Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wobble Your Way to Better Coordination

It’s been a tough winter for a big chunk of the US and everyone is looking forward to Spring. Diggin has a great product to get the whole family active even before the big thaw begins!

Diggin Active’s Wobble Deck Extreme™ is an electronic balance game that challenges the body and the mind! This cool game is sturdy enough for tough wear from kids and strong enough to hold mom and dad too. The whole family can compete to see who will be the Wobble Deck champion!

Games include: Copy Wobble, Memory Wobble, Wobbly Statues, and Musical Wobble.

Kids come back to this product again and again to challenge their coordination and each other.

So try out the Diggin Active Wobble Deck Extreme™ and get active!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time for the Winter Olympics!

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The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun and night after night we see amazing athletes from all over the world competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Now for a brief history lesson: It is the 22nd time in the history of the modern Olympics that the Winter Games have taken place. In ancient times, the Greeks held their Olympics every four years and competitors from all the kingdoms of Greece would compete in a variety of athletic and combat competitions.

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Thank goodness the modern Olympic game don’t look anything like the ancient games.  With Slopestyle and half-pipe snowboarding, dozens of ski events, ice-skating, hockey, luge, speed skating, that weird game known as curling and much more, these winter Olympics offer something to interest everyone.

Instead of just sitting there watching people be athletic, why not stage your own Olympics this winter? You can make up events that you can do around the house either inside or out. Up north you can have a snowman building contest to see who has the best looking or biggest snowman. Down south you can have a running contest to see who can run a certain distance faster. Make up any contest that gets you up and active.

You can create your own Olympics medals with cardboard, markers or crayons and some ribbon from your mom. Let you imagination run free and have a great time!

Photo: snowboardmag.com

So get out there, get active and go for the gold!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Building a Fort

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The groundhog saw his shadow and that means 6 more weeks of winter. Huge parts of the US are or were covered with snow and ice. Other parts of the US haven’t been hit by snow but the weather has been a bit nasty.

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What are kids to do when you’re stuck in the house or covered in snow? Build a fort for hours of fun and imaginary play.

If snow is what you have plenty of, dress up to stay warm and dry, borrow the snow shovel and bucket and create your best snow fort ever!  Build walls to hide behind, a door to enter and exit and even create benches to sit on. Snowball fights always happen so build your fort to protect you against those inevitable attacks. Forts are a great start to pretend play! Pretend you are explorers in the artic trekking to the North Pole! Go out and have a blast!
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Now if you live in a climate where the weather is warmer, outdoor or indoor forts can be all kinds of fun. Outdoors look for large boxes that you can build into a fort with tarps or old blankets that mom doesn’t use anymore. Indoors you can use chairs,   You can pretend you’re on safari looking for all kinds of exotic animals.
cushions and blankets to make a great fort. Be sure to ask mom for permission before you start building so you don’t get in trouble.

Wherever you build your fort, have fun, be safe and stay active!