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Summer toys your kids will love

We've rounded up all the cutest summer toys. Now all you have to do is pick!

By Today's Parent staff

Summer toys your kids will love

Summer toys your kids will love

Summer toys they'll love

It's time to spend some time outside this summer! Whether your kids are spending some quality time with the family or being supervised from afar, they'll love these toys to help their imaginations run wild. Perfect for playdates and at-home summer camps too.

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My clubhouse

This durable, weather resistant clubhouse is perfect for entertaining several kids for hours. It includes a peephole, chalkboard, picnic table and even a secret hiding compartment. You will have to tear your children away from this toy come supper time.

For ages 2 and up.

Where to Buy? $250
Toys R Us

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Castle inflatable pool

What better place to stay cool this summer than a castle fit for royalty? It even has turrets and flags. 

For ages 3 and up.
Where to Buy? $194
Pottery Barn Kids

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Catch 'n' view butterfly net

This is a two-in-one toy featuring both a butterfly net and an observation tent for temporary viewing. There is even a lid that keeps your child's new friends secure, but easy to release.

For ages 3 and up.
Where to Buy? $15
Mastermind Toys

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tootle turtle lawn mower

Get your kids to help you out in the backyard this summer by mowing the lawn. Well, for pretend anyway. They will love feeling like a grown-up and won't be able to resist the cute turtle.

For ages 3 and up.
Where to Buy? $30
Indigo

Summer toys your kids will love

Sport coupe

Your kid will be ready to hit the road in no time with this foot-to-floor sports car. With a working horn and real steering, she'll feel like the big kid she wants to be.

For ages 1 and up.
Where to Buy? $45
Toys R Us

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Gourmet grill

Your kids will love using their imagination to play grill outside with the rest of the family. With fake burgers, condiments and hot dogs, the picnic of champions awaits them.

For ages 3 and up.
Where to Buy? $100
Indigo

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Splash and scoop bay

With the option of sand or water, your child won't know where to begin his adventures. It includes an umbrella to block the sun, a cover to separate the sand and the water and the option to create an amazing waterfall. It is the ultimate toy for your beach-lover.

For ages 2 and up.
Where to Buy? $90
Toys R Us

Summer toys your kids will lovePhoto: Roberto Caruso

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Summer toys your kids will love

This article was originally published on Jun 15, 2012
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