Long gone are the days when playing outdoors meant simply bikes and sidewalk chalk. But for some kids, this image is their idea of how to play outside!
- What are the best new outdoor toys?
- What great new products are available for the littlest sports enthusiasts?
- Are educational toys available for the warm weather months?
- What are the newest water toys and playsets on the market?
- How can I plan a fantastic “staycation” with my kids?
Jim Silver, @JimSilver, editor-in-chief of TimetoPlayMag.com and Chris Byrne, @thetoyguy, content director at TimetoPlayMag.com will bring their many collective years of experience in the toy industry to help guide us into summer fun with our families! Jim thoroughly enjoyed tweeting with all of you during the last Time to Play event focused on Family Game Night, and Chris is looking forward to joining us this time around.
Now how about those prizes….
GRAND PRIZE: The PowerWheels A.T. Rex with Monster Traction! (ages 3 and up; retails for $316)
This Power Wheels vehicle transforms from cool ATV to awesome A.T. REX with light-up eyes, ferocious mouth that you can open and close, and a fearsome T-Rex “ROAAARRR!” Equipped with Power Wheels Monster Traction drive system to claw through rough backyard terrain. Ruts, grass, gravel, mud and more, it won’t get stuck where the others do! Drives two speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph, max.) plus reverse, with high-speed lock-out for beginners and Power Lock™ brakes. Includes 12-volt battery and charger; requires 3 AA batteries for sound and lights.
1st Runner-Up: Banzai Titan Blast Rocket ages 8 and up; retail $59.99
Watch out! 1-2-3-Lift Off!!! Here comes the Titan Blast Rocket! Just add water to the launching station, use the simple pump mechanism to pressurize the rocket, and watch the rocket take off into the sky. When this Titan Blast Rocket launches, watch out for the huge water vapor, which simulates a real rocket take off!
2nd Runner-Up: Banzai Skimboard Surfer ages 8 and up; retail $59.99
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro who wants to practice at home, the Skimboard Surfer has everything you need to bring the beach to your own backyard! At 26′ long, this innovative Patent Pending slide provides the ultimate surface to practice your skimboarding skills! The bonus deck grip adds a little extra traction to the included professional-quality wooden skimboard. There’s even an instructional DVD to help you get started. The DVD also offers some cool tricks! What are you waiting for? Just add water and let the fun begin with the Skimboard Surfer!
Grab your 3-D aqua goggles and get ready for a thrilling ride on the 3-D Shark Bite Water Slide! First, hurtle your way down the slick water slide. As you rapidly approach the shark, its special 3-D graphics will make you believe you’re flying toward the waiting jaws of the hungry Great White. You won’t believe your eyes! Finally, break through and escape the shark’s grasp with a giant splash landing. The 3-D Shark Bite Water Slide is a terrifying journey you’ll want to experience over and over again!
1. ESPN Better Batter Baseball Trainer
2. No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket
3. Sky Ball
4. Sidewalk Crayons
5. Super Soaker
To Enter to Win:
1. Visit Time to Play and post a comment on the Outdoor Play Story.
2. Return to this post and comment telling me that you entered!
1. RSVP here to the SiteWarming
2. Visit http://www.timetoplaymag.com/ and comment on another story!
To win Door Prizes:
Door prizes will be awarded based on RSVP’ing to the event and answering questions about the Time to Play Outdoor Play post.
This contest is open to all U.S. Residents. Grand prize and Runner-Up prize contests end Friday, May 1st at 9:00 p.m. eastern time.