Freebie Friday: Letter O | Spot-It Activity

Friday, August 05, 2016

Happy Friday!

Throughout the year I'll be offering FREE printables courtesy of Jen from Bitty Beginnings, as part of her Alphabet Letter Learning Pack Collection.  You can view all free printables here.

Letter o collage

This week, I'm sharing Spot-It, from the adorable
Letter O | Owl + Orange Alphabet Letter Learning Pack which can be printed in either pink/purple or blue/green.

And, don't miss an amazing sale happening now through the end of August in the Bitty Beginnings' shop on the Complete A-Z Alphabet Letter Learning Pack Collection for only $25, no promo code needed!  Also, be sure to check out several new extension activities just added to compliment the letter packs along with many more fun printables.
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To download, click the image below.


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Sun Safety with Babiators Sunglasses + Giveaway

Monday, August 01, 2016

Sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories and a high priority when heading outdoors or running errands around town--any time of year and in most types of weather.  I rarely leave home without them, but often times forget to grab a set for each of my girls.  My main concern lies with the lack of durability of the sunglasses we own, followed up with the safety issues if they end up breaking them.  If your kids are like mine, things don't last long and I find myself just avoiding the hassle altogether without much thought to their own eye protection.  Recently, I discovered Babiators sunglasses for kids and have made an effort to have sunglasses with us at all times.  Some days are more hectic than others, but I've found that having a station set up with all my "necessities" as it pertains to heading out really helps simplify the chaos.

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The importance of sun safety as it pertains to our skin has become increasingly mainstream, but what about sun safety for our eyes?  According to The Vision Council's UV Protection Reports, UV damage is cumulative and irreversible with kids receiving 3X more annual UV exposure than adults.  Yet less than 30% of parents, myself included, are currently protecting their children's eyes with sunglasses. But why is this such a big deal? Children's eyes are more susceptible to sun damage because they have larger pupils and clearer lenses, allowing more UV to penetrate and reach the back of the eyes.  You can check out The Vision Council's UV Damage and Children Report, The Vision Council's 2015 UV Protection Report and The Vision Council's 2016 UV Protection Report for more information on sun safety.

The council recommends that when choosing sunglasses for your kids, always look for glasses:

-labeled as 100% UVA/UVB protection
-high-quality, durable frames
-a comfortable fit and great style they will love

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Babiators has made it their mission to create a product to meet all these requirements providing lenses with UV400 that offers 100% UVA and UVB protection along with undergoing rigorous testing to ensure safety whether on your child's face or if they end up in their mouth.  The sunglasses feature flexible rubber frames along with impact and shatter-resistant lenses that won't break when you bend, twist or step on them while also remaining stylish and backed by Babiators Lost and Found Guarantee. If you lose or break your shades in the first year, Babiators will replace them for free, all you pay is shipping!

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Of all this, I love the fact that Babiators sunglasses are made of a soft material that is comfortable and lightweight.  They are designed to fit kids' faces and won't pinch the temples or nose, one of my personal pet peeves especially when growing up.  The sunglasses are available in two sizes and multiple colors:

-Jr. Babiators fit most babies 6 months to 3 years
-Classic Babiators fit most kids 3-7 years (we use these for our girls 2, 4, 7--but have found them to run a little big on the younger two girls)

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And, Babiators is giving one of my reader's a chance to win a set of stylish sunglasses in black for their little one, simply enter below!

Disclaimer: The Babiators information, product and additional gift pack have been provided by Babiators.