Sock it to me
Made from super-soft, pesticide-free bamboo fibre, Eureka Socks are naturally antimicrobial and in fact biodegrade when you’ve finished with them, making them a clear eco-champion. But that’s only half of the story behind this Discovery Bay-based company. For every pair of socks sold, Eureka will donate a second pair to nominated charities in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. Children are encouraged to get involved with this “Soles for Souls” programme by adding a handwritten note or picture to along with local charity deliveries. There are even opportunities for them to help with handing out donations. What better way to put your best foot forward in 2017?
Patterned kids socks start at $35 per pair or $100 for four; plain kids socks cost $50 for two or $120 for six; adult socks cost $70 or $200 for five. Buy online at eurekasocks.com
We Need a Hero
The brainchild of Yat Siu, tech entrepreneur and director of the Asian Youth Orchestra, Chord Hero is on a mission to democratise music by making it easier – and cheaper – to learn an instrument. While music learning is widely understood be good for kids, lessons require a huge outlay of both time and money. Enter the Chord Hero Strummer, a high-quality, low-cost guitar that’s supported by the Monster Chords app, an engaging mobile game that allows progression as correct musical sequences are played. The result? Kids that actually enjoy their music practice. and you don’t have to fork out for lessons. Rock on.
Guitar costs US$59-69 (HK$458-535); Monster Chord App available on iTunes for US$1.99 per month. Buy online at chordhero.com.
Aiming to give children aged between 5-11 mindfulness tools, Inner Rainbow Mindfulness is a seven-week course run by kinesiologist Kate Baldwin and naturopath Louise Kane Buckley. Classes utilise age-appropriate exercises, meditation, emotional communication games, journaling and art to promote whole body health. Fees also include online content to support learning at home. Classes run in Sai Kung, Fo Tan and Hang Hau from February 10 until March 29.
Seven-week course costs $2,700 per child
For more information to book, visit facebook.com/innerrainbowmindfulness.