Look at your little guy being so polite and taking turns on the swing set. Well done, Mom. Don’t you think young Mr. Generous deserves a few minutes of playtime with your iPod as a reward?
Don’t worry about the 4,392 precious songs you have stored there; the iFrogz Tadpole case converts your grown-up media player into a pint-size but well-protected entertainment center.
The thick silicone coating cocoons your prized possession, and big handles make it easy for toddlers to grip. Add a plastic overlay to shield your screen and customize the click-wheel with a graphic insert. Matching earphones designed to fit little noggins complete the package. Upload cartoons and kidlet tracks, then savor the ensuing moments of quiet.
Available online at ifrogz.com.
National Children’s Theatre Kids Fest
What: Watch plays, listen to award-winning storytellers, and get hands-on at interactive stations.
Why: Crowd-pleasers like The Mad Hatter and Pippi Longstocking ensure they won’t be wiggling in their seats.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. For reservations, call 305-444-9293 or e-mail email@example.com. Admission is free.
What: Kiddos (ages 2-7) have some fun with cooking classes, craft activities, and more.
Why: You can join in with them or enjoy refreshments and relax while the staff mans the ship.
When: Ongoing. Wed., 3-6 p.m.
Where: Baby Stars, The Shops at the Waterways, 3565 NE 207th St., ste. a9, Aventura (305-466-1886). Cost is $5-$30.
Art of Storytelling International Festival
What: Puppets, shows, and other entertainment to celebrate the art of spinning a yarn.
Why: Twirling Colombian dancers and a Caribbean parade bring a rainbow of colors.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Downtown (305-375-2665). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of iFrogz