Friday, April 24, 2009

Summer Fun: Duck-Duck-Goose

There are certain kid's games that have lasted decades. Remember Duck-Duck-Goose? This popular children's game has had many different forms over the years, but the basic form is still the same. With the warm weather approaching, you might be looking for fun outdoor activities for your kids. No matter if you are at home or work with young children, this game is perfect for a wonderful time outdoors. In case you have forgotten, the rules are listed below. Enjoy and have a fabulous time.

In this children’s game, children sit in a circle facing each other. One person is classified as "it" and walks around the circle. As they walk around the circle they pat the heads of those seated and say "duck" or "goose." Once someone is the "goose" they get up and chase the other person around the circle. The goal is to tap that person before they are able to sit in the "goose's" spot. 

If the "goose" is not able to do this, they become "it" for the next round and play continues. If they do tap the "it" person, the person tagged has to sit in the center of the circle. Then the "goose" becomes "it" for the next round. The person in the middle can't leave until another person is tagged. This is when they are replaced in the circle.

Friday, April 10, 2009

KidKraft Backyard Sandbox

Remember the days when you were playing in a sandbox? Well, they are a little foggy to us, too. But, sandboxes were a part of so many of our childhoods. We have a fabulous sandbox for you at The KidKraft Backyard Sandbox is great for your home, daycare or any other establishment for kids. This sandbox will be perfect for sandcastles and as a place to use their favorite sand toys.

The KidKraft Backyard Sandbox has corners that double as convenient seating areas for the kids. You will also receive a mesh cover for when the sandbox is not in use. This will help stop debris from getting in the sandbox. This sandbox features a sturdy wooden construction. The wood has been treated to prevent warping and weather damage. You will feel secure that you purchase a quality sandbox for the children.

Right now the KidKraft Backyard Sandbox is available at a great low sale price. You can have it full of sand and ready for the warm weather. There are plenty of other outdoor toys available on our site.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Under the Sea Beach Cabana Tent

So many of you are excited to take your children to the beach this summer. We have a fabulous product here at that will allow your children to enjoy the fun adventure of the beach in a unique way. The Under the Sea Beach Cabana Tent by Pacific Play Tents is a great way to keep your kids cool on those hot summer days. This tent is not only perfect for the beach, but can also be used at the lake, the park or even your own backyard.

The Under the Sea Beach Cabana Tent by Pacific Play Tents features a UV treated and SPF 30 material to keep your kids from battling sunburn. A full zippered mesh front allows you to zip up the tent to keep insects out. The polyethylene floor is fully washable. The nylon is flame retardant for you and your child's safety. Mesh side panels will allow ventilation throughout the tent.

Children's tents are always fun for the entire family. The Under the Sea Beach Cabana Tent is perfect for sleepovers. Your children will love to experience the fun kids tent with their friends. The summer is coming quickly.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Spring and Summer Sun Tips

Spring and summer are right around the corner. Little League games and many other outdoor activities will take up much of your children's time. But, how do you prevent the warm sun from hurting your child's skin? Let your children enjoy the outdoors safely.

  • If possible, have your child wear protective clothing. Include a hat, long sleeve shirt and long pants. Keep in mind that most clothing only has a SPF of 5-9, so you can still get sun damage with a shirt on.
  • Limit exposure to the sun when it is at its strongest (10am-4pm).
  • Protect your child's eyes with sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB radiation. Children's sunglasses are usually inexpensive and can be found at local drug stores.
  • Use sunscreen daily, even if it is cloudy, since most of the sun's radiation penetrates clouds and can still cause sunburn.
  • Consider using a sunscreen with ingredients (such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) that physically block the sun's radiation if your child has sensitive skin.
  • Deet lowers the effectiveness of sunscreens, so use a higher SPF if you are using a combination product that has both a sunscreen and an insect repellent.