Purchase Area Family Magazine has listed Pet Pods as one of the “Products We Love.”
“Children are constantly connected to technology. Whether they are watching a movie on a tablet, plugged into their MP3 player or doing homework on the computer there are few hours of the day kids don’t have ear buds in their ears. A nagging issue in most families however is ear buds share the same fate as a pair of socks in the wash, they are always getting lost. Instead of tossed in the bottom of a bag or abandoned in a corner, PetPods are plush critters that have a Velcro pouch to store ear buds inside, and they can be attached via a clip to a backpack, belt loop or computer bag.”
Barb Webb from RuralMom.com explains how Toasted or Roasted is a great gift idea for teens!
“It’s often hard to coax your teen to interact with family as they are busy developing their identities and interests… let alone, pry them away from their cell phones. Gifting an attention-getting board game can offer the solution you are seeking by subtling encouraging them to interact.”
Niels Oomkes from Active Gear Review reviews Toasted or Roasted!
“Toasted or Roasted is for ages 6 and up, and that does seem to be the right age. We did allow our almost 5 year old to partake because she is a big board game fan. With a little help she thoroughly enjoyed the game, and completely blindsided me with a torrential rain downpour that extinguished my fire. Her enthusiasm and knowledge was taken to the next level when she was the first to put together a nicely “Roasted” marshmallow. She now continually asks to play because as she puts it “I am the best Marshmallow maker”.”
Here are some fun facts about bear cubs from the North American Bear Center…
Scientists have suggested that young animals might play to:
-stimulate development of the brain
-increase cardiovascular fitness
-”burn off” excess energy
-practice fighting, mating, or hunting skills animals will need as adults
-help learn to recognize kin, evaluate risk, or cope with stressful situations
-provide a safe way for young animals to test their abilities, the abilities of -playmates, and the degree of cooperation/competition with them
-help strengthen social bonds, reduce aggression, enhance alliances, increase tolerance, and improve group cohesion
-release endorphins and other “feel good” chemicals.
Education Outdoors, Providing
Education and Making It Fun!
This is the title of the article from our local Central Lake Newspaper that features Tim Paczesny, inventor and creator of Education Outdoors. Check out the link to learn a little more about us and what we believe in.
The Biking Game by Schwinn was created to inspire families and bike enthusiasts to get outside and enjoy one of America’s greatest recreational activities together. The game is designed to grow with the player, starting at level one questions, which are primarily identification of basic bike parts and riding etiquette. As the players increase in their knowledge about biking culture they grow into the higher level questions. A fun & educational game where parents & children can race to see who can get their bike through multiple terrain and back home first. All while sharing favorite biking memories and creating new ones!