Choosing the appropriate beach toys depends upon the age of the children and if they will spend more time in the water or playing in the sand. A vacation is great fun for the whole family.
Kids can keep themselves busy for hours playing in the sand or pool while the parents soak up the sun.
Toys for children should be functional, durable and complement playtime rather than frustrate kids and parents.
Looking for toys at the last minute can lead to making wrong
in resorts' stores means you will probably pay more too. The best idea
plan ahead, decide on the best toys in advance and bring them with you.
That involves your kids with vacation planning and helps you avoid the
constant begging for new toys from tourist shops.
include plastic hand spades for digging, pails for molding sand for
castles, and a sieve for shaking sand off tiny
clams. Kids of all ages enjoy digging and creating sand castles.
should be chosen to support creativity but they should also be sturdy
since they will be used to dig into heavy, wet sand. Thick plastic is a
good choice because it is strong but not sharp and therefore safe for
even small kids to play with.
Inflatable beach toys won't take much room at all and can fit nicely in your luggage when deflated. Fun inflatable toys include rafts, balls and rings. Young children may enjoy wearing water wings or inflatable waist supports. Older kids will enjoy floats that can ride the waves. These can be purchased in various shapes and sizes but the smallest ones will be easiest to transport and they offer just as much fun.
Beach balls are fun
for small kids to bat around but with the ocean breezes, older kids may
appreciate having a heavier sponge ball to throw back and forth or dive
for in the water.
- Note: Before
kids to the beach, once you are at the resort in
Punta Cana, check around and decide if your
kids will play
at the beach, pool or another area with their toys, as some people might be wearing
Beach toys could make your vacation more fun but more importantly, sometimes they can hold off boredom in your children. Adults may relish relaxing for hours at a time but kids will be kids even on vacation and will benefit from toys that keep them occupied.