Top Summer Toys for Less than $15; From Park to Pool

Laurie Schacht of shares some hot summer playthings.

June 8, 2011 -- The warm weather and long days make the summer months ideal for outdoor activities.  And with no school in session, kids -- and their parents -- will soon be heading to beaches, parks and pools.

Laurie Schacht of has identified nine summer toys that are sure to keep the kids off the couch and playing outside, and they won't break the bank.

So here are nine of 2011's top summer toys for less than $15.

Barbie Zipbin Malibu Beach Bag

Maker: NeatOh

Ages: 3+

Price: $14.99

Carry case has easy wipe surface

Beach Racer

Maker:  Playmobil

Ages:  6+

Price:  $14.99

Adjustable sail and storage box

Ice Cream Set Gelateria

Maker:  Haba

Ages: 3+

Price:   $ 13

Make pretend ice cream at the beach

KAOS Nemesis

Maker:  Imperial Toy

Ages:  8+

Price:   $ 14.99

Can launch water balloon 100 feet and spells "soak" backward

Liv Making Waves Doll

Maker:  Spin Master

Ages: 3+

Price:  $ 12.99

Highly detailed outfits are made for fun in the water

NERF Super Soaker Point Break Water Blaster

Maker:  Hasbro

Ages:  6+

Price:  $ 6.99

Pump to fire action means steady soaking stream

Splash Bombs Pool Party Pack

Maker:  Prime Time Toys

Ages:  8+

Price:  $ 14.99

Contains 8 pieces in a drawstring bag

Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler

Maker:  Melissa & Doug

Ages:  3+

Price:   $13.99

Soft rubber flowers mean no stubbed toes

Surf Ball

Maker:  Waboba

Ages:  4+

Price:  $ 7.99

Bounces on water, fun alone or with the whole family