Magazine article USA TODAY

Splish Splash It's More Fun Than Taking a Bath

Magazine article USA TODAY

Splish Splash It's More Fun Than Taking a Bath

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Anyone with kids knows how popular a Slip 'N Slide Water Slide can be. Children never tire of running and diving onto the yellow vinyl mat and being propelled to the "Splash Zone" at the end. Wham-O, Emeryville, Calif., has a bevy of new versions designed to give kids the perfect way to stay cool and wet, getting them off the couch and outside for a drenching good time. The Original Slip 'N Slide Wave Rider Splash Factor ($9.99), at 16' long, assures that kids get totally soaked by adding an extra wave of water at the end of the ride.

Derivative versions include Slip 'N Slide Heat Wave and Big Splash ($29.99 apiece), and Splash Track, Splash Slugger, and Soccer Soaker ($19.99 each).

For fun in the pool or lake, it's tough to beat Wham-O'e Boogie Board, Battle Boogie ($16.99). This radically different blow molded boogie board has a water trigger for nonstop squirting action. …

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