We love Walk with the Dinosaurs! It’s a stadium show that features a blend of technology, natural history, art, and music, to teach kids about the dinosaur era. It is touring all year, and my kids loved it. The paleontologist-narrator struck a great balance between entertainment and education. The official Walking with Dinosaurs web site has a page called Meet the Dinos that provides the perfect introduction to the different species that are presented in this show. Check their website and see if it’s coming to a town near you.
We love Ariat Shoes. They generously gave me two pair of their shoes to wear to Blogher, where I knew I would be on my feet all day. I wanted to be comfortable, but I also wanted something that would look cute instead of orthopeadic. Their casual shoes have a series of cushions and supports to provide stability to the foot, improving posture and reducing wear and tear on the whole body. I loved the pairs they sent, and they looked great with both jeans and summer dresses.
We love Ice Cream Revolution's Mega Ice Cream Ball.
It is a ball that makes ice cream! You add cream and sugar in the middle, then rock salt and ice in the freezing compartment. Then the fun begins: kids must shake, roll, throw, and rotate in order to self churn the ingredients to make soft serve ice cream on the spot. No electricity, no eggs...just fun!