Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox and Friends to show off the best toys for beating the heat this summer. For more on the products shown here, read the product descriptions below, and be sure to check out our complete guide for the best water toys of the summer.


E00390_15_BabyBeachPoolPkg Final OLBaby Beach Shade Pool (International Playthings)

  • This baby pool is a great travel toy and easy to set up!
  • Dig a hole, pop open the spring loaded pool form the carry case, attach the UV50 shade, add water, and have fun!
  • Maximum water depth id 6”.
  • Empty and fold to fit back into the carry case at the end of beach time.
  • Ages: 9 to 24 months
  • MSRP: $24.95

iBT35 and the iBT82 IHome speakersiBT35 and the iBT82 IHome speakers (iHome)

Both the iBT35 and the iBT82 are portable wireless waterproof speakers.  Pictured, the top one was out in a thunderstorm in Miami at a shoot and after 3 hours of torrential rain, it played (and sprayed).

Other key points:

iBT35

  • waterproof and sandproof (iP67 rated)
  • military spec rated shockproof
  • 8 hour rechargeable battery
  • wireless stream stereo music via Bluetooth
  • speakerphone
  • caribiner clip with bottle opener

MSRP: $69.99

iBT82

  • waterproof and sandproof (iP67 rated)
  • military spec rated shockproof
  • 12 hour rechargeable battery
  • wireless stream stereo music via Bluetooth
  • speakerphone
  • carry strap included

MSRP: $49.99


Finding Dory Swimming Bailey (Zuru)Finding Dory Swimming Bailey (Zuru)

  • Watch as your favorite character form Finding Dory film bursts to life and heads off on an underwater adventure when hitting the water!
  • Kids will be able to recreate all their favorite scenes from the new film with their own activated, swimming fish.
  • Also available as Dory and Nemo.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $16.99
  • Available at Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target

PacificPlayTents.IceCreamTruckIce Cream Truck (Pacific Play Tents)

  • Tent in the shape and style of an ice cream truck.
  • Perfect for outdoor imaginative role-play.
  • Equipped with mesh windows, inside pockets, and an order counter with a roll-up window.
  • Big enough for multiple children to play in at once.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $250

JustPlay_SofiaTheFirstMermaidMagicPrincessMermaid Magic Princess Sofia (Just Play)

  • Little princesses will have a splish-splash blast with the new Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia, based on the top-rated Disney Junior series, Sofia the First!
  • Bath time transforms into a royal underwater adventure as kids press Sofia’s amulet for magical music and sparkling lights!
  • Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia sings, lights up, sparkles, and her tail even flutters through the mystic waters.
  • She also comes with a removable seashell tiara and hairbrush for enchanting hair play!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP$ 29.99

KidsSandTableSand and Water Play Table (American Plastic Toys)

  • Can’t make it to the beach? No problem!
  • The Sand and Water Play Table brings the fun of the beach to your home.
  • It’s perfect for eevery family’s backyard and comes with a tail spinning tower that works with sand and water, a sand pit, and a deep tray for standing water.
  • The set also has a boat ramp from sand pit to water and includes two sailboats and a pitcher.
  • Ages: 1.5+
  • MSRP: $20.00

Wet HeadWet Head (Zing)

  • Take your chances with Zing’s all new water roulette game.
  • Players have the option to play with the included spinner or to download the free Wet Head Challenge mobile app, available on iOS and Android. The app includes an array of fun and challenging trivia questions and a special recording feature.
  • Answer the question correctly and it’s the next person’s turn. If not, take your chances, give the hat a spin and pull a pin; you may get soaked!
  • The record feature on the Wet Head Challenge app allows players to capture every drenching moment and share their videos on YouTube or social media.
  • Use #WetHeadChallenge to join in on the splash of fun and to see what others are posting!
  • Wet Head comes with one hat, eight pins and a spinner.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler (Prime Time Toys) Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler (Prime Time Toys)

  • Super Spin Water Whirl Sprinkler is a blast with hydro powered spinning dome and 6 Tidal Storm wiggle tubes.
  • Connect to a standard garden hose.
  • Available in assorted colors.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available at Target, Amazon

Sqand (Cra-Z-Art)Sqand (Cra-Z-Art)

  • With Cra-Z-Art’s Sqand, create and display awesome underwater scenes with specially formulated sand.
  • The sand holds its shape under water.
  • Squeeze out the compound under water and it becomes the ultimate molding fun!
  • Make various forms, build up, build out, it’s so much fun to use!
  • There is no mess and it never dries out – out of water it becomes magically dry.
  • Can be used over and over for hours of underwater sand play fun.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $15.99
  • Available at Toys “R” Us, Amazon