- Value: 20/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Ease of Use: 20/20
- Quality: 17/20
- Fun Factor: 20/20
- Total: 95/100
As temperatures rise and kids across the country become even more squeamish than usual–wondering when it’ll be time to go outside and how much mess they can get into–it’s worth beating them to the punch by having a fun, safe time-killer on hand.
Enter: This $24 Kiddie Play water balloon pump, which is a joy-bringer, a toddler magnet and exactly what you need to wear their energy down before dinner.
As I sat on a park bench in Brooklyn on a recent Saturday afternoon surrounded by 3-year-olds, it struck me: this toy is golden. And I even noticed a small sense of pride from my own son as the whole neighborhood flocked to his mom—an attraction he happened to have a life-long season pass to.