Popular Toys For Preschoolers This Summer

Popular Toys For Preschoolers This Summer

Summer brings longer days, warmer weather, and plenty of opportunities for kids to play – in this article we’ve listed the popular and affordable water toys for preschool children:

1. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Pretty Petals Flower Sprinkler Toy

This cute, pink-and-green Pretty Petals Flower Sprinkler Toy elevates the classic pastime of running through the sprinklers because water sprays from each of the dozen flowers, instead of just a single sprinkler stream. Its compact size makes it more convenient to use and store than a wading pool or blow-up water slide. The water pressure is adjustable to reduce water waste.

Price at time of publication: $10

Recommended for ages: 3+ years

Batteries required: None

2. Learning Resources Sand & Water Fine Motor Set

The Sand & Water Set from Learning Resources lets small children experiment safely with water and sand. The four-piece set of durable plastic tools helps kids improve their fine motor skills by dropping, scooping, squeezing, or twisting water or sand. This set makes a great addition to a sensory bin or water table (we’ve recommended a water table later in the article).

Price at time of publication: $12

Recommended for ages: 3-6 years

Batteries required: None

3. Zuru Robo Alive Robo Turtle

These water-activated Robo Turtle toys are great in the bathtub or the pool. Your child will enjoy watching these turtles walk and swim in five directions. Each order includes batteries and two different colored turtles (one green and one pink turtle or one orange and one blue turtle).

Price at time of publication: $13

Recommended for ages: 3-10 years

Batteries required: 2 LR44 batteries

4. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Camo Chameleon Watering Can

This watering can has a very unique and brightly-colored design that features a chameleon-shaped handle and a branch-shaped spout. It encourages kids to care for plants by watering them, or they can use it to clean toys or rinse off rocks or shells they found at the beach.

Price at time of publication: $14

Recommended for ages: 3-6 years

Batteries required: None

5. PlayMonster The Original Waterfuls Handheld Water Game

This handheld water game is nostalgic for parents and fun for kids. The six interchangeable backgrounds bring retro ‘80s arcade game vibes. The objective of the game is to land the balls in the baskets by tilting and turning the device and pressing the buttons as the balls float down through the water. Since the water is securely contained inside the device, this game can be played indoors, outdoors, or even in the car.

Price at time of publication: $17

Recommended for ages: 3 years and up

Batteries required: one single-A battery

6. Minnie’s Happy Helpers Magic Sink Set

Playing pretend encourages communication, creativity, problem-solving, and social and emotional growth. This Minnie Mouse-themed play set includes a real working sink where kids can scrub magically disappearing food in cold water, rinse, and dry the included set of plastic cups, plates, and utensils.

The set also includes a play scrub brush, a pretend dish soap bottle, and a removable plastic drying rack. To get the sink to work, fill the basin with cold water and turn the bow-shaped handles to make the water come out of the faucet.

Price at time of publication: $22

Recommended for ages: 3-8 years

Batteries required: 2 double-A batteries

7. Splash EZ 3-In-1 Splash Pad

This Splash EZ 3-In-1 Splash Pad is easy to set up because it self-inflates when you fill it with water. It can be used as a splash pad, a sprinkler, or a shallow wading pool. It is available in two different design themes: a world map or the alphabet.

Price at time of publication: $25

Recommended for ages: 1 year and up

Batteries required: None

8. Jasonwell Aqua Water Doodle Mat

This Water Doodle Mat is unique because it allows kids to play with water indoors without making a mess. There are several design themes and sizes to choose from and it comes with many accessories, including a directed drawing booklet, pens, and stamps.

It works by filling the pens with water and using them to draw on the mat. The drawings magically disappear after 3-10 minutes and the mat is ready to use again. Suction cups are also included, which gives you the option to hang the mat on a window.

Price at time of publication: $26

Recommended for ages 3 years and up

Batteries required: None

9. Little Tikes Fish ‘N Splash Water Table

7,500 customers have given this Fish ‘N Splash Water Table a 5-star rating. It comes with a good amount of accessories to keep your child entertained, including a fishing net, a fishing pole, five plastic sea creatures to catch, and a water cup. The square table stands 7.25 inches tall, perfect for toddlers to stand over while playing.

Price at time of publication: $ 60

Recommended for ages: 2 years and up

Batteries required: None

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Michelle Rivera
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Inspiring Minds Preschool In Tamarac, Florida

At Inspiring Minds Preschool, we offer a fun and safe environment where we help children develop social skills, discover their natural talents, and learn to love learning.

Our preschool program runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and we accept children between the ages of one to five years of age.

You can download a preschool application or contact us by phone at (954) 933-2982 to learn more about our preschool program.