Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows of this summer’s must-have toys on CBS New York, The Couch with Carolina Bermudez and John Elliot.
Y Velo Junior Balance Bike, Stage 1: Toddler (Yvolution)
- This training bicycle helps toddlers learn how to steer and balance, while building the confidence they will need once they are ready for a more traditional bicycle with pedals.
- Children are seated so that their legs can reach the ground comfortably. To get going, they simply walk to ride and then, eventually, run and cruise.
- Children can easily and safely control when they stop by placing their legs firmly on the ground. A built-in steering limiter allows children to maintain control of how much they turn.
- The Y Velo Junior Balance Bike has a single front wheel and two rear wheels, offering extra stability for early riders. Its wide tires provide a steady ride across many terrains, taking kids from the sidewalk, to the boardwalk, to the soccer field.
- As a child develops balance and assurance, Y Velo Junior Balance Bike grows with them. This first bike features an adjustable seat and handle bars, and it also becomes a single wheel bike when one of the rear wheels is removed. As the child gets older, they can graduate to the larger Y Velo Balance Bike.
- This bike has no training wheels or pedals
- Ages: 18Mos.+ (max 40 lbs.)
- MSRP: $59.99
Rabbids Plunger Blaster (McFarlane)
- Command your wacky army of Rabbids with the Rabbids Plunger Blaster that has 15 unique Rabbids sounds: Bwaaah, burp, fart, flush, laugh, and scream your way into the unpredictable Rabbids world! Once you’ve mastered the Rabbids language, put the Plunger Blaster into prank mode and play a joke on your unsuspecting friends!
- Ages 5+
- MSRP: $12.97
VRUM (Wicked Cool Toys)
- This is a great ride-on storage solution for families with little ones.
- The VRUM product line will feature today’s top kids brands to include Spiderman, Ironman, DC Comics Batman, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Disney Princesses.
- Each ride-on storage character is 18″W X 8″D X 12″H, has a dual purpose pull/carrying strap, a handle-bar for comfort and support, is safe and fun to ride, and perfect for being on-the-go.
- Kids will love taking their favorite VRUM Ride-On Storage friends with them everywhere they go, and parents will appreciate the entire package of convenience!
- Ages 3+,
- MSRP $49.99
Maui Toys Wave Hoops (Maui Toys)
- “Catch the Wave”. The Wave Hoop has a patented liquid core which makes hooping easier than a regular hoop.
- Holographic colors are cool, and it’s a great fun way to be active.
- Great for kids and adults.
- Ages: 6+
- MSRP: $4.99
Hop ’n Squeak Pogo Jumper (International Playthings)
- Made from soft, durable foam.
- Stretchy bungee accommodates any height and can support up to 250 pounds.
- Built-in squeaker squeaks with every hop.
- Pogo jumper has durable foam footholds and a comfort grip handle.
- Great for indoor and outdoor play!
- Ages: 3+
- MSRP: $14.95
Carrera RC Turnator (Carrera)
- Top speed 13mph.
- Long 20-minute run time.
- Charges in 80 minutes.
- 360-degree all-around steering for precision.
- Perform flip action stunts!
- Ages: 6+
- MSRP: $119.99
Jumping Sacks (Pacific Play Tents)
- Heavy-duty cotton canvas duct provides amazing strength and added durability for long-lasting use.
- Gives children remarkable cognitive challenges and provides outstanding physical activity combined with cardiovascular benefits.
- ‘Kangaroo’ front pocket can be used for games and added play value.
- Set of four sacks with fun, bold colors, including red, blue, green, and yellow.
- Stimulates kids’ imaginations while keeping them busy and active
- Perfect take along for picnics, school outings, birthday parties, team building exercises, and much more!
- Ages: 5+
- MSRP: $59.99
Wubble Bubble Ball (NSI International Inc)
- Just in time for spring and summer play, this durable lightweight real bubble ball looks and moves like a bubble but won’t pop.
- It floats, wobbles, dribbles,jiggles and makes cool noises.
- Kids can kick it, slam it, throw it, bounce it, smoosh it and smash it.
- A unique thermo-stretch material makes it squishy, strong, and incredibly lightweight.
- Use the battery operated air pump to easily inflate the wubble in two minutes.
- Great for outdoor and indoor use.
- Deflates quickly for easy storage.
- Ages: 6+
- MSRP: $19.99 with pump $12.99 without pump.
Nerf Super Soaker Hydrostorm Water Blaster (Hasbro)
- More soakage, more distance, more power!
- The most powerful motorized Super Soaker ever.
- No pumping required to blast 25 ounces of water up to 30 feet. Just pull the trigger for a non-stop stream.
- Ages: 6+
- MSRP: $19.99