Summer is officially on, and what better way for your kids to celebrate than with some of the hottest toys of the summer. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS Philadelphia to show off this summer’s brightest new toys. For more on the products features in this segment, check the product info below, and be sure to read our comprehensive guide to the best toys for the summer.

Summer's Hottest ToysOne-Touch Cabana (Pacific Play Tents)

  • One Touch, the newest technology in cabanas today. Easier than a magic wand, simply remove the cabana from the carry bag, unfold it and then lift it up and with just One Touch the cabana is set up.
  • No more parts or extra hands needed to enjoy the benefits of this new technology. This is the perfect companion for any trip to the beach, park, lake or back yard.
  • Easy to carry and even easier to set up. Due to the engineering of this ultra-high quality cabana, it has the structural stability to withstand wind and provide protection from the harmful UV rays.
  • Each cabana is UV treated; SPF 30 rated, and has a water proof floor. This durable “must have” cabana belongs with everyone traveling with children outdoors.
  • Best of all, the kids will love it and it can even be used inside for play time fun.
  • Simple to set up and take down, easy to store and carry.
  • MSRP – $74.95

E-Z Grip Playball Summer's hottest toys(Tucker Toys)

  • The E-Z Grip Playball is something special for the whole family, from the beach to the pool and everywhere in between.
  • It’s also special needs approved by Lekotek/AblePlay, so no one is excluded from the fun!
  • It bounces not only on hard surfaces, but also on sand, grass and water!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99


3D Glitter Sidewalk Chalk3D Neon Glitter Sidewalk Chalk (Crayola)

  • Crayola 3D Neon Chalk provides kids a new way to experience color outside and creates a new outdoor coloring activity.
  • Ultra bright neon chalk with fluorescent pigments are even brighter in sunshine.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $4.99


EducationalInsights_GeoSafariSubscopeGeoSafari Jr. Subscope (Educational Insights)

  • Curious minds can discover wonderful underwater worlds—without getting their heads wet—with this super submarine-shaped scope.
  • Its 2x magnification is just strong enough for “whoas” and “cools” but low enough to allow for a wide field of view, which is essential for young children’s understanding of up-close exploration.
  • Perfect for STEM learning or pretend play, it’s an ideal discovery tool for underwater exploration.
  • The SubScope is sturdy, focus-free, and water-resistant with 2x magnification and three LED lights (requires three AAA batteries—not included).
  • It also has two large eyepieces with a comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement, plus a multilingual instructional guide.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • MSRP: $27.99

EdgeBrands_VIVOS100Edge VIVO S100 Dual Action Scooter (EDGE Brands Ltd)

  •  Enjoy a fast ride and smooth glide with the EDGE VIVO S100 dual action scooter! This 2-in-1 scooter features a patented easy-switch front end, which converts from scissor to sway motion in seconds.
  • The reinforced steel front pole includes molded ergonomic hand-grips for supreme comfort and a quick-stop brake to keep you safe.
  • The textured-grip plates give you solid footing and the super-glide wheels ensure comfortable cruising.
  • When you’re done, the switch lock folding mechanism allows you to take your VIVO with you anywhere.
  • Ages 6+
  • MSRP $79.99
  • Available at Kmart stores in the U.S.

DerbyDuck_DerbyDuckDerby Duck (Derby Duck)

  • This hot new pool accessory blows its competitors out of the water!
  • The Derby Duck provides hours of fun for you and all your pool-goers.
  • Built for fun and seats multiple people, the Derby Duck even makes a great lounger for hanging out poolside.
  • MSRP: $83.56