By Lauren Rollheiser - Thursday, September 16th 2010
Tweens are passionate about developing and expressing their own opinions on everything relating to friends, fashion and family. This exciting coming-of-age period is balanced with the carefree nature of youth. Retailers working to tap into the buying power of tween girls look for originality, trends and products that attract young girls, without cinching tight the parental purse strings. Here, The Giggle Guide® showcases BeePOSH, FROSK wear, Freckles & Maya and Mountain Mamas: magnetic brands that powerfully attract the “gotta-have-it” attention of eight to twelve-year-old girls!
By Lauren Rollheiser - Wednesday, September 15th 2010
A talented duo, husband and wife team Michael Glenn and Colleen Monroe collaborate to publish children’s books that entertain, educate and celebrate the beauty and life lessons found in nature. The Monroes live in Michigan with their three children. Michael is a gifted artist, with a special knack for painting nature. He is recognized as an award-winning painter of wildlife, but has the most fun creating children’s books with Colleen. Each of their books is a gift of love, with a poetic and engaging style in both words and illustrations.
There’s no end to the number of cute accessories for little girls - barrettes, headbands, belts, pony loops, jewellery … day after day, we see their adorable faces light up as they don their favourite accessory that makes them feel “just right.” But what about our little dudes? Bugalug, first to the market to make adorable non-slip clips, headbands, pony loops, soother clips and more, has recently launched its new line of little boy Cinch Belts and Cool Cuffs.
By The Giggle Guide - Tuesday, September 14th 2010
With kids back in school, families are forgoing the Great Outdoors for home-based camping adventures, including backyard sleepovers, scout gatherings, slumber parties, and preschool nap camps. The Giggle Guide® presents fun camp gear, including flashlights fashioned from Legos by Play Visions, innovative nap mats from My NapPak, Pacific Play Tents for housing active imaginations, and even a new way to roast marshmallows with the Spinmallow. These products are perfect for playful pastimes at a kid-friendly campground where reservations are never needed – the family living room!
Child to Cherish, a leading manufacturer of unique, quality-crafted children’s keepsakes and gifts designed by Patrice Lowe, has added a “Short Stack” collection to its assortment of keepsakes designed to preserve a child’s handtprints. The new “Sweet & Simple Short Stack” tins are available as ribbon-bound, gift-ready trios of round tins in three sizes, from 4.5” to 5.5” diameters.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Monday, September 13th 2010
A for Apple is an up and coming line which outfits kids in such cutting-edge style, that customers have been known to ask for adult sizes in this collection! The clean lines and understated colors give A for Apple a grown-up, yet relaxed feel. In addition to its great style, A for Apple focuses on creating pieces that are good for the environment and the kids that wear them. Tencel is a fabric used throughout the line that is sustainably made from Eucalyptus trees. This innovative fabric is chemical and allergy free, delicate on the skin and super soft.
Great things are happening at Dapper Snapper central. Come October, just in time for the ABC trade show, we will be announcing several new additions to our line. But we have lots of inventory to sell before then!
Here’s the deal: Buy 8 Dapper Snappers get 1 FREE (of equal value). This is the best deal of the year so get it while supplies last! USA retailers only.
Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet had the perfect mother-daughter day in NYC last week, and No Slippy Hair Clippy® was there! CelebrityBabyBlog.com and the 9/13/10 issues of People OK! Magazine and Star show them out for a spin through Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage after they caught the matinee of “Mary Poppins” on Broadway. Violet looks precious with a No Slippy/Pediped Abigail flower clip in her long blond hair, helping make this special day even more special!
Claire Boudreaux Bateman is on a mission to write books that inspire children of all ages. Her most recent book, Call Me Hero, is based on true stories of heroism and service that she witnessed firsthand in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It is a story about service written for tomorrow’s heroes. A fictitious mutt called “Hero,” who is rescued from Hurricane Katrina’s flood waters and given a chance for a new life, narrates Call Me Hero. Little Hero has lost his home, his family, and, worst of all, his name. As he searches for his owner, he discovers the true meaning of “hero.”