Lifestyle » Vol. 43

For the Grandkids: December 2014

GRANDKIDSSleepNSyncSleep’n Sync
Now, your grandchild can learn and sleep at the same time! Sleep’n Sync aims to help children acquire the skills they need while they’re sleeping. With a variety of programs honing in on numerous themes kids face in life today, Sleep’n Sync covers bullying, dealing with anger, flexibility, test-taking, reading comprehension and communication skills.

The program includes audio that should be played on a daily basis for a relatively short period of time while a child is sleeping. In addition, Sleep’n Sync provides recommendations and advice for parents or caregivers in the form of a booklet created by Sleep’n Sync’s experts. For more information, visit

GRANDKIDSBellartisanBellartisan books
Give your favorite student the “write” stuff for back-to-school with writing, printing and numbers activity books from Bellartisan.

Bellartisan activity books are a beautiful and creative way for young students to practice cursive, printing and numbers at home, at school or while riding in the car. Plus, 10 percent of all Bellartisan’s product sales go toward clean water and sanitation technology in developing countries. For more information, visit

GRANDKIDSDictionaryPrintFabFunky Dictionary Prints
Created and illustrated by established United Kingdom artist Kelly Stevens, FabFunky Dictionary Prints feature fabulously quirky, original animal art prints displayed atop one-of-a-kind antique book pages.

Full of luscious, vibrant colors and imaginative characters ranging from a sock monkey on a bicycle to a sheep in a party hat, these beautiful, fun and unique pieces add richness and elegance to children’s nurseries, playrooms and bedrooms.

Each FabFunky Dictionary Print is made to order using genuine antiquarian dictionary pages from the 1800s. For more information, visit

GRANDKIDSLottyDottyLotty Dotty
Lotty Dotty is a collection of interactive T-shirts and handbags (that double as iPad covers) inspired by playing dress up with paper dolls. Founded in 2009, the company has designed and patented a line of high-fashion T-shirts featuring screen-printed doll figures that can be dressed interchangeably with velcro-backed designer mini-outfits, just like playing with paper dolls.

Lotty Dotty uses organic cotton and recyclable materials as much as possible and is dedicated to aiding women and children. For more information, visit

GRANDKIDSSpecialDaySpecial Day Cooking
Do you have a special needs grandchild who would like to learn to cook? Many special education students require certain teaching strategies, and Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook uses those strategies to teach independence.

Geared not only toward those with autism, down syndrome, ADHD, ADD and other developmental and learning disabilities but all children with a desire to learn to cook, the recipes in Special Day Cooking are supported by a proven approach. All recipes are in large type and are formatted in consistent, easy-to-follow steps for all skill levels. They are safe ~ needing only a microwave, toaster or blender and a plastic knife to cook ~ and can all be completed in one hour or less. For more information, visit

Do your grandkids say medicine tastes bad? Check out Dr. Cocoa, the first line of patented over-the-counter cough and cold medicines formulated with trusted, effective ingredients and 10 percent real cocoa for real chocolate taste.

Dye-, alcohol- and gluten-free, the new Dr. Cocoa line is available in three formulas that combine trusted, effective ingredients with real cocoa. Most products are intended for children 6-13. For more information, visit

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