April 18th, 2013 by KneeBees
A super creative way to safely store tiny metal objects: loose paper clips, bobby pins, nails, pins and anything else you need stored and which would stick, literally . Just purchase an inexpensive magnetic strip from any store and attach pretty much anywhere you want the items to be stored and accessible. An awesome tip found on Lifehacker and provided by Susan.
March 19th, 2013 by KneeBees
We come home tired at the end of the day, and our darling little snuggle bug wants to play. What should we do? Its so easy to just say: “No, mommy/dad is tired”. Fight this urge with all your might! We should always try to say yes when our kids want to play with us. Its hard, we know. Especially, after a hard day of work, but the benefits and memories you will share with your children will be oh so worth it!!! Here is a great article we found, explaining it all, found by us on Child Development Institute website blog:
“Playing With Your Child
While children do need time to play alone and with other children without adult intervention, research shows that playtime with parents is also important.
Children crave time with parents. It makes them feel special. Parents are encouraged to find time to spend playing with their kids on a regular basis. This should include one to one with each child and group time with all of the adults and kids in the home. If you are a single parent or have an only child, occasionally invite family or friends over to play.
In pretend play, let the child develop the theme. Get into their world. Let them go with it. Ask questions. Play along. Be silly along with them and have fun. Avoid over-stimulation. Know when it is time to stop.
Also, when appropriate, parents can use stuffed animals or puppets to act out real-life situations that can teach problem solving or social skills. Let the puppet demonstrate the wrong way to handle a situation. Then, along with input from the child, act out a better way. Afterward, let the child do the same.
Play outdoors. Throw balls. Push kids on swings. Make mud pies. Go on a hike around the neighborhood. Take a nature walk in your backyard.
Play games – card games – board games – silly and wacky kids games. Help them learn to take turns, how to win and how to loose. Praise them. Encourage them. Laugh with them.
Get involved in a craft project together. Build a jigsaw puzzle as a family. Bake cookies. Paint a picture.
Listen to music together. Sing along. Play rhythm instruments along with music. Get out the guitar or keyboard and make music.
Read a book together. Ask questions. Ask them to change the story or make up a new one.
Watch a movie together. Find out what they liked – how they felt. Discover the child’s interests. Comment on and discuss any bothersome content either words or actions.
Play kid games like: Follow the Leader – Guess What I Am? – Hide and Seek
Help kids when they show the need it or ask for it. Use it as a time to teach:
Playing with kids builds a bond that will last forever. It lets the child know he or she is loved and appreciated. It opens the door for sharing problems and concerns when the need arises. It helps the parent get to know and under the uniqueness of each child. It is also great stress reducer for overworked parents.
Family Activities are great for the whole family. They help develop strong family bonds which can last a lifetime. It can be said that a family who plays together stays together. They also are more cooperative, supportive and have open communication. These qualities pay off in big dividends by increasing self-esteem, social skills and a sense of connectedness that helps kids and teens use good judgment when confronted with difficulties and temptations.
Family Game Night:
Here’s a great tradition that is easy to start. Pick a night and make it family game night. Gradually add games that can be fun for the entire family. Take turns choosing the game to play. Make sure the games are appropriate for the youngest player. A great time to bond through friendly competition. Learn how to take turns and play fair. Learn how to be a good looser and well as a good winner.
Encourage Outdoor Activities
Now is the time to stop the “Couch Potato” syndrome. Pediatricians find that most kids are not getting enough exercise. Parents can be good role models by going outside and playing along with their kids. Hey, it is good for adults as well. Encourage your child to be active. Help them develop motor coordination and learn good sportsmanship.”
February 5th, 2013 by KneeBees
Our super wonderful, versatile, fun and everlasting KneeBees protective knee pads can now be found at the super cool toy store – Mary Arnold Toys, located at Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Their address is 1010 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021 and their phone #:212-744-8510. Go visit them!!!! They carry a wide variety of awesome toys to please any child, as well as our beloved mini and maxi scooters by Micro. Don’t forget to ask for KneeBees protective knee pads for crawling tots as well as for children who have already mastered the art of mobility to perfection and, as always – Bee Safe!!!
January 3rd, 2013 by KneeBees
Need a soft, padded, and light case for your camera? Look no further! KneeBees knee pads are here once again to save the day. Just place your camera inside one of our super cool KneeBees and there it is – a stylish, padded case to keep your camera safe. Since our knee pads are open on both sides, your camera stays easily accessible, while being protected.
November 29th, 2012 by KneeBees
A cozy evening in the hive, relaxing after a busy night of buzzing around town, enjoying a good book. What can be better?
November 28th, 2012 by KneeBees
This is SO exciting!!! Our newly designed KneeBees protective knee pads with rubber paws have arrived and so far are a huge hit!!! Due to overwhelming demand, we have worked hard to created a product, specially designed for babies, who are just starting to crawl and need help / protection on the floor, especially on hardwood/tile/linoleum floors. We took our existing knee pads and added rubber paws on one side, thus creating a great traction. Our new KneeBees come in two awesome colors: blue and pink. No more slipping and sliding for the little crawlers! No more red spots on knees! Just cruising and enjoyment all around! Now there is one dilemma for parents: how to keep up with their little crawling machine.
World Maker Faire New York 2012 will be held at the Hall of Science in Queens this Saturday, September 29!
September 26th, 2012 by KneeBees
“Organizers MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media call it a “family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement”. There will be special projects and giveaways from Eitech and others. Children can meet other young inventors at the “Meet the Young Makers” panel, where an interviewer will talk to six kids about their experiences making things.”
September 24th, 2012 by KneeBees
This is a useful alternative for an ice-pack replacement, in case of small injuries or wounds. Place a few ketchup packets in the freezer and have them ready just in case.
This tip comes from household weblog Stuckihouse.
August 4th, 2012 by KneeBees
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July 31st, 2012 by KneeBees
Have recently been spotted at the American Museum of Natural History. Great fun running around, with KneeBees knee pads protecting knees from falls on those hard stone floors.