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  1. Happy Midsummer!

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    June 16, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. In Mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn’t, and in the south only for an hour or two. This calls for celebration! Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on Midsummer Eve which is the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday June 23rd. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own! Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is …
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  2. Beach Ready!

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    June 7, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Getting that all essential beach bag geared up with all the essentials can be cumbersome. And forgetting key items, can be a painful experience for all family members involved! We’ve put together a checklist of everything PO.P plus more, that you will need for that grand excursion to the beach. Whether is be a well planned vacation, or just a evening break from the chaos, we’ve got you covered. Most importantly, kids sensitive skin needs to be protected from the sun’s harsh UV rays, especially during the prime hours of 11AM to 3PM when the sun’s rays are strongest. Kids should not only be wearing UPF 50+ sunscreen, but also UPF 50 rash guard swimwear so that they are still protected even when the sunscreen …
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  3. Sun Protection and Swimwear Care!

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    May 10, 2017 by PO.P Press

    Is there anything more wonderful than the first rays of sunlight in the spring? The sun is always a welcome sight after a dark and cold winter. Remember to take care since children’s skin is especially sensitive to the sun, particularly in the beginning of the season when their skin is pale. The best way to protect all of our little sunshine’s is to make sure they are not in the sun too long and to try to keep them in the shade as much as possible. There is also clothing available that can help. SWIMWEAR WITH SUN PROTECTION UV protection factor in textiles is called UPF Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a classification system used for clothing. UPF measures fabric density and shows how …
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  4. Growing Plants with Kids!

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    April 12, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Grow plants with the children – spring is here! Gardening is a beautiful activity now that spring is here! It’s fun to play around with soil and seeds! It is exciting to watch when a small green plant emerges from the soil and then grows and gets bigger and bigger! When you grow plants with children, choose seeds that will grow fast so they don´t lose interest. It is extra fun if the plant can be eaten! Here are some suggestions for edible plants: cress, pumpkin seeds, sunflower and citrus seeds. If you are eager to get involved, help the little ones decorate or make their own plant pot! Use old milk cartons, bottles or what you have at home. Make small holes on the bottom for …
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  5. See You This Summer!

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    April 8, 2016 by PO.P Press

    What would the world be like without ice cream? We hope you are longing for summer as much as we are! We can’t wait to release some fun animals for the warmer weather. Even alligators need sunglasses at PO.P! See you soon!


  6. SWIMMING TECHNIQUES, SAFE SWIMMING AND SAFETY

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    June 13, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Children love to swim, and anywhere there is water there will be children playing and splashing. But what is important to consider when being around water with children? We spoke to a swimming instructor and got some ideas for swimming techniques, safe swimming and safety. Why is it so important for children to learn to swim? Swimming ability is important since it enables people to take care of themselves in the water. The importance of swimming readiness and ability must not be underestimated. There have been cases of children drowning in garden pools. Involuntarily ending up under water can be very stressful if you do not know how to swim or are unaccustomed to being in the water. Can I teach my child to swim …
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  7. Swedish Midsummer

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    May 21, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday 19th June. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own, but because we have school and work on the 19th we’ll be celebrating on the 20th June…will you? Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is worth it! We have created a great little instruction card here. PO.P Tip: Invite your guests to help you make the pole upon arrival and in addition …
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  8. Sun protection for little rays of sunshine!

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    April 27, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Is there anything more wonderful than the first rays of sunlight in the spring? The sun is always a welcome sight after a dark and cold winter. Remember to take care since children’s skin is especially sensitive to the sun, particularly in the beginning of the season when their skin is pale. The best way to protect all of our little sunshine’s is to make sure they are not in the sun too long and to try to keep them in the shade as much as possible. There is also clothing available that can help. IDEAS FOR SMART SUN PROTECTION Babies should not be exposed to sunlight or excessively high temperatures. Protect them with a sun hat, parasol and clothing. If you are outdoors in …
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  9. 5 Reasons Camp Rocks

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    March 18, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    We love camp! We love camp for all the same reasons you loved camp as a kid—adventure in the great outdoors, new friends who you wrote letters to all year long and life-long memories that you still cherish. Today, camp is even more important since kids don’t have enough daily opportunities to play, explore and take risks. Summer camp, whether it’s sleep-away camp or day camp, provides children with a chance to explore the world in a controlled and nurturing setting. Kids can develop independence and experience things that they may not be able to at home. We talked to our staff and reflected on our own camp experiences. Together we came up with our Top 5 Reasons Summer Camp Rocks! 1. Kids develop a …
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  10. Share A Shelfie!

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    July 11, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

    We are excited to announce a new contest we are hosting here at Polarn O. Pyret USA. Our Edina, Minnesota store has been busy putting together perfect outfits for our “shelfies” as they are popularly known for the summer and we have decided to use these wonderful images to your advantage and allow you to win by sharing and regramming these fun pictures.  Every day we will choose a random winner from among those of you who have shared and regrammed to win a $50 gift certificate to Polarn O. Pyret USA to be redeemed in-store or online in the USA only.   Use it to outfit your kids to be stylish, cool, and functional at the same time! We will be posting a new PO.P Shelfie …
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