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Must-have summer and pool toys for kids

The weather is warmer, flip-flops are on and beach days are ahead -- it can only mean one thing: It's time to stock up on new summer and pool toys.

“The best toys of the summer encourage everyone to enjoy some good old-fashioned playtime," said Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom. "Summer is the perfect time to unplug from those devices, get the whole family together and head outside and play."

From giant bubbles and scooters to chalk, disc launchers, water play and more, there are many interactive toys to get your kids playing outdoors. Here are this summer's must-have toys for every kid.

Giant Shootball Inflatable Pool Toy

Kids can have fun in the pool with
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Kids can have fun in the pool with this inflatable basketball hoop, which features several ports for multiple players. The set comes with one ball; $46.89 at jcpenney.com.

Unicorn Pool Float

The unicorn pool float is six feet long,
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The unicorn pool float is six feet long, can fit two people comfortably and is a great fit for any pool; $26.99 at target.com.

Splash Out

Players pick from 20 categories and must answer
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Players pick from 20 categories and must answer before the timer ticks down to the big splash. This new version comes with a small balloon adaptor cup that contains the splash for indoor fun. A special nozzle makes it easy to pour in any kind of liquid - soda, slime, juice and more; $14.99 at farouttoysinc.com.

Power Wheels® Jurassic World™ Dino Racer

Riders can race over hard surfaces, grass and
Photo Credit: Mattel

Riders can race over hard surfaces, grass and other rough terrain at a maximum speed of 6 miles per hour with Blue the raptor. Speeds can be locked from a parent control. Recommended age: 3 - 7 years; $279.99 at fisher-price.mattel.com.

Jump Rope, Twizzler Hopper and Pop Sky Bouncer 3-piece Set

Kids will be moving all day long with
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Kids will be moving all day long with this jump rope, Twizzler Hopper and Pop Sky Bouncer combo set. The translucent jump rope has colorful floating sparkles inside, the flying discs of the Pop Sky Bouncer can bounce up to 25 feet in the air and the Twizzler Hopper features a glittery star head; $19.99 at kohls.com.

The Aqua Creatures Water Squirterz and Swim Masks

Kids can get soaked with these themed toys.
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Kids can get soaked with these themed toys. The Aqua Creatures Water Squirterz just need to be squeezed twice: once under water to fill up, and once above water to spray. They come in shark and crocodile editions and are one-size-fits-all. The masks feature an adjustable strap and are available in crocodile, pink shark or blue shark themes; $7.68 - $9.97 exclusively at Walmart stores.

Jeep® Cherokee Ride-On Push Car

Start driving early with the Jeep® Cherokee Ride-On
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Start driving early with the Jeep® Cherokee Ride-On Push Car. The Jeep includes decals that mimic the Cherokee's speedometer, dual break-lights, seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches. The steering wheel moves left to right and makes realistic horn and engine sounds, and the turn signals light up. Recommended for 1 - 3 years; $59 at deltachildren.com.

Mickey and the Roadster Racers Gas Station Playset

Mickey and his pit crew have everything they
Photo Credit: Just Play

Mickey and his pit crew have everything they need to be race ready. The roadside stop comes with an air pump that puffs air, a gas pump with working lights and sound effects, a play credit card, a squeegee and more; $24.99 at justplayproducts.com.

Pirate’s Cove Climber

Go on a pirate adventure in this ship.
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Go on a pirate adventure in this ship. The nautical design includes two ways of entry, a turning wheel, an attached pirate map, and a plank to slide down; $119.99 at step2.com.

Real Workin' Buddies™ Mr. Hosey™ Fire Truck

This firetruck spouts water up to 30 feet
Photo Credit: Jakks

This firetruck spouts water up to 30 feet in the air and allows the fire hose to be used in two ways: Directly from the vehicle or detached for a free spray; $29.99 at jakks.com.

Star Wars Bocce Ball

Light and dark forces collide with this high-quality
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Light and dark forces collide with this high-quality Star Wars bocce ball set. Each set includes eight 90 mm size laser-etched resin balls in four different character themes, one 40 mm size pallino ball for scoring and one Star Wars carry bag; $49.99 at kelsyus.com.

