Best Swimming and Beach Gear
Swim Goggles for Glasses Wearers
Make pool time even more delightful for your bespectacled child with well-priced Good Glasses’ Kids Junior Rx Prescription Swim Goggles. Kids can choose among blue, black, and pink ones, and you’ll appreciate the ease of attaching your child’s prescription to the online order. An in-house optician will select the best lens for your near- or farsighted swimmer. Cannonball away! Ages 5 to 12, $35; goodglasses.com
Dive Right In!
Kids will make quite a splash in these adorable—and durable—silicone Animal Heads Swim Caps. Sized for little ones, the toppers each sport stick-above-the-water details, such as fins or ears. Ages 3 to 8. Finis, $10.
Perfect for the Pool
Colorful and cheery Sunny Patch toys take cool-off play to new levels both on and under the water. In the shallow end, hop a ride on the shark kickboard or play a game with floating foam pieces (including a spinner!). More confident swimmers can dive for sunken treasure or scoop up unsuspecting plastic fish with the claw catcher. Ages 3 and up. Melissa & Doug, $4 to $25.
Serve up Some Sandy Candy
Create a slew of make-believe snacks at the beach or in the sandbox with the new Sun Bistro line. Each set has stamps, molds, whisks, and pans for whipping up bonbons, fries, cakes, and the like. Ages 3 and up. $3.89 to $9.99, habausa.com
A Towel with a Wild Side
Turn drying off into dressing up with this sweet Hooded Towel, complete with such crabby details as clawed corner pockets and bulging eyes. Ages 3 and up. $25.99, stephenjosephgifts.com