Look at your little guy being so polite and taking turns on the swing set. Well done, Mom. Don’t you think young Mr. Generous deserves a few minutes of playtime with your iPod as a reward?
Don’t worry about the 4,392 precious songs you have stored there; the iFrogz Tadpole case converts your grown-up media player into a pint-size but well-protected entertainment center.
The thick silicone coating cocoons your prized possession, and big handles make it easy for toddlers to grip. Add a plastic overlay to shield your screen and customize the click-wheel with a graphic insert. Matching earphones designed to fit little noggins complete the package. Upload cartoons and kidlet tracks, then savor the ensuing moments of quiet.
Available online at ifrogz.com.
Peter Rabbit’s Flower Village
What: Covered in colored spring blossoms, the houses of four beloved Beatrix Potter characters come to life.
Why: Take a camera for picture-perfect photo ops.
When: Sat.-July 31. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6500). Adults and children 13 and up, $10; children 3-12, $7; under 3, free.
What: Four days of nonstop fun with carnival games, shows, and free crafts at Tom Thumb’s children’s area.
Why: Speedy little quackers go beak-to-beak at the duck race.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 3:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Trinity Park, at University Dr., Fort Worth (817-332-1055). Tickets online at mayfest.org. Adults and children over 12, $8; children 6-12, $5; under 5, free.
New Parents Tour
What: Get some much-needed adult interaction on this stroller-friendly tour through the museum.
Why: Refuel with refreshments afterward.
When: Fri., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-738-1933). For info, call 817-989-5030. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of iFrogz