Toddler Summer Toys

Being home means toddler summer toys are even more important right now!  I did a haul on Amazon a few weeks ago to stock up for a productive, fun, and educational summer at our house.  Here’s what we got!

toddler summer toys

  1. Melissa & Doug Sort & Stack Board – I love this because it’s minimalistic but allows a little one to learn their colors, stack, and count.  It’s perfect for outside because it wipes down easily.
  2. Melissa & Doug Sand Toys – A perfect little set for the beach or the backyard pool!
  3. Crawling tunnels – So this was a pricier buy, BUT I love how they break into different combinations and are easy to clean.  They can go in the yard or stay indoors.  Sometimes we take out just 2 pieces and sometimes set up an entire fort.
  4. RuffleButts Sleeved Bathing Suit – A bathing suit with sleeves?  Yes, please!  So comfy, great quality and sunburn free!
  5. Toddler Crocs – These shoes are perfect for running around outside! I also loved the Native shoes, but they didn’t fit Emmie’s foot very well.
  6. Fish Color Puzzle – Toddlers are all about colors and this puzzle is a fun way to talk about them.  Another good toy for the blanket as it wipes off easily.
  7. Step2 Slide – The slide was a big hit inside in the spring and is now the pool slide this summer.  Highly recommend!
  8. Water shoes – It’s been wonderful to have these for the pool since she’s in and out so much.  There are so many different colors.
  9. Inflatable bounce house – This is a little kids dream come true!  Keeps them busy for hours just bouncing around.
  10. Skip Hop Pour Buckets – Best $10 I’ve spent all summer!  This is Emmie’s favorite pool toy.
  11. Waterproof & washable outdoor blanket – This is a must-have for the backyard!  Set this up under an umbrella for outdoor play or take it to the park for a picnic.
  12. Splash Pad – Splash pads are a nice break from the pool because they’re less water than a kiddie pool.
  13. 5 Green & Speckled Frogs Book – Emmie loves to sit and read on her blanket outside.  This one’s a classic.

When it comes to toddler summer toys, I think it’s important to have a nice mix, but be reasonable.

Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.


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