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Blog POP! Little Tikes #MarchMadness Basketball Hoop + Trampoline Giveaway 4/9

***This Blog POP! Events Spring Fling March Madness content was brought to you by Little Tikes. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2015.
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
Momma Told Me: If you can't beat the game, make your own rules.

Spring is finally here and that means more sunshine, warmer weather, Spring Break and plenty of sports. In Texas it seems like there have been more gloomy days than not lately and the children seem to be getting a little stir crazy. With all the tablets, smartphones, and video game systems it's not quite as easy to keep children entertained as it was when I was a kid. Momma used to hand me 3 colors of chalk, a broom, and a spray bottle and send me outside with the understanding that I was 'not to return until called for dinner.'
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
Yes, these days it takes a lot more to get kids motivated and outside. If it's overcast it's 'too cold,' if it's sunny it's 'too bright,' and there never quite seems to be a reason to leave the comfort of the couch and unlimited Disney or Nick programming. But we have a secret, well, several, actually. The first is to get kids together. If you have multiple children, or a strong play group connection, gathering 3 or more kids for an afternoon outside will foster positive competition and even creativity. Sports are a great way to get kids active and engaged, even if they are not typically sports oriented. Simply encourage children to make their own rules and they will instantly become more engaged and invested in that which is going on.
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsoredBeat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
First, get yourselves equipment that can grow with your children or accommodate various ages of participants. Having a basketball hoop like the Adjust 'N Jam from Little Tikes allows solo time dunking at it's shortest for toddlers, family time practicing mid-height, and room to grow up through ages 10-12 with a maximum 6 foot height. While Little Tikes makes several hoops, for all stages of your children's development, we like the Adjust 'N Jam for it's lightweight (just add sand to the base) frame and convenient to store breakaway rim. It also ranges from 4'-6' with 5 simple to adjust height settings.
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
But brackets, rebounds, and boundaries can quickly bore kids. Let's face it, younger children get frustrated easily when they feel the task at hand is too hard. Playing with friends and siblings will allow for teamwork and growth, especially when you allow children to make up their own rules and boundaries. If you have children of varying heights stress the importance of passing and encourage children not to let the ball get thrown into the hoop until it has been in everyone's hands at least once a turn. This hot potato style allows even the younger kids to feel included even if they don't quite have the dunking or swooshing skills down yet.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Activity Walker
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Speaking of younger kids- our smallest family member is finally ready to hit the roads in his Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 3-In-1 Mobile Entertainer you may remember from this previous feature, where Nathan was yet to be born! While mom's glad he's not quite zooming around the yard this cutie insists on being a part of the action while his brother and sisters master the art of court negotiation. At some point Sabrina felt it was unfair that her baby brother was left grounded on the sidelines and the kids decided to let him make his first slam dunk- with a little help of course. We're sure the Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam basketball hoop will get plenty of use by him as he gets older!
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
Remember how we said children will invest in sports and outdoor activities when given the freedom to make their own rules? Instantly become the coolest parent on the street when you add the Little Tikes 3 Foot Trampoline to your outdoor collection and just see how long it takes for those creative kiddos to begin swooshing their dunks with a little extra bounce. This 55lb capacity toddler trampoline is intended for use indoors with its rubber grip feet and easy grip handle. Your tots can jump safely while holding onto the standing bar without the feat of misdirection in jumping.
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
I should note that the 3 foot trampoline is designed exclusively for indoor use, and outdoor use it solely at your own discretion- regardless, you should always supervise your child on any form of trampoline regardless of the setting. If bouncing indoors make sure to leave a 3 foot minimum border around the trampoline clear of any furniture and ensure that all surrounding floors are free of clutter or debris. While we have a rule that the trampoline is only to be used while a minimum of one hand is holding the support bar, the excitement of swooping sometimes gets the better of the kiddos so there is always an older sister (or helicopter parent) very close by.
Beat #MarchMadness with a Little Tikes Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline from Toys R' Us! #sponsored
Together the Adjust 'N Jam Basketball Hoop and 3 Foot Trampoline make one winning lineup for Springtime fun. Basketball season is in full swing and there has never been a better time to get you children engaged with sports and outdoor activities. These Little Tikes products are not only designed with children in mind, but ease of use and storage for adults as well. Even with the weighted base the basketball hoop is easily moveable from one end of the yard into the garage, we only wish the handle on the trampoline somehow folded, but understand it's stationery presence is a good safety feature in itself. What will sort of activities will your children be enjoying outdoors this Spring?

What Daughter Says: Help kids stay active with creative solutions and introductory sports equipment from Little Tikes.






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73 comments:

  1. My grandson would also like to have the Cozy Coupe® Scooter.

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  2. We'd love the Endless Adventures® Tikes Town™ Playhouse!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  3. My kids would love the Endless Adventures® Playcenter Playground.

