Summer’s here and it’s time to get outdoors and play! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by The Today Show to show off some of the season’s hottest new toys and games. 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.
This scooter can be ridden two ways. Use like traditional scooter, or propel it forward with a cool up and down teeter-totter motion.
Folds for convenience.
The regular model of the scooter comes equipped with a hand break, air suspension and is durable.
Colors for the X580 series include: Black, White, Orange, Pink, Blue, and Red-Blue.
Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us
Mobo Tot Disney Pixar Cars – Lightning McQueen (Asa Products)
Ergonomically-designed cruiser for toddlers.
Parents can be at ease with its safe and durable ride
The Y Rocker offers kids the most extreme go-kart experience yet.
This pedal kart is completely kid-powered and features Yvolution’s patented Lean-to-Steer technology that allows kids to carve easily around the tightest corners.
They simply steer by swaying their body from side to side. Y Rocker Go-Kart has a sleek, light-weight frame with a low, adjustable racing-style bucket seat, for increased maneuverability and a whole new riding experience. Its wide all-terrain tires make it perfect for off-roading adventures virtually anywhere.
The quick-stop back pedal brake and anti-vibration rubber hand grips give kids the enhanced control they need to have a safe and comfortable, yet wild ride. Racing flag included.
Ages 5+ (max weight 165 lbs.); Available in red or pink
Bill Reese has been production director at The Toy Insider since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and playing with his little boy Jonah.
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