August is National Family Fun Month, and with the new school term just around the corner, what better time than now to enjoy the long sunny days with the little ones? JoJo has lots of products to help you make the most of the last few weeks of summer, hopefully offering a little inspiration! And don’t forget to take a look at our Events page to see what’s happening in your area.
Have a picnic
Planning on visiting the local park? Make a day of it and pack lots of tasty snacks for the whole family. We stock lots of cool bags to keep food fresh in warm weather, including the Little One’s Lunch from Polar Gear, as well as the JoJo Insulated Food and Bottle Bag in gorgeous polka dot. Encourage toddlers to keep hydrated with the fun OXO Tot Twist Top water bottle which comes complete with a straw for easy drinking. Feeding babies needn’t be a hassle either, easily divide purees into the Baby Food Pots, perfectly sized for every portion. Remember to pack the 100% Natural Cleanser from Aquaint, so handy for dropped cutlery or bottles – simply spray to kill 99.9% of germs. It can even be used to sterilise hands and food – just the thing for messy mealtimes!
Cook up a storm
Encourage little ones to get involved in the kitchen. Not only can they learn about their food, you can also make it into a fun activity. Cooking with a toddler is an invariably messy experience, so make sure you cover all surfaces! Choose our wipe-clean tabard to keep their clothes clean, and the matching table cloth so you can have lots of fun without worrying about any lasting mess. If you need a little inspiration, the New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel is the perfect companion – packed full of simple recipes for the whole family.
Every water baby loves a trip to the swimming pool! JoJo stocks a large selection of swimming aids and toys to develop confidence in the water. If your little one hasn’t learnt how to swim, try the Usborne Teach Your Child to Swim book. It aims to give parents confidence in their ability to teach, making the experience fun and rewarding for you both. Looking for a little extra reassurance? Choose the Splash About Fings – they offer buoyancy in the water by supporting your little one’s body while keeping their limbs free to move around. When it’s time to come out, cuddle them dry with our towelling ponchos.
Hold a tea party
If the rain makes an appearance and you’re confined to the house, we have everything you need for fun playtimes. Role play helps develop imagination and creativity – so gather up all those cuddly toys and host a little tea party. ‘Bake’ tea time treats with the Honeybake cake mixer or oven and serve delicious-looking snacks from Le Toy Van, including chocolates, macaroons and biscuits. Serve tea in the stunning Emma Bridgewater Tea Set to complete the experience. Perfect for little ones playing together.