1. 7 Magical Gifts for Merry Mermaids

    7 Magical Gifts for Merry Mermaids

    I truly believe that Charleston is the best place in the world to live; just ask any travel magazine or any of the new residents migrating here in droves. Seriously, there is a reason why people from all over the world choose to either vacation or settle down here, and I believe I know the main reason. This lovely city of ours has mermaids. Yep, real live mermaids!


    The Weeki Wachee Mermaids grace us with their shimmery presence once a year, for a few short days, at the SC Aquarium downtown. I take my kids every year, and they love watching those beauties swim gracefully through the Great Tank. The magic of believing in mermaids fills our heads as we plan our aquarium excursion this weekend.


    We know the myths and the legends, but what if they really do exist? Imagine the possibilities, and the undersea life mermaids and mermen lead...if only for a few hours, on an ordinary family visi

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  2. 5 Must-Have Outdoor Toys for Spring

    5 Must-Have Outdoor Toys for Spring

    The flowers are blooming, the beach is beckoning, and Spring is definitely in the air! After we all survived the great snowfall of '18 here in Charleston, it's time to get outside and play!


    If climbing, swinging, riding, and jumping are on your family's warm weather to-do list, then you can't go wrong with these must-have active toys for Spring and Summer!


    With nothing but sunshine on the horizon, it's time to get the whole family outside and moving! Turn your backyard into the ultimate personalized playground with these best-selling outdoor toys for kids of all ages:


    Swurfer - Made locally on John's Island, this solid maple swing is the talk of the lowcountry! Its unique shape and wooden contoured

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  3. Surf's up, Dudes!

    Surf's up, Dudes!

    Hey y'all! We hope everyone's summer is being filled with fun and sun! Doesn’t living near the beach give you an extra pep in your step? We can dig our toes in the sand, feel the sun on our face, and watch the warm water come to greet us. It's great to be a South Carolinian!

    For those of you with little ones who love the beach but want to enhance their experience even more, Wonder Works is here to help. One of our hottest summer toys, Surfer Dudes, is sure to entertain your little water bugs!

    These dudes and dudettes are made for swells. In fact, there are 7 different surfers to choose from that have their own background stories! This unsinkable toy can ride any wave, any style! Just simply throw your dude into the water and watch him turn upright and surf the wave. Check out the 7 surfer dudes who will transform your beach experience!

    Which one will your child choose? Whoever they pick, you’ll be able to watch

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  4. Beat the Heat with Bling Banz!

    Beat the Heat with Bling Banz!

    It crosses every parent's mind as they take their kiddos to the beach, playground, zoo, or any other outdoor activity: overheating and excessive sun exposure. You always make sure your child is hydrated, wearing sunscreen, and spending time in the shade. These are necessary precautions to keep your child healthy. Although you are doing everything possible to stop excessive sun exposure, there's another way to beat the heat!

    Wonder Works offers Bling Banz that are not only stylish and fun, but they are an amazing way to let you and your child know if they need to spend more time in the shade!

    How it works:

    - Have your kiddo pick out one of the eight fun patterns and styles available!
    - Put sunscreen on your child as normal.
    - Strap on the Bling Banz and have fun!
    - Periodically, your child can check their wrist to see where they stand with sun expo

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  5. Just Keep Swimming!

    Just Keep Swimming!

    Did you know that swimming is actually a fantastic exercise? Aside from being extremely fun and playful, there are some serious health benefits to it! It's good for your heart and joints, and it can lower blood pressure and improve your mood.  Fin Fun's Mermaid Tail is both a fun activity for your child AND an amazing way to get them up and moving.

    Let your child escape into the world of sea shells and fish friends with her very own mermaid tail. While being act

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  6. Keep Life Fun with Waboba!

    Keep Life Fun with Waboba!

    Waboba: The Original Ball That Bounces on Water

    #KeepLifeFun with Waboba!

    One of our all-time, favorite summer toys is the Waboba, the original ball that bounces on water! Have you ever wondered where their name came from? Let’s break it down: WA (water) – BO (bouncing) – BA (ball) – pretty clever, right?

    The original concept for a water bouncing ball came from a lightbulb moment on a summer day in Sweden in the 1980s. Inventor and founder, Jan von Heland, was playing frisbee in the water and noticed that the disk skimmed across the water like a stone when he threw it upside down. Twenty years later, he began testing prototypes – his first ball sank. After five years of trial and error, the world’s first water bouncing ball, the Waboba Ball, hit the market in 2005.

    Since then, the Waboba Team has been working to perfect their products, constantly expanding their line to reach all ages and skill levels, for both land

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