I have a secret about bubbles that I’ll share with you: Not all bubbles are created equal.
Those “Miracle Bubbles” you find on the shelves of practically every store, while cheap, are quite honestly not worth it. The bubble solution is thin, it only produces a few bubbles when blown, and the bubbles typically pop quickly after being blown. It’s really hard for kids to get the most fun and benefit out of bubble play if you have crummy bubbles.
So, here’s what you’ve gotta do. Go to Gymboree (you know, the kids’ clothing store that sells amazingly cute but ridiculously expensive clothes) and get some bubbles. They should have them in every store across America…they look like this:
Gymboree’s bubbles are amazing. They are the best bubbles in town! I mean, really. You have to see it to believe it. They will literally hang in the air like that floating bubble scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and they are capable of staying intact for several minutes even after they have landed on the ground. They are non-toxic (though that doesn’t mean they’re safe to drink) and they come with a bubble blower that puts those thin plastic wands to shame. Multiple holes surround the end of the blower and you know what that means? Lots and LOTS of bubbles…that hang in the air and invite kids to poke, clap, squeeze, chase, or simply watch as they leisurely float down, downnn, downnnnnn.
If you want a greater variety of bubble blowing devices, then head over to the Dollar Tree and pick up a bubble pack that you can pick apart just to get to the various blowers that accompany that teeny tiny bottle of five-cent bubbles.
Bubbles are an amazing thing to have on hand for kids of all ages – from babies to school-age kids – and tomorrow I’ll tell you why they are so good. So head on over to Gymboree to get your magic bubbles, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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