FEATURING 36 PLAYTHINGS SURE TO BRING KIDS’ IMAGINATIONS TO LIFE THIS SEASON
Toys“R”Us Experts Available to Discuss the Hottest Toys and Trends of 2014
Plus Helpful Services for Busy Shoppers
With the official start of the holiday shopping season only weeks away, Toys“R”Us is excited to unveil its 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, THE definitive selection of toys sure to bring the magic of play to life and create memorable moments. Carefully chosen after a comprehensive process conducted by in-house toy experts, the #TRUHotToyList serves as a guide to help parents, friends and family make kids’ holiday wishes come true.
Below are examples of the hot toys for this holiday season categorized by age group:
• Baby’s First Christmas: Bright Starts™ Having a Ball!™ Hide & Spin Monkey™ … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
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5 Notable participants
The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on one's head to raise … [Continue reading...]
Our vision and passion for our Company is the result of the founder's experience at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, with the loss of his best friend. His friend was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) at the age of 27, and lost his battle just seven months later in the fall of 2007. During this terrible experience that many families have to unfortunately go through, Daniel saw many of the sad realities and challenges many face on a daily basis. Some of these experiences included seeing the kids feeling all alone in the hospital room and the parents feeling helpless and uneducated at the new reality of disease, treatment, and care. These experiences inspired the founder who now felt a new purpose, a new mission, and an unparalleled motivation to do … [Continue reading...]
Non-profit organization offers helpful tips when introducing kids to pets
Celebrating National Kids and Pets Day April 26 in support of the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life (PAL), a campaign celebrating the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership, is sharing a few quick care and handling tips to consider when introducing kids to new furry pals.
Gentle Hands – Teaching kids to be gentle is a huge contributor to the relationship they can have with a pet. Take the time to demonstrate the proper way to interact with animals, which is calmly (no loud noises) and with non-threatening hands, such as a low, closed fist or open palm for the animal to sniff and become familiar with. Kids should never tug on pets and should avoid their ears, eyes, and mouth when petting and … [Continue reading...]
Play On! Studios' mission is to make music and theater relevant for contemporary kids using innovative teaching methods. Founded by professional teaching artists Lena Moy-Borgen and Elisa Winter, Play On! Studios provides after school classes, holiday camps, and private lessons all over NYC.All of their programs are led by the best actor/musician/teaching-artists this city has to offer. In addition, they are committed to making exceptional theater and music opportunities accessible to kids of all interests and backgrounds. Play On! Studios brings a fresh burst of energy and perspective to each of their programs, creating a fun and fulfilling alternative to traditional methods. By engaging each individual child within a safe, non-competitive environment, they aim to spark a love of the arts … [Continue reading...]
Queens “Walk for Kids Growth” to Increase Awareness
of Large Number of Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency
Patti Costa, executive director, Human Growth Foundation
Research shows 48% of children with growth disorders have gone undiagnosed. The Walk for Kids Growth community-wide event, hosted by nonprofit Human Growth Foundation, will increase awareness of childhood growth disorders, growth hormone deficiency and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Walk for Kids Growth will feature a scenic 3-mile fun walk, live musical entertainment by local teen band Before the Anchors, refreshments, display/educational booths, and giveaways.
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Good News is happy to speak to Jean Butler, Executive Director of the Toy Industry Foundation. We were introduced to her by our friends at Hugg-A-Planet. The Toy Industry Foundation Mission is:
Our mission is to bring joy, comfort and learning to children in need through the experience of toys and play. Established in 1961, and relaunched by the Toy Industry Association in 2003, we represent the North American toy industry’s efforts to impact the lives of children who are in need due to poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect, kids with parents in the military, children undergoing treatment for cancer and other illnesses, families suffering from natural disasters, and children with special needs.
With the support of the toy industry, including toy manufacturers, retailers, distributors, … [Continue reading...]
Petaluma, CA, January 7, 2014 – Jeannie Kerrigan and Katherine Patton of Ricky's Revolution Non-profit walk along the streets at night handing out Rickys, stuffed monkeys embroidered with national safety and shelter hot-line numbers, to remind those in need that help is just a phone call away.
As Street Team Leaders they go onto the streets personally interacting with children, youth and adults involved in acute situations of violence and homelessness.
The monkey's name is Ricky; doubly significant because he was named after Jeannie's treasured stuffed monkey she had as a child that was lost the day she was abducted and raped as a young girl.
Through the use of Ricky, this 501(c)(3) national outreach program provides information on safety and shelter options and national hotline … [Continue reading...]
