Must Have Summer Toys on Global News’ “Your Morning”

Looking for the hottest new toys for your kids this summer? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Global News’ “Your Morning” to show off the toys and games your little ones will be asking for this summer. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


ALEX Toys Active Play Giant Parachute Party (Alex Brands)

  • This 10-foot parachute includes everything you need to have a fun time with lots of your friends, including 12 handles.
  • Just grab a handle, fling the ‘chute into the air, and watch it slowly float down. Take turns racing under before it hits the ground.
  • Put the included 16 plastic balls on the parachute and keep them moving!
  • Also features a clear vinyl tote bag.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $89.79
  • Available: Target, Amazon

Washable Sidewalk Paint Sprayer (Crayola)

  • Kids can create colorful designs any time of year on sidewalks and driveways and even snow.
  • Kids control the fun from start to finish by selecting a color, pumping up the sprayer unit and spraying out their creations.
  • Includes four strong injection handles for maximum durability.
  • The sidewalk paints wash clean from sidewalks and driveways and are easy to clean, simply use a water hose to spray away the color and rinse off the sprayer Available in tow different graphics.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $17.94
  • Available at Walmart

Giant Donut & Gummy Bear Pool Floats (Big Mouth)

  • These pool floats look good enough to eat!
  • The Donut is 4 feet wide
  • Made from durable vinyl, each float holds up to 200 pounds and is easy to wipe down, inflate/deflate, and store.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $28.49
  • Available: Target

Air Fort (Air Fort)

  • Blows up in seconds with the switch of an ordinary household fan (20″ box fan or 18″ tabletop round fan)
  • Large in size fitting several kids and adults (77″ diameter by 50″ tall)
  • No mess and no parts
  • No floor which allows for an easy entrance and exit by simply lifting an edge
  • Lightweight durable polyester fabric
  • Air Fort hovers over the floor
  • Features a window so parents can see in and kids can see out
  • Mesh safety divider which prevents kids from having access to fan
  • Stuffs into its matching carrying bag the size of a folded pair of jeans, weighing only 24oz (easy to bring to a play date, friends, sleepover, vacation, etc)
  • Comes in “Pink & White” and “Digital Camouflage”
  • Age: 3-14 years
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • Available: Amazon

Nerf Super Soaker Floodinator (Hasbro)

  • Unleash huge soakination with the Super Soaker Floodinator water blaster!
  • Fill the tank and pump to fire a deluge of water up to 38 feet (11.5 meters). The tank holds 70 fluid ounces (2 liters) of water, putting plenty of waterpower in the hands of battlers.
  • Grab the Floodinator water blaster and flood the competition! Nothing soaks like a Super Soaker water blaster!
  • Age: 7+
  • MSRP: $21.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

Bunch O Balloons Filler/Soaker (Zuru)

  • Bring Bunch O Balloons to the park, the beach…wherever the outdoor fun is at!
  • The new Filler/Soaker can fill up Bunch O Balloons or double as a water blaster, no hose required!
  • Just attach the balloons to the front nozzle, place the Filler/Soaker into a body of water such as a bucket or a pool and make hundreds of self-sealing water balloons in minutes.
  • The filler doubles as a water blaster that shoots over 30 feet!
  • Includes three bunches of balloons.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $20.99
  • Available at Target, Walmart

Twist Time Ball Toss 4 (Blip Toys)

  • Twist Time is a new line of outdoor and indoor games offering a wide variety of innovative games that will get families of all ages off the couch, laughing, and interacting together.
  • The classic 4-in-a-row game just got a whole lot more fun! Ball Toss 4 uses fun, colorful balls that can be dropped in or if you want to increase the challenge and the excitement, connect the net and try tossing four in a row. Fun for the whole family! Great indoor or outdoor game time!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $57.00
  • Available: Target

Thomas Tracks Ride On (Jakks Pacific)

  • This innovative ride-on looks just like Thomas and features 360 degrees of sculpt.
  • The fold-out seat becomes an interactive train track where a child can race the included toys – Thomas and Percy smaller engines.
  • This unique ride-on also features six train wheels, Thomas sculpted face, storage on the dash to nestle the Thomas and Percy toy trains as the child rides, and Thomas phrases and feature song at the touch of the buttons on the handle bars.
  • Age: 1+
  • Approximate Retail Price: $57.00
  • Available: Target

Smart Drive Mustang (Fisher-Price)

  • The latest Power Wheels Mustang features a new revolutionary drive system: Smart Drive, which provides kids an even more exciting and realistic driving experience with enhanced performance and awesome new features, including additional safety measures to give parents even more peace of mind.
  • Features a new super sound speaker system that is synched to the driving for real car sounds, activated through the foot pedal.
  • The new touchscreen display features a 5-speed parent controlled speed setting (5 mph max. forward, 2.5 mph max reverse), battery indicator, and alerts for stability and dynamic traction control. Through the touchscreen, kids can also control the super sound speaker system volume and switch back and forth from vehicle sounds to MP3 mode when the vehicle is connected to an MP3 player through the jack.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $448
  • Available: Walmart, Sears, Amazon

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