Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Global News Canada to talk about some of her favorite toys to keep your kids entertained and active this summer. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product info below, and don’t forget to check out our full spring and summer toy guide!

The Jumper Junior b4AdventureThe Jumper Junior (b4Adventure)

The newest trend to hit the market!

This is a 4 ft tall indoor/outdoor jungle gym with an incredibly bouncy inner tube that wraps around the base

1-4 kids can bounce for hours of fun


MSRP: $199-$209

JustPlay_CareBearsGlowALotGlow-A-Lot Care Bears (Just Play)

  • The Glow-A-Lot Care Bears are the perfect soft and cuddly night-time snuggle buddies!
  • Kids will light up with excitement when their beloved Care Bears friends magically glow in the dark. Just hold the Care Bears up to a light to activate the feature, then turn off the lights and watch the Care Bears glow!
  • No batteries needed, the magic is in the fabric.
  • Collect all the Glow-A-Lot Care Bears: Love-a-lot, Bedtime Bear, Wish Bear, and Sweet Dreams Bear.
  • Ages 2+
  • MSRP:

Real Construction Deluxe WorkshopReal Construction Deluxe Workshop (Jakks Pacific)

  • The Real Construction Deluxe Workshop includes tools, material, fasteners, and eight project ideas. The Real Construction brand encourages a child’s own imagination while also incorporating key elements of the STEM curriculum.
  • Parents will love Real Construction too because it Inspires creativity, craftsmanship and pride of accomplishment! The perfect gift for parents and kids to build and create memorable experiences together!
  • Includes tools, foam material, fasteners, nails, screws, and project book
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $

Crayola 3D Neon Washable Sidewalk Chalk3D Neon Chalk (Crayola)

  • Crayola 3D Neon Chalk provides kids a new way to experience color outside and creates a new outdoor coloring activity.
  • Ultra bright neon chalk with fluorescent pigments are even brighter in sunshine.
  • Neon Chalk comes with durable plastic 3D glasses feature special lenses that make chalk colors “float” above the ground at different levels.
  • Chalk is anti-roll and washable. Just spray away with a hose, or just let it fade with the rain.
  • Includes neon colors: Shocking Pink, Laser Lemon, Electric Lime, Extreme Blue, Atomic Tangerine, and Super Purple.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.99

TPFToys_PaddleBubblePaddle Bubble (TPF Toys)

  • Kids blow bubbles and try to keep the suds from popping.
  • Whether they test their skills solo by hitting the bubble up and down with one paddle, or have side-by-side matches against friends, bubble play has never been more fun.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99


Air Hogs-360 Hover Blade Red and YellowAir Hogs 360 Hoverblade  (Spin Master)

  • Toss it, spin it, fly it!
  • Throw the 360 Hoverblade like a boom-a-rang and  it will come right back to your hand
  • You can make it hover in mid-air; use the control slider to increase power and it will spin up and hover
  • Suitable for both indoors and outdoors play.
  • The propeller in its wing is the key to its control. Launch it from the ground, your finger, or toss it and watch it perform amazing stunts.
  • Ages: 8+
  • 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: $