Review • Summer Toys
Cool Toys for Hot Summer Days
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This summer’s kid-tested, parent-approved toys entertain kids of all ages. They make great gifts, too. Pick up next month’s issue for fun water toys and more outdoor fun! Visit www.SanDiegoFamily.com/for-the-kids/kid-tested-toy-review for the full list of summer toys. Step2 Turbo Coupe Foot-to-Floor $69.99; 1.5–5 ToysRUs.com This stylish coupe features a shade canopy with handle for adult steering. Removable floor allows kids to move around on their own as they get older. Available in red, purple and blue.
All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy $199.99; 2+ Step2.com Features an open pavilion design for 360-degree play. The sand and water play area, snack table and grill are covered by a removable canopy. Two wide Dutch doors accommodate a wheelchair.
Surfer Pickup with Speedboat $24.99; 4-10 Playmobil.us Boat propels forward via an underwater motor (battery required). Set includes two figures, pickup truck, speedboat, motor, boat trailer, surfboard and more.
B. Fun Great OutS’mores Tent and B. Fun O’Tunnel $24.99 & $19.99; 18 mos.+ Target.com A perfect hideaway where little ones can relax, read and play. Sets up in minutes. “A big win for my boys (ages 1 & 3)” says mom Anne. “It connects to the tunnel (sold separately) for even more fun.
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Green Toys Car Carrier $24.99; 3+ GreenToys.com This double-decker car carrier includes cab, trailer and three mini cars. Made in the USA from recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates or PVC. “We love Green Toys! They are super fun and durable,” says mom Amy.
My First BANANAGRAMS $14.99; 4+ Bananagrams.com Lowercase letters and combo-letter tiles help nurture a love for wordplay and word games. “This is a great educational game!” says mom and educator, Joy. “I highly recommend it to keep skills sharp during summer while playing!”
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