The Fourth of July is almost here! That means fireworks shows and BBQ’s! Enjoy whatever outdoor activity your family has planned by being as comfortable as possible. We’ve got all you need for a fun-filled holiday right here with the perfect chair for your outing and awesome holiday-themed food.
The Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair is the perfect chair for outdoor activities like cook-outs, outdoor concerts, or the park. In fact, this year Heavy.com named it one of the 11 Best Camping Chairs for Festivals!
This chair is perfect for the little ones in your life! If you don’t want your kids sitting on your lap all evening, but don’t think they’ll like the ground, the Kelsyus Kid’s Canopy Chair is the perfect solution!
If you’re still thinking about what to bring to that Fourth of July BBQ, here are some adorable, festive treats!
Going on a family camping trip? The Mesh Backpack Chair is a great chair to bring to the campground.
If you’re planning to watch the fireworks near the water, you may want to take cover from those pesky mosquitoes. Avoid those bug-bites with the Original Canopy Chair with Bug Guard.
Seeing the fireworks at the oceanfront? Take the Backpack Beach Canopy Chair along for a comfortable and enjoyable Fourth of July show.
Whether you’re going to the beach, a pool party, or a concert, bring one of these festive beach balls! This is a great way to keep the kids entertained when you’re waiting for the fireworks to start or keep the crowd pumped during an awesome concert!
The warmer weather has arrived! With the season change, comes the question of how to keep your kids busy- and not inside playing video games or watching movies all day. If that question is going through your mind, it’s time for a beach day! You’ll get some exercise, relaxation (hopefully), fresh air and quality time with the kids!
What’s needed for this? Comfort + Food + Fun= The Perfect Beach Day!
Comfort at the Beach
Once you arrive at the beach it’s time to set up your space. Of course you’re going to want to lay out some towels and apply some sunscreen (if you haven’t already). As the kids run out into the water and you’re watching from you’re spot, you may decide laying down doesn’t work because you can’t keep an eye on the kids, but sitting on the towel all day doesn’t sound fun.
Having this Kelsyus Canopy Chair (Backpack Beach Canopy Chair) will come in handy! They’ll keep you shaded and you won’t have to worry about your umbrella falling over in a gust of wind!
Before you know it, the kids will be running to the water with their body boards like the COOP Super Skim!
After your kids have relaxed long enough for their stomachs to handle some food, it’s time for lunch!
Having a picnic allows you to spend the whole day outside, without having to spend any extra money for lunch! Here are some awesome picnic food ideas:
If want something healthier than soda, but more flavorful than water, we’ve got the perfect portable drink ideas too! These Fruit-Infused Teas are sure to sweeten up your day!
Be creative with your dessert! These adorable mason jar No Bake Brownie Trifle variations are easily portable, tasty, and did I say adorable?
The typical beach activities like: building sandcastles, swimming, tanning, and reading are all great ways to spend your time at the beach. But there are a lot of other ways to enjoy your time together and are great for the active kids in your family!
Pools are now open, so it’s time to gear up for some pool fun! Getting your kids off the couch and away from the controllers will be a breeze with our awesome SwimWays pool toys and floats! Take a look at these exciting products- most of which are brand new for 2018!
SwimWays Eaten Alive
Our Eaten Alive pool float line (available as a shark or crocodile) is bound to be a blast for you and your friends! Take entertaining selfies for Instagram or Snapchat with these inflatable carnivorous creatures!
Get #EatenAlive this summer and shop here!
SwimWays Spring Float SunCatcher
While similar to the original SwimWays Spring Float, the new Spring Float SunCatcher also comes with cup holders! Let the hammock-style float cradle you slightly below the surface for a relaxing, cooling afternoon in the sun!
Relax with the #SpringFloat SunCatcher and shop here!
SwimWays Spring Float Sol Seat
Relax while having the ability to chat with your friends in the Spring Float Sol Seat! This float is great for making conversation or keeping an eye on the kids as it helps you sit up comfortably with it’s cushy mesh seats and head rest! Then, pack it away in the included carry bag for great portability.
Relax with the #SpringFloat Sol Seat: shop here!
SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy and Baby Spring Float Animal Friends
Don’t forget about our Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy (left) or Baby Spring Float Animal Friends (right)! Your little ones will have a blast splashing around in the pool with these interactive play floats!
The Activity Center with Canopy comes with an octopus or lobster and includes a squeaker fish, stacking rings, fish teether, and a soft touch star or shell! The Activiy Center float is also part of our Swimways Swim Steps 1 program! Animal friends comes with a unicorn or dragon, and the inflatable head rotates 360 degrees!
Both of these floats have removable canopies and are for ages 9 – 24 months
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here:
Enjoy watching your infant experience the water with the Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy! This float includes an adjustable 3-point harness, built-in handles for mom to hold onto, and a removable/adjustable UPF 50+ sun protection canopy!
For ages: 3 – 9 months (or until your infant attempts to climb out or sit up)
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here!
The kids will have a blast with this new water-activated transforming pool toy! Place the pods in the water and they’ll watch in amazement as they turn into these amazing sea creatures (sharks and seahorses)!
