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Chicago Parent staff


toyThe next toy craze?

So long Zhu Zhu Pets. Zibits might be the next "big" thing moving into your house. The tiny remote control robots, sold at Toys "R" Us for less than $10 each, were a hit with the kids we had give them a test run. The remote control is easy to operate and the sounds and lights from each of the 12 robots add to the fun. For more information, check out

labelsPut a label on it

Someone at Mabel's Labels must be thinking about summer camp. The company has released its new Camp Pack to make sure everything you send to camp comes back home (though we won't promise what comes home will smell like flowers.) The $34 Camp Pack includes 50 Tag-Mates (just peel and stick the labels on the clothes) or 40 Iron-Ons, 15 sticky labels, eight shoe labels and two bag tags. Order online at While you're ordering, download the free 35-page e-book, Mama of Many's Guide to Camp, for one mom's tried-and-true tips.

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