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Nominate Your Child for the 2013 SI SportsKid of the Year Award!

Nominate Your Child for the 2013 SI SportsKid of the Year Award!

Do your kids play sports (and eat, breathe and sleep sports)?  Would they want to see themselves on the cover of an upcoming Sports Illustrated Kids issue? Then nominate them for the the 2013 SportsKid of the Year award! The winner of the 2013 SportsKid of the Year award will appear on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated Kids. In addition, the winner will receive a special SportsKid of the Year jacket and a trip to New York City … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Play, School Aged Children, Sports

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Strider Bikes aims to make the process easier, faster, and more fun for kids everywhere. The Strider is what is referred to as a no-pedal balance bike or run bike. In a nutshell, the concept is that learning to balance is easier when a child is able to place his feet on the ground and does not have to worry about pedaling. Pedaling, the easy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bikes, Exercise, Featured, Ride-Ons, Sports, Toys (Pre-School)

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

Blocks are pretty much a staple in every household with children.  Building sets ranging from Legos and Duplo to the old-school (and, as some will argue, for engineers in the making) Erector sets, to basic wood blocks teach children to use their imagination. The Sportos™ Build-a-Sport blocks from Rosie Hippo owner Kimberly Bloom seek to engage kids’ minds and bodies by building designs of their favorite sports as well as those that will be seen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Building Toys, Educational, Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, Sports, Uncategorized

SIGG Reusable Water Bottles

We love the safe, eco-friendly, reusable water bottles from SIGG–our entire family uses them! These bottles are safe and virtually indestructible, just like their adult sports bottles. Because they are reusable, they do not add to the landfill. The special coating ensures that there is no chemical leaching (a concern with plastic bottles) and your drink tastes the way it should. Eco-chic SIGG bottles are a favorite of celebrities. We tested out the SIGG Kids line (click … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Sports

Play Ball! (And Promote Social and Economic Justice)

Play Ball! (And Promote Social and Economic Justice)

Ah! Spring is in the air! It is that time of the year when a young child’s thoughts turn to…soccer! football! volleyball! Fair Trade Sports manufactures and sells children’s, training, and professional level sports balls certified to be made by fair-wage adult labor. As an added bonus, the gear is eco-certified and vegan. Although I never took to sports, my husband is athletic and my little girl is already enjoying soccer. Sports teach … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Play, Socially Conscious, Sports, Toys (All Ages)