As harried parents know, life is generally filled with more demands than there are hours in a day to meet. Given a family’s long list of daily activities and goals, parents who want both themselves and their children to be more organized and accountable can benefit from a helpful selection of tools by The Homework Caddy, Creative Changes, Prosperity4Kids and The Reward Chain. These products help parents teach kids the importance of responsibility when it comes to activities like tracking homework assignments, performing household chores and saving money.
In the consumer market, every book is judged by its cover and every product is judged by its packaging. Consumers quickly become accustomed to labels and brand identity, so new products and brands rely on shelf-sell packaging to catch the eye of shoppers. Plain and uninteresting packaging could be costing you significant sales. Packaging from Edoche, Baby Aspen, Huggy Bunny and Bloomers Baby are a few of the many examples in the children’s market which demonstrate that when the package grabs attention, the sale is more certain to follow.
Young children display innocence, purity and simplicity. With their funny thoughts and inspiring insights they can teach us about life in their own easy-going way. Bente Nilssen, the designer of FROSK wear, a Texas-based children’s clothing brand, believes in the wonder of children and makes clothes that reflect their inner beauty. Pulling inspiration from nature, each piece creates a timeless quality without fancy designs that may distract from the most important element — the child who’s wearing it.
“Chicago, Chicago, I’ll show you around…” Those song lyrics hit the right note, because this January’s Chicago Market: Living and Giving® gift and home show will lead you through floor after floor of vendors offering fine products — many making their 2011 debut at the show. Unlike those song lyrics, there will be no mention of “betting your bottom dollar,” because the products presented are sure winners for retailers and consumers! Among the juvenile product manufacturers you can meet at the show, watch for Babalu, Inc., Little Toader, Stephan Baby, and Four Peas.
Even though the chill of winter is upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about the best products for warmer weather. Spring break is just around the corner, and families will soon be shopping for the newest, hippest trends in beach fashion — high-quality products with fun-loving, bright designs. So stock up on flip flops from Fish Flops, get Short Hats to turn heads, include sunglasses from Teeny Tiny Optics, beach fashion from Gossip Girl Swim, and hand-painted beach accessories from Dpoppen. Your fair-weather sales will shine brighter!
New York, NY – January 12, 2011 – Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity, today announced the appointment of financial industry veteran Kenneth Baronoff to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Keeping kids occupied and entertained no matter where parents have to go can be a challenge. Most parents like to bring a child’s favorite toy, puzzles, books or games to places where there may not be toys, like Grandma’s house, or to older siblings’ sports events. As many parents can attest, these solutions don’t always solve the problem. So how can parents keep their children entertained at places on the go? With the Red Mohican Gymbox motor activity center! This engaging play center provides children with the equivalent of an outdoor play gym, all in the comfort of an interior environment.
Blue Apple Books is known for providing fantastic, original children’s publications. The creative minds behind this independent publisher are breaking new ground yet again with the recent release of a comedic line of books known as Balloon Toons. Holding true to form, the Balloon Toons series brings the philosophy of Blue Apple Books front and center: encourage a child’s development, strengthen bonds between parents and children, and do it all through a unique collaboration in books. The close knit team of writers, artists and illustrators take pride in their own unique style — and want children of all ages to benefit from it as well.
AmericasMart® Atlanta presents thousands of gift lines on display at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® January 12-19, 2011. Show organizers search the country for exciting product lines to debut from a variety of categories, with a focus on offering retailers innovative products that will keep their stores ahead of the trends. This season, products range from well-known characters with a twist, such as the limited edition Hello Kitty collection, to classic gifts with new appeal like hand-painted wooden yo-yos, and hand-made slippers that look like they should be on display in an art gallery!