Of course summer is the best time to take a little detox from technology, but that’s usually easier said than done—especially when it comes to our kids. But these 10 cool toys might just be the ticket to tempt your tots and tweens away from technology once and for all.
Junior Golf Set
Is there a future Lori Kane or Mike Weir hidden inside your child? Maybe, maybe not, but golf is a sport for life so if you love it, share it with your kids. This is one sport they are never too young or too old to learn. Includes driver, fairway 3 wood, 2 irons a putter and bag. $153, available here.
Sports Water Totter
Do you remember as a kid how much you loved riding the teeter totter at the park? If you live on a lake or have a pool you can now bring that experience to the water. This durable inflatable water totter will be sure to keep your kids splashing around the lake for hours. $71, available here.
Mini Soccer Goal Set
There's a reason that soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. It’s affordable, it’s fun, and anyone can play it. Whether in your basement or backyard, your future soccer stars can get a leg up on the competition with this easy-to-assemble mini soccer set. It’s great for mom and dad too because it comes with everything you need to get your child started. $20, available here.
It’s not golf in the true sense of the word, but disc golf is a great way to get your kids moving this summer, no matter where you are. It’s easy to carry and even easier to learn. The package comes with two all-weather targets, four golf discs, and a carry bag. It’s the ultimate in fun for everyone. $40, available here.
With a name like that, you know it will be a blast. Offering a different take on the game of catch, Squap can be played with the whole family, in pairs, or even by yourself. Throw it in your bag and get outside. It’s easy to learn, too. Place one of the balls in your Squap mitt, open your hand quickly and watch the ball launch into the air. Snap the mitt closed when you catch it and repeat. $27, available here.
Backyard Zip Line Kits
Be the most popular family on the lake this summer with your own backyard zip line. Adventure and thrills await your kids and the kid in you. With zip line choices for almost every style and need, there is nothing holding you back from taking that first exciting leap. From $164, available here.
Aquadoodle Drawing Mat with Neon Colors
Does your little one fancy him or herself an artist? If so, this toy is the perfect canvas. Your kids can let their imaginations run wild and draw until their heart's content. The Aquadoodle never makes a mess or runs out because it uses water in the pen. The mat turns the water into four fantastic neon colors that magically disappear as they dry up. $33, available here.
Your child can explore the world from a different perspective behind the lens. This child-friendly camera will unleash their creativity as they learn how to take photos and videos. With storage for up to 1000 photos and special built-in photo effects, your kids can edit and create memories forever. $45, available here.
Junior Stand-up Paddle Board
Is your family new to the sport of SUP but you’re not sure if you’re ready for the larger financial commitment? This is a great board at a reasonable price. This stand-up paddle board is scaled for smaller paddlers. It offers greater stability and secure footing because of its anti-slip textured and concave standing surface. The moulded-in carrying handle makes it easy to transport back and forth to the beach. $68, available here.