It’s summer in Northeast Ohio: prime season for outdoor play. If you’re looking for some new additions to your family’s backyard adventures, check out the following recommended toys.
Terra Kids Maxi Glider
This glider flies through the air with ease. It has two different tail positions, for straight flight and loop de loops. Made from a premium foam and plastic, it is perfect for the rugged outdoors.
Suggested Retail: $19.99
For Ages: 6+
Terra Kids Spyglass
This spyglass magnifies 30 times and is great for young explorers. Made from metal and plastic, it has a stable metal ocular extension and lets kids minutely observe the world of animals and plants.
Suggested Retail: $16.99
For Ages: 6+
Ready, aim, smash! Get the whole family poppin’ with the hilariously fun and strategically silly challenge game. Smash Pong develops strategic thinking skills; encourages sportsmanship and teamwork; and teaches velocity, precision, and spatial reasoning.
Suggested Retail: $24.99
For Ages: 7+
Sand & Water Fine Motor Tool Set
Kids discover four new ways to learn in the sand and surf. This set of four toddler-sized tools includes a squeezy bottle, spinner, wavy dropper and scooper, each of which demonstrates a different physical concept through fun, easy-to-understand interactive play. Made of durable plastic, these tools are tough enough to accompany kids wherever water is found.
Suggested Retail: $14.99
For Ages: 3-7
Check out the following toys for outdoor fun, as recommended by National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA):
Kid Trax CAT Shovel and Sift Dump Truck Activity Ride-On
Big projects lie ahead with the CAT Shovel and Sift Dump Truck Activity Ride-On from Kid Trax. Kids can push or ride the CAT dump truck around the house or yard for hours of creative play. Activate realistic construction sounds by moving the dump bed up and down or pushing the buttons. The removable sand sifter and shovel are perfect for playing in the sandbox. Let your little builder’s imagination run wild with the CAT dump truck from Kid Trax.
Suggested Retail: $35.99
For Ages: 1-3
X-SHOT Fast Fill
The X-SHOT Fast-Fill allows you to refill your blaster in 1 second and get back to the water blasting action long before your opponents. Just dunk, fill and close with rapid sealing technology. It shoots up to 30 feet and you can fill it anywhere, because a Fast-Fill is everything. Up Your Game this summer!
Suggested Retail: $12.99
For Ages: 5+
Free Wheelin’ Rider Sport Convertible Balance Bike
Free Wheelin’ Rider Sport Convertible Balance Bike is a stylish and original pushbike that changes and grows along with your child. Start it off as a 3-wheel push bike for younger children. As they get older, it easily converts into a 2-wheel balance bike to teach more advanced riders the skills they need for all future cycling. The height also is adjustable as little ones grow bigger.
Suggested Retail: $59.99
For Ages: 1+
Let the summer time fun begin with Big-A-Bubbles from Zing! Simply remove the bubble pouch from the packaging and pour one of the two bubble solutions into the pouch. Then dip the glove into the pouch, open the mouth of the glove with your hand, and watch GIANT bubbles form right before your eyes. The pouch is also resealable and refillable. Big-A-Bubbles comes in six different themed gloves, including, Lion, Crocodile, Pirate, Shark, Duck, and Bear characters. There’s a Big-A-Bubble for everyone!
Suggested Retail: $1.99
For Ages: 3+
Add some color and fun to outdoor summer play with Drop Dots. These bounce balls from Kess feature a spiky texture that gives them an awesome, unique feel while making them easier to catch and grip. Available now in Junior, Classic and Mini-sizes, Drop Dots are sold at major retailers nationwide in dozens of color combinations.
Suggested Retail: $8.99
For Ages: 6+
Get ready for some flying disc fun with Disceez — a soft silicone, portable disc that can be played indoors and outdoors. Specifically designed so that anyone can throw it accurately and catch it with ease. To add to the fun, the discs come in a variety of cool, collectible designs to match any personality and style. It’s the coolest thing to fling.
Suggested Retail: $5.99
For Ages: 5+