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Kiwi Co

KiwiCo was built out of a belief in the importance of developing creative confidence. They believe that this confidence helps kids think big and act like creators and producers instead of just consumers. Kids with creative confidence don’t assume one “right way” to build with blocks, paint a picture, or solve a problem. Their unique way is the right way!

Kiwi Co was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity in children. The owner found it tough to find the time to come up with engaging hands-on activities, let alone get the materials.

Kiwi Co was created to fulfill that wish and to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity. We all want to make it fun, easy, and delightful to spend time building, exploring and creating together.

KiwiCo builds children’s creative confidence and problem-solving skills with award-winning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects and activities. Every month, each of our lines (Cricket Crate (ages 0-2), Koala Crate (ages 3-4), Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8), Doodle Crate (ages 9-16+), and Tinker Crate (ages 9-16+) delivers developmentally appropriate projects, inspiration, and activities created by in-house experts, and tested by kids.

In each crate, young makers will find an educational magazine, project supplies, and detailed instructions. KiwiCo lines cover themes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), art and design, imaginative play, and fine motor skills.

Since its inception, the Kiwi Co team has grown. They’ve added creative parents who dream up the projects, valued experts who review them, and a community of kid testers who keeps Kiwi Crate on their toes and ensures the projects are fun and engaging.

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Looking for the Best Running Shoes?

Best Running Shoes

In the old days buying running shoes was a simple affair, with only a few brands and styles to choose from, you typically bought one pair and used them for every outdoor activity you could imagine. These days, technology has advanced running shoes so much it can become difficult to decipher what you need.

Sports shoes have been developed for every form of exercise and the manufacturer list has grown to include Nike, Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Saucony, Newton Energy, Sketchers, Reebok and many more. Picking the wrong shoe could put you in a lot of pain, which is the reason why there are so many companies developing shoes for multi-sports.

First, decide on what you want to use your running shoes for. Running shoes and walking shoes are different. Do you run a marathon every day or are you simply walking around the block once a week for some quick exercise? These factors, along with the length and width of each foot are the most important aspects to help narrow down your search for running shoes.

Then you have brands, colors and prices to consider. We find it helps to define your price points first – decide the maximum you’d like to pay. Then keep an eye out for advertisements for shoe sales and search through our huge collection of running shoes. Don’t forget to make use of our filters and sorting options to help you narrow down your shoe search. Once you have your shoe prices and results ready, color and style are the next points to consider. Brightly colored, fluoro running shoes are all the rage these days but they’re like all fashion – they’ll change each season.

Visiting your local sports shoe retailer can help point you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have around buying running shoes. It’s always usually cheaper to buy online, but doing the research in bricks and mortar stores can quickly settle any queries you may have. You can also “test drive” any shoes you may like in store which is a feature online retailers haven’t quite figured out how to provide yet.

Finally remember your best running shoes won’t last forever. If you’re not happy with the style or color you pick after a short period, don’t worry because you’ll always wear through them and a new pair of running shoes will be bought. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever including sports shoes so you’ll get a chance to pick out something new at some point.

 

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