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Summer + Sun = Shades!

The sun is really bright during those hot summer months. The sun is actually closer to us in the summer, that is why the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the rays are more dangerous. We all know it is important to protect our kids with hats, sunblock, and clothing with SPF and UPF protection. Did you also know that it is important to protect your kids’ eyes from the harsh rays of the sun?

A lot of people think that sunglasses just protect us from the glare of the sun, making it easier to see outside. But they also protect us from the harmful rays that can damage our eyes. This is an important issue amongst us all, not just adults. Sometimes we see kids with sunglasses on and we think, “oh how adorable” or “wow their parents must have money to burn.” But the fact is that they are a necessary tool for sun protection. While everyone likes to be stylish, they also serve a greater purpose.

Here at The Boy’s Store, we worry about the well-being of our customers. So we are here to offer you items that will help you protect your boys from the suns harmful rays, including sunglasses. We even offer sunglasses that are easy on the budget.

Shop these shades and more:

Boys’ Rockabilly Sunglasses by Appaman: These boys wayfarer glasses are incredibly cool looking, but they also offer 100% UV protection with UV400 protection. So not only are they stylish and cool, they also protect; the best feature of all is they are only $9.

Teeny Tiny Optics “Joe” Boys Sunglasses: These wrap around sun shades offer 100% UV protection to our younger boys. Ages 2-4 will find this especially useful. They are only $9 and they will help protect them all summer long.

Boys’ Keith Sunglasses by Teeny Tiny Optics: These cool flame shades feature cool graphics but they also feature 100% protection from UV rays. Also, they are impact resistant, because, well, BOYS. At only $9 they are truly a steal.

Backyard Camping

Summer is a great time to unplug and unwind. The days are long, the nights are short, and so is our time with our kids. It can be difficult to find activities that do not cost a lot of money, especially when we consider how long the summer break lasts. That’s why it is great to find fun outdoor activities that do not cost money, but they still give us the chance to get outside and interact with our kids.

Backyard camping is a fun and inexpensive activity for the summer. You can create a world of adventure with just a few items.

What you will need:

  • Tent
  • blankets or sleeping bags
  • food
  • campfire or firepit
  • flashlights

With just a few items you can create a world of enchantment. Tell stories around the fire, share a meal, a treat, and enjoy each others company. Leave all of the devices in the house and enjoy your time together without the distractions of modern life.

Looking for something sweet for your treat? Check out this amazing idea for smores from Butter With a Side of Bread. You will not be disappointed.

Backyard camping - smores

Painted Rocks: Fourth of July Edition

Have you heard of the new fun activity that is becoming very popular amongst kids and parents? Painted rocks. This creative activity began as a fun way to interact with kids on a global level.

This rock painting and hiding phenomenon is a way to get kids outdoors and spreading joy and kindness. Consequently, kids and parents go outdoors and find rocks, paint them with any fun, imaginative images, patterns, etc. Then they take the rock with them as they run errands around town. They find a unique place outside to leave the rock for someone else to find, and in turn, they stay on the “lookout” for fun rocks of their own.

As a result, the rock hiding phenomenon has reached far and wide already. Painted rocks are hiding and being found all over including Jacksonville, North Carolina; Weymouth, Canada; and Redding, California. The rocks are bringing smiles to face everywhere.

Painted rocks - July 4 versions

Here in Southern California, you can find the rocks at parks, outside of grocery stores, and at local swimming pools. We have been excited to get in on the rock painting fun. So this weekend we decided to create some holiday inspired rocks, Fourth of July firework rocks. My kids loved painting the rocks. Even my youngest was excited to join in. Afterward, we hid some at the fountain at the mall, one at the community pool for swim lessons, one at the fireworks event, and one at our neighborhood park.

Where will you hide your rocks?