Get kids excited about exercise with the new Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids DVD from Stott Pilates.
SCALE DOWN BACKPACKS
Textbooks, pencils, art supplies, calculators, folders and notebooks—backpack loads can quickly add up. If you are concerned that your child’s backpack might tip the scales, purchase the Balanzza digital luggage scale. The scale offers an easy way to monitor the weight your child is carrying. Pick up your child's bag, clip the scale to the bag’s strap, then place the bag down and read the weight on the scale. If the backpack weighs more than 10 percent of your child's weight, your tyke could be at risk for back problems. Log onto www.balanzza.com to learn more.
A wide array of natural products exists for adults, and now JASON Natural Products introduces a line of items just for children. The new JASON Kids Only! line provides foaming hand soap, bath and shower gel, daily detangling shampoo and conditioner, extra gentle shampoo and conditioner, and gel toothpaste—all free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful elements and specialized for kids. Visit www.jason-natural.com for purchasing information.
Everyone else in your family is going organic, so why shouldn't your baby? GustOrganics offers a wide selection of fresh, organic baby foods online at www.gustorganics.com. The New York City-based restaurant will deliver its gourmet baby food options like baked squash, zucchini, broccoli and other purees to Manhattan homes and offices. Log on today for more information.
Get kids excited about exercise with the new Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids DVD from Stott Pilates. The DVD teaches kids ages 8-14 how to practice the lengthening and strengthening exercises of Joseph Pilates. Kids use household balls and bands to add to the enjoyment that comes with this style of working out. And for moms-to-be, Stott Pilates presents the Prenatal Pilates on the Ball DVD. Pregnant women in their second trimester are told to avoid resting on their backs to exercise, and these exercises focus on making women’s upper bodies stronger. Stop by www.merrithew.com to purchase your copies.
Emma, like many children, is one curious kid. Her grandmother fields any questions Emma has and always gives the silliest, most fun answers. But now Emma has a serious question. Her grandmother is in the hospital, and Emma wants to know if her grandmother is going to die. Catherine Urdahl's first children's book, Emma's Question (Charlesbridge Publishing), helps families answer questions about death, using simple explanations to describe illness and loving illustrations to portray the bond between Emma and her grandmother. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or an online retailer.