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…
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.
Roundhouse Design Collaborative, the makers of the Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet are happy to welcome three new sales reps to their sales force. MDA Sales in Seattle is covering WA, ID, AK and MT; they can be reached at 206.525.7597 or
. With the territory of OH, N.KY, W.PA, and WV, Judy Wein, with rep group Knox and Associates, can be reached at 216.832.3456 or
. And lastly, Michelle Moore of Babies and Moore covers KS, MO, NE, IA and can be reached at 816.245.9648 or
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.
K.I.D.S. to Distribute Toys to Deserving Children Nationwide
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), in partnership with Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), will cap off the 108th American International Toy Fair with a toy drive through The Toy Bank, the Foundation’s signature program.
The collection will kick-off today (Wednesday, February 16th) when Toy Fair closes. At 4 p.m., 100 volunteers will scour the show floors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to gather exhibitors’ samples of plush, toys and games which will benefit children in need.
They have been immortalized in marble, regaled in poetry, noted in song, and celebrated with commemorative days. They have been reflected in the adoring faces of little children, had their names tattooed on their sons’ arms and their figures captured in crayon on their daughters’ refrigerator art. In whatever language — madre, muti, moeder, mère, mãe — they are mothers! Recently, www.Babble.com chose the “Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011” to honor for their entrepreneurial spirit and prowess. Among the distinguished honorees are Kelly Meyer Douglas of Itzy Ritzy, Jenny Ford of Monkey-Toes, Julie Aigner-Clark of Baby Einstein, and Aileen Chen of Belly Armor. Congratulations!
“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.