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A Real Hamburger Helper

Luca and Company's Little Helper FunPod

luca and company funpod!

When it comes to cooking, you and your little are two peas in a pod.

A Little Helper FunPod, that is.

The genius contraption is a step up from your average stool and safer than standing on a chair. Just place the pod at the kitchen island or countertop edge — a good distance away from anything dangerous — and assign him kid-friendly kitchen tasks like mixing, stirring, or measuring. Four sturdy sides and an adjustable foot plate ensure that your sous chef is right in the heat of things but nowhere near the fire.

Your future Tyler Florence won’t even notice he’s on lockdown. The pod is designed to contain him, not the good times. And unlike other towers on the market, the modest footprint makes it a fit for small kitchens or apartment living.

We can hardly contain ourselves.

Available online at diapers.com, $190.

this week in dallas!

GO (and FLIP)
Piccadilly Circus

What: Acrobats, clowns, and elephants gather inside the arena for an unforgettable show.
Why: File the motorcycle stunts under Don’t Try This at Home.
When: Sat., 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
Where: Diamond T Arena, 6900 E. Sherman Dr., Denton. Info at 877-373-0477. Tickets online at thefuncircus.com. Adults and teens 14 and up, $30 (buy one, get one free) in advance or $32 day of show; up to three children under 13 free with an adult; $11 per additional child.

CHILL
Penguin Days

What: Escape chilly weather in the herpetarium or hang with the gorillas.
Why: Now’s your chance to visit the entire Dallas Zoo for just $5.
When: Thru Feb. 29. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. (469-554-7500).

CHOMP
Sharky Sundays

What: Tour the Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibit and learn about the mysterious fish through crafts and interactive science demos.
Why: Plenty of activities that won’t scare the pants off your guppy.
When: Sun.-Sept. 16. Schedule online at dallasmuseumnatureandscience.org.
Where: Museum of Nature & Science, 1318 S. Second Ave., at Grand Ave., Fair Park (214-428-5555). Free with museum admission. Adults, $10; children 12-17, $9; children 2-11, $7; under 2, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Luca and Company

LOCATIONS
Diamond T Arena
6900 E Sherman Dr
Denton, TX 76208
Dallas Zoo
650 S R L Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75203
469-554-7500
Museum of Nature & Science
1318 S 2nd Ave
@ Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
214-428-5555
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