Goodbye heavy winter stews, hello ham sandwiches and fruit salad — spring is picnic season! After a long winter, who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy some al fresco dining with family and friends? Packing up some yummy kid picks, and being properly prepared, is the key to making these outings more enjoyable. Today, The Giggle Guide™ is offering an enticing menu of picnic supplies from Tuffo, Itzy Ritzy, and Kids Konserve, who have plenty of appetizing ideas for outdoor dining, family style.
I am so excited about our new Tent in a Bag. We have made tents at the park, beach, in hotels, and when the girls were little they were completely obsessed with “stroller forts.”
Remember how we used to pile stacks of books onto heavy blankets and try to make tents at home? NO MORE! Grab our Spring Bean clamps and attach the material to beds, chairs, tables, or even park benches and tree branches. Carabean the cute little bag onto the stroller and head out for some summer fun.
Our new Tent in a Bag is the perfect little companion for airport or hotel tents, keeping the sun out of little eyes in the stroller, and making forts at home! Each kit comes with a unique piece of recycled, vintage or new tent material, 4 Spring Bean clamps, and a cute little bag to tote it around. Why not clip it on the stroller with a Carabean and make a tent at the park? Fabulous!
After a long winter cooped up indoors, children are eager to head outside for some fun outdoor adventures. It’s time to get up, get out and get growing! Gardening is a great activity for children, and we’ve found some apparel and products that make it easy for kids to get down and dirty while planting seeds and coaxing those new vegetables and flowers to life. Spring into action and cultivate sales with Foxfire for Kids, !iT Jeans, Schylling, and Radio Flyer!
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
Growing up in a family of nine children, JC and Reid Smoot took mental notes as their seven other siblings geared up for a family road trip. Each child would bring their favorite stuffed animal to cuddle, a pillow to rest their head on and a blanket to keep warm. Years later, JC and Reid capitalized on their siblings’ packing techniques to create Zoobie pets, the ideal travel companion. Zoobies, as they are affectionately known, are all-in-one cuddly-soft stuffed animals and plush pillows.
MAGIC Kids -
Las Vegas, Nevada (2/16/10 - 2/18/10)
MAGIC Kids in Las Vegas had plenty of surprises and tricks up its sleeve in February. During The Giggle Guide’s recent visit to MAGIC Kids, we discovered several standout products, including Glop and Glam, Mouth Man hoody tees, and ONS GEAR. Be sure to also take a look at our product highlights from February’s KidShow held at Bally’s Las Vegas. It’s not too late to add these brands to your Fall 2010 list!
When it comes to finding a path to help children in need, many shoe manufacturers are stepping in the right direction. Several children’s shoe companies have taken giant leaps to support their favorite charities and programs. pediped, See Kai Run, and MooShu Trainers are perfect examples of companies who give back in a way that helps kids and families, and also builds the quality reputation of their brands.
New season equal new styles and washes! Fall is always fun with our dark washes and embellishments. For our girls, expect to see fun tie dye jeggings (jean-leggings) and our new knit ultra skinny - LOLA and our pull on jegging Marly! We still have all our great styles available - but with updated washes. For our boys, we have great washes and a new raw look! So stay tuned for images on our fall line. Sizes start at 2T and go up to 16. All size 2t to 6x (girls) and 7 (boys) have adjustable waistbands. For more on our product, please visit our website.
ENK Children’s Club at Javits Center in NYC opened Sunday and continues through March 9th. This event is the largest children’s apparel show featuring Fall 2010 collections, as well as some immediate-buy specials for this spring and summer. Before the red carpets are pulled up for another season, check out these fantastic brands at Children’s Club: Kicokids, Honeyami, Ideo and No Added Sugar.
The African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” could not hold more true for us at The Giggle Guide™. As a comprehensive online destination for information related to the children’s marketplace, we are committed to the industry we represent: children. Like everyone in the children’s business, we are fortunate to be a part of the “business of youth,” and want to give back and make a difference in the lives of children who are innocent victims of their environment.