As I sit at my desk steadfast typing away sipping on my third cup of caffeine, I watch as the sun creeps in the front window and in the very faint distance of my memory I recall a moment when deciding to head to the beach for the day required little more than a blanket, sunscreen, and head phones to tune out those around me . Once I tossed kids into the mix, a day on the sand became a lot more adventurous, and required a bit more planning! Before you throw in the towel take note it is possible, in a moments notice check out a few things that will make your experience worth repeating as we have all Summer long!
I rush to wake the little ones, and shout out BEACH DAY, and before long teeth are brushed, bathing suits are on and we are out the door in thirty minutes and ready for some Fun in the Sun! Amazing Right? Let me explain…
This mom is known for forgetting something or another so I was thrilled to partner with Trunki the kid size water-resistant whimsical animal theme backpack that keeps any wetness from getting in or leaking out. My kids have proven that their Trunki paddle paks have become the perfect partner for both little and big adventures and they have kept their paks filled with their essentials all Summer long. I enjoy the kids using the Trunki Paddlepaks because it has given both my 8 and 4 year old the opportunity to take responsibility for themselves, something we are lacking, as I know most parents can relate. Earlier in the summer together we made a list of their must have summer items:
- hair brush/detangler/gel
- Ringo toss game
- Havaiana flip flops
- baseball hats
- reusable water bottles
- change of clothes
- Lunch/snack imagine how pricey these can get daily
The kids now gather their belongings, pack, repack, and occasionaly add something depending on our destination, the beach, a water-park, etc. Naturally I check their bags before we leave because I do try to avoid melt down at all costs.
During the summer months we withdraw from electronics, because you just cant be very creative with sand and tablets, well not yet anyway. Therefore without electronics in tow you know relaxation can easily turn into stress and frustration which meant we had to ensure we were properly prepared and no ordinary beach toys would do.
We turned to Kido Products because their exciting and iconic designs engage young minds to think outside of the box. Kido beach toys also have a multi purpose, and can be used in the sand, water, and snow! Which I haven’t even mentioned to the kids yet, and I will be sure not to put these toys away in the Seasonal Summer box.
Playing in the sand was never so much fun for my family, friends, and I. All Summer long we were building sand castles with the Alto for Gia and forts for JD in minutes, using both our hands and feet with the Scoopi to move and lift the sand with complete ease and comfort. The Triplet helped us dig holes, while Gia used it as a funnel while still in the water.
With endless possibilities of family playtime fun, for seasons to come, you will be happy to know the Kido products can easily be wiped clean with a Lysol wipe and stacked and stored. The Alto clicks and stacks and the other toys can easily fit into the center standing up just as neatly.
Do you have any Kido toys? Have you used them during other seasons?