Need an icebreaker for your kids? Look no further than Thin Ice, the game where you carefully try to add marbles onto the platform without having them break through! Enjoy the giggle-inducing suspense but just make sure you’re not the one holding the tweezer when the ice breaks.
This breakthrough game is a real icebreaker for kids! Take a marble from the water channel and place it on the tissue. Don’t be holding the tweezers when the marbles break through it! This easy-to-learn game is a time-tested classic and makes a perfect addition to any STEM assortment! For 2-4 players, ages 5 and up.
- This breakthrough game is a real icebreaker for kids
- Easy to learn – kids can start playing in seconds
- A time-tested classic
- Don’t be caught with the tweezers when the marbles break through the “ice”!
Two Data-Driven Courses Emphasize Mindfulness to Lower Stress and Improve Sleep for the Whole Family
Known by parents around the world for its safe, simple, and sustainable baby boxes, pip & grow today announced the next phase of its mission to provide families with safe, restful sleep with the release of its Mindful Method for Sleep program. Created by infant sleep, infant health, and health communication experts, pip & grow’s two data-driven courses are backed by science and use mindfulness to calm parents and caregivers, which in turn, reduces baby’s stress and improves sleep.
“Babies are wired to wake up every couple of hours when they’re born, but there are things that parents can do to encourage baby to sleep in longer stretches,” said Amber Kroeker, MPH, Infant Safety Expert, and Co-Founder, pip & grow. “One of the most important things for parents is to remain calm and be mindful that baby can sense your anxiety and stress. As tough as it is, especially when you’re exhausted, parents must create a consistent, calm environment for baby if they hope to improve sleep for the whole family.”
Hosted by Liz Harden, MPH, pip & grow’s Mindful Method for Sleep program consists of two courses, Stellar Sleep 101 and Stellar Sleep 102. The first course sets your infant up for sleep success, providing valuable data-driven, educational insights for parents and caregivers. The second course provides parents with two options to mindfully teach your child to sleep independently based on yours and your baby’s unique needs.
“We are thrilled to introduce pip & grow fans and tired parents alike to our newest offering, the Mindful Method for Sleep,” said Kate Compton Barr, Co-Founder and CEO, pip & grow. “As parents ourselves, we know how challenging it can be to make any meaningful changes when you’re sleep-deprived and questioning your abilities as a parent. We created this course to provide parents with simple solutions that can help calm their anxieties, pay attention to their own nervous systems, and create those pro-sleep vibes in their babies.”
The Mindful Method for Sleep retails for $87 per course or $150 for the duo and is available direct-to-consumer through the company’s website at www.pipandgrow.com/sleep-courses. Providers, such as doulas, lactation consultants, nannies, etc., community organizations, including hospitals and non-profits, and corporations/HR departments can also purchase the courses for customers, patients, and employees by emailing pip & grow directly at email@example.com.
About pip & grow:
pip & grow launched in September 2016 with its Smitten Baby Box, a sustainable, easy-to-use option for safe sleep. The Smitten Baby Box is trusted by parents nationwide, and the company has experienced unparalleled success working with community organizations, including hospitals and non-profits, to provide their baby boxes to families in need. In March 2021, the company unveiled its Mindful Method for Sleep program consisting of two data-driven courses that emphasize mindfulness to lower stress and improve sleep for the whole family. pip & grow is led by CEO, Kate Compton Barr, a Forbes Next 1000 entrepreneur. For more information, please visit www.pipandgrow.com or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
- bblüv and Starlux Games have everything you need for all day activities that keep babies, toddlers, and kids happy and engagedAs summer comes along, parents want safe, engaging ways to keep kids outdoors and playing. With younger children, safety is the paramount concern, and with older kids, it’s about finding ways to have fun that don’t involve a screen!bblüv and Starlux Games have the latest and greatest ways to make sure that this is the summer of getting dirty, playing hard and creating good memories for everyone from the littlest one to Grandma!Babies and toddlers are safe with bblüv productsThe bblüv Nidö Mini is a 2 in 1 play tent with full UVA / UVB protection, that keeps baby safe from harsh rays, wind and sand at the beach, or just when hanging out on vacation with the family. The comfortable removable mat helps baby catch a nap wherever they are, and the canopy with retractable mesh keeps the sun and bugs at bay.The Arenä is a pop up beach pool that can help little ones stay cool on a hot day, while keeping them safe and out of the waves. With its instant set up and durable waterproof fabric, this little paddling pool will keep them entertained for ages.The Sunkitö pop up tent helps bigger kids take a break from the sun, sand, wind and mosquitoes. With full 50+ SPF protection, netting that can be fully opened and a quick pop up system for easy set up, this is the perfect accessory for a beach vacation. No missed naps, no whining!The Näj neoprene swim vest helps kids stay warm, even when the water isn’t bathtub temperature, while they learn to swim! Available in Aqua or Grey, this swim vest comes with eight removable floats, to gradually reduce buoyancy as the child learns. With full 50+ SPF sun protection and a safety strap to keep the vest in place, little ones can take their first paddles in safety and comfort.These flexible water shoes, Shoöz, keep little feet protected at the pool, on the beach or by the lake. With non-slip soles that protect from rocks, shells, hot sand and more, these easy to put on shoes have the added bonus that they float. No chance of losing them! Available in Aqua or Grey for kids 1-4 years old, these are a fun accessory that the kids won’t mind wearing at all!