Today we announce the schedule for the Digital Kids Conference as well as our first publicly announced keynote,Todd Yellin, Vice President of Product Innovation, Netflix. And finally, we want to you remind you that our Super Earlybird Registration ends next week, Friday, Nov. 15th.
Details on all these below....
Conference Schedule is Live
The DKC schedule provides you detailed insight on how to create best-selling digital toys, games and media services for kids. Sessions include:
- Deciphering Trends and Numbers
- The Toy Model Disruption
- Reinventing a Heritage Brand for Young Digital Consumers
- Personalized Play: Making Kids the Star of the Show
- Revenue Models: Maximizing Acquisition, Retention, and Revenue
- “Digital Kids” Live on Stage!
- … [Continue reading...]
A Day For Adults To Act Like A Kid Again
While Changing the Lives & Futures of Millions of Young People Nationwide
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Calls Attention to Critical Issues Facing Young People with Nationwide “Day For Kids” events in September.
Learn How This Day Can Change the lives of Millions of America’s Kids, including those in your community.
Some of the latest statistics about children in the U.S. show deeply troubling numbers. Throughout the country, kids are facing serious issues, such as lack of supervision, poverty and obesity, which can deprive them of a happy and healthy childhood. As a result, many young people are facing a tough uphill battle to find success at home, at school, and ultimately, in … [Continue reading...]
Engage Digital announced today that 250 kid-focused digital media, entertainment and learning experts will converge in San Francisco next week for its Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kids Education (Edu) Day taking place Wednesday, September 18th, and Thursday, September 19th, at the San Francisco Children’s Creativity Museum. Next weeks Summits are spin-offs of Engage Digital's 8-year-old New York-based Digital Kids Conference, which takes place during Toy Fair.
Speakers include child experts and digital media veterans from startups and established firms, including PBS, Disney, Pixar, Activision, Netflix, Google, Adobe, Houghton Mifflin, Tynker, Tykoon, Duck Duck Moose, and Lightspeed Ventures, just to name a few. Industry leaders will share key insights into what it takes to create … [Continue reading...]
ArtCenter/South Florida’s Education Director Helps Families
Select an Art Camp & Create an Artful Vibe this Summer
With school out soon for the summer break, parents can benefit from these artful learning tips from ArtCenter/South Florida’s Education Director Tammy Key, including valuable advice on the best ways to choose an art camp for children (whether at home or abroad traveling with the family).
According to the National School Boards Association, children who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.
Art classes also help children develop their social skills and teamwork, fine motor skills, and … [Continue reading...]
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to Bring Healthy Smiles to Youth at Harlem Children’s Zone
Oral-B has teamed up with Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, nationally recognized NYC based oral health expert and regular contributor on “The Dr. Oz Show,” to help Americans improve their oral health. Through a charitable partnership, Oral-B and Dr. Levine’s GLO Good Foundation are educating Americans on the importance of having good oral health. They visited and will be visiting select areas throughout the country, starting right here in Harlem on January 24th.
Dr. Levine joined more than 300 kids (ages K-12) at the Harlem Children’s Zone to host a special themed event, “Brush Up Smile Zone!” The event included a variety of fun and educational activities that spread the message about the importance of good oral health –as it … [Continue reading...]
KMART® AND MARCH OF DIMES® CELEBRATE $100 MILLION RAISED FOR HEALTHY BABIES
March of Dimes Presents $1 Million Grant in Honor of Kmart Fundraising Milestone
Hoffman Estates, Ill. (April 11, 2012) – In one of the most significant fundraising achievements by one company for a singular cause, Kmart announced it has reached the $100 million fundraising milestone in support of March of Dimes. After nearly three decades of charitable giving by its customers and associates, March of Dimes will recognize Kmart for its fundraising efforts with a $1 million grant in honor of the retailer for transdisciplinary research into premature birth. The grant will help fund clinical studies with scientists from different fields working together to … [Continue reading...]
New Twist on an Old Favorite
Paint-by-Numbers are now
BIGGER than ever - literally!
Thanks to Elephants on the Wall you can now paint an entire mural on your child's bedroom wall in no time. It's easy. Just TAPE, TRACE & PAINT. These adorable paint-by-numbers wall murals are an easy do-it-yourself project - they are perfect for even the "artistically challenged". So skip the expensive wallpaper and muralist, and transform your kid's room decor with a full-sized wall mural for much less. Some murals can even be personalized with your child's name. Each kit comes with the full-sized paper pattern, transfer paper, directions and a color guide. The prices range from $19.95 to $129.95. To see all the designs go to: www.elephantsonthewall.com
Where Have They Been Seen?
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