September 1, 2010 Vacaville, CA: No Slippy Hair Clippy® is pleased to announce that they will be represented and distributed throughout Canada by Kidcentral Supply Inc., a family-owned company based in Toronto that discovers, promotes, and wholesales innovative children’s products to thousands of Canadian retailers. The lines they represent include Baby Banz®, Snack-Trap®, Steadyco®, The Peanut Shell®, and other nationally recognized brands. Kidcentral has also developed its own line under the brand name Immature, featuring an ever-expanding collection of unique and useful products.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Friday, September 17th 2010
When it comes to the influential tween market, gift and add-on products that attract “allowance” spending are incredibly important. Studies have shown that from “their own” money, tweens easily spend over 50 billion dollars a year! Tweenagers love to shop, and seek out products that speak their language, stand out, and have the potential to generate peer power. Bottman Design, mishu, Just Bubbly and Bamboo Trading Company are a few tween-worthy brands creating trendy, must-have products that can quickly heat up retail sales!
With nearly 1,000 exhibitors, 3,650 booths in one million square feet of exhibit space,
the largest juvenile products show in the world kicks off on October 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Retailer pre-registrations are also running nearly 15% ahead of last year, with record international attendance. Over 65 countries are currently registered to attend this powerful event.
Huggalugs LACETTES are an enchanting take on traditional leg and arm warmers. Use on babies to big girles as a touch of leg or arm frou frou or for a tint of Edwardian elegance to any little darling’s outfit. Great for easy access to nappy for little girls and with dance slippers and skirts for older fanciful females.
Just in time for the holidays, our beautiful Lacettes are due in October. Packaged in a matching lace pouch which can be used to wash them in, they are perfect for gift giving and include a heart shaped gift tag.
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.