Warmer days are here again! And we know just how to celebrate… with toys!

The Toy Insider’s Spring & Summer Toy Guide features more than 200 of the best, brightest, and coolest spring and summer toys, ready to help you and your kids have a blast during the sunny season! Our team of experts tests thousands of toys to select the best ones we know your kids will love.

While beaches and parks around the country are still closed in some areas due to COVID-19, there is still plenty of fun to be had in the backyard or even around the kitchen table! To help families in their new circumstances this year, we’ve added two new categories of toys to our gift guide: Activities and Games features some of the best boredom-busting crafts, games, and more to keep families busy; and Budget-Friendly Faves includes incredible toys that cost less than $25.

Additional categories include Outdoor, Water, Travel Toys & Games, Physical/Active Toys, Nature & Educational Toys, and Entertainment Toys — there’s truly something for every kid!

We’ve created a full list that is jam-packed with play value and includes something for kids of all ages and interests. Ready to cool down the summer heat with fun water toys? We got you covered. Want your kids to get off the couch and play outside while school is out? There are plenty of toys for that! All of the toys on our list provide active and engaging play that will last for hours and help kids shut down their devices and enjoy the great outdoors.

Now in its 15th year, The Toy Insider is made up of a panel of toy industry experts who review thousands of products all year long. Our team reviews each product to evaluate its originality, quality, play value, skill-building, and fun factor, narrowing our selections to the best of the best.