Kids

BLOG TAKEOVER: BABY SHOPAHOLIC’S SWEET LOOKS FOR SUMMER

We’ve teamed up with Skechers to share some of our favorite summer looks for little girls.  My four-year-old daughter Peyton is already a shoe lover like her mom.  She likes to have the perfect shoe to go with each outfit.  Skechers has a great selection of sandals for both big and small girls.

We dub Peyton’s first look the “Cool Kid.”  We paired the Skechers Girls’ Granola – Fab Friskies sandals with some cut-off denim shorts and a crisp white shirt.  We topped the look off with a cool straw fedora hat.

Peyton’s next look is a the “Girly Girl.”  What little girl doesn’t love to wear a pretty dress?  Keeping with the girly girl look, we added the Skechers Girls’ Citrus – Heartstrings sandals.  The heart studs on the sandals add a little bit of a sweet edge.

Our final look is the “Wild Side” look.  We toned down this casual animal print dress with Skechers Girls’ Granola – Sunny Comfort black sandals.  She may be wearing a dress, but these sandals allow her to play and show her wild side.

Styles are also available at select Skechers retail locations.

For the latest on Peyton and mom Trina, visit Baby Shopaholic or find them on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

TIME TO PLAY OUTSIDE

95521 BLLM_3For the last couple months, playtime has meant one of two things for many kids.  On one hand there’s the afternoons of bundled-up and boot-wearing adventures through the snow.  At the other end of the spectrum, there’s the warm indoor fun with toys and videogames.  Now the ice has melted off the playground and snow no longer covers the blacktop and grass fields. Spring sports and activities start kicking up and kids want to play outside more than ever. (And for those who don’t—maybe give them a gentle push at the door!) With the boots back in storage and last year’s shoes probably a size too small at this point, it’s a great time to check out the latest collection of lightweight Skechers Kids sneakers for boys and girls.

Every pair is super flexible and many styles even feature a soft Skechers Memory Foam insole for added comfort during all those countless hours of active play and sports. Designed with sporty athletic styling and cool, bright colors that make an impact, there’s sure to be a style that shows off your little one’s unique personality.

BLOG TAKEOVER: CECILIA FALLS FOR FOAMIES

Today I’ve partnered up with Skechers to talk about the reasons why Skechers Foamies are the perfect shoes for kids, especially toddlers.

Reason 1: Machine Washable!

My son Zaden gravitates towards all things messy and isn’t afraid to get dirty – and it’s a pain to clean mud, sand, or even food off of his shoes. I LOVE that Skechers Foamies are 100% washable: it makes cleaning them that much easier and gives me peace of mind anytime Zaden’s shoes get dirty. I just throw them in the wash, let them air dry, and they are as good as new.

Reason 2: Bright Colors.

Zaden is at an age where he loves playing and interacting with other kids and doing his own thing. With Skechers Foamies’ assortment of bright fun colors, I love that it’s easy to spot my little guy when he is playing with friends and that I’m still giving him a little bit of space so he can grow and develop his social skills.

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Reason 3: Comfortable.

These shoes are designed so well and just by looking at them I can tell they are extremely comfortable. They have a full-length memory foam cushioned insole, and I know if Zaden could speak for himself he would say that makes all the difference. Whenever Zaden picks out his shoes, it is always one of his Skechers Foamies… always. ;)

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Reason 4: Easy to put on.

These shoes are so simple to put on. They aren’t slip-on shoes, but the next best thing: easy straps enable you to tighten or loosen the shoes to provide the perfect fit for your little one. It takes less than ten seconds for me to get Zaden in his shoes and out the door, which I love.

For more style tips from Cecilia, read her fashion and lifestyle blog at dearestlou.com. Follow @ceciliaharvard on Instagram and @dearestlou on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

GET YOUR GAME KICKS ON

A new age of interactive footwear has arrived!  Introducing Game Kicks—the shoe that has a built-in memory game.  It’s the perfect way for kids to pass the time during long car rides, boring waits at the doctor’s office, or hanging out with friends. Game Kicks gives boys and girls a fun game to play everywhere they go. Check out the video and you’ll see how Game Kicks is simple to learn and easier to play.  Just start a game and watch the lights, remember what you see, and push the matching buttons in the same order!  Sound effects beep with each light and let you know when you miss. (Parents shouldn’t worry because the sound can be muted for times and places where quiet is required.)  Try to get a new high score every time.  Road trip to grandma’s house?   Play Game Kicks!   Long line at the amusement park?  Play Game Kicks!   Waiting for mom after school?   Play Game Kicks!  Forget to bring a portable game system?  Play Game Kicks!  As long as you’re wearing Game Kicks, the game is always with you.

 

SHOP THE SKECHERS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

Get a jump start on your holiday list with the Skechers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – out now for the holidays!

Stocked with our most popular gift options for men, women and kids, our guide is an easy way to get the perfect gift for everyone you love – all in the comfort of your home. Can’t decide? Surprise them with a Skechers e-Giftcard… a great fit in any size!

Start shopping today – Standard Shipping for Christmas deliveries ends on Monday, December 15.

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Halloween’s right around the corner! Gear up to scare with 10 fun facts about Fright Night:

  1. Got samhainophobia? It’s a fear of Halloween.
  2. Legend has it that Ireland is Halloween’s birthplace.
  3. The first jack-o-lanterns where made from turnips.
  4. Trick-or-treating became popular in the US in the 1800s, when children would play mischievous pranks.
  5. Since the 1950s, the holiday has been about costumes and candy.
  6. The largest-to-date pumpkin was announced this year in Mainz, Germany at 2096 pounds.
  7. Half of all kids want chocolate for Halloween.
  8. Lucky them: it makes up about 75% of a trick-or-treater’s booty.
  9. It isn’t just the US! Kids now trick-or-treat in Canada, Australia, and Western Europe.
  10. Legend has it that if you wear your clothes inside out and walk backwards on Halloween, you’ll see a witch at midnight.

Fun facts: RealSimple, RandomHistory, NBC News

Are you ready to spook on Halloween night? Give your costume an extra glow in SKECHERS Kids light-up shoes! They’re a great way to light up the night (and stand out on the dark streets). SKECHERS has dozens of light-up styles to choose from, from Magic Lites and Super Hot Lights for boys to bright boots and sparkling Twinkle Toes for girls. You can find your favorite pair at skechers.com or a SKECHERS store near you.

 

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

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Summer has arrived! School’s out, so kids everywhere are back home and excited to play and have fun. Of course it doesn’t take long before that excitement turns into boredom and a lack of motivation prevents ideas for fresh ways to fill their time. We all know that responsibility always falls on the parents! But never fear! In celebration of the school break, we’ve put together a short list of some of our favorite activities for kids (and the entire family) to help inspire you through the summer doldrums.

  • Have the kids choose a theme for the summer and create a photo album or collage around it. It’s a great long-term, ongoing activity and when completed can be cherished as a special keepsake.
  • Plan a camping trip in your backyard! Bust out the tents, tell some stories, and foster your kid’s love for the outdoors without the need for travel.
  • Go to the park! Whether it’s to have a picnic or to toss a Frisbee around, the park is both fun and relaxing to visit.
  • Start a “small” business. Be it the good ol’ fashioned lemonade stand or another creative idea the kids come up with, it will be a great learning experience that they will be proud of.

And don’t forget SKECHERS offers the best fun footwear styles for boys and girls that will complement any of these activities. Have any tips of your own to share?  Let us know in the comments!

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