These toys have all the feels. Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by Toronto’s CP24 to show off the top tactile toys for the spring and summer. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • Little fingers can’t resist these beautiful buttons!
  • Built safely into the sturdy ABS plastic frame are five vibrant silicone bubbles in varying sizes and colors.
  • Push and pop them in and out.
  • Poke them, prod them, count them, and name their colors.
  • This tactile, sensory-developing toy will entertain for hours on end!
  • Age: 6 months+
  • MSRP: $18.95 CAD
  • Available: Indigo, Walmart



  • Stackable, squishy, sandwiches!
  • Make your own oozing slime sandwich with play food pieces, pre-made slime, and different mix in embellishments to create your own Slimy Sandwich!
  • Available in a variety of fun and exciting themes including: Rainbow Waffle, Galaxy PB&J, Sneeze Burger, Unicorn Pizza, Diamond Doughnut, and Confetti Ice Cream Sandwich!
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $6.99 CAD
  • Available: Walmart, Michaels


  • It’s the ultimate handheld bubble toy!
  • Simply dip the blower into the tray and watch as hundreds of edible bubbles start flowing out!
  • Simply add your favorite drink, stir right side up and down for 10 seconds, pour the solution into the tray, dip the blower, press the blower button and lick tasty Bubbles!
  • Age:
  • MSRP: $10 CAD
  • Available: Amazon, HEB, Academy, CAMP


  • The collectible aisle is about to get a ‘hole’ lot sweeter with the latest release from Pikmi Pops – new DoughMis!
  • This sweet-scented range of collectible donut plush is available in three sizes: small, medium and jumbo size.
  • There are over 40 DoughMis to collect across the range, including a selection of Special Edition Squish ‘n’ Rise DoughMis that feel so soft and squishy, just like real dough.
  • Kids can enjoy an extra layer of unboxing with the Surprise Pack.
  • Simply crack open the donut center to reveal a cute surprise – a small Jelly Pikmi character!
  • This season there are even more cool surprises for kids to discover, including an assortment of rings, erasers, hair ties, notebooks, pouches, nesting donuts, flocked stickers and bag tags!
  • There’s always a cute new surprise in store from the sweet world of Pikmi Pops!
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99-single pack, $14.99-surprise pack, $29.99-large
  • Available: Toys “R” Us Canada, other major retailers


  • Triple the colour, triple the fun!
  • OrbSlimy TriLitez is three translucent layers of twinkly, glittery goo.
  • Enjoy a slippery, stretchy, slimy experience in three mesmerizing shades.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99 CAD
  • Available: Michaels


  • Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Rescue 50-piece set!
  • Design and create your own fire adventure.
  • Build a fire station and fire truck, add wheels and fire accessories.
  • This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 characters, emergency vehicle accessories and so much more to keep the city safe.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.99 CAD
  • Available: Toys “R” Us Canada


  • FEELS LIKE WET BEACH SAND: Kinetic Sand Beach Sand feels like wet beach sand that’s actually dry! It magically flows through your hands without sticking. It’s easy to shape and mold and cleans up easily! Like all Kinetic Sand products, Kinetic Beach Sand is wheat, gluten, and casein free.
  • 3LBS OF BEACH SAND: The Beach Sand Kingdom comes with 3lbs of Kinetic Beach Sand, so you can build your own sandcastles again and again! Plus, the packaging doubles as a beach-themed play space! When you’re finished playing, pack the Kinetic Beach Sand, molds and tools away until next time.
  • 8 CASTLE-THEMED MOLDS & TOOLS: The Beach Sand Kingdom includes everything you need to create epic sandcastles anywhere! Use the six castle-themed molds to create walls, bridges, towers and more. The two multi-use tools can be used to cut, dig, rake, and shovel Kinetic Beach Sand.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP:CAD $24.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon