Items tagged “Toys & Recreation”

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.

Review the Three R’s – Readin’, ‘Ritin’, and Retail ‘Rithmatic!

This Semester’s Objectives: 1.) Read and review the offers in all product categories. 2.) Write your final orders. 3.) Calculate the retail rewards!

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.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493
ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show
Woombie (KB Designs, LLC)

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, 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.

Little Things Mean A Lot
HALO® Innovations
Bébé au Lait

February is the month for love! To celebrate, The Giggle Guide® has some love in store with fun party ideas that are innovative and on-trend. Children’s birthday parties range from traditional backyard get-togethers to all-out themed events. Become an invaluable resource for all your party-planning customers by stocking a colorful party-time display with a broad selection of everything from invites and favors to gifts and treats. RSVP to these festive products from Meri Meri, Kids Central Kitchen, Feeling Smitten, and Find It Games, and be sure to look for additional supplies for sensational shindigs throughout The Giggle Guide®.

Playtime New York, the international trade show dedicated to universes of children, junior and maternity, is planning an array of special exhibits and activities for its second show, March 5 – 7, 2011, at SoHo’s 82 Mercer (82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets).

Among the attractions will be a special Pop-Up Shop, art exhibits, trends space and more, complemented by Playtime’s signature sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance. As a special convenience for visitors, the show will also operate a complimentary shuttle service between 82 Mercer and the Jacob Javits Center.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

Here is a link ( to the Federal Register Notice announcing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011.

KIDShow - Specialty Trade Shows
Itzy Ritzy

Naperville, IL (February 8 2011) Itzy Ritzy®, a manufacturer of chic and functional baby and toddler gear, is excited to congratulate its CEO Kelly Meyer Douglas on her selection as one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011 by Mrs. Douglas was named #1 within the Environmentally Conscious category and #16 overall of the 50 recognized entrepreneurs.…

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

We have been busy monkeying around at Shoe Money. All kinds of new items have hit the shelves. We are now offer screen prints of popular sock monkey themes in both one-piece outfits and t-shirts for the older kids. Our sizes range from 0 to 16. Add these great shirts to your stores offerings.

Contact: Lori Riley / (512) 261-5648

Animal, vegetable or mineral? Unlike the children’s game, no guessing is involved when products are labeled “certified 100% organic,” manufactured as food, fiber/textile or personal care products to confirm the quality, prevent misrepresentation, and encourage organic commerce. Since 1985, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been an advocate and force of change in promoting organic standards for certifying products and instilling consumer confidence. The Giggle Guide® showcases four OTA members to highlight some of the ways their products support the certified 100% organic label: Sckoon Organics, B nature, Pure Blankz, and Fresh Organics.