Funny Face Swim Goggles

Kids can express their personality with these novelty
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Kids can express their personality with these novelty swim goggles. The goggles are built for comfort and feature a leak resistant design and an easy-button adjustable head strap. Designs include stars and stripes, soccer balls and butterflies; $7.99 at academy.com.

Disney Princess Swimming Adventures Ariel Doll

Kids can explore the sea with Ariel swimming
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Kids can explore the sea with Ariel swimming alongside. Place her in water and watch her move. Two AAA batteries are included; $14.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.

Scatter Dodgeball

In this new twist on classic dodgeball, players
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In this new twist on classic dodgeball, players wear different color wristbands and try to avoid the person with ball. The player who collect all the wristbands wins. Each set includes foam dice, one sting-proof ball and 12 wrist bands; $19.99 at shorttarget.com.

Mattel Toss Across

This game takes Tic Tac Toe to the
Photo Credit: Mattel

This game takes Tic Tac Toe to the next level. Players try to flip the blank target to an "X" or an "O" using bean bags. The fun begins when players undo their opponents' progress or accidentally set themselves back; $16.99 at mattel.com.

Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Spiral Art Kit

This spiral art kit lets kids stencil circular
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This spiral art kit lets kids stencil circular patterns on outdoor surfaces. The set comes with six stencil shapes, a stencil orbiter unit and four pieces of chalk; $9.99 at crayola.com.

Seashell Roller

Turn the beach into a work of art
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Turn the beach into a work of art with this ocean-themed roller. Kids simply press and roll the wooden tool over damp sand to reveal imprints of crabs, seashells and starfish; $3 at americanplastictoys.com.

Mega Melon Sprinkler Ball

Prepare to get super soaked with this giant
Photo Credit: Prime Time Toys

Prepare to get super soaked with this giant inflatable. Water blasts from four different spouts on this three-feet-tall ball. There is no set up required and it easily connects to a garden hose; $19.99 at target.com.

Uncle Milton: Star Wars Science -- Jakku Scavenger Metal Detector

Kids can search for their own treasures or
Photo Credit: Basic Fun

Kids can search for their own treasures or hide coins and metals inside the four targets included in this working detector. It also features flashing lights, "Star Wars" sound effects, LED light for night scavenger hunts and more; $29.99 at starwarsscience.com.

Little Tikes Splash Face

Little Tikes' Splash Face is an outdoor tug-of-war
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Little Tikes' Splash Face is an outdoor tug-of-war game, in which players try not to get soaked with water. For added safety, four stakes attach the toy to the ground; $39.99 at littletikes.com.

Outdoor Fun 5-In-1 Chalk Games

A multi-game pack that includes a tossing platform,
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A multi-game pack that includes a tossing platform, target rings, knockdown targets, chalk toss bags, chalk sticks and more; $14.99 at roseart.com.

NightBat

The NightBat from Tangle Creations features motion-activated LED
Photo Credit: Tangle Creations

The NightBat from Tangle Creations features motion-activated LED lights along the sleeve, which glows with every swing and hit. It also comes with a NightBall that also features LEDs; $19.99 at tanglecreations.com.

H2OGO! Slime & Splash Water Slide

Slide down the 23-foot water slide with a
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Slide down the 23-foot water slide with a drench pool at the end. It can easily connect to a garden hose, features built-in water sprinklers and comes with four bags of non-toxic, slime-making powder to add to the water; $24.99 at target.com.

Super Spinner

The Super Spinner from Play Monster has a
Photo Credit: Play Monster

The Super Spinner from Play Monster has a round curved seat, adjustable double-braided ropes and weather-resistant clips. The innovative design lets riders swing from a tree, a play set or a secure beam. There are two Super Spinners available: The original fits one to two kids, holds up to 200 pounds and is available in green, blue, red, purple, pink and yellow. The Super Duper Spinner allows for multiple riders including adults, holds up to 650 pounds and is available in hunter green; $59.99-$89.99 at amazon.com.

