Between camp, beach trips, and long weekends away, your kids’ summers are about to get as packed as their suitcases. These sanity savers — along with a honkin’ bottle of SPF — ought to make their journeys easier.
Keep the little buggers occupied on the drive there and back with the new Happy Camper Play Scene from Mudpuppy Press. The 50-plus reusable stickers will have them anticipating their destination all the way there.
Want to rekindle their connection to the earth before they arrive? Course you do. So put a copy of Whole World in their lap. The gorgeously colored new book (complete with CD) spotlights our planet’s wonders and gives tips on keeping it healthy in an easy-to-enjoy format. (Plus, a portion of sales benefit global conservation, and the book is printed on forest-friendly paper.)
Once they get there, they’ll need a way to tote their tricks. Our pick? The new ocean stripe Dash bag by Skip Hop. When they’re done, you can use it as a diaper bag.
Want to keep outdoors-ravaged hair at bay? Those rats’ nests will never happen if you pop in one or two super-secure, cuter-than-cute, hand-stitched felt hair clips. Wash both girls’ and boys’ locks with the new all-natural Lice-Free Zone Shampoo from Circle of Friends — the classic camp epidemic won’t stand a chance.
Because that was so not the kind of communing with nature you were after.