Fun and functional finds for kids

All tied up

Parents (and teachers) who are fit to be tied with taking time to lace up someone else’s sneakers will love Safe Lace. Simply thread in the Safe Lace, tie as normal and lock that knot into place. Perfect for athletes, too! Variety of colors; $12.95/pair.

Hands-free, worry-free

Girls can be sporty, stylish and still stash their stuff in this remake of the fanny pack. From phones to keys, little notes to little cash, the Lil Sister can store it all while she runs, jumps or even hangs from the monkey bars. Includes a front top-loading pocket and a front zippered pocket, along with a back zippered pocket. $19.99.

Squatters welcome

Pass on the panties and skip the shorts. Broxies are a simple solution for little girls who love to twirl. A functional fashion find, Broxies let little ones lose the layers by combining the comfort of underwear with the coverage of shorts in an all-in-one. $18.