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5 Must-Have Summer Toys

Give your kids the ultimate summer of fun with these five must-have toys for kids of all ages whether they're looking to swim, splash, play, or learn.
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Updated: December 1, 2022

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It’s finally summer! Adding any of these must-have toys to your family’s summer days will be a recipe for the ultimate summer of fun. There’s something for everyone whether your kids are looking to swim, splash, play, or learn

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Llama Glitter Pool Float

Move over unicorns! This year is all about llamas. This pool float is fun, magical, and filled with glitter. Pool and beach time will feel that much more special with a whimsical floating friend to glide your children through the water.

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Trampoline Waterpark

Why buy a new toy sprinkler when you can set up an entire waterpark in your backyard? Sturdy and constructed to stand up to summer after summer wear and tear, there’s no need to pack for a visit to the waterpark when your kids can experience the same thing right at home. This would be fun for all ages and multiple kids at once making it a win for playdates.

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Taco vs. Burrito Card Game

This wildly popular and surprisingly strategic card game was created by a seven year old. This card game will be a hit for kids and adults alike. This is a food fight disguised as a card game. If your kids love all things weird and disgusting, they will love this game, and it’s bound to keep them busy on rainy days and through hours of summer travel.

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Magnetic Number Flash Cards

Do you want your kids want to brush up on some math skills or get a jump on the next school year? These magnetic flash cards can be used for years and for multiple ages because they are flexible and versatile including a variety of mathematical signs. They were inspired by the Montessori method of conceptual counting and will appeal to toddlers through second graders.

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Giant Kick Croquet Game

Outdoor lawn games are all the rage this year, and croquet has made a comeback. This time, croquet is giant. With inflatable balls and adjustable wickets for all skill levels, this will be a hit for the entire family. This is a great way to get everyone moving and playing outside this summer.

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Enjoy your family’s summer, and keep boredom at bay with these must-have toys! Looking for more summer fun and activities? Check out the Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Kids and Families.

Charise Rohm Nulsen

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