Sölar are the perfect baby and toddler sunglasses: made to last! With ultra flexible frames, full UV protection and polarized lenses for added clarity, these sunglasses are a must have for days by the water. Available in Aqua, Lime or Pink, parents love them because they’re durable and reversible but kids will love them because they’re cool!
Kids of all ages (and even mom and dad) can enjoy outdoor games from Starlux
For anyone who has ever been to camp, games like Capture the Flag were a staple of everyday play. Starlux Games has created games that are best played at dusk, with fabulous glow-in-the-dark accessories to add a fun twist to an old favorite.
Capture the Flag REDUX — This game for ages 8+ can accommodate up to 20 players for an hour or more of energy burning fun! With 12 alternate ways to play, glow bracelets, jail markers and glowing orbs to use as the flags, getting a group together from some serious outdoor fun will be easy!
Glow in the Dark Swimming Pool Games — Who says a pool is only good for fun in the daytime? 10 different games in one kit, complete with glowing accessories to add a thrill to the fun. Whether to up the level of the pool party or just because it’s a Tuesday, these games will allow family and friends to get more use out of the pool this season, and less time spent staring at a screen!
Glow Battle — Whether a Star Wars like battle scene is the goal, or perhaps a game of Gladiators, the Glow Battle games will help kids of all ages ten ways to work as a team, use strategy, and build their wits all while having a tremendous amount of fun! Suddenly, a slumber party becomes an activity filled night that will have everyone sleeping soundly later on!
There’s something for every age and stage to add to the summer fun, all while being safe and enjoying the great outdoors!
TTPM®, the leading review site for Toys, Tots, Pets, & more, unveiled their 2018 Spring “Most Wanted List” on last Thursday. During a press conference for hundreds of members of the media, analysts, social influencers and bloggers at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase, the TTPM editorial team revealed the toys they’ve predicted will be hits with consumers for the spring and summer season.
2018 Spring “Most Wanted List”
From, action figures and characters to creativity toys and outdoor fun, the TTPM editors selected 13 toys representing the most innovative, playful and on-trend. The list includes new products in established brands and innovative playthings, some making their first appearances at the Spring Showcase.
The TTPM 2018 Spring “Most Wanted List” products are:
Role-play toys have become most popular with children as they want to become their heroes, not just play with them. For other kids and lifelong fans, contemporary collectibles are more popular than ever.
- Avengers: Infinity War Hero Vision Iron Man A/R Experience (Hasbro)
- The Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks (Jakks Pacific)
- Jurassic World Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex (Mattel)
- Jurassic World Chomp ‘N Roar Mask Velociraptor Blue (Mattel)
- Star Wars Han Solo Mighty Muggs (Hasbro)
Activity toys and collectibles are big sales drivers at this time of year, as toymakers deliver the novelty kids want at values parents appreciate.
- Bob Ross The Art of Chill Game (Big G Creative)
- L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop, Series 3 (MGA Entertainment)
- Nickelodeon Slime Super Slime Studio (Cra-Z-Art)
- Hatchimals Colleggtibles Season 3 (Spin Master)
- Twisty Petz Series 1 (Spin Master)
Warm weather means outdoor fun! This season, kids and families can enjoy the sunshine together with sand, water and bubbles.
