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.
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.
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.”
Noodle Head Bets the Farm on Collectible Plush - By Pete Fernbaugh, TD Monthly Magazine
In a marketplace where plush animals aren’t typically seen as collectible items, Noodle Head Toys has made the Pawparazzi line trendy and coveted, especially with young girls. TDmonthly Magazine recently spoke with Noodle Head co-founder Chris Ryan and marketing manager Susan DeCoste about their forward-moving vision for the young, but prospering company.
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, September 8th 2010
Wee Ones has been a popular brand of accessories for over 37 years, and although it has grown, the brand stays true to its core business values and ability to provide the finishing touches through a number of trends, from classic to funky, formal to everyday. Wee Ones is optimistic for a bright future with new owners, and is focused on continued dedication to excellence and customer service. Here, Wee Ones shares a “wee bit” of its enduring success story. Take a bow, Wee Ones!
The Daisy Pawparazzi Pet Set from Noodle Head has been chosen as a finalist in the 3rd Annual Fat Brain Toy Awards! Due to her incredible pawpularity she’s currently sold-out for wholesale orders, but because she represents the specialness of all of our Pawparazzi Pets please cast your VOTE for her to win in the plush category!
Children’s sleepwear and undergarments have never looked or felt better. Today’s tots happily drift off to dreamland wearing comfortable, organic pajamas and undies in an array of catchy designs and colors. With New Jammies, kids get the chance to finally wear “food” on their clothing without making a mess! Knickerbocker Glory lets young girls proudly show off their underwear, without embarrassment. Goat-Milk™ brings the look and feel of Old World undergarments to children, and Empress Arts tailors fine sleepwear and loungewear fit for royalty.
We absolutely love receiving letters from you! Just recently, Josie Nguyen sent us an email about how she and her little girl love No Slippy Hair Clippy. Plus, she attached a lovely photo of her daughter wearing our Tilly Butterfly clip!