidence!
When kids are ready for more of a challenge, just remove the special rim. Four height positions make this basketball set a real slam dunk. The Fisher-Price Grow to Pro Junior Basketball set is perfect for beginners and beyond.
Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer, Hockey, Lacrosse Set with Net
Three games in one! Hockey, Soccer, and Lacrosse beginner outdoor sports sets for toddlers and older kids up to 6 years. The net easily adjusts both vertically and horizontally and the interchangeable stick heads let you switch from hockey to lacrosse.
This beginner set includes: 1-Soccer ball, 1-Lacrosse ball, 1-Hockey puck, 1-Ball pump, and 2-adjustable sticks with interchangeable ends. Kids will have hours of active, energetic fun with this outdoor sports set. Assembly is required.
Little Tikes Adjust and Jam Pro Toy Basketball Hoop
Finally, as your child begins to progress beyond toddler this set has 5 height adjustments from 4 to 6 feet high, giving them the perfect opportunity to practice actual throwing skills. The base should be weighted to make it sturdier, you can fill it with sand or water for better support.
This basketball set introduces competitive play while the child builds motor skills. The professional looking net is securely attached to the basketball rim and features a breakaway rim for the players that like to slam dunk. With this set, basketball play is energy-burning fun!
Most of these outdoor sports toys are just for little kids, whereas a couple are for children as they grow older, and will adapt until they’re ready for full-size sports gear.
These outdoor toys for toddlers are great gifts to get kids into sports and keep them healthy and active. They also fit into most parents budgets nicely, which helps if you want your child experience all the sports mentioned.
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