Fun Toys That Also Give Physical Exercise to Kids

December 13, 2012

We are asked, “I’d like to encourage my youngster to move around more without suggesting to them, that they need exercise. What kind of toys do you have that are fun and encourage physical activity?”

Kids who play with other kids tend to be more physically active than are children who do not have friends to play with. If other kids aren’t around, parents should take the lead, and encourage simple activities like dancing, ask for a game of freeze tag in the yard, or take the family to the park to play on the swings or climb a tree. There are hundreds of ways to families, parents and kids to have fun that involve physical activity at the same time.

TAG Toys Easy Stand Dominos Set of 50

Set of 50 Easy Stand Dominos from TAG Toys

As a last resort, where no other kids are around and parents are dragged in different directions by travel or work, there are toys available that children can play with, which encourage physical movement, even if the child is alone during the playtime. Toys like the Stand Up Domino Collection from TAG Toys, encourages walking around, bending over and crawling between domino’s while setting them up for the eventual cascading knock over.

Other toys like TAG Toys Hollow Blocks and Ring Toss Games (Number Ring Toss and Word Ring Toss) also encourage physical activity. These games are entertaining for kids who are all alone, and even more fun when played with friends and family members.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly family-run business making wood Toys in the USA. If you are looking for a gift for a girl or a boy TAG Toys has great toys for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays. Please visit

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Toys Connect Childhood Fitness and Thinking

November 20, 2012

We are asked, “Do you have any toys that encourage physical fitness.

Not only can children get good exercise by playing with some of our toys, but the activities also help develop the physical connection between a child’s motor skills and their mind.

TAG Toys Hollow Blocks Set of 44

Set of 44 Hollow Blocks from TAG Toys

For example, products like Hollow Blocks from TAG Toys (available in sets of 22 or 44 blocks) are Big-Time building blocks that help fuel a child’s imagination of buildings and design. These solid-birch ply rounded corner full-size building blocks are super strong, and stand up to continuous use by the most determined young architects.

Regular use provides kids with exercise and helps them develop coordination and strength; and imaginative play helps build mental skills through logical and creative stacking and sorting activities.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family company that proudly hand crafts hundreds of educational toys in the USA including educational puzzles for infants, creative writing games for toddlers and activity sets for children of all ages. Please visit

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Healthy Christmas Gifts and Toys for Children

November 12, 2012

A reporter asks us,  “We are looking for products to include in a healthy Christmas Holiday Gift Guide. Do you have any recommendations?”

Giving kids a healthy start in life, means providing them with opportunities that simultaneously develop both physical stamina as well as their cognitive abilities. Our toys make great healthy Christmas gifts, as they are designed from pediatrics research that helps identify activities that foster the connections between thinking, learning and growing during the critical early years of childhood.

TAG Toys Amazing Tracker

Amazing Tracker and Giant Tumble Down Ball Maze from TAG Toys

For very young children, ages 0 – 5 good health doesn’t mean sticking to a repetitive exercise routine, but instead it is linked to the opportunities youngsters have to engage in activities that connect their thinking (mental growth) to physical movement.  To this end, simple wooden toys have been shown to provide more benefit than do high-tech apps and electronic devices, when it comes to promoting early physical and fine motor skill development.

Our toy line helps children very early in life develop hand eye coordination, physical gripping skills and visual discrimination skills. Our toys help foster the mental pathways between cognitive activities and physical skills, which are the fundamental connections that are required between the brain and the body for a healthy life.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family company that proudly makes baby wood toys, educational toys for toddlers, and kids counting toys in the USA. Please visit

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