Who’s not ready to ring in new business? Let’s get started on a better tomorrow with a hope chest full of great children’s products! Resolve to buy both new and tried-and-true lines. The Giggle Guide™ is ringing the bell, sounding off about terrific products to help celebrate new business. Move forward with Best of Chums for gift-ready baby wear, Groovy Holidays for party ware, Tegu for green building blocks, and Sassafras for food and baking goods that little kitchen helpers love. These are just a few of the manufacturers you’ll find in The Guide that can help you attract more attention than noise-makers on New Year’s Eve!
Time to celebrate, it’s the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve parties make the month of December a favorite time for consumers and sellers alike. Retailers can look to The Giggle Guide™ to find special yuletide products that stand apart from the rest. Your customers will love dressing their children in luxurious clothing from Australian designer Minihaha and Hiawatha Pty LTD; decorating their gifts and homes with festive wrappings and goods from The Gift Wrap Company; cooking up scrumptious recipes from a Handstand Kids cookbook; and providing lively entertainment with a Box of Questions from The Box Girls.
Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!
With the average 3-year-old watching several hours of television every day, pediatricians are making recommendations to get kids off the couch and engaged in active learning. Parents may feel unequipped to help their little ones find constructive activities, but thanks to the expert design of Grasshopper Prep Kits, all the work is done and parents and children can enjoy creative and fun learning time together!
“So use…your imagination,” wrote Cole Porter. This remains excellent advice today! Imagination, that glorious key ingredient to a happy childhood, builds a strong foundation in the architecture of a fertile, young mind. Children who nurture creativity find unique solutions to life’s challenges as they grow into adulthood. The Giggle Guide™ celebrates the creative sparks that ignite children’s imaginations with a look at crafts and activities from Supereditions, Aliquantum-International, Peter Pauper Press, Faber Castell’s Creativity for Kids and Bead Bazaar.
Oh Plah! welcomes Brightmum as it's European distributor
Roundhouse Design Collaborative, designer of The Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet, is excited to announce that Oh Plah! is now available in Europe through distributor Wereldmama / Brightmum. Take a look online at www.ohplah.eu or www.ohplah.nl. Oh Plah! is the winner of eight awards for design, function and eco-mindedness, and is the only teething bracelet on the market that can be used safely with both babies and kids. Contact
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Young boys and girls love to enter the world of knights, princesses, heroes and villains. Even with the most active imaginations, every story is made more exciting when children can experience the fantasy coming to life in active, surprising and hands-on ways. The pop-up series of classic stories published by Simon and Schuster presents favorite tales in an engaging way that makes reading an adventure! With the upcoming release of the newest title in the collection — Beauty and the Beast — parents can build a keepsake library of children’s literature.
As the primary trade show for independent retailers and manufacturers of juvenile products, ABC Kids Expo is growing as quickly as the children who use the products it showcases. With over 900 exhibitors, Expo’s October 2010 show in Las Vegas was testimony for the power of partnership that drove domestic and international attendance and fostered new business relationships. Among the numerous exhibitors whose innovative products intrigued The Giggle Guide™ were Straw-Lution™, The Juno Company, Spuds, Inc., and ViveVita.
By Insights Discovered - Monday, November 8th 2010
Have you ever made a purchase without first looking to see how much the item cost? Most of us need to know the price before approaching the checkout counter, if for no other reason than to decide if we feel the item is worth its cost. Our willingness to pay is dependent upon a number of factors: our expectations of price based upon our knowledge of similar items, our perceptions of value based upon visual cues from the packaging and merchandising, and finally our knowledge or previous experience with the brand. Pricing is a challenging task. Maximizing revenue without deterring purchases is the goal of anyone who’s selling something.
At the recent ABC Kids Expo, Dr. Harvey Karp demonstrated the amazing secret of the calming reflex that quiets crying and helps babies sleep longer. Halo Innovations, maker of the best selling Halo® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket and a leading proponent of safe sleep for babies, has joined forces with Dr. Harvey Karp, a world-renowned pediatrician and author of America’s #1 parenting guide, The Happiest Baby on the Block. Together, they have created the perfect gift for helping new babies sleep safely and soundly. The new Safe and Sound Sleep Gift Set incorporates the award-winning Halo® SleepSack® Swaddle with Dr. Karp’s critically acclaimed CD of soothing white noise.
No happier sound exists than children’s voices rising and falling in laughter and delight! Grownups love to orchestrate this beautiful music by playing games with children. Many households celebrate “family night” — a treasured time set aside to bond over treats and games. Fortunately, specialty companies like FamilyTimeFun, Endless Games, Professor Noggin’s, and GEOToys offer entertaining children’s games that are also educational. Kids and parents alike have a blast learning fun facts, while their playtime is punctuated with harmonious bursts of laughter!
By Insights Discovered - Monday, October 11th 2010
Do you tweet? Have you updated your status on Facebook®? How many people are in your LinkedIn network? Have no clue what I’m talking about? No worries! I’m about to give you a crash course in the recent communication phenomena referred to as social media. Essentially, social media is the convergence of people online connecting with each other, sharing common thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. As individuals, we like to make decisions based upon our beliefs. As a business owner, you can benefit by getting in on the conversations that make up social media.