Parents know a toy that will truly keep kids busy is worth its weight in gold. When the little ones are out of school for the summer, they have plenty of free time on their hands — so how do we fill it without relying on go-to screen crutches for three whole months? After all, there are only so many times you can hand out ice pops or spray kids with the hose as a distraction tactic. But don't start anticipating a summer boredom spiral just yet, because we’ve rounded up some of the coolest new toys that are guaranteed to help parents prepare for the many sunny months ahead in the great outdoors.
From a practical lemonade stand to a giant inflatable dinosaur to a wild water game and even a pirate ship sandbox, there is no way kids can claim boredom with any of these awesome playthings around. Take a look through our list and get ready to liven up your entire family's summer — or at the very least stock up for future birthday gifts.
But, warning: You may blink and discover it's September already, because time flies when you're having fun.