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Purchase Eye Protection for Spring Sports

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Xtreme Sports sunglasses by Real Kids Shades"][/caption] In a little over a month we will be saying good bye to winter, skiing, sledding and snowboarding and hello to spring, baseball, softball and soccer. You are more than likely you are already in talks with your child about which sports they will…

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Common Signs of Child Vision Problems

Have you noticed any physical changes in your child's eyes? Is your child constantly rubbing their eyes or complaining about feeling dizzy or not being able to see well? If you have heard these complaints from your child they may be experiencing signs of vision problems. Children are the most at risk for vision problems…

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Enter to Win a Free Pair of Real Kids Shades!

How would you like the chance to win a free pair of Real Kids Shades of your choice for your little one? Well you can by entering our sponsored giveaway on Sugar Pop Ribbons. In order to enter the giveaway for a chance to win you must: Be a public follower of the Sugar Pop…

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Let’s Move Turns 1 Today!

Today is the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama will be will be out and about promoting the campaign all throughout this week. Today she met with White House reporters and tomorrow she will make appearances on on NBC's Today and ABC's Live with Regis…

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Kid Friendly Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Odds are that one of your child's favorite times of the day include lunch, recess or snack time. They may even be a big fan of all three. Because February is National Children's Dental Health Month we will be sharing tip and activities in relation to kid's dental health throughout the month. This week we…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because kid's overall health is at the forefront of everything we do, we want to let you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month! Each year the month is sponsored by the American Dental Association to help raise awareness about oral health and the importance of it. This year's campaign aimed at small…

Real Kids Shades Testing Standards

Parents, we know you want your children to be healthy in each and every way, which is why we stress the importance of good eye health. The health of kids' eyes are often overlooked until it is time for their yearly eye exam, which many don't even receive. In addition to having your child's eyes…

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Preventing and Treating Snow Blindness

Have you ever experienced eye pains after being outside in the snow for too long? If so the cause may have been snow blindness, also known as Photokeratitis. Snow blindness is caused by UV rays reflecting strongly off snow, and because snow is smooth and full of polycrystals light is not able to pass through,…

Upgrade Your Children with a Pair of Real Kids Shades

Do your kids gravitate to the toy sunglasses plastered with their favorite cartoon character? While there is nothing wrong with purchasing these sunglasses to play with in the house, they need increased protection when outdoors. Children's toy sunglasses are fun for them to look at, but they seldom offer the eye protection your kids need.…

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Ski Safety Check List for Kids

Earlier this week we shared with you the benefits cross country skiing could have on your entire family. Today we are going to share a ski safety check list for kids in case you do decide to go cross country skiing with your family. Would you actually prefer to go on a downhill skiing trip…

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Cross Country Skiing, Fun for the Entire Family

[caption id="attachment_382" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Real Kids Shades Xreme Elements"][/caption] Thinking about taking a cross country skiing trip? Go ahead and take your kids with you. Cross country skiing has been a growing trend for winter family vacation for many years. It is such a popular option for families because it is easy to learn after…

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Children’s Sports Eye Safety Calendar

Have you been talking with your child about the importance of wearing sunglasses and protective sports eye wear? If you are still struggling to stress the importance to eye wear while playing sports to your child we would like to help. We found a fun children's sports eye safety calendar from the National Eye Institute…

Breaking Down the Child Nutrition Bill

A few weeks ago we're sure you heard about President Obama signing a law into effect that is meant to overhaul child nutrition and encourage better eating habits. You probably also know that the law gives the federal government more control over setting the standards for foods sold on school grounds, including vending machines. Aside…

Tips for a Family-Friendly New Year

In just a few days your kids will be begging you to stay up all night so they too can bring in the New Year. As a parent you know your kids better than anyone else, which means you know they will more than likely will be fast asleep by 12am. That is unless you…

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Kid Friendly Christmas Food

In just a few days your kids will be home from school for their holiday vacation. After a few days of watching endless hours of TV they may start becoming restless. Instead of providing with typical holiday arts and crafts keep them busy in the kitchen. As we know kids can be quite picky, but…

Winter Eye Protection for Children

[caption id="attachment_382" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Real Kids Shades Xtreme Elements"][/caption] Parents, we hope you are still placing sunglasses on your little ones every time you walk out of the door. If you stopped because the season changed then bring them back out. Just because the temperature has dropped and we are almost in winter does not…

Should Babies Wear Seatbelts on Planes?

If you are heading out of town for the holidays will you be flying with your small children? There is currently a debate on whether children two and under should be required to have their own seat equipped with an approved child restraint system. The Federal Aviation Administration currently allows parents to hold small children…

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Real Kids Shades honored by Prevent Blindness America

[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Lisa Medora of Real Kids Shades and Hugh Parry CEO of Prevent Blindness America"][/caption] Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced that Real Kids Shades (RKS) has been honored as one of the recipients of the Star Pupils™ Inaugural Partner Award, along with The Abbott…