Morfboard Scoot and Skate combination

The Morfboard Scoot and Skate combination from Jakks
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The Morfboard Scoot and Skate combination from Jakks Pacific uses special technology to transform kids' play experience from skate to ride in seconds. Just drop the included Xtensions into the board, turn them 90 degrees and the flex trigger locks in place. Available in a variety of colors, it also includes front and rear skates, scoot Xtensions and a scoot T-bar with adjustable height and antislip grips; $99.99 at morfboard.com.

Little Tikes Drop Zone

Create theme park action at home by loading
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Create theme park action at home by loading up the conveyor belt with balls to fill the overhead bucket. Pull the bucket cord and watch out as the balls fall below. Attach a water hose for a double waterfall that lands in the inflatable pool. Some assembly required; $109.99 at littletikes.com.

Gazillion Bubble Pong

To play, bounce the ping pong balls into
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To play, bounce the ping pong balls into your opponent's side to score points and blast them with bubbles. The game includes three levels of difficulty; $19.99 at funrise.com.

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler

This two-seat vehicle features a working light bar,
Photo Credit: Mattel

This two-seat vehicle features a working light bar, storage area, doors that open and close, Power-Lock brakes and realistic dinosaur and Jeep Wrangler chase sounds; $309.99 at fisher-price.mattel.com.

ESPN Future Pro

Little athletes can learn to play basketball, soccer,
Photo Credit: Hunter Products

Little athletes can learn to play basketball, soccer, football and baseball with ESPN Future Pro balls from Hunter Products. Each ball was designed by athletes; $4.99-$14.99 at espnfuturepro.com.

Uncle Milton: Star Wars Science Jabba Slime Lab

Kids can create more than 10 different slime
Photo Credit: Basic Fun

Kids can create more than 10 different slime experiments with the Star Wars Science Jabba Slime Labe from Basic Fun. The set includes five safe ingredients and a science learning poster; $19.99 at starwarsscience.com.

Turbo Jetts

The Razor Turbo Jetts are electric motorized heel
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The Razor Turbo Jetts are electric motorized heel wheels that give a boost to any pair of sneakers. The wheels use a power control system that lets users ride at speeds up to 10 mph. It also comes with a hook-and-loop strap for a secure fit; $129.99 at razor.com.

Watermelon Smash

In this game from Yulu, a player fills
Photo Credit: Yulu

In this game from Yulu, a player fills the watermelon with water, spins the spinner, follows the indicated instructions and holds the watermelon against the head. If the watermelon cracks, the player loses. The game includes a watermelon, seeds for indoor play and a spinner; $19.99 at yulutoys.com.

My Very Own Ice Cream Cart

Kids can get behind the counter and serve
Photo Credit: American Plastic Toys

Kids can get behind the counter and serve up colorful ice cream. There are 24 pieces in the set, including scoops of ice cream, cones, bowls, scoopers, spoons, coins and a credit card to ring up the order. The big wheels allow the cart to easily move inside or outside; $19.99 at americanplastictoys.com.

Master A Million

Kids can challenge themselves to see how fast
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Kids can challenge themselves to see how fast they can reach one million bounces. It includes an audio cable to connect the ball to mobile devices so you can track each bounce. It also has an LCD screen that displays 15 encouraging messages and a backlight behind the digital counter that flashes a different color for each milestone. The ball comes in blue, yellow, red or green; $12.99 at masteramillion.com.

Nickelodeon Automatic Slime Drencher

Load up the reusable Slime Drencher with a
Photo Credit: Jakks Pacific

Load up the reusable Slime Drencher with a slime-filled balloon. Wind up the timer and pass around the drencher until the winner gets slimed. The set comes with four packets of slime powder and 24 balloons; $19.99 at jakks.com.

Laser Battle

This outdoor or indoor laser tag game works
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This outdoor or indoor laser tag game works by using infrared sensitive targets built into the guns and vests. The set comes with wireless target vests, a 15-second invisibility mode, built-in night vision flashlight, voice guided gameplay and more. Play with two, three or four teams; $74.99 for a set of two, $149.99 for a set of four at armogear.com.

