Little gets on a parent's nerves more on a steamy summer day than a hot, irritable child complaining of boredom.
With less money for mountain vacations or expensive camp programs this year, parents might want to invest in a few outdoor summer toys that will get the kids off the couch or out from behind video games.
Here are some ideas ranging from the new and innovative to updates on classics. The prices are approximate. You might find them cheaper at local stores or online.
For this list, we talked to Jim Silver, editor in chief of http://www.timetoplaymag.com/; Cat Schwartz, eBay gadget and toy director, and Bob Friedland, Toys "R'' Us spokesman.Banzai 3-D Shark Bite