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TheInsider.RetailMeNot.com - Sand Toys Review - June 2012

Posted by Andrea Elliott on Jul 9th 2012

Fun in the Sun

12 awesome toys to pack for the beach
by Andrea Pyros When it comes to amusing the kids, a day at the beach or pool is pretty hard to beat. Just stock up on vats of sunscreen and a few of these cool toys, and your kids will be set through Labor Day. With the Melissa & Doug Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Set ($14.99), kids can dish up scoops of sand and serve them in plastic ice cream cones. Recommended for children 3 and up. How much do you love Haba’s clever Sun Bistro Sand French Fries ($8.09) and Sun Bistro Sand Shaker ($3.50) from Maukilo European Toys? The yellow mold makes realistic-looking “sand” fries, which can be served in the accompanying bowl and sprinkled with sand “salt.” Designed for children 3 and up. The six-piece Spielstabil Backpack Sand Play Set ($35.99) from Yoyo.com would make an awesome present for a summer birthday kid. In addition to the clear, child-size backpack (meaning your kid can carry his stuff himself!), the set includes two sand forms, a bucket, a watering can, a sand sieve and a scoop. For children 12 months and up.