Tuesday, October 5, 2010

For the kids...and you!

If reading the kids pages in the Fall issue left you looking for more great products for your kids - we've got you covered. These additional products, reviewed by Shandra Hill Smith, will stimulate your kids' minds as well as keep them safe during travels.

For little ones up to 50 pounds, the First Years Ignite 50 Euro Lightweight Stroller offers multi-position recline, a storage basket, parent console and an adjustable, removable canopy. It also includes a five-point harness for added safety, and taller handles to make pushing a breeze. http://www.learningcurve.com

Learning is fun thanks to the School Zone Publishing Company. The provider of award-winning children’s educational products has released a program to help children learn how to spell. The interactive “Spelling Grades 1–3” combines learning and games to teach spelling, spelling patterns, word recognition and letter sounds. The CD-ROM bundle (of two) is Windows and Macintosh compatible.

Also from School Zone: an expanded iPad software collection to include four new downloadable applications such as “Phonics Learning Game,” and “Kindergarten Learning Game.” http://www.schoolzone.com

A convertible car seat, the Safety 1st Complete Air by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. features Air Protect for a double layer of security — shielding the child’s head from side-impact intrusion and reducing crash forces through the precise release of air. In black/gray and brown/orange, Complete Air holds children from five to 50 pounds. http://www.safety1st.com/airprotect 

Treat yourself to a little something with these stylish and comfortable shoes:

A manufacturer of pedorthic footwear and foot orthotics, Aetrex Worldwide Inc. offers dress, casual and athletic footwear for men and women. Collections include athletic choices for men and women, along with Essence, a casual collection for women, and Gramercy, a dress/casual line for men. http://www.aetrex.com