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MDF1Today’s the day! The unofficial start of the summer season. And it looks like there’s going to be some nice weather across our fair country, so let’s get outside and PLAY!

This morning I paid a visit to the Today Show to share some of this summer’s most fun toys and games, that included the Y’all Ball, Wave Hoops, Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow, Ring Stix, Rollors, Wackytivities Skinny Spattter, and the Zano Bow. Hoda and KLG are always such great sports when it comes to trying out all of the fun stuff I bring along.

MDF2They seemed to especially love the Skinny Spattter and had fun spraying it at the crew just off set. And Hoda is anxious to get her nieces playing with those Y’all Balls, too.

I also included a fun new toy from Zing toys that allows kiddos to bring the fun of their bows and suction cup arrows inside…just in case of a few sprinkles.

MDF4MDF3Check out my segment and the full list of all the super fun products I shared on the show today, here! TTPM’s price guide will help you snag the best deal on everything I shared. They’re all in stores now, ready for play!

Have a great long weekend celebrating our fine service men and women, and the start of a beautiful summer season.