The school year will be ending soon,and if you're anything like us,you'll be looking for ways to keep your kids busy during the long,hot days of June,July and August.Make play time fresh with a few new toys perfect for summer.From American Ninja Warrior water play to an adorable garden station,see our editor's picks for the best products to add to your outdoor play rotation below.
Character Goggles from Daph Daph
Not only do these goggles come in fun characters like a T-Rex,a unicorn and a flamingo,but the patented side bungee band and neoprene fabric front means they'll stay put.The eye mask has UV protection,and you can have each pair personalized,which will cut down on that pesky lost pool gear problem.
Buy a pair atdaph-daph.com,$25.
Elmo's Wagon from Green Toys
We love this new wagon from Green Toys!Perfect for outdoor toddler play,Elmo can be spotted on all the hubcaps and on the sides of the wagon.It's got a cotton rope handle,which is perfect for small hands,and as always,it's made in the USA with 100% recycled plastic.
Ages: 18 months & up.
Greenville Gardening Station from KidKraft
It's a mud kitchen out of every kid's dream!This new gardening station from KidKraft comes with accessories like a spade,mini-rake and planters that'll introduce the wonders of gardening and working with plants to the youngest green thumbs in your family.There's also a sink and two levels of shelving below for storing treasures.
Ages 3 & up.
Mason's Planets Sidewalk Chalk from Twee Made
How cool is this sidewalk chalk set?Unique and colorful,and made with eco-friendly glitter,the set of nine is shaped as the planets in our solar system.Plus,$2 of every set sold with go tothe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support Autism research.
Candi Girl Lucy Skates by Roller Derby
Get the vintage vibe of classic roller skates with the modern tech of adjustable sizing.These new skates from Roller Derby can be adjusted to fit kids for up to four sizes(Small 12J to 2 or Medium 3 to 6.Fully lined,with good ankle support,your roller star will be comfy when she hits the pavement this summer.
Available atamazon.com,$49.99 & up.
Toy Story Dive Toys
Just in time forToy Story 4to hit the theatersare these fun dive toys.Buzz,孩子们都可以参加Woody and Bo Peep to the pool and let the fun continue at home during pretend play time.
Whirly Water Toy from Edushape
For your tiniest pool-goers,this summer is the new water spinner from Edushape.Little hands can scoop water over and over again to watch the spinner and spiral move about.Perfect for hand-eye coordination,small motor skills development,you can even transfer this one to the tub when summer is over!
Ages: 12 months & up.
50th Anniversary Butterfly Farm from Insect Lore
In honor of its 50th Anniversary,Insect Lore has released a re-designed Butterfly Farm.The kit comes with a pop-up habitat that makes it easy for kids to watch the caterpillar's transformation,an easy-to-read guide on the four stages of metamorphosis and voucher for a five-pack of live caterpillars.A perfect way to keep the kids outside this summer.
Glove a Bubbles
This one-of-a-kind bubble wand is perfect for summer afternoons.Choose between a bunny,a lion,dinosaur,elephant and several other animals.Simply pour one of two packets of bubble solution into the pouch,then dip the glove and wave away.The pouch is re-fillable and re-sealable.
Ages: 3 & up.
Available atmastermindtoys.com,$3.99 each.
Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag
The classic summer outdoor game with an added twist!Star Lux Games has added a twist to the classic summer game.This new kit comes with 25 light-up game pieces for up to 10 players (for the traditional version of the game),plus,the instructions for 12 other ways to play,which includes four to 20 players.
Ages 8 & up.
— Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier