Simplicity of having FUN!

Simplicity of having FUN!

August 16, 2019

Keeping life simple is the key to happiness

 

There is something about the simplicity of life and outdoor fun. Recent studies are showing children would prefer collecting seashells or rocks, and playing tag instead of partaking in costly, planned excursions.  

(source: The Telegraph)

Kids Having Fun

Now, what does this tells us as parents? Well, it's definitely a big surprise to have such results in a world where we see more and more kids into video games, cell phones and any other technology that has a screen with no physical activity at all.

At the same time, we are seeing a change in children’s behavior leaning towards being more interested in physical and simple outdoor activities. The importance of playing outside brings so many positives to our children’s development such as improved senses, physical and mental health development, and anxiety control. Our role, as parents, is to always support and make sure our kiddos are getting this time to spend energy and being outside and, of course, enjoying it.

 

 

What’s great for kids development, is equally great for a parents pocketbook

Parents are dramatically impacting these choices, with their encouragement to choose to be outside, sharing in the experience and opening the opportunity up to do so. Studies indicate that parents plan at least one day trip or paid excursion per week over the summer holidays. The demands used for planning day trips and excursions add up in everything from admission fee’s to fuel. Which means staying local is also cost-effective Parent example is crucialfrom a financial and time perspective. Holiday’s where the school is out, can be expensive for families but doesn’t need to be. Take the lead from your youngsters, and enjoy the value of the simple everyday pleasures everyone enjoys. 

   
 

Here are some great tips for simple activities for the kids:  

1. 

Simple as it sounds. If you have a backyard or local park, be creative and make up different ways to play and spend all your children energy. Invite their friends, you'll be impressed with what they come up with. There’s nothing like a great game of Hike-and-seek or chase.

2. Water fight

Well, it's still summer in most places, so why not? Again, let them call their friends over for a big water balloon fight or a sprinkler. 

3. Flying a kite

Have fun watching the kids playing with a home made kite. There’s a certain satisfaction in having your own creation take flight.

4. Baking

Children’s imagination knows no boundaries. Who needs a hot oven and flour and eggs, when you can bake some delicious mud pies and rock cookies.

5. Puddle jumping

A classic! On a rainy day, nothing better than see our little ones have such fun jumping on puddles and making big splashes.

 

water play

 

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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

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iParenting Award

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PRESS


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

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

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November 2018

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A segment with Mom blogger Jessica Hall.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

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Featuring our Baby Mitts as best mittens for babies.
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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

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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’
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November 2017

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August 2017

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

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

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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

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


Hilary Duff

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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!
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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.