All parents know that kids can easily get bored in the summer.
That's why these toys are recommended by the Toy Association to keep their minds and bodies active.
Toy Trends Specialist, Jennifer Lynch, joined us with five toys that are hot for summer.
LEGO Beach Glamping Set, LEGO Ages 6+, $39.99 ● Children can recreate their ideal day playing on the beach in Heartlake City, then at night they can toast marshmallows, close the tent's fabric cover and imagine a cozy night under canvas. ● This collectible glamping toy playset comes with 2 paddleboards for the LEGO Friends characters to explore the coastline and nature with puppy Pebble. On dry land they can look for shells and make sandcastles, then freshen up in the outside shower and toilet. ● A digital guide makes the construction extra fun. Available in the free LEGO Building Instructions app, the zoom and rotate tools help boys and girls visualize their collectible toy as they build.
Jenga® GIANT™ JS4™, Art's Ides ● Ages 6+ $89.95 ● Jenga® GIANT™ JS4™ is the newest edition to the Jenga® GIANT™ line of oversized, authentic Jenga® brand games. ● At setup, it starts at 18 inches and can stack to over 3 feet high in play, making it great for both indoor and outdoor fun, over 4 times the volume of Classic Jenga. ● Since it's stacks up to 3 feet high, it's safe to play indoors when it's too hot outside, and fun for kids as young as 6 yrs. ● It can liven up family game nights and birthday parties, and more. ● It's an ideal activity for kids, teens, and adults. ● INCLUDES: Heavy-duty Jenga® GIANT™ carry bag for easy transport ● Available at JengaGiant.com
Pop It! Challenge Activity Book, Klutz Ages 6+, $10.99 ● This boredom-busting book of games and activities is embedded with a pop-it fidget toy, also known as "endless bubble wrap." ● Chockfull of games, quizzes, trivia, and more, readers will discover new ways to play with the stress-relieving doo-dad that creates a satisfying pop when you press the bubbles. ● Activities include tons of trivia sprinkled with humor. (Do you know what a fartlek is? Where is there a neighborhood called Foggy Bottom?) ● Games for solo readers, pairs, and groups include strategy games, a twist on mancala, categories, and more, plus silly personality questions offer something for everyone in a travel-friendly package.
Rainbow High Series 4 dolls, MGA Entertainment Ages 6+, $29.99 ● Representation is key when it comes to the toys your kids play with. The fourth series in the Rainbow High fashion doll collection keeps inclusivity at the forefront with new characters that kids will love to see themselves and the world around them reflected in. ● The collection features the most diverse and inclusive collection of characters since the debut of the brand, including a doll with albinism and a doll with vitiligo. ● The line also includes a character of South Asian Indian descent, complete with mendhi, and a multicultural Asian doll who is proud to wear the fashions of her different backgrounds. ● To-date, the influential brand has grown to represent more than 30 unique head sculpts, 20-plus skin tones, and a wide range of unique eye shapes.
L.O.L. Surprise! Earth Love, MGA Entertainment Ages 4+, $11.99 ● Earlier this year, MGA Entertainment, begin to produce its globally recognized and highly popular L.O.L. Surprise!™ iconic spherical packaging using sustainable materials, like bamboo, wood, sugar cane and other natural materials, in place of plastic. The new spheres are compostable and do not include plastic wrapping. ● Launching with the first of these sustainable spheres is the all new L.O.L. Surprise!™ Earth Love™, featuring two new characters, Earthy B.B. and Grow Grrrl. The new dolls come with gardening accessories and can be found exclusively at Walmart. ● The company plans to transition about 65% of its L.O.L. Surprise! plastic balls to the new sustainable packaging at all retailers globally by fall and estimates that about 45 million L.O.L. Surprise! toys will be produced with sustainable packaging, representing at least three metric tons of plastic eliminated from the toy line in 2022 alone. ● In addition, the launch of L.O.L. Surprise! Earth Love toys and the new packaging hopes to spark important conversations about the environment and sustainability with families around the globe.
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