Best Pool and Water Toys for Kids This Summer from Parents and

Dive into summer fun with beach and water toys that are guaranteed to make a splash with your kids.

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Float the idea of water play by your littlest one as you guide him around in this bargain Baby Care Seat. 1 to 2 years, $8; Dollar General stores

Beach ball

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Start a game of catch with a Pottery Barn Kids beach ball that has a built-in surprise. 12 months+, $12.50

Toy seaplane

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Coming in for a landing! Green Toys’ Seaplane is made of pool-friendly recycled plastic. 1 year+, $17

Stained Glass Butterfly

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Swimline’s inflatable Alien Eyeball Toss is exactly as hilarious as it sounds. 2 years+, $26

Barbie the Pearl Princess Lumina

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Mattel’s Barbie the Pearl Princess Lumina surely wants to join your pool party. Press her necklace and her blue fins turn into ruffly pink ones. 3 years+, $20


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Bo-Toys’ version of the classic kickboard has a built-in water gun. 3 years+, $10

Mindwalk squiddy Motorized Pool Toy

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Don’t let him get away! Encourage kids to swim for MindWalk’s Squiddy Motorized Pool Toy. 5 years+, $9

Louie Lobster Claw Catcher

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Toss these tiny sea creatures into the pool, then show your child how to use the Louie Lobster Claw Catcher, from Melissa & Doug, to nab them as they sink. 5 years+, $13

Noodle Header Water Shooter

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Squeeze and then release a Swim Ways Noodle Head Shooter under the water to fill it up. Next, put it on top of your existing foam pool noodle. Ready for a water fight! 5 years+, $8 each, Target stores

Swim Thru Rings

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Set up Stream Machine’s Swim Thru Rings to challenge strong swimmers. They adjust to float near the top or bottom of the pool. 8 years+, $20

Rotten Egg Game

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In Poolmaster’s Rotten Egg game, the bottom of each egg has a number 1 through 5 inside, or the words rotten egg. One kid may dive and get fewer eggs but still win if another gets lower points or the rotten one. Swap tops each time to hide which egg is which. 8 years+, $16.50

Originally published in the June 2014 issue of Parents magazine.

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