Best outdoor summer toys for kids

Consumer Reports News: June 15, 2009 05:18 PM

With the coming of lazy summer days, when kids might complain that there's "nothing to do," Consumer Reports selected seven outdoor toys and asked kids to test them. These toys serve a dual purpose: to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors, while raising their activity level.

To do the job, we recruited eleven children ages 6 through 13, and let them loose at our headquarters in Yonkers to try each toy.

The toys kids tested included: the Razor RipRider 360º Caster Trike, SpinMaster Air Hogs Wind Chaser Remote Control Stunt Kite, Nerf Big Bad Bow, Stellar Toys Flip N Flyer Gyroscopic Flying Disc, Smart Lab Blast-Off Rocket Racer, PlaSmart PlasmaCar, and Crayola Sidewalk Paint Airbrush. Find out what the kids thought in our full outdoor summer toys report!

And to learn more about toys for younger kids, see toys for babies and young children.

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