Stash away the winter coats and boots, summer is on the horizon! Before you know it, your little water bugs will be begging for the chance to log hours of pool time and play outdoors till the crickets chirp. Get prepped with gear for activities that love summer as much as the kiddos: kites, pool noodles and the ultimate in cool treats are only a few. Scroll through the flip book below for the scoop on stuff promising to put major smiles on the minis—and making you a superstar source of summer joy.

Cruise the Hood

When there’s a long and lazy afternoon on the horizon, your kids can cruise the hood’ California style on a longboard scooter. The handles offer up extra balance for new riders while the classic SoCal look will keep em’ laid back. After all, “it’s summa-summa-summa-time and the livin’s easy.”

Available at, $79.99.

Photo: VoxEfx via flickr creative commons

What’s your favorite summer activity? Share with us in the Comments!

—Sarah Greene