Summer is right around the corner! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by NBC’s Today Show to show off the hottest toys for fun in the sun this summer. Info on all of the products are below, and be sure to check out our Spring & Summer Gift Guide for more fun summer toys!

best summer toys of 2016Gigantic 3-in1 Net Set (Alex Brands)

  • Get ready for big outdoor fun! Play three over the top, over-sized games in your backyard, the park or beach!
  • Large sized rackets are lightweight making it easy for younger kids to hold and play successfully.
  • Set the net high for jumbo volleyball and badminton or make the net low for tennis.
  • The 3-in-1 Net Set includes: two supersized lightweight rackets, adjustable height net -53” wide, two foam tennis balls, one giant birdie, one jumbo inflatable volley ball, and a hand pump.
  • Get active together as a family with additional rackets, sold separately.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $55.99

best summer toys of 2016Jumping Sacks- Set of 2 (Pacific Play Tents)

  • Hop away in these Cotton Canvas Jumping Sacks.
  • Use as a great learning tool and engage kids in remarkable cognitive challenges and physical activity benefits.
  • Each sack features a gigantic colored pocket with a smaller plastic sleeve for labeling and relay races or other games.
  • The bag has a flat bottom and a super reinforced stitch for short and long races.
  • Features long, dureable colored handles.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $29.95

AlexBrands_PoofPOPFlyPOOF Pop Fly (Alex Brands)

  • POP! Catch it! A backyard game kids will love to play.
  • Hit the paddle with your bean bag and up goes a ball. Whoever catches the most balls wins!
  • For 2 players and includes 6 bean bags and 11 balls.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $34.99



Step2_HotWheelsExtremeThrillCoasterHot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster (Step 2)

  • Kids can race down the roller coaster-inspired track in their backyards.
  • The non-slip step ramp lets kids push the coaster to the platform peak by themselves.
  • The Hot Wheels license helps to brings the thrill of a roller coaster to life.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $329.99

ImperialToy_LittleTikesBubbleFunPondLittle Tikes Bubble Fun Pond (Imperial Toy)

  • Kids will have a blast creating larger than life bubbles with the new Little Tikes Bubble Fun Pond.
  • Pour the Super Miracle Bubble Solution into the pond and you’re ready to go.
  • Dip the Bubble Mighty Wand into the Bubble Fun Pond for hours of endless bubble-blowing fun.
  • Each Bubble Fun Pond comes with Pond, four Bubble Mighty Wands, and one bottle of Super Miracle Bubble Solution.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99



DC Super Hero Girls Slingshot (Mattel)

  • Let your imagination soar and find your own inner superhero with this figure and launcher that recreates the flying action seen in DC Super Hero Girls.
  • Each Super Hero glider comes with a slingshot mechanism designed to help the iconic Super Hero glider fly up to 22 feet through the air.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99



EdgeBrandsLtd_MinionsElectronicPogoStickMinions Electronic Pogo Stick (Edge Brands)

  • Perform evil tasks twice as fast by bouncing around like your favorite Minions on this electric pogo stick.
  • With bounce-activited farting sounds, you’ll be giggling like a gaggle of Minions.
  • The high-density, super bounce ball gives great height, while the hand grip and embossed foot plate provide extra grip for safety and comfort.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $59.99