For ages: 5+
Transform your kids summer with Aqualiens: Shop here!
SwimWays PAW Patrol Items
Chase and Skye can join in on the pool fun with these all new Paw Patrol swim gear and toys! We’ve got everything your kids need to be decked out in all things Paw Patrol for the pool! Your little ones can wear Paw Patrol 3-D Swimmies or the ( U.S. Coast Guard approved PDF) Swim Trainer Life Jacket as they play in the water. They can float around in the 3-D Swim Ring while the wind-up Paddlin Pups swim along beside! Or they’ll splash around and practice swim techniques with the Paw Patrol Kickboard and while the Paw Patrol Swim Googles or Character Masks keep the water out of their eyes!
Make a splash with Paw Patrol pool items this summer and shop here:
Show your Star Wars fandom with our brand new BB-8 float! You can take some great, shareable pictures with your friends and family, and BB-8!
Bring your pool experience to a whole new galaxy (far far away) and shop here!
Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, & Spring Slam
These awesome backyard games just became even MORE fun! Bring your family and friends together with Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, OR Spring Slam- all with designs including the faces of your favorite Star Wars characters!
Bean bags are filled with pellets for critter and weather resistance. This also helps keep the bags from loosing weight over time.
Spring Slam is for ages 8+
Shop here to have fun with these Star Wars games this summer:
Sit back and relax this summer in the new Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair! This chair is great for relaxing at the beach, enjoying an outdoor concert, or hanging out with friends at a BBQ! It’s got cup holders, a mesh seat, an adjustable headrest, and a 50 UPF sun protection canopy! Also, the canopy folds down into a bag that’s easy to carry!
Sit back and relax this summer in the Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair: Shop here!
COOP Hydro Lacrosse
Bring lacrosse to the water! This is a great opportunity for young children, who aren’t ready to play with the larger lacrosse sticks, to learn the game- with the bonus of playing it in the water!
The COOP Super Skim now comes in a variety of vintage beach styles! Offering both quality AND style, these boards are made a with multi-layered cross laminate core with resin coating to help with longevity and better performance. It also comes with a traditional rocker design to help avoid nose digging.
Weight Capacity: 130 lbs
Ride into summer and shop here!
New designs are also available for the Super Pipe 41″! This durable, lightweight board includes a swim leash.
For intermediate or advanced riders who are 5′ – 6′ 2″ and weigh 120-190 lbs.
Editor’s Note: This is the first post in our three-part series focused on teaching children to swim with the SwimWays Swim Steps program. The steps include Swim Step 1: Water Introduction, Swim Step 2: Water Exploration, and Swim Step 3: Swim Training. Swim along with us and teach your child the skills of a lifetime!
National Learn to Swim Day is May 19th! Get your child ready for a summer of fun and staying cool by beginning the process of teaching them to swim! But before you do, take a look at some of these tips on how to give your baby the most positive learn to swim experience they can have!
There are so many positive effects of teaching your children to swim at an early age. Studies show that children who are taught to swim by the age of 5 have increased confidence, are ahead in their cognitive and physical development and are more likely to have higher IQ’s (due to an early exposure to sensory and motor stimuli in the water). Learning this skill by this age can also help in developing math skills. Finally, oral expression and social skills can also be bettered as a result of swimming.
1. Don’t force it
Swim Step 1 is focused on getting your child comfortable with being in the water. It’s very important that your baby want to be there. If he/she doesn’t, you may choose to sit with them on the edge of the pool or a shallow step where they can play, or allow them to do so while staying within arm’s reach. Then, once they’ve warmed up to the idea, you can bring them into the water!
2. Getting used to the water
The phrase about dipping your toes into something, couldn’t be more applicable to getting your baby acclimated to the water. The next step is to allow them to dip their toes in. Consider splashing a little water onto their stomach, too!
3. Help your baby become comfortable
Now, you can place your child in one of our comfortable and secure Baby Spring Floats (for ages 9-24 months).
The Original Baby Spring Float is designed with a large circumference and an inner spring around the outside edge for stability. You and your baby will have a fun time as they experience the wonderful feeling of floating in the water for the first time!
What makes a SwimWays Baby Spring Float different from other brands?
Fabric-covered inflation and soft mesh seats keep babies comfortable in the water.
Dual air chambers and safety valves enhance security.
Large circumference and a patented inner spring around the outside edge of the float for added stability in the water.
Folds flat into three compact circles for easy portability in the included carry case.
The SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy is a fabric-covered baby float for infants. This float is for ages: 3 months – approximately 9 months (or until baby attempts to climb out or sit up).
4. Time for some more fun
Here comes the fun part! You’ll want to begin encouraging your child to splash around, and maybe even splash you so that they will correlate FUN with being in the water.
Be sure to take a look at the video on Swim Step 1 training.
Note: Signing up for a Mommy and Me swim class is another great way to help get your child comfortable in the water.
*Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-4? Help turn this tragedy around by teaching your kids to swim and practicing water safety with your family. Share this infographic online to help spread the word.