Avengers Dive Characters

These soft and flexible figures come in a
Photo Credit: Swimways

These soft and flexible figures come in a pack of three different characters: Captain America, Blank Panther and Hulk Buster or Iron Man, Black Widow and Hulk; $9.99 at swimways.com.

Stanley Jr. BBQ Grill

Kids can pretend to cook with this 50-piece
Photo Credit: Jakks

Kids can pretend to cook with this 50-piece grill, featuring play food items, cooking utensils, an apron and more. Press down on the grill to activate the realistic sound of food sizzling; $39.99 at stanleytools.com.

Deluxe Beach Basket

This 20-piece jumbo beach basket comes with two
Photo Credit: American Plastic Toys

This 20-piece jumbo beach basket comes with two boats, three hand tools, a pail, three large sand shapes, four medium sand shapes, three castle molds, a large character shovel and a sprinkling can; $15 at americanplastictoys.com.

Rocking Bridge

This inside or outside plastic toy features a
Photo Credit: Simplay3 Company

This inside or outside plastic toy features a rocker on one side and a bridge on the other. The bridge is also weather-resistant; $99.99 at simplay3.com.

Air Hogs Sonic Rocket

This crash-resistant EPP foam rocket can launch up
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This crash-resistant EPP foam rocket can launch up to 200 feet in the air, features a rotating countdown and easy-glide descent. Get 50 launches per charge, then recharge via a USB port; $19.99 at spinmaster.com.

Giggle Goggles

These swim goggles feature 11 different styles including
Photo Credit: DaphDaph

These swim goggles feature 11 different styles including a robot, princess, tiger and more. There's a special bungee band on the side so kids can put the googles on themselves. It also has a Neoprene mask and a split ponytail portal in the back. Personalize the goggles by adding your child's name or superhero on the back; $25 at daphdaph.com.

Bunch O Balloons Filler/Soaker

Use this new toy to fill up Bunch
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Use this new toy to fill up Bunch O Balloons or double as a water blaster. Simply attach the balloons to the front nozzle, place the Filler/Soaker into a pool or bucket and make dozens of self-sealing water balloons. The pack includes three bunches; $14.99 at Walmart stores and walmart.com.

Shark Fin

This shark fin is made with lightweight foam-like
Photo Credit: Fin Fun

This shark fin is made with lightweight foam-like material and features adjustable straps; $29.99 at finfunmermaid.com.

Beach Paddle Ball Set

Play paddle ball on the beach with these
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Play paddle ball on the beach with these colorful racquets. It also comes with two balls; $18 at dylanscandybar.com.

Polyester Food Truck

Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids
Photo Credit: Pacific Play Tents

Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids want to pretend they run one, too. The Polyester Food Truck from Pacific Play Tents lets them do just that. Head over to the order window and check out the menu. $119. More information: pacificplaytents.com.

H2OGO! Fun Sketching Art Blobz

Connect the blob to a garden hose to
Photo Credit: Bestway Inflatables

Connect the blob to a garden hose to fill it with water. Once it's filled, water will spray across the top for cool playing and sliding. There's also a sketching blob, which includes five erasable crayons to use for coloring; $24.99 at Toys R Us and toysrus.com.

Walkie Chalk

Simply pop any stick of sidewalk chalk into
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Simply pop any stick of sidewalk chalk into the tube and start designing and coloring outdoors; $15 at uncommongoods.com.

X-Shot Bubble Ball

The Bubble Ball, made of durable PVC material,
Photo Credit: Zuru

The Bubble Ball, made of durable PVC material, can inflate up to four feet so you can run, roll and clash with friends. The one-pack is available in two team colors, blue and orange; $49.99 at x-shotbubbleball.com.

Taco Truck Playhouse

A new take on a cardboard play house,
Photo Credit: Uncommongoods

A new take on a cardboard play house, this easy-to-assemble truck features fun taco graphics; $69 at uncommongoods.com.

