We have been very busy testing and evaluating lots and lots of products to bring you this special Summer Fun Guide filled with inspiration for outdoor fun, game nights, summer reading and learning and so much more! Check it out.
We have some great NAPPA Award-winning products perfect for your next pool party or a day at the beach!
Zoocchini Swim Diapers and Sunhat Sets
When you’re ready to hit the pool or the beach with your little one, these adorable swim diaper and sunhat sets from Zoocchini are a must have! The diapers are light weight, non-disposable and reusable. The quick dry swim diapers are lined with comfortable, soft mesh liner and have adjustable waist ties to ensure a snug fit. Unlike regular diapers, these swim diapers are designed to contain solid waste, which is mandatory for public pool safety.
$28.00, ages 3M – 24M
Popping up in 2018 is the water balloon sling launcher, the Splash Tail. Kids will have a blast hurling the water balloons in the air or throwing them in a game of toss and catch. Recommended for ages 8 and up, each Splash Tail set comes with a colorful blue/orange sling and pack of water balloons.
$7, ages: 8+
Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy
The Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy features a patented inner spring around the outside edge for added stability in the water. Additional features include a removable sun canopy with UPF 50+ sun protection, see-through mesh sides on the canopy , fabric-covered inflation and a soft mesh seat with secure leg holes for durability and comfort, a wide base, child safety valves, dual air chambers and a mesh play space for splashing and playing with toys.
$19.99, ages: 9 months – 24 months
Bunch O Balloons Marvel™ Avengers™
Bunch O Balloons, by ZURU, has teamed up with Marvel Avengers to take down the summer heat. With blockbuster character symbols printed on the balloons, such as Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk, water balloons have never been so powerful! Simply connect, fill and make hundreds of water balloons in minutes, and let the superhero water balloon warfare begin. Balloons are made from natural latex and recyclable.
$9.99, ages 3+
Take the water balloon toss to the next level with OgoDisk H2O. It can flyly, float, and dominate any water balloon fight. This flying disk designed just for water balloon play can also double down as the ultimate pool or beach toy with its ability to float in the water. Let the games begin!
$20.00, ages 8+
Watermelon Smash from YULU is a twist on the water roulette challenge. Will you end up dry or soaking wet? Fill the watermelon with water or use the watermelon seeds for indoor play. Players take turns spinning the spinner to determine their fate. Follow the instructions on the spinner and press the watermelon against your head. Watch out, you never know when the watermelon will crack. The last player left in the game wins!
$19.99, ages 6+
Happy Summer. Remember to #PlayLearnConnect with #NAPPAAwards!
Elena Epstein is a mom of two and the director of NAPPA Awards, the longest running and most respected awards program in the industry, celebrating the best in family products for 28 years. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.
Is it that time of year already? With summer quickly approaching, there’s no shortage of fun to have. Grab your friends and some sunscreen and dive into these products with us!
Churn out oodles of BUBBLES with the wave of your hand with Glove-A-Bubbles! Kids remove the bubble pouch from the glove and pour the bubble solution into the pouch. Dip the glove into the bubble pouch. Wave your glove back and forth and watch tons of bubbles form instantly. Glove-A-Bubbles come with one glove and two packs of bubble solution. The pouch is also re-sealable and refillable. Glove-A-Bubbles come in eight different animal-themed gloves.
SMASHERS™ are the hottest new collectibles from ZURU that encourage learning about global sports with over 100 wacky sports-themed characters, including “good sports and bad sports,” limited edition and super rares to find and collect! Smash open the innovative and unique SMASHBALL™ to reveal your character hidden inside, then see how fast you can re-build the puzzle-like pieces of the SMASHBALL!
SmartGames IQ Stars & SmartGames Squirrels Go Nuts!
Check out these two fun games from SmartGames perfect for the summer months.
Are your brain skills out of this world? Can you place the 7 stellar puzzle pieces on the grid? Reach for the stars and solve the 120 challenges, from easy to expert in SmartGames IQ Stars. The game comes in a compact size game board with lid, making it great for travel!
Can you move the squirrels around and hide their acorns underground? SmartGames Squirrels Go Nuts! is a sliding puzzle game with 60 nutty challenges to test your skills. Fun for kids and adults, Squirrels Go Nuts! comes with a portable game board and lid, making it perfect for on-the-go fun!
Aerobie Pro Ring
Get ready for an exhilarating game of flying disc! The thin design of this flying ring allows the disc to travel longer distances and it features soft edges for comfortable catches. The open center allows each player to personalize their throwing and catching style – catch the edge with your hand or use the center to catch it with your arm or foot. Aerobie Pro Ring measures 13 inches in diameter.