Hot Summer Toys
From: Outset Media Corp/Monkey
Step up to the stilts that make walking wacky…and hold on tight. These soft foam stilts with oversized funny feet make it easy to walk tall and stomp big! You’ll be making tracks all over town! Rated for up to 120 lbs. Set includes one pair of Stomp Walkers. Age: 6+ Suggested Retail: $59.99 1-877-592-7374
Cat 3-in-1 Dump Truck
From: MEGA Brands
The Cat 3-in-1 Dump Truck is excellent for developing strength and creating endless adventures. The sturdy and solid design allows kids to sit on it, push and pull it or drag things around and dump them just for fun! The truck includes buttons on the steering wheel that make truck sounds and 11 Mega Bloks®.
Age: 1+ Suggested Retail: $48.99 www.megabrands.com
Caillou Who ? What ?
From: Editions Gladius International
This unique memory game allows children to hone their memory skills and sense of observation as they explore the world of Caillou. In Who ? What ? children associate series of cards. For example, a fish with Caillou and his grandfather out fishing or a beach ball and Rosie playing with the beach ball.
Age: 3-7. Suggested Retail: $14.99 www.gladius.ca
Hula Hoop 2 Go
From: Lane Sales Development Group/Wham-O
The new foldable, portable Hula Hoop. Just unlock it and it unfolds to a full-size Hula Hoop!
Takes only 25% of the space of a regular Hula Hoop. Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail: $6.99 www.wham-o.com
From: Alary Games
Great outdoor activity. This rocket flies over 75 feet. Made of soft material. Pump and fire!!!
Age: 5+ Suggested Retail: $7.99 1-888-866-2222
From: Alary Games
Checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe games with bugs,caterpillars and butterflies. Magnetized board. Ideal to play outdoors or as a travel game. Age: 4+ Suggested Retail: $14.99 1-888-866-2222
Überstix AeroForce Gliders
From: Borgfeldt Canada Ltd.
The first construction toy that flys! Let your imagination soar and learn about the basics of flight in the way the Wright brothers did…experimentation! Add or take parts away to find the perfect balance to fly distances or perform aerial stunts. 13.5” wingspan is safe indoors or out. Combine one of eight gliders to create bi-planes, tri-planes, etc.
Age: 3+ Suggested Retail: $11.99 www.borgfeldt.ca
3D Sidewalk Chalk Activity Kits
From: Crayola Canada
Bring your favourite characters to life with Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk Activity Kits. Available in Disney Toy Story and Fairies, kits contain chalk, crayons and stencils. Create your scene, put on the 3D glasses and watch the characters come to life!
Age: 4+ Suggested Retail: $16.99 www.crayola.ca
From: Creativity for Kids / Brands in Balance
Create greeting cards, gift tags and bookmarks inspired by nature. Complete set features a wooden flower press, water colour paints, paint brush, glue, paper supplies and ribbon. No screws of tools needed. Flower press includes blotting paper and easy-to-use Velcro closure.
Age: 6+ Suggested Retail: $14.99 www.creativityforkids.com
Noble Knight Costume
From: D’Artagnan Distributioni/Lion Touch
The red noble knight costume, designed in Denmark, encourages children to enter their own fantasy universe and have fun in a safe way. Of unique designs, these high quality costumes are made of foam and textile. Also available in blue. Cape, shield and sword sold separately.
Age: 5+ Suggested Retail from $13.99 to $21.99 ea.
From: Family Games America FGA Inc.
Imagine the chaos caused by an outdoor breeze and a deck of cards! Make it mutual attraction for players, pawns and playing pieces alike by using magnetized game surfaces. Take these portable magnetic games on the road for spur-of-the-moment fun. Ideal when camping, boating and for cottages.
Age: 8+ Suggested Retail: $29.99 www.familygamesamerica.com
Super Soaker Soaker Wars Rattler
From: Hasbro Canada
Slide this air-powered water blaster’s pump handle forward to load and then slide it backward to blast a stream of water that goes up to 25 feet. The rapid-fire action just keeps going and going, since this lean, mean, water “weapon” features a large capacity tank for fewer refills.
Slip ‘N Slide Double Hydroplane
From: Lane Sales Development Group/ Wham-O
This 15ft super extended splash pool allows you to actually hydroplane as you slide – creating wakes of water and a huge splash! The waterwall continuously sprays water into the splash pool for even more water action! 2 Slide Boogies included.
Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail: $19.99 www.wham-o.com
Scorpions & Insects
From: Bloco Toys Inc.
Calming construction toy set with 4 separate models both boys and girls can enjoy–Scorpions, Grasshopper, Dragonfly, Spider then combine and transform them into hybrid creatures. Innovative patent-pending pieces interlink, stack and rotate at any angle to nurture fine motor and shape recognition skills while stretching the imagination.
Age: 5-10 Suggested Retail: $24.95 www.blocotoys.com
The Ladybug Game
From: Kroeger Inc.
Kids will fall in love with the characters and memorize the story as they learn to count and read. A clever combination of colors, numbers, words, and symbols to help even the youngest kids catch on quickly. Kids will even learn a little about the bugs in the garden.
Age: 3-7 Suggested Retail: $19.99 www.kroegerinc.com
Hide and Seek Safari Junior
From: Lion Rampant Imports
Play hide and seek with your animal friends! Your seeker wand tracks the Hide & Seek Junior animal with a signal that only they can hear. When the animal hears it, they’ll answer you back! So listen for their sounds and hunt around to be the first to find where the animal is hiding!
Age: All ages Suggested Retail: $34.99 www.lionrampanrtimports.com
Harumika Style Studio
From: Bandai America Incorporated
Style your imagination with the Harumika Style Studio! Select a fabric, wrap it around the dress form, and lock it into place! Show off your favorite designs in the “store window” and carry all your supplies with you! Set includes: dress form, stylus tool, fashion accessories, 5 fabrics in a rainbow of colors!
Age: 6+ Suggested Retail: $27.99 www.bandai.com
From: Borgfeldt Canada Ltd.
Cool science – Float and perform magic tricks with HoverShapes in mid air with no hidden wires or tricks! The secret? A negative static charge generated by the wand that transfers to the HoverShapes to make them levitate. Includes wand, 5 HoverShapes and instruction booklet. Requires 2AA batteries, not included.
Age: 3+ Suggested Retail: $9.99 www.borgfeldt.ca
Little moms will enjoy taking their favorite baby doll for a walk in this delightful Small Stroller. With a soft teddy bear printed fabric, easy grip handle and sturdy pink wheels, this stroller comfortably fits up to a 12-inch baby doll. (stroller height = 21”)
Age: 18 months+ Suggested Retail: $30 www.corolle.com
Tales and Legends Riding Elf
From: D’Artagnan Distribution/Papo
The riding elf with fox and the fairy pegasus are new release in this year’s Papo Tales and Legends line of figurines. Of bright colors and nicely detailed, these will make great travel companions.
Age: 3+ Suggested Retail: $6.99 and 14.99 www.dartagnandistribution.com