When it comes to cooking, you and your little are two peas in a pod.
A Little Helper FunPod, that is.
The genius contraption is a step up from your average stool and safer than standing on a chair. Just place the pod at the kitchen island or countertop edge — a good distance away from anything dangerous — and assign him kid-friendly kitchen tasks like mixing, stirring, or measuring. Four sturdy sides and an adjustable foot plate ensure that your sous chef is right in the heat of things but nowhere near the fire.
Your future Tyler Florence won’t even notice he’s on lockdown. The pod is designed to contain him, not the good times. And unlike other towers on the market, the modest footprint makes it a fit for small kitchens or apartment living.
We can hardly contain ourselves.
Available online at diapers.com, $190.
Dr. Seuss’s 75th Anniversary
What: Drop by for free story time and make crowns and bookmarks.
Why: An appearance by the Cat in the Hat? Sounds good. Goodie bags to take home? Even better.
When: Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Dadeland Mall, Saks Fifth Avenue corridor, 7535 Dadeland Mall (305-665-6226).
What: Marvel at creatures both scaly and slimy and pet a crocodile if you dare.
Why: The only downside? He’ll want a python instead of a puppy.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale (954-828-5380). Tickets online at repticon.com. Adults and teens, $10; children, $5; under 5, free.
Hansel and Gretel
What: Momentum Dance Company stages a free performance of the fairy tale.
Why: You’ve got a hunch that even this won’t deter your sugar booger from eating sweets.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables (305-442-8706).
Photo: Courtesy of Luca and Company