Six Essentials for Keeping Kids Active

  |  Gorp.com
The perfect boots, biking/climbing helmet, binoculars, sunblock, and way to measure your mileage (from left)
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Aloe Gater 40+ gel Sunblock
The only thing sadder than a rainy day for a kid is painful sunburn. And on a sunny day, they never remember to apply sunscreen and we’re not always there to remind them (read: do it ourselves). Most sunscreens wash off with sweat, and don’t last more than a couple of hours. This one bucks the trend.

Geopalz Pedometer
Here’s your child’s very own storm tracker. With a pedometer every hop, skip, and jump is part of the bigger map. Kids love contests and counting—here’s a good way to keep them happy—and active.

Real Kid Shades
Whether you’re eight or 18, eye protection is essential, not only to protect delicate corneas, but to maintain that cool factor.

Petzl PICCHU Kid’s Climbing/Cycling Helmet
Real life adventure requires real life gear. Kids love climbing and biking—why not make life more simple (and economical) with a helmet that does both?

Keen Libby Boots
Every hill is Mt. Everest and every vacant lot the Sahara when you’re a kid. Don’t make the mistake of tethering your child’s sense of adventure with inadequate footwear.

Bushnell Powerview 12x25 Compact Folding Binoculars
The world’s a wondrous place when you’re a kid. Bring it closer to home with a pair of kid-friendly binoculars. We love these as they fit well into small hands, and are affordable.

Published: 1 Apr 2012 | Last Updated: 28 Mar 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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