Safe Summer Activities For Kids
Links & Numbers
Websites and phone numbers from stories you saw on CBS2 and KCAL9:
Deer Sounds Music (10/13/15)
American Cancer Society (10/13/15)
Helping Kids Understand Cancer (10/13/15)
Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns (10/13/15)
Ontario Harvest Festival (10/8/15)
"Ghost in the House" Play (10/8/15)
Maze Runner Petition (10/6/15)
Salmonella Infected Cucumbers (10/6/15)
Aldi Careers (10/5/15)
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Keep kids entertained this summer while keeping them safe from the sun’s harmful rays.
Lifestyle Expert, Jill Bryan, visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to show off some fun products for children.
Around the picnic table, the whole family can enjoy Korner’D from Endless Games. Korner’D is a puzzle that’s also a game! The rules are simple, just match the colors on the tile to the pattern on the board. Play all of your tiles, and you win! Korner’D is so basic—yet so compelling. It’s the mind-bending, abstract strategy game of perception that brings excitement with each new discovery.
For ages 8+. www. endlessgames.com
Butterfly Galmour Garden and Sunflowers Sprout n’ Grow from DuneCraft
Another excellent choice for an interactive, educational activity that will have your child fascinated are Mini Science Kits, Butterfly Galmour Garden and Sunflowers Sprout n’ Grow from DuneCraft
Even in the summer, a good routine is important: Many kids can feel anxious and unmotivated without a daily routine.
The school year naturally provides that, but the freedoms of summertime change everything! A wonderful tool for parents, created by an elementary school teacher, is called Easy Daysies – this is a hands-on, visual magnetic tool to keep children organized, independent and into a routine.
Studies show that kids benefit greatly from a routine and even behave better because they feel less anxious about what to expect
next. Easy Daysies gives kids a sense of confidence and security.
This colorful magnet board can be placed on the refrigerator or the bathroom mirror, for example.
Each day the child can put in order the day’s events – breakfast, brush teeth, playtime, nap time, feed pet, silent reading, etc. Each day can be
Customized with dozens of magnets to choose from. Once a task is completed, the child can move the magnet over to the “Done” side which further gives them a sense of accomplishment!
Stay active as a family: Bike riding is a wonderful activity the whole family can do together often throughout the summer. If you’re the parent of a child between the ages of 2 and 5, Kinderfeets is a terrific way to keep them involved and active with their very own bicycle- versus just sitting in a bike trailer or bike seat, which can become boring for the child.
Kinderfeets is the first step towards riding a bike and it teaches toddlers the skills of balance and coordination. Plus, Kinderfeets is eco-friendly and
made from sustainable birch wood, from a replenishable source.
The chalkboard finish paint is water-based and the lacquer is non-toxic.
Keep kids nutritiously hydrated on-the-go: Summertime means lots of daytrips and outings to the pool, lake or beach. It’s imperative in hot temperatures that our little ones stay hydrated, but few kids will be happy with only water. Little Me Tea is an excellent choice for moms and dads to keep in their beach bag, in the cooler, etc because it’s a delicious-tasting, antioxidant-packed tea beverage – yes, tea! It’s the only one of its kind on the market!
Little Me Tea
Little Me Tea has loads less sugar per serving than the average juice drink (0nly 6 grams of sugar per box) and absolutely nothing artificial.
It’s an nutrient-packed blend of white, rooibos, chamomile & hibiscus teas sweetened only with fruit and vegetable juices.
For summer day adventures, be certain your child has essentials handy! Here’s a neat solution to ensure your child has what they need wherever their journeys take them this summer! Kids Cap-Sac is the fannypack for your head!
It comes in a soft, comfortable, lightweight nylon and has a zipper closure.
Kids can store their essentials in the pocket on the front – from a snack, to an extra house key, to some cash for a milkshake at the nearby ice cream shop.
Whatever you don’t want them to lose or misplace! Most kids wear a hat in the summertime to keep the sun out of their eyes anyway – versus a bulky backpack or putting something in their pocket that could fall out. Designed for kids aged 4 – 11 years old, one size fits most.
For younger kids, a parent could store crayons, etc.
They come in fun colors like Rock Candy, Grape, Bubblegum and Lemon Zest. http://www.cap-sac.com
Stress-Free Sun Protection
Re-applying greasy sunscreen is something no parent feels like worrying about every 45 minutes or so – not to mention it’s a hassle to get your little one to sit still. An easy fix? UVSkinz UPF 50+ Sunwear! This trusted brand offers stylish swimwear, shorts, shirts and cover-ups for boys and girls (sizes run from 2T to 14), and every garment is made from soft, breathable stretch knit fabric that are chlorine and salt water resistant, and certified 50+ UPF sun protection! http://www.uvskinz.com