I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Canadian Toy Association’s Hot Toys of Summer 2013 several weeks ago which was held at the Toronto Zoo. It was an opportunity to check out toys for all ages to help keep kids entertained over the summer. Every 3 yr old boys dream to be asked to play with toys all day! So after spending the morning playing and exploring the different toys what were Monkey’s top picks?
Angry Birds Blast N Launch – Al though recommended for ages 6+ Monkey had a “blast” launching the Angry Birds rockets into the air and laughing as they feel back to the ground. Set up for another launch and repeat. He played for over 20 mins straight with the launcher until I had to pull him away!
Tagamoto – Monkey was entranced watching these motorized cars race around the track. Although all of the special features of this set were a little above his age level he was completely happy with watching the cars race around, crash and resetting them, as you can see here:
Little Tikes Clearly Sports Golf – Monkey had fun playing “Just like Papa Does” with the Little Tikes golf set, I liked that you can store the balls inside the club so they won’t get lost. There are also baseball and bowling sets available as well.
And what was MY top pick from all of the toys??? I loved crafts as a little girls so the Crayola Marker Airbrush and bright, bold and glittering sidewalk chalk! I could not believe how vibrant the colours of the sidewalk chalk were, no more washed out pastels.
There are so many more great toys on the Hot Toys of Summer 2013 list, take a look to get ideas to help keep your kids busy this summer! What toys keep your kids active and entertained in the summer time?