Sayonara Summer, Hello Fall! - Stonz
Sayonara Summer, Hello Fall!

Sayonara Summer, Hello Fall!

October 04, 2019

Your essential guide for fall activities with your little adventurers  

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

As we say goodbye to the tail end of summer, autumn rolls around with crisp air, colourful leaves, and a new wave of things to do in the new season! Of course, with temperatures decreasing and the amount of rain increasing, staying in is quickly becoming the norm. Lots of families take this time to hibernate as the chilly weather bodes for flu season and back to school festivities, but we still encourage you get your kid(s) suited/booted up and get outside regardless. Studies have shown that kids who play outdoors are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend all their time indoors. Imagine shifting from being outside several days a week during the summertime, to no time at all in the fall and/or winter seasons. 

(Source: Child Mind Institute)

So, that being said, suit 'em up, hold their hand, and take 'em out the front door! But what can you exactly do? You came to the right place - keep on reading for some activities and tips on what to do with your little bundle(s) of joy, no matter the weather.

 

1. Apple Picking  

Fall is optimal apple harvesting season - it's a great way to explore some local farms, get some exercise and bring some healthy snacks home. If there are any leftover, you can get the kids to bob for apples with their friends or bake desserts.

 

2. Rake Leaves in the Yard

This is an activity that doesn't require you to leave the house or spend any extra cash. Make a game out of it - for example, get your little one(s) to clear out a path that spells their name or makes a shape, tell them to rake leaves of a certain colour, or simply rake everything into a big pile and watch them happily leap into it. This gets a tedious chore checked off your list while having some fun with everyone. 

3. Take a Trip to the Pumpkin Patch 

Fall season is officially pumpkin season. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, and picking the perfect pumpkin at the patch. There are usually lots of other attractions to do at pumpkin patches - corn mazes, hay rides, farm animals, lots to keep your little one(s) entertained. After you select your perfect pumpkins, you can carve jack-o-'-lanterns, roast pumpkin seeds, and make pumpkin pies at home!  

4. Go on a Colour Walk

Fall is the perfect time for a nature walk - rain or shine. The leaves are turning into beautiful shades of red, orange, brown and gold. Your kids have the freedom to roam around and enjoy the fresh air while collecting and identifying leaves. You can explore at a park, hike, forest trail or even around the block. If they decide to bring the leaves home, you can help them press the leaves in a photo album or create leaf rubbings. These craft ideas will get their creative juices flowing while making some great memories.

 

We hope some of our ideas inspire you to integrate some outdoor activities with your kids this fall season. Remember to always dress your children to be comfortable in all weather elements, to best support better development. Have fun and make sure to tag us on Instagram (@stonzwear) during your autumn activities! 

 

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AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS & PRESS

Stonz as recognized through awards, by the press and as seen in the media.


AWARDS


Stonz products have received numerous awards over the years, having been tested by savvy reviewers and professionals based on value, functionality, quality and product appeal. In addition to the below, Stonz products have been recognized by Creative Child Magazine, Red Tricycle, the National Parenting Center and others. 

 

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet.




Creative Child Magazine Awards

The Stonz Sun Suit was named the 2018 Product of the Year in the Outdoor Play Apparel category, while our Baby Mitts received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine.


Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. 

Baby Maternity Magazine Awards

Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. Our Sun Suit also received the 2018 Preferred Choice Award for Sun Protection Apparel, as voted by new moms and moms-to-be.


Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.

PTPA Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.


Stonz Awards - Mom's Best Award Winner

Mom's Best Award

The Mom's Best Award for Fantastic Products recognizes the best of the best in juvenile products, toys and media as evaluated by moms.


Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

iParenting Award

Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

 

PRESS


Here are just some of the latest mentions of Stonz in the media.

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Kids' Snow Boots You Can Buy’
Featuring our Trek Winter Boots.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by KTLA

‘Hacks for Those Travelling With Kids’
A segment with Mom blogger Jessica Hall.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Mittens You Can Buy’
Featuring our Baby Mitts as best mittens for babies.
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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

‘Best Products for Babies and Kids’
Featuring our Toddler Booties.
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February 2018

Stonz was features at Today's Parent - ‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’

‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’
April showers don't have to be gloomy.
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November 2017

Stonz is feature on CTV News clip "Mompreneurs share their top holiday picks for kids."

CTV News Hour Ottawa – ‘Top Pics’

Mompreneurs share their top holiday picks for kids.
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August 2017

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line on Earnshaw's article.

‘Sun Savvy’

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line.
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SPOTTED IN STONZ


Some familiar faces spotted in Stonz products!

Molly Sims

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!


Eva Chen

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!


Busy Philipps

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!


James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!


Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen, of Parenthood fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!

Erika Christensen, of <i>Parenthood </i>fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!


Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!
Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!


Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!


Halle Berry

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.