Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WFDL Fox Chicago to shine some light on the hottest toys of the summer. For more information on the toys featured in the segment, check out the product notes below, and don’t forget to check out our Spring & Summer Gift Guide full of hot summer toys!

hottest summer 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.
  • 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.
  • MSRP – $74.95

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

hottest summer toys for 2016Disney Zootopia Judy’s Police Cruiser (TOMY)

  • Judy Hopps is more than just a cute bunny, she’s a dedicated Zootopia police officer.
  • Lawbreakers of all sizes need to watch out when she drives up in her state-of-the-art police cruiser!
  • Lights flash when driven.
  • Includes Judy Hopps’ Police Cruiser, Judy figure, and Law-Breaking Mouse figure.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99

hottest summer toys for 2016Silly Sam Broom & Dustpan (Kidz Delight)

  • This talking broom and dustpan duo will entertain kids as they help mom and dad clean up the house.
  • Sam the Broom has an adjustable handle that makes him the perfect height for preschoolers to sweep.
  • He says funny phrases and makes silly sounds while they sweep, and when they press his nose or touch his bristles.
  • This broom and dustpan help preschoolers develop their imaginations and motor skills.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Hottest summer toys of 2016Wet 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