Bandz are a new accessory craze catching on fast with tweens. They are rubber band-like bracelets, made of silicone and neoprene, available in several brands, shapes and colors. The versatile bandz are perfect for wearing, trading, collecting, stretching, twisting and making a fashion statement. After being twisted, they spring back to their original shape. Bandz are available in packets of themed animals and fun shapes. Check out this trio of bendable bandz that kids find “irre-wristable”: Funkibanz™, Zanybandz™, and SillyBandz.
The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!
Goodbye heavy winter stews, hello ham sandwiches and fruit salad — spring is picnic season! After a long winter, who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy some al fresco dining with family and friends? Packing up some yummy kid picks, and being properly prepared, is the key to making these outings more enjoyable. Today, The Giggle Guide® is offering an enticing menu of picnic supplies from Tuffo, Itzy Ritzy, and Kids Konserve, who have plenty of appetizing ideas for outdoor dining, family style.
I am so excited about our new Tent in a Bag. We have made tents at the park, beach, in hotels, and when the girls were little they were completely obsessed with “stroller forts.”
Remember how we used to pile stacks of books onto heavy blankets and try to make tents at home? NO MORE! Grab our Spring Bean clamps and attach the material to beds, chairs, tables, or even park benches and tree branches. Carabean the cute little bag onto the stroller and head out for some summer fun.
Our new Tent in a Bag is the perfect little companion for airport or hotel tents, keeping the sun out of little eyes in the stroller, and making forts at home! Each kit comes with a unique piece of recycled, vintage or new tent material, 4 Spring Bean clamps, and a cute little bag to tote it around. Why not clip it on the stroller with a Carabean and make a tent at the park? Fabulous!
Children love having their independence, usually sooner than parents want them to have it! Riding a bike is an activity that young children want to master, but it takes time and patience. Tricycles and Big Wheels are alternatives for younger children, but they usually don’t offer parental control. Thanks to Alex Toys, Little Tikes and Fisher-Price, there are new options that efficiently transition children’s wheeled-adventures, allowing grown-ups to supervise with ease. Try this trifecta of trikes to become a big wheel in your retail neighborhood!
After a long winter cooped up indoors, children are eager to head outside for some fun outdoor adventures. It’s time to get up, get out and get growing! Gardening is a great activity for children, and we’ve found some apparel and products that make it easy for kids to get down and dirty while planting seeds and coaxing those new vegetables and flowers to life. Spring into action and cultivate sales with Foxfire for Kids, !iT Jeans, Schylling, and Radio Flyer!
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
Growing up in a family of nine children, JC and Reid Smoot took mental notes as their seven other siblings geared up for a family road trip. Each child would bring their favorite stuffed animal to cuddle, a pillow to rest their head on and a blanket to keep warm. Years later, JC and Reid capitalized on their siblings’ packing techniques to create Zoobie pets, the ideal travel companion. Zoobies, as they are affectionately known, are all-in-one cuddly-soft stuffed animals and plush pillows.
MAGIC Kids -
Las Vegas, Nevada (2/16/10 - 2/18/10)
MAGIC Kids in Las Vegas had plenty of surprises and tricks up its sleeve in February. During The Giggle Guide’s recent visit to MAGIC Kids, we discovered several standout products, including Glop and Glam, Mouth Man hoody tees, and ONS GEAR. Be sure to also take a look at our product highlights from February’s KidShow held at Bally’s Las Vegas. It’s not too late to add these brands to your Fall 2010 list!