Signature Sprinkle Goggles

These fun, colorful goggles are designed for use
Photo Credit: Dylan's Candy Bar

These fun, colorful goggles are designed for use in both salt and fresh water; $26 at dylanscandybar.com.

Fin Fun Mermaid Tails

Kids can swim in these mermaid tails, made
Photo Credit: Fin Fun

Kids can swim in these mermaid tails, made from a polyester/spandex blend with a four-way stretch. They're open at the bottom so it's easy to walk; $45 for toddlers and $50 for youth size at finfunmermaid.com.

Wet Head

Put on the Wet Head hat from Zing
Photo Credit: Zing

Put on the Wet Head hat from Zing and get ready to possibly be soaked. Opponents choose a peg to withdraw from the hat in a form of water roulette -- if they pick the right one, you get drenched! If not, pass the hat to the next player; $10.99 at Toys R Us.

R2-D2 Bubble Blaster

Kids can get into Star Wars-style mischief and
Photo Credit: Imperial Toy

Kids can get into Star Wars-style mischief and blow endless bubbles with this R2-D2 blaster. The set comes with a collectible bubble bottle; $16.99 at imperialtoy.com.

Original Designer Pool Noodle

These pool noodles help kids keep afloat as
Photo Credit: I Candy

These pool noodles help kids keep afloat as they play in the pool. Spandex covers help prevent sun damage and feature fun graphic; $24.99 at walmart.com.

Derby Duck

This inflatable ride-on pool float features two handles
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This inflatable ride-on pool float features two handles on the side and two handles on the duck's neck. The float features two cup holders as well; $39.99 at amazon.com.

Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler

A fun twist on sprinkler fun, the Hydro
Photo Credit: Prime Time Toys

A fun twist on sprinkler fun, the Hydro Swirl features a spinning dome on top, with six tidal storm wiggle tubes on the edge. The tubes wiggle and splash in all directions; $12.99 at Target and Target.com.

Regatta Swing

The Magic Cabin's Regatta Swing is a canvas,
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The Magic Cabin's Regatta Swing is a canvas, sailboat-styled swing that can seat two kids at a time and holds up to 200 pounds. The mesh seats ensure it won't hold water, and the swing includes Easy Tree Hangers, making it easy to hang from a tree; $149 at hearthsong.com.

Slackers Slide & Surf Screamin' 30-Foot Water Slide Combo Set

Slackers Slide & Surf Screamin' 30-Foot Water Slide
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Slackers Slide & Surf Screamin' 30-Foot Water Slide Combo Skimboard set is twice the length of a traditional backyard water slide. The inflatable slide features misting side walls, a padded start and a splash pool at the end. It also comes with a skimboard; $120 at amazon.com.

Slackers Night Riderz Zipline and Flying Saucer Seat

The Slackers Night Riderz Zipline and Flying Saucer
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The Slackers Night Riderz Zipline and Flying Saucer Seat features a zipline that lights up your seat with LED rotating lights. A glowing trolley light guides ride from start to finish, day or night; $39.99 at slackersline.com or amazon.com.

Beach Stamps

Beach Stamps are square-shaped impression stamps that come
Photo Credit: Red Rooster Toy Company

Beach Stamps are square-shaped impression stamps that come in a variety of designs that can be strapped to hands or feet to stamp pictures, create patterns and design scenes on sand; $13.99 and up on beachstamps.com.

Fuze Bike Bubbler

The FUZE Bike Bubbler from Skyrocket Toys, is
Photo Credit: Skyrocket Toys

The FUZE Bike Bubbler from Skyrocket Toys, is a motorized bubblemaker that mounts under a bike seat and shoots a stream of bubbles as the rider moves; $14.99 at toysrus.com.

FUZE Cyclone Water Blaster

With the motorized, handlebar-mounted Cyclone Water Blaster, bicyclists
Photo Credit: Skyrocket Toys

With the motorized, handlebar-mounted Cyclone Water Blaster, bicyclists can shoot up to 25 feet of water while on the move; $16.84 at walmart.com.

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