Hot Summer Toys for Preschoolers

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Summer Fun with these Backyard Toys

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Get outside and get moving with these fun summer toys for preschoolers. Sarah Lawless

Yes, it is hot out, but that's what summer is all about, so head outside and enjoy! These summer toys for preschoolers will get your kids moving and having fun! From water tables to swing sets, outdoor toys do a great job of helping kids develop their gross motor skills. And depending on how many kids are playing together, outdoor toys help kids work on social skills such as taking turns and cooperation. Plus, they'll keep your little ones active and happy. So get playing!

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Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table

Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table
Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table. Little Tikes

The Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table, designed for kids ages 2 and up, lets kid have splashy, wet fun without a pool. Different activities including turning, dropping, pouring and filling, encourage motor skills and also help teach some very basic science and math.

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Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine

Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine
Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine. Funrise

Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine offers preschoolers the best kind of storm -- a bubbly one! With an output of 500 bubbles per minute, all you have to do to have fun is set up the Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine and let it do its thing!

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Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter. Radio Flyer

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter does a great job of helping preschoolers learn about how to balance, while letting them keep up with the "big kids" and their "big kid" scooters. Features a wide step, two front wheels, and a foot break for extra control. Perfect for kids aged 2 to 5.

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Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon

Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon
Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon. Step2

The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon is definitely not the basic metal wagon of your childhood. Good for kids ages 18 months and older, the durable plastic pull-along features six cup/snack holders, an easy-access door, large wheels for a smoother ride, an easy-pull handle, and tons of storage. Not only that, the seats can flip into a flatbed, seat, or even a table if you like to picnic on the go.

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Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park

Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park
Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park. Blast Zone

Bring the water park to your backyard with the Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park. Good for kids ages 3 and up, it features a 10-foot curved slide, two overhead sprayers, a large "splash area," a climbing wall, and a spray cannon. Up to six kids can play and splash at the same time.

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Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House

Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House
Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House. Cloud 9

If your preschooler has a lot of energy (and what preschooler doesn't), consider the Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House. Bright and colorful, the bounce house only holds three kids at a time, making it perfect for little ones who you don't want to overwhelm. Good for kids ages 3 and up, it comes with its own blower.

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Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play

Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play
Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play. Playhut

Send kids on an adventure with the Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play. Featuring three different structures that can be attached together, the crawl n play includes six feet of crawl space, the ability to connect to other Play Hut pieces and a carrying case. The tunnel is designed for instant set up and fold down, making storage a snap.

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Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike

Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike. Schwinn

For kids learning how to ride a bike or a tricycle, try the Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike. With a low center of gravity (meaning it is hard to knock it over), it's designed especially for kids ages 2 to 4. While kids should definitely try to peddle, it can be moved around by just scooting with their feet until they are more comfortable with pedaling and steering at the same time. Also works well on grass or solid surfaces.

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Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set. Little Tikes

Got a future NBA superstar at home? Help them practice their skills with the Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set, a hoop and net that is just the right size for preschoolers. Great for practicing solo or learning about taking turns with a friend.

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Step2 Skyward Summit

Step2 Skyward Summit
Step2 Skyward Summit. Step2

Looking for an active toy that will grow with your child? The​ Step2 Skyward Summit, great for kids ages 4 and up, gives kids a "reach for the sky" approach to fun. The top of the summit reaches just over 80 inches, while the entire structure gives kids over 100 square feet of climbing area. There are four unique surfaces, two climbing cargo nets, a floor net, nine grips, and a hole at the top that kids can pop out of.

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