- Fiesta Cruise Sand & Water Table with Umbrella (Step2)
- Watermelon Smash (Yulu)
- Glove-A-Bubbles (Zing)
TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase
All of the “Most Wanted List” winning products were on display at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase. The event gave media representatives the chance to photograph, film and play with the latest toys and baby gear, scout products for upcoming segments, meet new companies and make great connections with leading and new brands. Dozens of leading, influential, and cutting-edge toy brands, including Mattel, Spin Master, Just Play, Hasbro, LEGO Systems, Nickelodeon, Step2, and more brought their most in-demand products.
The event was also the debut of TTPM’s Baby Shop section and featured brands including Fisher Price, Britax, LÍLLÉbaby, Little Me and more. In addition, more than 100 children were in attendance at the event alongside their parents, to experience the event first-hand in celebration of “Take Your Child to Work Day.” They were able to get hands-on experience with the newest toys and find their favorites!
Summer is also the most important season for ride-on toys, and visitors had many to choose from. Pacific Cycle and Razor each showcased its newest entries, and Mattel introduced a new Jurassic World version of its popular Power Wheels vehicle.
Other popular exhibits included Super Impulse with the World’s Smallest Hot Wheels track and VTech’s Play Area that let preschoolers play with the company’s newest additions to its Go! Go! Smart Wheels product line. Children also had the opportunity to play laser tag at the ArmoGear and NSI International booths, swing on the oversized PlayMonster swing set, and play outdoor games like Zing’s bow and arrow archery set or Antsy Pants’ picnic table and Build and Play Kits.
To view details on the 2018 Most Wanted List, please visit: https://ttpm.com/mostwanted/
TTPM® is a leading product review site for toys, tots, pets and more. With more than 10 million monthly views of its comprehensive video reviews, TTPM is the number one resource for consumers seeking to find and easily buy the best toys, baby gear, pet toys, kids electronics, and sporting goods for their families. The site’s expert team creates more than 5,000 independent reviews annually, each featuring the TTPM Price Check, which lists live price comparisons and one-click purchasing from major retailers. For more information, visit www.ttpm.com.
Hanging out with my mom! My mom came to visit us and help us move to our new house. Cami’s favorite thing is hanging out with her 🙂 My mom got her a toy that makes a pig honking sound! She never had any noise making toys before so she played with that endlessly until she broke the squeaker
Lazy Dog Restaurant! We found this super cute lunch spot with a dog friendly patio and dog menu too! They have various locations and we went to the one at the Town Square mall in Vegas.
After rolling around and getting hot all day, Cami loves sleeping on the bed with us. So that means so needs to have a bath before she does that! We discovered Arm and Hammer Pet Shampoos and they are truly the best!
For more than 165 years, people have chosen pure, versatile, effective, environmentally safe and economical ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda for baking and countless household & personal care uses. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is an alternative to using harsh chemicals, which makes it great for use around food, kids, and pets.
Alita and Celeste, the owners of Gadgit Girlz, are empowering women with their stamp on innovation and business creativity. Together, they created a female powered brand aimed at lessening life’s little inconveniences for people constantly on-the-go. With the innovative products from Gadgit Girlz, save your time for the fun stuff! Gadgit Girlz is committed to making life easier, one gadget at a time.
Simple Solutions To Some Of Life’s Annoying Problems…. Gadgit Girlz™:Lizzie Athletic UPF 50+ Scarf: Brand new! Whether you’re a biker, golfer, tennis player, or just simply enjoy the outdoors, protect that delicate neck area with Lizzie! The Lizzie provides 99% protection from damaging sun rays and offers an attractive, buttery soft, lightweight, antibacterial fabric. One size fits all!
GRIPPONZ: No more scrubbing! Eliminate rust and gunk rings on any surface. Use GRIPPONZ on the bottom of all your cans to prevent that nasty, impossible to remove rust or gunk ring from ruining your surfaces in the bathroom, under the sink or on your countertops. GRIPPONZ grips on and stays on to the bottom of shaving cream cans, cleaning agents, hairspray cans and more. They come packaged two per pack and the two sizes fit almost every can in the market place.
Itzy: The little bag with BIG stretch! Itzy is pure magic- Fitting in the palm of your hand, this tiny tote makes it easy to take anywhere. Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market, beach or grocery store, it expands to fit anything from groceries, shoes to toys and laundry. When the job is done, Itzy shrinks back to its original, travel size. Make those chores or errands a breeze with the innovative Itzy!