Summertime is here, which means every parent is brainstorming ways to keep their little ones cool and happy while playing in the sun.
For most young kids, that means water play. Water is a magnet for young kids, and many fun toys are out there to keep them entertained all summer long!
Below is a round-up of our favorite water toys for toddlers and preschoolers. Of course, we included a variety of water tables which seem to be the top choice of most kids this age. But you’ll also find many other water toys they are sure to love.
As a bonus, while these toys will keep your little ones occupied for a good amount of time, they are also great for sensory play, fine motor development, and learning cause and effect.
Ahoy matey! Grab the lads and lassies aboard the Little Tikes Treasure Trove Water Table!
Kids can set sail and play with the seven unique activity features such as a water cannon, lowering anchor, and steering wheel.
Stimulate the senses with this 2-in-1 sand and water table! Includes a lid that doubles as a roadway play surface, an umbrella for sun protection, and an accessory set.
Fill the watering can, pour the water, and watch the flower bloom and grow! Your little gardener is bound to be enthralled with the magic of the flower and its froggy friends.
Featuring 4 platforms filled with play, it’s also big enough for multiple kids can to tend the flora and fauna all at once!
Splish, splash, and vacation to the Step2 Waterpark Wonders Water Table! Replicating a real waterpark, it features, slides, rides, and sprinklers! Hook up a garden hose and make it rain for even more waterworks!
This is no ordinary picnic table! Remove the middle piece and voíla! Underneath are activity bins to transform this durable, wooden picnic table into a sand or water table.
Let the river flow free with this extendable water play table! Fill it up and see the cause and effect action, or attach a hose for a continual cascading stream of fun.
Have a ball of an adventure with the Step2 Ball Buddies Water Table! This two-tier table features a lazy river, roadways, bridges, and more for the buddies to explore.
With multiple stations of play, it is perfect for trios of toddlers to interact and play alongside each other.
Science becomes splashing fun with this STEM water table! Featuring a pulley system, your future scientist will learn the basics of force, gravity, motion, and movement as the balls race down the ramp.
There is no one way to play! Especially with the multifunctional Little Tikes 3-in-1 Splash ‘n Grow Water Table! This double-decker water table sits center stage on a splash pad.
Plus, the legs are adjustable so as your child sprouts, it does, too!
Your kid is sure to have a splashing sensation working at the car wash! It has fun features like a steering wheel that turns to wipe the windshield squeaky clean, and a gas tank to “fill ‘er up!”
The rain showers of this best-selling table may not bring flowers, but it sure brings smiles and a water works of fun!
So grab the gang and splish, splash, play with the water maze, or give the rubber ducky a bath! With this spacious table, there is room for multiple kids to practice playing together.
Traverse the roads and ride the rivers with the Simplay3 Big River and Roads Water Table! With so many ways to travel, you will need someone to direct the traffic.
Leap on over and get this water table for just $39.99! It may be low in price, but it is leaps and bounds of froggy fun!
Calling all our minimalist mamas, this space-saving water table is for your family! It’s got all the fun features of a water table, yet easily folds for convenient storage or travel.
Your kids can beat the heat from their backyard with this kiddie pool! With a unique collapsible design, it can be easily folded up and stowed away or transported for a vacay.
Available in multiple sizes.
Splash around the countries and continents in this Around the World-themed splash pad! Hook up the hose for hours of play!
Score big points with the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Water Soccer Game! When your kiddo kicks and hits the target, water blasts out the of jet!
Whether your little one gets sprayed with sprinklers or sits in the shallow pool, they are bound to have a splashing good time! When playtime is over, the flat design makes it easy to store for next time.
Whee! Whiz down the slide dry inside, or take it outside and transform it into a water slide! Either way, it makes a terrific beginner slide for your tot. Also, it easily folds for seamless storage.
Jump for joy! This double-duty bouncer does it all. Slide, splash and spray when the heat is rising and the sun is shining, or use it dry inside on rainy days.
No matter what, the bouncing never stops.
Let your child’s imagination freely flow as they pour water into the top and watch it run like a river down the maze. It gets bonus points for the double-sided design allowing two kids to play at the same time.
Watch out! These toys may sneakily appear to be your average water noodles, but they are really water blasters in disguise!
Warning: When in the hands of kids (or parents!) no one is spared from getting soaked!
Do the twist! Two little tikes can spin and get a little wet and wild on the Little Tikes Fun Zone Dual Twister!
When there is rain in the forecast, detach the hose and use it dry inside. Regardless, rain won’t be the reason your kiddo stops from spinning!
Bring the fun and games of an arcade to your backyard with the Step2 Waterpark Arcade!
Your toddlers can have fun practicing their fine motor skills by shooting water blasters at the targets. When they hit a bullseye, water releases into the fill-and-spill bucket. We predict this will be a hit!
Keep cool in this inflatable pool and play center! Splash down the slide, or sit under the donut rainbow arch for some sweet sprinkles of water fun!
Unlike other inflatable pools that easily puncture, this one is durable and made out of 40% thicker material.
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