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Soleil Moon Frye’s Top Gadget Picks & Tips for Summer Vacations and Staycations

If anyone knows about being a busy mom, it’s Soleil Moon Frye! She has signed on as Target’s “Mommy Ambassador” and provided LATB some tips on how to have fun while staying at home with the kids.

Being a busy mom, I value vacation time with my family, whether we’re away on a trip or hanging out at home. The special moments we spend laughing and playing together are priceless. As Target’s mommy ambassador, here are my top gadget picks and tips for keeping my family entertained and making magical memories this summer.

1) Entertain and educate the kids:

The LeapFrog Tag Junior Scout Hardware reading system, $24.99, is a travel- sized book pal full of fun educational activities that keeps my daughters entertained when we have down time over vacation.

2) Discover a new favorite destination:

The iPad is a great tool to have handy for finding restaurants, shops and cool locales while we’re checking out new places; it’s essentially a high speed, super- portable guidebook for me. When my girls grab hold of the iPad, they go straight to the Mini Genius app; it’s great for reading while on the go.

3) Savor summer memories:

Making summer memories is just as important as capturing them. With the GoPro HS Hero2 Outdoor Edition Digital Camcorder, $299.99, we have a blast making home movies everywhere we go. I love that it’s waterproof and easy to use; I can just throw it in my bag for trips to the beach, playground or pool.

Top StayCation Tips:

1) Keep kids reading:

With the Nook Color, $149.99, we can spend time reading anywhere!  I try to avoid the “summer slide” by making sure my girls spend time reading over the summer.

2) Invite friends over for game night:

Amazing Spiderman for Wii, $49.99, is a blast for a superhero-themed game night, especially for the boys.

3) Plan for a rainy day:

The Sony Streaming Player, $37.69, makes it easy for my family to enjoy the best selection of online movies, TV and music wirelessly. I really look to my favorite tech gadgets to keep us entertained when rainy days roll around.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.