When she was first born you marveled at her perfect little fingers and toes. And then she turned 2 and started ogling yours.
File this one away for the day your little lady asks for a mani/pedi — Hopscotch Kids, a nontoxic, water-based nail polish line free of the damaging, stinky chemicals kids should do without.
The bright polishes — everything from traditional pinks and reds to funky greens, blues, and a statement-making black — contain only three ingredients: water, acrylic polymer (a nonhazardous compound that helps eliminate smell and shortens drying time), and colorants. The same thoughtful formulation went into creating the accompanying remover that conditions little nails instead of stripping and damaging them.
We tested the Bubble Gum pink and Eenie Meenie Minie Moe green and were impressed with how quickly they dried and how shiny the tips of our fingers stayed. Looks like they nailed it.
Available online at hopscotchkids.com, $13 each.
Kitanim’s Belly Blooms
What: Weekly or monthly bouquets especially for those who are expecting.
Why: They’re pros at special deliveries.
When: Everything’s coming up roses.
Where: To order, call 786-879-7341 or e-mail email@example.com. Cost is $85-$125.
What: Music, art projects, and a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Why: Free face painting ensures your cutie’s mug is a colorful story all on its own.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). Adults, $20; children 6-17, $10; under 6, free. With bike or public transportation discount, adults, $15; children, $8.
Simon Kidgits Club’s Pirate Adventure
What: Decode secret messages, search for hidden treasure, and make crafts.
Why: Brave the imaginary plank to earn gold coins.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., ctr. court, Coral Springs. For info, call 954-755-5550. Participation is free for members.
Photo: Courtesy of Hopscotch Kids
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