The third-grader on your list is sure to have hobbies of her own, but that doesn't mean she isn't open to learning something new. From group games to individual activities, these gift ideas are sure to please when it comes time to opening presents!
Mom and dad spent plenty of afternoons playing Simon, and now their kiddo can get in on the fun — in a modern way, of course! Simon Flash ($20) is all of the fun of the original and more. Disney fans will fall in love with Disney Spotlight Digital Wireless Mic + Karaoke App ($100), a wireless microphone that interacts with the iPad to transform it into the ultimate karaoke machine — it even allows mama to video her tots singing away! Hexbugs are back and scarier than ever! The new Hexbug Larva ($15) will slither their way through your home. The newly updated Easy Bake Oven ($40) may not include a lightbulb for heating food anymore (it now uses a heating element), but it still turns out fun treats! A Razor eSpark Electric Scooter ($160) will get kids across the neighborhood and around town at speeds up to 10 miles an hour!
How best to describe kindergartners? Tots with a lot of personality! No longer "lil ones," these 5-year-olds are at an age where they know what they want and they aren't afraid to tell you. Toys and activities that build on the skills they are learning at school will keep their hands busy and their minds moving.
FIJIT Friends ($40) may be one of the biggest sellers this holiday season with their ability to respond to different commands and dance moves that keep kids wanting to join in the party. If your child has control of your iPad, Angry Birds Card Game ($12) may be the ticket to giving them a break from the screen. Lego's line of city kits just keeps growing, and the City Forest Police ($80) is packed with enough things to build to keep fans busy for a long time. Bead Bazaar's My Butterfly Bead Kit ($23) is filled with more than 200 environmentally friendly, hand-crafted beads to make more than a dozen accessories. If your kid's going to be moving, why not make it an artistic experience? The Razor Graffiti Chalk Scooter ($74) features sidewalk chalk near its rear wheel so kids can look back on their path after they've reached their destination.
April showers are behind us turning thoughts to the sunny days of Summer! Before Memorial Day weekend sneaks up on us, stock up on the latest and greatest toys to encourage tots to head outdoors. With new toys at the ready, kids will be begging to enjoy the fresh air. Check out these 10 new toys for outdoor fun.
While this razor has a slightly curved rectangular base on the end, I tend to prefer a wider, rounder shape for the legs. You see, impatient me tends to nick myself with narrower razors, especially of the disposable sort. But the Diva's design makes it particularly good for smaller surface areas, like under the arms and bikini line. To see more pros and cons, keep reading.
I called in Mr. Bella to find out. A hairy man he is, Mr. B's five o'clock shadow usually rolls in more around 10 o'clock . . . in the morning. As for me, I'm a light-skinned lady with dark brown hair, which can turn out to be a bikini-line nightmare. So to find out how we fared with The Cool Fix, just keep reading.
'Tis the season for more frequent shaving, so when loyal reader ImmaDiva said that BIC Soleil Bella Four Blades Shaver ($7) was amazing, I took notice. That, and I can't resist another "bella." Here's what ImmaDiva thought about this new product:
They have four blades opposed to three, so I get a closer shave and the blades are widely spaced so they never clog. Water flows freely through each blade so the blades have lasted longer than my usual disposables. The pivoting head also helps in providing a closer shave.
The other day, the warm temperatures in downtown San Francisco prompted me to bust out a sleeveless top. As I hopped on an extremely crowded bus with no seats available, I held on to the rubber straps for dear life. "Oh crud, did I remember to shave my pits this morning?" I wondered. The answer was yes, but I did so in a haphazard fashion.
Shaving armpit hair is an annoying task, but using better techniques for more effective results makes it a little more bearable. Check out my tips for a smooth underarm shave when you read more
You see, earlier that day there had been some minor drama with Mr. Bella over using his Mach3. "I can't help myself," I told him. It does leave some amazing soft and smooth results. He agreed.
Technically, sharing blades is probably not the best idea, but in the long run, we share a whole lot more than that anyway. So, fill me in — do you "borrow" your significant other's razor or do you stick to your own shaver?