Things we like this month

The 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

Put 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.

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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