Here’s the deal, fruit roll-up.
We’re onto you and your pals, preservatives and additives. They’re bad news. Plus they’re hard to spell and even harder to pronounce.
Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits, on the other hand, have ingredients that read like a worksheet for first-graders: organic freeze-dried apples, organic freeze-dried blueberries, organic freeze-dried strawberries. Get the picture? Nothing but familiar good stuff in bite-size pieces.
We’re not partial to hydrogenated anything. The only syrup we want is from a maple tree. So make room in the snack drawer.
And do us a favor. Mind your own beeswax.
Grow Thru Play
What: The new center offers open play sessions and a plethora of classes, plus programs for children with developmental needs.
Why: Fear he’s destined for a future of chicken scratch? Handwriting workshops nip it in the bud.
When: Schedule online at growthruplay.wordpress.com.
Where: 1636 South St. (215-545-0320). Classes start at $10.
Heat Wave Weekend
What: Meet animals and learn about some of the world’s hottest climates.
Why: Create a sun catcher and forget that spring is months away.
When: Sat.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (215-299-1000). Adults and teens, $12; children, $10; under 3, free.
Blue Cross RiverRink
What: Make like a gold medalist, and then thaw out with hot chocolate.
Why: A few laps around take away the postholiday blues.
When: Thru Mar. 4. Schedule online at riverrink.com.
Where: Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd., at Market St. (215-925-7465). Adults and children, $8-$9; skate rental, $3.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Duck Organics