“I’m bored,” is a common complaint heard in most households with children. What the kiddos are really saying is, “I want something new to do!” Kids crave activities that engage their fertile imaginations. When young children are given the gift of reading, they have “other worlds” to explore for the rest of their lives. The Giggle Guide® has found some fantastic children’s literature and accessories to help beat the boredom and make reading a pleasure. A well-rounded young reader’s corner in your store keeps families returning for additional page turners. You can even start a book club to reward and motivate kids to read more!
Summertime is outdoor playtime, and families are gearing up for some spectacular fun in the sun! To help get things rolling, The Giggle Guide® has located some red-hot products to help parents and children relax and enjoy the great outdoors this season. Retailers can prepare for a sunny sales forecast with these innovative products designed for easy living while out and about from Orbit Baby, Berry Goods Baby, Groovy Blueberry, HABA and Klean Kanteen.
7 W New York® will host The Eco-Friendly Expo, showcasing the best in high-end design, architecture, transportation, travel, art and fashion. The Expo is devoted to bringing green to a grand new level, with over 50 exhibitors on board for the boutique style marketplace including El Museo del Barrio, Decorazon Gallery, Kohler, Cosmos Communications, The Architect’s Newspaper, Bath Fitters, Siw Thai Silk, Green Mountain Energy, Juan Valdez Coffee, and Recycle-A-Bicycle (recycleabicycle.org).
Summer is almost here, and after a seemingly endless school year, kids are antsy for some fun in the sun! Families will soon be out enjoying beaches, pools, and tons of fun, sun-shine-anigans. Summer shopping isn’t limited to just swimsuits and towels though. Today’s parents are concerned about safeguarding their children from harmful UV exposure, and they’re stocking up on plenty of sun-protection. With these hot products from Splash Funwear, Seasons UV Swim & Active Wear, Baby Banz, TruKid, and Kiss My Face, parents can feel at ease while the kids safely enjoy those beautiful rays.
The following exhibitors and showrooms will be offering show specials and discounts during market!
L.A. MART — 1ST FLOOR
WILCO IMPORTS, SUITE 166
Shop our showroom each morning for our famous cinnamon bagel chips and coffee. Then join us from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday-Sunday for champagne and a raffle!
TWO’S COMPANY/TOZAI HOME/CUPCAKES & CARTWHEELS, SUITE 2LOBBY
Pick up a functional & fashionable Two’s Company tote bag and complimentary bottle of water.
We will also be serving our famous freshly-baked cookies.
Secure your prime booth space in the Kids Collection at the California Gift Show, July 16–19, 2010! The California Gift Show is the largest gift show on the West Coast, home to tens of thousands of quality buyers and is the destination for the latest trends.
All Baby and Kids exhibitors are now located in the Los Angeles Convention Center, providing more convenience for buyers as well as increasing the size of this collection. Exhibit in the company of over 250 children’s product lines and highly regarded companies, including:
May is finally here and that means we have a new Clip of the Month! The month of May is a month of beautiful celebrations. Of course, it’s the month when we celebrate arguably the most special woman in our lives: our Moms!
But this year, what makes this month twice as special for us is that we will also be celebrating the launch of No Slippy Hair Clippy’s brand new look!
We’ve been working really hard on our grand website makeover lately. And with just a few finishing touches here and there, we’re excited to show it to you soon!
Congratulations to Marlo Hoffman and Lisa Starbuck, co-founders of PsychoBaby in Chicago that celebrated its seventh anniversary earlier this May! This one-of-a-kinda-crazy brick and mortar kids’ store also now counts the Internet as its worldwide territory. The store is fun, funky, wild, original and a celebration of all things that are hipper, cooler, trendier, edgier and as unique as children’s individual personalities and creative outlooks.
I’ve always thought bangs are cute. So I had my hair cut to have bangs on them. Then it turns out my forehead doesn’t think they’re so cute after all. My skin is too picky with my hair styles, I tell you. Somehow, it abhors any contact with my hair! One wrong move and boom: major breakouts. The breakout that developed quickly on my forehead was a pretty clear sign to me that it’s time to do some damage control. But then there’s not much I can do but to wait for the bangs to grow out. And boy, do they take time to grow out…
Cha Cha Cha Change! That’s what the new Switcha Pocket brand is all about! Keeping up with little fashionistas today can befuddle even the most “in” parents, which is why John Lebl, the founder and president of Switcha Pocket, decided to create a collection that caters to modern girls’ ever changing appetite for style without breaking the banks of the parents who feed those cravings!
For every 10 Carabeans you buy, receive 1 free Spring Bean in the color of your choice! If you haven’t tried these yet, it’s a great way to test them out.
Remind your clients that Carabeans and Spring Beans will make summer traveling easier—what’s a trip to the amusement park without somewhere to hang all your bags, and a stroller tent clamped over a sleeping baby?
UV-coverup and/or swim shirt that dries quickly to become all day sun protection active wear, the new 50++UPF Beach & Bike Shirt is this summer must have. Longer in the back with hidden back pocket for “stuff” comes in long or short sleeve.
New for 2010 , images sensitive to UVA & UVB rays. Even on a cloudy day the image will start to appear, notifying parents that sun screen is needed on exposured ares. Kids think it’s magic…..we call it Sun Smart!