Shop Talk: Summer Friendly Products for Your Family
By Julie Kertes
Days are long and the kids are out of school. Make it a summer to remember with these products for outdoor fun ideas for kids.
Finally, a comfortable set of adjustable goggles! Frogglez Goggles (From $19.99, www.FrogglezGoggles.com, Ages 3+) are kept in place with neoprene straps that fit nicely and won’t get tangled in hair, stay put with a tight seal and – they float.
Raise the stakes at your annual summer picnic with Cotton Canvas Jumping Sacks (Set of four $62.99, www.pacificplaytents.com, Ages 3+). These tough canvas sacks boast large colored pockets with plastic sleeves so participants can personalize them. Guaranteed to withstand even the rowdiest jumper.
Be the envy at pool parties with Derby Duck ($59.99, www.derbyduckfun.com) a pool raft that’s 72 inches long, 54 inches wide and 40 inches tall. Made of durable vinyl, the raft doubles as a lounger and seats multiple people.
If you’re hitting the road, pick up “The National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 8th Edition” ($28, www.shop.nationalgeographic.com) for travel tips, park descriptions, maps and beautiful photos.
Observe the life cycle of the beautiful Painted Lady butterfly with the Original Butterfly Garden With Live Cup of Caterpillars ($24.95, www.insectlore.com, Ages 4+ with adult supervision), which includes a habitat and four to five caterpillars.