The long awaited summertime is finally here! School is out and the kids are looking for ways to stay entertained while you will need certain essentials for ensuring a smooth summer. Here’s my round-up of great products to help you get through the summer with ease!
If you’re looking for a fun family comedy to enjoy this summer, check out Escape from Planet Earth (1). It’s always fun to have a movie night with some popcorn and treats and cuddle in on a summer evening to enjoy time together as a family. My four little boys, my husband and I all loved the show and found ourselves busting up throughout the movie. It is available now on blu-ray and DVD and is an animated film that will take you on a journey to space and earth.
If you will spend anytime outdoors this summer, OFF! (2) will help keep the bugs away! Try the new OFF! Clip-On mosquito repellent lets you have protection from head-to-toe without using any spray! It uses a battery-powered fan to circulate an odorless repellent. Or use OFF! Family Care unscented spray to protect the whole family. Avoiding those itchy mosquito bites will surely make your summer more enjoyable!
As you start to prepare for Back to School and especially the exciting times for all the soon-to-be Kindergarteners, you can get ready early and shop for your child’s school uniforms before the rush. French Toast (3) offers school uniforms at affordable prices shipped right to your home. They have high quality styles with features such as double thick knees to help their clothes last through the school year. Start with classic polos or branch out to something a bit more unique but still uniform friendly.
Kids will love a new toy to help them act out their own story lines. A new TOMY Pokémon (4) line of toys is new to retail shelves and will intrigue the Pokémon fans of all ages. You can find a Catch ‘n’ Return Poke Ball that lets you pull back the ball, aim and release and then try to catch to get the ball right back to you and ready for battle. Or check out one of the Legendary characters in a 7″ figure with all the characters unique details.
You can let the kids enjoy their favorite music, play their video games, or enjoy an audio book with fun superhero themed speakers and headphones they will love! The Disney iHome (5) The Hulk Rechargeable Speakers let everyone hear what’s going on and amplify the sound from their smartphone or iPod. Or, let them enjoy their sounds without filling the whole house with their own pair of headphones.
Summer movies can be both educational and fun. Younger audiences will enjoy the latest from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (6) series “Quest for Crystal Mickey“. Follow along on the adventure as Mickey and friends head out to find the missing Crystal Mickey and save the Clubhouse from losing its magic. This title includes four extra episodes with over 2 hours of content plus a free Adventure Activity Map and stickers! My boys always love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and it’s fun to listen as they interact with the show and get involved with the adventure using their reasoning skills to help pick out the right tools.
Summer calls for shorts and t-shirts or tanks! You can help your kids pick out styles they will love with the new line P.S. from Aeropostale (7) that is geared towards ages 4-14. They have bright neon, playful pastels, or bold colors. We got to try out fun cutoff shorts and Marvel character tops that my boys have loved! They are huge fans of all the superheroes so they love their shirts and the shorts are fun for summer with their casual cutoff flair!
You can’t make it through summertime without sunscreen to protect you and your family from the harmful rays. Coppertone (8) has sunscreen made specifically for babies, kids, and adults with lotions, sprays, and even a cool new foam sunscreen! Coppertone is the #1 recommended brand by pediatricians and they even have a tear fee formula perfect for infants. Their sunscreen can protect you from UVA/UVB rays. Grab a travel sized bottle to keep in your purse so you’re never without your sunscreen!
Lots of outdoor play means their clothes will need a deep cleaning to get out the dirt, mud, ice cream spills, grass stains, sweat, and other trapped oils and stains! Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts (9) offer a convenient way to clean with a pre-measured packet of soap you can toss into your washer with the load and you’re ready to go! The new PowerBlasts formula is specifically formulated to attack those hidden body oils and sweat trapped in your clothes with a patented MicroCleaner formula for extra clean clothes.
You will need plenty of snacks on hand to keep the tummies from grumbling with all the energy this kids will be burning from a summer of fun and play. CVS Gold Emblem Snacks (10) give you an affordable way to have snacks on hand. They have lots of varieties to choose from and you will love how high quality the snacks are! We’ve tried most of the line and I absolutely love their trail mix, nuts, gummi bears, and many of the other products!
The guys can take care of themselves with the AXE (11) line of products that are made specifically for men. From hair styling products to shower gel and deodorants they can stay looking (and smelling) great! I really like how the AXE products double as a cologne. Their products are high quality and work great!
Your kids can use a good quality backpack to take along with them on sleepovers, vacation, day trips, or their own adventures around your home. FAB Starpoint (12) offers a line of Skylanders themed backpacks that boys will love or choose one of their other themed backpacks like Hello Kitty, Yum Pop, or Hasbro!
What adventures do your family have planned for this summer?
I received a variety of samples from the products included above in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed above are my own. Any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.
Saturday 29th of June 2013
dont have kids, however, good things to have for when the kids are out of school to keep them busy....and safe during the summer
Friday 28th of June 2013
I have never used the off clip ons, but I was wondering how well they work, cause I really hate spraying that stuff on my skin.
Sunday 23rd of June 2013
Great tips!!!!I love the Axe bag!
Sunday 23rd of June 2013
I'm going on a few vacations this summer.
Sunday 23rd of June 2013
Our "adventures" amount to a lot of day trips with my 2 yr. old granddaughter - one of the Hello Kitty Toddler Backpacks would be great for all her "stuff".