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I happen to live in Las Vegas, where slogans such as “You can’t win if you don’t play,” define our local gaming community. I have to admit it’s hard to argue with that logic, Who can win at slots, poker or blackjack without opting in to play? Bystanders don’t reap any rewards. Only those who are willing to put up the cash and potentially lose it, have the chance to win and win big dependent upon the size of their bet. Most don’t win big but some do; some break even, while others lose. The same is true when it comes to marketing. Without it, you are like those bystanders, watching your competitors play.

Tree Blocks Wooden Toys are quality wooden playthings with character. The collection includes wood tree houses, play furniture, blocks and educational toys that are unique because they look like the wood from which they are created. While some wooden toys are so processed they lose the integrity of their origins, Tree Blocks retain the detail and natural characteristics of the wood. Tree Blocks are eco-friendly and no living tree is harmed in the making of the toys. The only trees used are the discards of managed paper forests.

Toy Fair 2012 takes place February 12-15, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center, as well as in showrooms at 1115 Broadway (at West 25th Street) and other locations throughout New York City. The 2012 event is expected to attract more than 1,100 exhibitors from around the world with over 250 of them exhibiting for the first time. Attendees will include retailers, wholesalers, importers, buying groups and trade guests from nearly 100 countries. Here are a few of the must-sees recommended by The Giggle Guide®: K-Dron, Little Adventures, Fascinations and BeginAgain.

RuffleButts / RuggedButts
JP Lizzy

Creations by You sold their first craft kit in 1992. Since then, they have developed a complete line of activity kits and programs for kids and young adults that inspire creativity. Their multi-award-winning kits and school programs include the materials needed to assist young people in making creations that can be sent in for professional production, resulting in treasured keepsakes. The effort put into these kits is rewarded when the finished product is received, and also serves to build self-esteem, an appreciation of the arts and memories to last a lifetime.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® - Atlanta, Georgia (1/11/12 - 1/18/12)

By all accounts, the Atlanta International Gift Market at AmericasMart that took place January 10th through the 18th was a great way to start the new year. The show reported record-breaking buyer traffic with soaring registrations, non-stop order writing, and exclusive product introductions — a real thrill for all involved. A number of new companies and products debuted in Atlanta, including logo loops, Bitsy, The San Francisco Music Box Co. and Pierre Belvédère Inc.

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little babies are made of. No one understands this better than the folks behind the Teresa Alecrim brand who started the business back in 1981, in Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese textile design has long been heralded at the top of the class. Delicate stitchery shows off exquisite designs including kids enjoying a jump rope session, a train, ducks, a friendly bear, a rocking bassinet, a little duck and a galaxy of stars to watch over baby. One design in pink and green proclaims “Bebe”, Spanish for — you guessed it — baby.

J. Austin Ryan Designs
SwaddleDesigns®

Adolescence is filled with changes, challenges and crossroads. Letting girls have some creative freedom with their hair, accessories and clothing choices empowers them and gives them confidence. There are many creative, non-permanent options that allow girls to show off their individuality, but are as easy to change as their moods. Colorful hair wraps, glittery temporary tattoos, jewelry that reflects their interests and fun, funky accessories all help girls to show off their sense of style. Here are some winners for tween changelings: That’s Perfect, Glitter My Tattoo, Darling Charms and New Dimensions Toyz & Trendz.

Parents are seeking and demanding a greater selection of natural, organic products for their children. The essence of the organic and natural movement is purity. Babies and toddlers are extremely susceptible to toxins in their environment, much more so than adults. Statistics from 2010 alone show that consumers opened their wallets to the sum of $28.6 billion for organics –– and the trend is only getting stronger. Original Baby Company is dedicated to providing original, high-quality children’s products that help meet the demand for a variety of useful organic innovations.

What has gorgeous stretches of sandy beaches, hosts the world’s opal capital, and is known for its friendly, outgoing people? That “Lucky Country” is Australia, home not only to bouncing joeys but also lively, thriving businesses. Australians prize their individuality and let their hard work speak for itself in the form of long-lasting, sturdy, unique items that can be found nowhere else except in the Land Down Under. The Giggle Guide® presents some awesome children’s brands from Australia: Fertile Mind, Weegoamigo, Tetra Tea Tree, and Littlehorn.

Teeny Tiny Optics
Andy & Evan

A Wish Come True, purveyor of very fine costumes, has been spotlighted a dozen times in publications like Dance Director’s Survival Guide and Dance Spirit magazine –– with good reason. The company’s secret to its 15 years of success is writ large on every product and transaction: a strong dedication to quality customer relations. This careful attention to customer service is simply a reflection of the company’s outstanding lineup of performance fashions. Studio owners, instructors, directors, and dancers can find exactly their hearts’ desire.

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