Category Archives: Accessories

Appaman Hats for Older Boys

Earlier this month we featured some fun hats for our littlest men to protect them from the sun. Today we want to feature some of the fun ways to protect your older boys from the sun. My older boys love to look stylish, but they still want things to be simple and straight-forward for them. So Appaman is great because they know fun and they know function.

Boys Summer Fedora Hat by Appaman: This black straw hat shades the head and face, it features a bright blue contrasting band for added color and flair. It is perfect for a day at the pool, or at the beach, or simply to cover that head when running from playground to home.

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Boys Pork Pie Hat By Appaman: This black pork pie hat features and red and white checkered contrasting band for flair. It is stylish, fun, and functional for a full summer outdoors.

Appaman Hat - pork pie

Baby it’s cold outside!!

The temperature has finally begun to drop below 45 degrees at night here. I have brought all of my plants in front the patio, and I have covered my fruit trees to protect them from the frost. I even had to make the kids wear jackets to school in the morning. My youngest complained that his hands were cold. Yes, it’s cold outside.

I always have jackets for the kids, but hats, gloves, and scarves are easily outgrown with every changing season and year. So of course when I noticed the thermostat drop I knew it was going to be time to go find some new gloves, hats, and scarves.

Lucky for me The Boy’s Store has excellent options that do not require me to go to the store. Because let’s face it, I am busy enough this time of year. So I opened my browser and typed in that URL I know and love, TheBoysStore.com. Sure enough, the accessories section is already stocked for winter. Between brands like Melton, Tiny Whales, and Sublime Designs I am ready for those below freezing temperatures.

Boys Striped Infinity Scarf by Sublime Designs: This adorable infinity scarf features blue and white stripes, it is a cotton and Polyester blend, and it is perfect for colder temperatures. Available in other colors Sublime designs is also incredibly affordable, only $8.oo each!

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: For only $7.00 these gloves are worth their weight in gold! available in different colors and styles this multi-colored option is stylish and fun. They are also incredibly sturdy and comfortable.

Boys’ Permanent Vacation Pom Pom Beanie by Tiny Whales: Are you looking for some whimsy and fun with your beanie this winter? Look no further. This Permanent Vacation pompom is fun, whimsical, and oh so warm! 

 

Toddler Learning Time

Do you have a toddler at home? All of my big kids went back to school but my littlest man is home and bored without his siblings. We have been trying to give him more learning activities to do at home so that he has something fun to do when everyone is at school.

Recently I have noticed that he has excellent gross motor skills. He can do larger movements with ease. But his fine motor skills needed a little help. I have been searching different ideas for helping him with his fine motor skills and I found a few things that would help him.

Threading: Threading things is an excellent development of fine motor skills. Place beads on a string or yarn is perfect practice. Check out this example for smaller kids that you are worried about giving actual beads too. The Imagination Tree created a fun beading tutorial involving paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls instead for children that still have a tendency to place small items in their mouths. Check it out!

Frog Feeding: This fun pick-up and drop activity is a great way to teach fine motor skills in toddlers. It is also a lot of fun for little ones to do. Check out a Crafty Living for the complete tutorial.

Toddler learning time

With a little practice from activities like these, your little toddler will be progressing more and more in their fine motor skills.