Growing Up Green: Sports Gear

Does your kid love sports? Maybe they recently started playing, need some extra gear to practice at home, or you want to find fun interests to keep them active? At Kid to Kid, we’re here to help and give a deep dive into some popular kid’s sports and all the fun and equipment that comes with it!

Sports can be incredibly beneficial for children. They offer a chance to learn important values such as teamwork, communication, and leadership while also helping to develop motor skills and boost confidence. Participating in sports can also be a healthy break from electronic screens and provide an opportunity for fresh air and exercise. However, the most important aspect of sports is that it allows children to have fun in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

This game was first invented in 1891 as a way to play indoor sports during winter, and contained rubber ball and peach baskets. It has changed little but gained much popularity and is great to play both indoors and out. We have basketballs, shoes, and clothes so they can shoot hoops in comfort. Because of the quick and fast-paced movements, practice clothes should be breathable, comfortable, and well-fitting to avoid injury. Shoes should be either specifically made for basketball or provide lots of ankle support.

Is your kid in the works to be a star quarterback? Whether it’s peewee, juniors, or flag, football is much loved by boys and girls alike. We carry jerseys, cleats, socks, and footballs! Check with your team coach to have a comprehensive list of all you will need as different age groups and types of football require different kinds of essential equipment. For light or indoor play look for foam and smaller rubber footballs to keep the game going on days when the weather is not ideal!

Are they ready to hit a home run? Baseball is an engaging outdoor field sport where anything can happen! It’s called America’s national pastime and has its own unofficial anthem ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’. We have cleats, socks, jerseys, t-shirts, bats, mitts, and baseballs! Check with your coach about what you will need for practice.

This endurance sport is much loved around the world. The challenging part is getting the ball to the goal without using your hands and an average game could mean running back and forth around 6 miles or more! This sport promotes teamwork, communication skills, agility, and strategy. Look for jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, cleats, soccer balls, goalie gloves, and socks. Don’t forget to also provide them with shin guards and some practice cones!

At Kid to Kid, we strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in sports. That’s why we offer a wide range of affordable sporting equipment to help you stay within budget while ensuring your child has everything they need to play and stay safe. We update our inventory frequently, so be sure to check back often to see what’s in stock. And when your child outgrows their equipment, you can sell it back to us and earn cash for new gear! So why wait? Visit your local store today and discover what we have to offer.

Growing Up Green: Nurturing Sustainable Fashion Choices

Sustainability in children’s fashion is a crucial issue in today’s modern world. How do parents keep up with the pace at which kids outgrow their clothing and shoes, as well as help make a greener world for future generations? At Kid to Kid, we believe that resale is the answer to helping give sustainable and affordable options for kid’s fashion. Here is how as a parent, you can help nurture sustainable choices for a brighter future. 

Resale is a powerful way to make a difference and help create a more sustainable future. Kid to Kid buys and sells high-quality, gently used clothing, shoes, books, and toys that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. By choosing resale, you are giving new life to these items and keeping them in use for others to enjoy. This helps to reduce waste, preserve the planet, and conserve precious resources. By choosing to shop and sell at Kid to Kid, you are making a positive impact on the environment and contributing to a better world for all. 

Another way to nurture sustainable choices is by shopping and supporting small business owners like Kid to Kid right in your own neighborhood! This means you have less time to travel -reducing your carbon footprint, and you are putting money right back into your local economy. This creates a better community for yourself and your neighbors.

Kids need durable clothes to keep up with their indoor and outdoor activities. Natural materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, linen, and hemp are durable, breathable, comfortable and kid-friendly. Choosing organic materials like these lessens the pollutants and chemical contaminants used in nonorganic and synthetic materials, leaving a better environmental impact. 

Do you have things that may not be resellable? Take those old frayed and torn clothes that may not be repairable and make something totally new! Teaching kids to repurpose is a great way to teach sustainability and unleash their creativity. Use old jeans to make a purse or an apron, scrunchies and rugs from old t-shirts, or turn socks into puppets!

Part of nurturing sustainable practices is to have open discussions with your kids about the environment. Talk about what it means to be sustainable. Show them the process of going through their closets, dropping off what they don’t need, and choosing new things. Discuss and plan other ways they can help the environment, like planting a garden, repurposing old materials, and recycling items such as glass, plastic, and metal. By talking with your kids and leading by example, you will create lasting habits that will last a lifetime. Together, we can create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

3 Reasons Resale Helps The Environment

Resale is a great way to help the environment in several ways. At Kid to Kid, we buy and sell new and gently used name brand clothes, maternity, books, toys, baby and sports gear. We think resale should be not only environmentally friendly but the affordable trendy option.

Here are three key reasons how it helps our environment:

Reduces Waste

The fashion industry is a big contributor to waste and pollution. When we buy and sell pre-owned clothing, Kid to Kid helps to reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills. By keeping the cycle of clothing and other items going we can extend the life of these items and reduce waste which will have a huge positive impact on the environment and leave it for future generations to come.

Saves Resources

Making new clothes takes a lot of water and resources. When you buy and sell pre-owned clothing, you’re decreasing the demand for new clothing and conserving water and valuable resources to go to other much needed areas.

Reduces Carbon Footprint

Making clothes is a huge leader in greenhouse emissions from the start of growing crops, the production, and finally the transportation of the finished product. When you shop at Kid to Kid you are reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted and choosing to help the environment one item at a time.

Resale helps the environment by reducing waste, saving resources, and reducing the carbon footprint associated with fashion. By choosing to shop at Kid to Kid you can do your part to promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place for yourself and your children to live in.