Mini Kickboard Scooter is Toy Of The Week

Kids love the Mini Kickboard Scooter!

Orange Kickboard Scooter

This scooter delivers a thrilling ride with an emphasis on safety. Kids shift their weight to move left or right, improving their balance and coordination along the way.

Pink Kickboard Scooter

Simple steering mechanism and rear spoon brake add just the right control. Weighing in at a mere 4.3 lbs., it’s easy to carry too. So, take it along to grandma’s house or a trip to the park.

Blue Kickboard Scooter

Its high standard of safety is a result of its closeness to the ground and its simple steering mechanism. Three wheels provide a very stable ride.

Comes in Green, Orange, Pink, and Blue.

Green Kickboard Scooter

A nice plus: the company has a parts replacement service so the scooter can be reliably passed on to younger siblings.

For ages 3-5 yrs.

Red Plasma Car is Our Toy of The Week! And 20% Off!

PlasmaCarsPlasmaCars are just plain fun. Whether you’re a kid or an adult (they hold up to 220 lbs. on a smooth surface – maybe you need one for the office?) it’s human-powered locomotion.

One of the world’s best-selling kid’s ride-on-toys, the PlasmaCar’s unique and award-winning design requires no batteries, pedals, gears, or electrical parts to propel the car; you just turn the butterfly shaped steering wheel, and away you go! The PlasmaCar harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force and friction. There’s a science lesson in there…

What’s so cool about PlasmaCar?

1 – It’s quiet: You can sneak up on unsuspecting parents, pets and siblings,

2 – It’s inexpensive (it’s 20% off this week!!),

3 – It provides limitless playability

4 – Great exercise

The PlasmaCar is  a unique toy that can reach exhilarating and kid-friendly speeds of up to 6 mph. It’s pure kid energy that creates lots and lots of fun.

Here’s a video to show how it works.

Keep Your Kids Healthy through Play

Healthy habits are much easier to maintain when started early in life. According to the American Heart Association, kids in the United States today are less fit than children of the previous generation. Even kids as young as two or three are spending more time playing video games and watching television than engaging in physical activity. This increases their risk for obesity and the many problems it causes including juvenile diabetes. It stands to reason we can best help our kids acquire healthy habits if we encourage them early, and participate with them. We can take some proactive steps to help our kids learn to enjoy physical activities and keep sedentary activities in balance.

It’s important to limit television and computer time and get kids outdoors to breathe fresh air and connect with nature. If your child balks at leaving the TV or the computer, find an activity that inspires them . Let them decorate a scooter or a flying turtle for their own sidewalk parade. Set up a bicycle racecourse for the Tricycle Tour de Sidewalk. Children instinctively know how to run, jump, tumble, and twirl. All kids need is for adults to provide the space, time and supervision they need to be healthy, strong and happy.

Play = Exercise. Engaging children in active play has many benefits. Muscle mass and bone strength are increased while body fat is decreased. Rousing physical play shrinks anxiety and improves mood. Nobody can stay mad after jumping on a Blast Pad or an Ultra Stomp Rocket ! Early physical activity can even be linked to a reduction in chronic diseases in adulthood.

An excellent way to introduce exercise for kids, especially 2 through 8, to physical activity is through daily walks. Is walking to school an option, or to a friend’s house, or the park? Now that fall is here, you can suggest picking up different colors and shapes of leaves along the way. Let your toddler pull a wagon or ride a trike . And don’t let “bad” weather stop you. A walk in the rain with umbrellas is fun for children of all ages.

Be a role model for your little ones, not only as an honest and kind person but as a healthy and physically active one as well Leave the car, TV and computer at home and get outside and walk, bike and run with your kids. The benefits will be life-long for all of us.