Thursday, August 30, 2007
We recently discovered this fabulous kids mail kit made of felt at the Bubble show in New York. And then, to our great pleasure, it appeared in Cookie Magazine this month!
This homespun package is sewn with care right here in the US of A, and it has a real 'cottage industry' look. Your kids will love the felt postcards, felt envelopes, felt stamps with Velcro and more. Then into the mailbox, put up the flag, and wait for your mail carrier!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Yes, we really are so bad at this! Oh, well. No apologies - i just won't quit my day job and start blogging for a living.
We would like to announce our latest and greatest find - The Deglingos! They are a band of colorful, cuddly critters with their own unique personalities. The fabrics are really eye-popping, and both our customers and our kids agree that they are something special! There are six styles of Deglingos available right now, with four more to come this fall. We even here they might get a feature in Cookie Magazine, so keep your eyes peeled.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
We are hard at work on revamping our shop spaces for Kids on Third and Home on Third as we get ready for a new summer season. Also, we have just completed our move to a new off-site warehouse for all ecommerce shipping. The times they are a-changin! Hard to believe that 4 years ago, we had never even thought of opening a toy store. More to come soon.
Monday, March 05, 2007
This article not only points out the supremacy of toys that don't "do" everything for the child (i.e., battery-operated toys), but also warns against toys that imply they will make your child smarter. Oftentimes I will not select a toy for the store simply because its name is something like IQ Baby, Baby Einstein, PlayQ, Brainy Baby, etc. Call me superficial, but I think these toys (and their packaging) send the wrong message to our customers. Thanks Boston Globe!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Ok, this is our first attempt at a vlog toy demo. Please excuse the pitiful production quality! We have a long way to go, but you have to start somewhere and begin the learning curve.
It seems that while we can easily see online video reviews of technology, movies, and all sorts of other goodies online, there is nowhere (that we have found....please correct us if we're wrong) to see toys in action!
So, hopefully this is the first of many toy vlogs that can be the next best thing to being in our bricks and mortar store. Let us know if there are particular toys you want to see in moving pictures.
Monday, February 26, 2007
You even need a Dora shelf on which to store all of your Dora toys! What a marketing machine. We noticed, too, that the Pampers we bought in Germany, which in the U.S. would have Pooh or some other such character on them, had no characters save a little tiger or giraffe. And then there's the food -- using characters to market food to kids in Europe is illegal. Novel concept!