Easing a child’s fears of the dark is one of the toughest challenges many parents face. Night terror disrupts the entire household and can be extremely difficult to overcome. Creating a peaceful bedtime ritual that allays these fears is easier with products that shed some light onto the problem and induce sweet dreams. Scary monsters don’t dare stick so much as one treacherous claw out of the closet when luminous night lights from Cloud B, Heritage Mint, Boon, Inc., and Pink Magnolia cast their protective spell over a room!
Spring is in the air! To prepare for days filled with park strolls and sidewalk chalk, it’s time to invest in products for warmer weather. The Giggle Guide® has found some surefire hits to help you spring into phenomenal sales this season! With the Orbit Baby Stroller, picnics, events and shopping become a breeze for parents with more than one little one. For family outings and school field trips, Milano Series’ Lunch Totes are the perfect way to keep kids’ lunches cool and close at hand. Last, but never least, kids scream with joy for JUMPAROO™ BOING™ Jumping Sticks by Geospace!
Every season Playtime chooses a new theme, in step with and reflecting current events, the latest from the workshops, the Trend Spaces and the exhibitions.
This theme will be expressed by all our partners and contributors throughout the show.
For this edition of Playtime New York, we shall set off on “an Adventure” up and down the aisles of the fair, a journey in this world but, also, within ourselves, somewhere between dreaming and reality…
The days of lugging an overstuffed, humdrum diaper bag with little to no finesse are gone! Ju-Ju-Be brings a hip new look with fortified uses to baby bags, backpacks and accessories. The brand is the brainchild of Kristen Hunziker and Joe Croft, who are both parents themselves. Boasting years of experience working with top companies, such as Lands End and Oakley, they turn what was once considered utilitarian type items into remarkably stylish and desirable products. Kristen applies her impeccable fashion sense in apparel merchandise, production and design, while Joe puts his inventive and technological skills to work.
This adorable children’s storybook, written by Irene Klitzner, has been a labor of love, and it shows! Children of all ages will giggle with delight as Sean Michael K. learns how to whistle one hot summer day… It is sure to become a favorites with children everywhere!! Take a Sneak Peek at part of Sean’s adventure… at the ENK Children’s Club On March 6-8th.
Family traditions serve a couple of different purposes: first, they instill a pride and awareness of a person’s heritage, and secondly, they help keep precious memories alive of dearly departed family members. Traditions can range from naming a firstborn child after a grandparent to giving a specific gift on a certain birthday. Even families that have current traditions in place can start new ones, and The Giggle Guide® has a great suggestion: a Jubilee Keepsakes First Birthday Cake Knife. This novel gift is given to new parents for their baby’s first birthday, then used on every subsequent birthday, or saved for use at the child’s wedding.
Mealtime with kids can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often more food ends up on the table than in little ones’ bellies! On top of the mess, children tend to get bored sitting and waiting for their parents to finish. Modern-twist has designed an eco-chic solution to mealtime mayhem, while making a trendy statement in any modern home. Modern-twist’s stylish, silicone placemats offer a non-porous, germ-free surface, making clean-up a breeze. Equally appealing are the placemats’ cool graphics, which invite children to channel their creative side by using wipe-off markers to express themselves.
David Gaunt of The Giggle Guide® takes a look at Natural Wondies’ line of organic apparel at KidShow in Las Vegas. Their loungewear is made from 100% organic cotton, dyed and printed free of any hazardous chemicals such as AZO, and other chemicals throughout the entire production process.
Tatutina brings unique products into this world that reflect a happy and fun lifestyle. This mother and daughter team has over 20 years of experience and loves to design functional, fun and quality products. Everything created for the Tatutina World is inspired by their family. All Tatutina products are hand painted and use certified, non-toxic, lead-free paints. Enjoy the world of Tatutina!
“Eleanor the hippo talked a lot, which is good sometimes… but sometimes not. It’s fine to have a conversation full of honest information, But sadly what she’d sometimes do is tell a tale that wasn’t true.” People, famous and not, have been making observations about truth versus lies for centuries. Andy McGuire, author of Eleanor the Hippo Learns to Tell the Truth, adds his sage observations to the mix with an engaging children’s book teaching kids ages 3 through 8 the benefits of, and reasons to practice, honesty.
For youngsters, nothing’s more exciting than a sleepover with their best friends. Pajama parties are a timeless tradition, and sleepover supplies are always in demand, so why not revitalize tired sales with some up-to-the-minute slumber party products? The Giggle Guide® is here to help with some super stocking suggestions! For little ones longing for the hippest, coziest pajamas, New Jammies are a dream come true. Imaginations run wild with fun craft activities by Janlynn. Mint sports posh backpacks, duffel bags, and travel pillows for the night away from home, and kids will want to pack some classic clothing from Olive Juice for playtime the next morning.