Open-Ended Play

Best Toys for the Wild Child

Posted by Anneliese Lawton

I’m a mom of three and while each of my children are vastly different they have one thing in common: they’re wild. My kids love to spin, climb, jump, and take part in fast-paced play. If your child -like mine- loves to play rough then we have the perfect toys for you. Check out the best toys for the spirited/wild child in your life. 

Basically anything from All Circles 
Baby climbs to the top of the All Circles PlayBox Set

All Circles is a Canadian brand that crafts wood designed toys for children and your home. Their PlayBox Set, PlayArch, PlayRamp, PlayBoard, PlayBeam (I mean, should I go on?), will encourage your little one to wobble, slide, climb, and balance. All crafted with natural wood materials, these items display beautifully in your home. But most importantly, they tucker out even the wildest child. 

Lily & River Climbers
Two little ones climb and play on the Lily & River Little Ninja wooden climbing set in their living room.

The Little Ninja Playset from Lily & River is an ultimate play experience for little ones ages one to six. Create an indoor playground for your wild child to explore and learn through play, while practicing gross motor skills, balance control, muscle growth, and more! Includes: Little Climber, 2-in-1 Rockwall/slide, Little Rocker, Little Gymnast, Little Steps, and Little Surfer. 

Kidamento – Instant Print Digital Camera 
Smiling little girl holds a Kidamento Digital Camera in her hands

There’s nothing like seeing the world through your child’s eyes, and now you can! The Kidamento Kids Digital Camera Model P is designed for children age 3 and up. The camera features a cute Panda design, IPS touchscreen, and built-in instant printer making it easy for little hands to build confidence as they adjust various modes and settings. Your child will love exploring the various frames and filters as they explore their creativity. The best part: it’s super durable and lightweight – perfect for dropping and rough play. 

Clover & Birch Busy Bag Set 
Clover & Birch Busy Bag 4 Pack

Busy bags for busy kids. This four-pack busy bag set from Clover & Birch is a must have for little ones on the go. Keep your four pack in the car so that a busy bag is always ready for doctors appointments, long car rides, or while you’re waiting for food at restaurants. Toss a busy bag in your purse as you get out of the car and enjoy watching your babe open the bag in excitement to see which one you’ve grabbed. The four pack set includes: Bowl & Scoop Montessori Inspired Set, Egg Cup Montessori Inspired Set, Alphabet Set, Animal Matching Set. Each set comes with its own organic cotton drawstring bag for easy clean up. 

Manhattan Toy – Musical Lili Llama
Manhattan Toys colorful Musical Lili Llama on a green background with a golden thread.

Get your jam on! This Llama is loaded with musical fun and activities including four spinners, two gears, one maraca tail, a five-bar xylophone, one set of washboard for ratchet sound, two crackling saddle blankets, and two mallets. This play essential is cute enough to leave sitting out for all to see and was named one of the Best Toys of 2020 by Good Housekeeping.