As the summer heat shows no signs of letting up, there’s no better way for your kids to cool off and have fun than with water toys. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some great water toys to beat the heat this summer. For more info on the products featured in this segment, check out the product info below, and be sure to check out our complete guide to the best water toys of the summer.


zuru_buncho_balloons_01213Bunch O Balloons (Zuru)

  • Fill and tie 100 water balloons in 60 seconds.
  • Simply attach the balloon stem to a water hose and watch the balloons fill up and drop off perfectly full and tied!
  • Balloons and O-Rings are completely biodegradable.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99

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

hottest summer toysPlaymobil 1.2.3. My Take Along Ship (Playmobil)

  • Playmobil’s 1.2.3 range features bright colors, rounded shapes, and a variety of play activities to help younger kids build their motor skills.
  • This ship features footholds on the deck so that figures can stand securely
  • Unsnap the deck latch to remove it and access the inside of the ship with plenty of storage space
  • Floating fish and an Orca whale bob alongside the ship on the voyage.
  • When playtime is over, pack up everything inside the storage space, snap on the top deck, and grab the carrying handle to take it on the go.
  • Ages: 18 months and up
  • MSRP: $29.99

Finding Dory Dive Characters (Swimways)Finding Dory Dive Characters (Swimways)

  • Your little guppies will love Disney Finding Dory Dive Characters from SwimWays!
  • This set of 3 soft, flexible water toys are fun to play with both in and out of the pool.
  • Use them for dive and retrieval practice to encourage new swimmers or just for everyday fun.
  • Each package includes one each of characters Dory, Nemo and Hank.
  • 5+
  • Available at Toys R Us, Target, Amazon
  • MSRP: $16.99

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

NERF SUPER SOAKER TIDAL TORPEDO BowNerf Super Soaker Tidal Torpedo Bow (Hasbro)

  • Blast missiles or water from the Tidal Torpedo Bow!
  • Surprise the competition with a soaking stream of water or big foam missile.
  • Dip the tip of the missile in water to deliver a watery missile blast.
  • The Tidal Torpedo Bow shoots water up to 30 feet and can hold up wot 22 fl. Oz. of water.
  • For innovative water-blasting fun, nothing soaks like a Super Soaker!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $