Spring can’t come soon enough, if not only for the warm weather, than for the fun springtime toys.  Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by HLN to talk about the best new toys for kids to play with outside. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.



  • Get ready to have tons of fun in the sun with the all-new, totally redesigned NextWave Jumbo Beach Basket from Amloid! This bright and colorful activity set is packed with play value with all the accessories kids need to spend hours at the beach or in the sand box with new sand forms and a collection of multifunctional sand tools.
  • New features include a sturdy nylon shoulder strap along with a comfort grip handle for easy on-the-go portability. And the collapsible folding case makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when its time to go. Plus, the cover detaches from the basket to double as a super-sized animal sand form!
  • Whether little ones are creating cool castles or sculpting masterpieces in the sand, parents will love the quality and value of this Jumbo Beach Basket set from a trusted brand name in Amloid.
  • The 15-piece set comes complete with assorted sea creatures and nautical forms, bucket with handle, castle molds, rake, roller, sand spinner, sifter and shovels in a variety of sizes.
  • Available in three styles: Flamingo (pink), Whale (purple) and Shark (teal).
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Sam’s Club


  • Churn out oodles and oodles of BUBBLES with just the wave of your hand with Glove-A-Bubbles! Get ready to wave and play! Kids simply remove the bubble pouch from the glove and pour one of the two bubble solutions into the pouch.  Dip the glove into the bubble pouch. Wave your glove back and forth and watch tons of delightful bubbles form instantly, right before your eyes. Never ending bubbles for never ending fun!
  • Glove-A-Bubbles come with one glove and two packs of bubble solution.  The pouch is also re-sealable and refillable.
  • Glove-A-Bubbles come in eight different animal-themed gloves, including lion, alligator, hippopotamus, elephant, dinosaur, panda, bunny and monkey. There’s a Glove-A-Bubble for everyone!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: US: $2.99
  • Available: Now at Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Sam’s Club


  • Little ones can pretend to drive around town by turning the colorful fabric steering wheel to hear realistic car sound effects and fun responses.
  • The light-up button plays imaginative phrases and songs that encourage language development and sing-along fun.
  • The dashboard features a gear shift, turn signal, ignition key, horn button and side mirror for pretend racing play.
  • The driver can be used as a floor toy or attached to strollers for on-the-go fun.
  • Age: 3+ months
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Spring 2018


  • Play catch in a powerful new way. Introducing the new Sling Stix from YULU!
  • Catch the super bouncy ball with the sticky suction cup atop of the 11-inch long plastic Sling Stix. Then, use the Stix’ unique trigger to release the ball, and sling it distances up to 30 feet! Kids can challenge their friends and play together for even more fun!
  • Each package includes one orange Sling Stix, one green Sling Stix and one ball. Play is designed for two players.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: US: $14.99
  • Available: Target