Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Basketball Theme Step Stool

Basketball season is here. Many of your little ones love to shoot hoops in the driveway or enjoy the sport on television. They also love to help you around the house. With this in mind, we are offering our Basketball Theme Wood Step Stool for Children. Children are curious people. They love to help make dinner, or brush their teeth in a big kid way. This high quality step stool is a wonderful way for your child to be helpful and have big kid confidence.

Your child will surely know if the Basketball Theme Wood Step Stool is theirs because it can be personalized. Your child will be able to see their name right on the hardwood top. The wide base on this step stool makes it a sturdy and safe product. Your child's name can be printed in either blue or red ink.

Step stools are a great way for your children to reach places they couldn't reach before. Personalized gifts are wonderful ideas for the holidays. We offer a variety of different themed step stools. Stop by today and find the step stool that fits your child's needs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween is almost here. Your little ones have gotten their costumes and are ready to trick or treat. Pretty soon you will be carving your pumpkins with your little ones. What do you do with all those pumpkin seeds? Well, you roast them. That's exactly what you do. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack for your little ones before or after Halloween. Here is a simple recipe that your children will love to help you cook.

1. Instead of throwing the seeds in the trash as you remove them from the pumpkin, put them into a big bowl filled with cold water. Soaking them allows the pumpkin membranes to separate from the seeds.
2. Thoroughly drain and dry the seeds. Pour a tablespoon or two of olive oil onto the cookie sheet. Spread the pumpkin seeds on the sheet in an even layer.
3. If desired, toss with the spices of your choice. Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and cayenne make nice additions.
4. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. Enjoy now or later! Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Your kids and their friends will love this healthy treat when they get home from a long evening of trick or treating.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cold Tips

The cool weather has arrived and the coughs and sniffles will surely follow. Your children are susceptible to colds at this time of year. There are a few helpful tips available for those of you that may be helping your children battle a cold. These helpful tips will allow your child to be more comfortable and, hopefully, defeat that pesky cold quicker.

  • Make sure your child has plenty of fluids to drink, but not soda or too much juice. Electrolyte drinks are great for lost nutrients when your child is not eating well, but it is important not to replace more than half of their fluids with these drinks.
  • If your child is suffering from a cold, be sure to check their temperature. Children run a fever with a cold more often than adults do. However, if their fever goes above 102 degrees or lasts for more than three days, you should call a doctor to make sure it has not developed into something more serious. 

  • Perhaps most importantly, make sure your child gets plenty of rest. You don't have to restrict his activity completely, but give him adequate time for naps and sleeping.
  • If you pay close attention to your child's behavior and attitude, you will probably be able to tell what he needs and you can help him recover as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Educational Waiting Room Toys

The flu season is right around the corner. As we all know, children are especially susceptible to colds and the flu during this time of year. If you work or own a doctors office, now is the time to find all the educational toys you need for those little ones in your waiting rooms. When children are sick, nothing brightens their days more than a fun toy or interesting activity. Upgrade your waiting rooms toys to an educational experience.

Our Magnetic Travel USA Map is a great educational toy for children. This toy allows children a unique way to learn all of the 50 states. A special wand moves the magnetic balls around the 50 states to new destinations. This educational toy will challenge the children's thinking and analytical skills. The colorful design of this durable toy will surely brighten their day.

Keep the little ones busy this cold and flu season with the proper educational toys in your waiting rooms. They will appreciate the activities during your busy appointment schedule. With the holiday season around the corner, these products make great gifts for those who are in similar situations. Check back with to view all of the latest educational waiting room toys.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

With Halloween around the corner, many of you will be picking up pumpkins for you and your children to carve. Although this is a fun-filled activity for you and your child, there are safety measures that need to be in place before carving the pumpkin. In a few simple steps your child will be experiencing the fun and enjoyment of pumpkin carving. Regardless if you are carving a scary face, or a smiley face, it surely will be something enjoyed by all.

There are Halloween carving kits available on the market. Although these kits are better for older children to use, they are still not meant for your younger children. The sharp points of the carving equipment can be hazardous if used in the wrong way. First, allow your child to draw the picture of what they choose on the pumpkin. Use a few sheets of paper so they can practice before hand. Once they have drawn the picture, an adult can carve the hole out of the top of the pumpkin.

With your hole carved, your children can now experience the gooey fun of pumpkin carving. Give them a large wooden spoon to scoop out the insides of the pumpkin. Make sure they are in clothing that can get a bit messy. With the insides scooped out, they may be interested in separating the seeds to make pumpkin seeds. Now, an adult can finish carving the pumpkin. When it gets dark outside, light up your pumpkin with a candle and let your children enjoy their creation.