Toy Insider Senior Editor Maddie Michalik joined KATU in Portland to show off the best toys to keep kids active and entertained this summer. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
From the box to the yard, setting up this pool only takes 10 minutes. Choose a flat, level surface, inflate the top ring, and watch the pool rise as it’s filled with water. The Orca Spray Pool features three inflatable whales, two of which have built-in sprayers for an incredible time splashing in the water! This pool also features the Tritech liner, an extra durable and puncture-resistant material so the fun can last all summer long. Families are guaranteed to have a “whaley” great summer! Features a water capacity of 555 gallons.
Firefighters-in-training can roll down the sidewalk in retro style. This durable steel pedal car features vintage police car detailing for a fun look. The rubber tires provide a comfortable ride, while functional steering offers easy navigation. Features chrome hub caps to complete that classic cool style.
WeeeDo Licensed 2-in-1 Ball Pit Bouncers feature a safe bungee system and graphics from kids’ favorite characters. Flip it over to relax and play in the ball pit with the included 50 soft flex balls. Made from Durable vinyl this bouncer is built to last for tons of fun! Available in Mickey Mouse and Friends, Minnie Mouse and Paw Patrol licensees. Each has a max weight of 55 pounds.
When kids throw this foam toy, air will pass through its tube-shaped body to help lift it upward and create spirals in the air. It can reach speeds of up to 88 mph.
Families can test their accuracy with an aerodynamic twist to the classic game of horseshoes that's designed to be played at the park, beach or backyard. During each round, one player from each team stands in the “Toss Area” and alternates tossing their two colorful Jarts at the target ring. The objective is to be the first team, or player, to score 21 points. The new Jart design features a built-in safety tip to make this game even safer for the whole family. The set includes four Jarts and two target rings.
This blaster features an awesome dinosaur design, capturing the look of a Triceratops dinosaur. It has break-open loading and a fun way to open it. Kids push the front horn on the dino's head and the barrel swings down to reveal the dart chamber inside. Load three darts and swing the barrel closed. Pull down the hammer to prime the blaster, then press the trigger to send one dart flying toward the target. There's onboard 12-dart storage on the stock so kids can have backup darts within reach to reload and keep on playing. Includes 12 Official Nerf Elite foam darts that are tested and approved for performance and quality. Eyewear recommended (not included).