Post ToyFair I cull through a lot of products to give you my take on the best Geek based toys, games and accutrima to lavish on your loved ones Geek Nation. This year I’m taking candy out of the equation because kids (and adults) eat way too much and dentists are very expensive (sorry dentists) so all my recommendations for Easter/Spring Gifts this year will be non candy based and encourage learning, imagination, outdoor activity or plain old fashioned fun!
GO ANYWHERE CHAIR:
Spring means outdoor activities so what better gift than a light, easy to adjust portable seat for any occasion?
When I first discovered Pacific Play Tents during #ToyFair2017 I had a terrific tour by Stephanie Zuckerberg their Art Director and in the great tent and play options Their GO ANYWHERE CHAIR caught my eye!
Stephanie told me the company started out with outdoor furniture and the craftsmanship and durability as my kids and I put the GO ANYWHERE TEACHER CHAIR through its paces was astounding! We took it everywhere, the beach, in the back yard and it’s probably the best bleacher seat I’ve ever used.
I’m a big guy, and I was nervous putting my full weight on the reclining back rest but sure enough the GO ANYWHERE TEACHER CHAIR outstanding construction starts with a powder-coat painted tubular steel frame, covered with a fade- and mildew-resistant, easy-cleaning nylon cover held up through 6 positions! The seat dimensions are 21.5″w x 20.5″d x17″ open so it gave me great lumbar support on the ground or in the bleachers. It’s super easy to adjust! You simply push forward then pull back to your desired position.
The sturdy adjustable nylon mesh shoulder strap made it a breeze even for my eight year old daughter to tote around!
This is her favorite chair! My wife and I attend many swim meets and we both loved how comfortable the memory foam seat is. We also attend cold weather outdoor events so I can imagine the thick insulation will be welcome on cold aluminum bleachers. The easy to clean polyester fabric covers zips off completely for washing and come in a variety of colors. We hand washed and dried ours after it got muddy and it came out good as new.
The chair retails for $49.95 and is avalable from the manufacturer or on sale at Amazon Prime for $32.40 with the handy link below if you’re quick! Anyone looking for a resonably priced camping / outdoor / stadium seat can’t do much better that the GO ANYWHERE TEACHER CHAIR by Pacific Play Tents.
PBS DO IT YOURSELF COOKBOOK:
My contact Sara from Downtown Bookworks sent me some of her favorite spring gift books and kits any would be fine gift suggestions which I will preview in my coming Easter Gift Guide. However, the PBS KIDS: Do It Myself COOKBOOK is really something special! I’ve been raving about this cookbook since my daughter, unsolicited started making recipes on her own!
This is the 2015 National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Medalist for a good reason! It includes a 128 page fully illustrated book with lay flat binding (a must for a cookbook) and 6 ingeniously designed nesting spoons and cups!
Every recipe in this incredible cookbook includes an illustrated list of tools and ingredients, simple step by step illustrated directions and a photo of the finished dish!
There is nothing sharp, or hot that the kids need to deal with. So kids can actually cook on their own! For example, my daughters signature dish from the cookbook is the Pasta Salad With Cheese, Tomato, and Pesto on pg 82.
It has a common sense section for grown up prep: pasta, cooked, drained and cooled, fresh peas, cooked, drained and cooled or canned peas drained in a bowl.
A plastic knife was added in the tools section along with a cutting board for the tomatoes.
Once she had my prep and her tools? She had it covered! It was a terrific experience our family sharing my love of cooking with such an intuitive and tasty selection of recipes! My son is hooked on what has become “Jojo’s Pasta Salad” and she’s so proud she can do it all unassisted even mixing the tasty vinaigrette dressing! She’s made many of the recipes already and is itching to do more! This is THE gift to give young chefs and we highly recommend it!
For more information on Downtown Bookworks books, covering topics from sharks to Shakespeare to Super Heroes, please visit their website www.downtownbookworks.com Order PBS KIDS DO IT MYSELF COOKBOOK from Amazon with the handy link below
Stay tuned to All Things Geek for my definitive Non Candy Easter Gift Guide coming soon!
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