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  4. I would love to have the Jump 'n Slide Bouncer for my kiddo's! They deserve to have it for the Spring since we had a terrible winter and have been snowed inside for the past four months!

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  5. My son would love the classic castle!

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  6. I can see the goats trampolining themselves into the net. That is all I would need. That or they would bounce themselves over the fence 'cause the grass is greener....

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  7. We would love to play with the Tap a Tune xylophone.

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  8. I want the little tikes cozy coupe !:) they are so stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I have 5 children plus lots of nieces and nephews around so something like Endless Adventures® Playcenter Playground would be the dream for all of them.

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  10. The Jeep® Wrangler Toddler to Twin Bed is awesome

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  11. I have 3 young kids so they are easily entertained, I know they would love the giant slide bouncer.

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  12. My son would love the cozy coupe

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  13. my grandkids would love the cozy coupe

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  14. the twiire are desitheblonde groups

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  15. We'd like to have the Scooteroo.

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  16. We'd like to have the Scooteroo.

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  17. If I had unlimited money, I would get my granddaughter the Endless Adventures® Playcenter Playground Bundle! She would have a blast on this thing! As a matter of fact, she would NEVER want to come back in the house!

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  18. I'd like to have the Cozy Coupe Sandbox for my grandson.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  19. The cape cottage playhouse.

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  20. I'd love to have the Classic Castle for my kids, they would have so much fun!

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  21. I love the Cozy Coupes! I would love one for our kids. I had one as a kid and I still remember riding around in it.

    Carly D.

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  22. I like the Race 'n Re-Fuel Pit Stop Playhouse.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I like the 2-in-1 Push 'n Play Turtle for the youngest grandbaby.

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  24. I like the Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table™.

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  25. My son would love the push n play turtle!

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  26. My kids would love the Endless Adventures® Playcenter Playground Bundle

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  27. Classic Castle - Trish D.

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  28. i would love the Jeep® Wrangler Toddler to Twin Bed

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  29. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)March 29, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I love the ne Tuff Tikes™ Rain Barrel Sandstone. That is awesome! I didn't even know they made something like this.

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  30. We'd also love to have the Cape Cottage Playhouse.

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  31. We would also love to have the Endless Adventures® Rock Climber & Slide
    Item Number: 620270

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  32. We would love to have the cozy coupe sport.

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  33. We would also love to have the Endless Adventures Playcenter Playground.

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  34. I like the Easy Store™ Jr. Play Table - Blue\Green

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  35. My daughters would love the Tree House Swing Set

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  36. I'd like the Jeep Wrangler Toddler bed. jj250@aol.com

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  37. I like the Easy Store™ Jr. Play Table - Blue\Green

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  38. I would like the Fold & Store Picnic Table.

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  39. My kids would love the Rocky Mountain River Race.

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  40. I like the Activity Garden Gift Bundle.

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  41. I like the Cook 'n Play Outdoor BBQ.

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  42. My granddaughters Kylie Rose and Ashlynn Grace would love to have the Tikes Town Playhouse Bundle

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  43. I would choose the Lean to Turn Scooter.

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  44. The baby's blue rocking horse would be a nice one to have it would sure keep babies busy!

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  45. My family would love to play with the Classic Alligator Teeter Totter.

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  46. I would love to have their Endless Adventures Playcenter Playground.

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  47. Backyard Barbecue Get Out 'n' Grill

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  48. We also like the 2-in-1 Garden Cart & Wheelbarrow

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  49. My grandkids would love to have the Rocky Mountain River Race.

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  50. The Tikes Patrol™ Cozy Coupe® 30th Anniversary Edition would be a big hit.

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  51. I would love the Ride & Relax Wagon for my son. He's about worn his wagon out.

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  52. I am sure my grandson would love to have the Cozy Coupe

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  53. I like the Jeep® Wrangler Toddler to Twin Bed Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  54. She'd like the TotSports™ T-Ball Set - Purple and Pink. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  55. The big waffle blocks look like they would be very entertaining! We could build all kinds of fun stuff!

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  56. My grandson would like the Design Master Studio Desk.

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  57. My grandson would LOVE the Tree House Swing Set

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  58. I really like the Little Tikes® Tunnel 'N Dome Climber for my son

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  59. I love the jeep toddler bed!!

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  60. the Pink Table & Chairs Set are super cute !!!

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  61. We have wanted a Explorer Wagon.

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  62. I also want the Bright 'n Bold™ Toy Chest!

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  63. the double pack of big waffle blocks would be a hit with my kids! those are a classic!

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  64. I want their Lean to Turn Scooter - Blue
    Item Number: 630927

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  65. I LIKE THE Princess Cozy Coupe® with Glitter :)

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  66. I would love to have the Jump 'n Slide Bouncer. The kids would be thrilled!

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  67. My daughter would love to have her own Cozy Coupe!

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