Summer’s hot and these toys are even hotter! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CityLine Canada to show off some of the best new toys for your kids this summer. For more on the toys shown in this clip, read the product info below, and be sure to check out our complete Summer Toy Guide.

TuckerToys_E-ZGripSoccerBallE-Z Grip Playball (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


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

ImagiPen-NEW3D Magic ImagiPen (Tech 4 Kids)

  • If you can dream it, you can make it with the 3D Magic ImagiPen!
  • Using UV gel curing technology, the 3D Magic ImagiPen allows a child to design in mid-air!
  • You can create up and build out, resulting in amazing 3D creations.
  • There is no heat, and no mess, just endless hours of creative fun!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $20.28

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

sky viper droneSky Viper Stunt Drone (Skyrocket Toys)

  • This super-fast, high performance drone measures 10 inches blade to blade!
  • The Stunt Drone S670 can fly at speeds over 16 MPH and comes with a

customized video game style controller.

  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

Active Play, Super Parachute Alex ToysSuper Parachute (Alex Toys)

  • Make an outdoor day a super-fun day with the Super Parachute!
  • This super-big parachute is 10 diameter and has 12 handles.
  • Comes with lots of game ideas.
  • Perfect for a party…add 16 plastic balls for more bouncy fun!
  • Comes with a convenient carrying case.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.00

Finger Puppets FolkmanisFinger Puppets (Folkmanis)

  • From alligators to bears, turtles to birds, this collection of mini finger puppets has something for everyone.
  • Each adorable puppet has a spot for one or more fingers. Just insert and wiggle to bring the critter to life.
  • Finger placement and movement are tailored to the unique characteristics of each puppet.
  • Collect them all for the ultimate mini puppet show!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $8.50–$15.00

TheOrbFactory_FuzzeezFuzzeez Bear (The Orb Factory)

  • Make, spray, and wash to make your very own Fuzzeez friend!
  • Fill a mold with magically transforming wool, snap on the back of the mold, and run it through the dryer.
  • Once dry, open your mold to reveal your brand new stuffy, fluffy friend.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $16.99

babiatorBabiators (Babiator)

  • Sunglasses are more than a stylish accessory – they are a health necessity. Kids eyes are more susceptible to irreversible damage from UV rays but kids receive 3X more UV exposure than adults annually and over 30% of parents say their kids rarely or never wear shades.
  • Babiators are safe, durable, awesome & guaranteed sunglasses for babies and kids.
  • They feature 100% UVA and UVB protection, flexible frames and shatter-resistant lenses, stylish colors and patterns, and are backed by the Lost & Found Guarantee(TM) – if you lose or break your shades within 1 year of purchase, Babiators will replace them for free.
  • Ages: Babiators Aviator Sunglasses 0-7, Aces Aviator and Navigator Shades 7-14.
  • MSRP: $27.00—$58.00

Y Fliker Lift with Rider_YvolutionY Fliker LIFT (Yvolution)

  • The Y Fliker LIFT is the latest addition to the self-propelling Y Fliker range of innovative, three-wheeled, carving, and drifting scooters.
  • Its revolutionary patented “LIFT” mechanism allows riders to wheelie like never before.
  • Simply lean back and “LIFT” the front to perform wheelies forward and even sideways!
  • With its sleek design, steel frame, free-spinning trick handle bar, quick response hand brake, anti-vibration rubber hand grips, and our Twist & Stow folding system, the Y Fliker LIFT is the ultimate Y Fliker!
  • Ages: 7+, max weight 220 lbs
  • MSRP: $160

PacificPlayTents.JumpingSacksJumping Sacks- Set of 4 (Pacific Play Tents)

  • Hop away in our Cotton Canvas Jumping Sacks! This fun set of four jumping sacks is a great learning tool for little ones as they provide remarkable cognitive challenges and physical activity benefits.
  • A unique feature of these sacks is that there is a gigantic colored pocket with a smaller plastic sleeve that enables the participants to label it how they would like.
  • The gigantic colored pocket also may be used for storage and provides more options for games.
  • The bag has a flat bottom and a super reinforced stitch for short and long races. It has long handles that are durable to aid kids of all heights.
  • Also available for purchase in set of 4.
  • Ages: 3+

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