Our Natick store is turning 3 and we’re having a 3 day party! Join us this weekend: Aug. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for surprises, gifts, and giveaways! Enter our raffle to win a shopping cart spree, a birthday party at the just opened Colores Kids, gift certificates and more!
Stop by any or all of these days to decorate a birthday hat, eat a cupcake, and pull a prize from the Birthday Basket!
Enter your name into the raffle at our Natick store or online by writing “happy birthday!” on our facebook wall. The drawing will be done Sunday night.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We’re so happy to be a part of the Natick community and we love all of our customers dearly! Finally, we can keep celebrating next Saturday and Sunday (the 10th and 11th) because it is Tax Free Weekend–a gift from the state!
Silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, has decided to stay an extra hour on Wed. May 7th. Sign up NOW for a spot to have your child’s silhouette made–there are only a few left! Visit our eventbrite page to make a reservation.
Erik Johnson will be at the Natick store on 5/7 from 11am to 6pm. The cost for an original portrait is $25, duplicates are $15, and framing is available. Each session lasts 5 minutes. Watch Mr. Johnson make his art before your eyes!
It’s school vacation again and we have fun events all week, starting with Marathon Monday and ending with a book signing on Saturday with the creators of An Octopus Named Mom! Check out the details below.
Mon - Marathon Day. All day. Drop by either store during the race for a free USA pinwheel! Go racers!
Tues - Parachute and Duck-call Making. 2-3pm. Make things soar through the sky and learn the art of duck calls!
Wed - Game Day. All day. Come in and play a game and take it home for 20% off!
Thurs - Story time and Craft w/ Mackenzie. 2-3pm.
Fri - Wooden Train Derby. 11am-12pm. Bring your own train and race for the best time for prizes!
Sat - An Octopus Named Mom Book Signing / Story time. 2-6pm Join us for this very special event with the creators of the new book, An Octopus Named Mom. Meet the authors, hear the tale, and craft octodoodles!
We are very excited to have the talented, 3rd generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, coming to our Natick store on Tuesday, May 7th from 10am-5pm! Mr. Johnson cuts freehand silhouettes to get an exact likeness of your child. You can reserve an appointment to have your child’s silhouette made at eventbrite. The cost for an original portrait is $25, duplicates are $15, and framing is available. Each session lasts 5 minutes. Watch Mr. Johnson make his art before your eyes!
Silhouettes make incredible keepsakes. They are a unique item to have of your child–from a time past. They are also wonderful gifts.
Easter is this weekend and we can help you put together a basket! We have goodies for the insides and we can wrap it all up for you with beautiful tulle, ribbon, plastic, and an included reusable basket or box for $4.99. Here’s a few tips for what you can stuff it with: plush toys, dessert themed erasers, candy, lego minifigures, pencils, sitcky mosaics, jewelry kits, glitter body tattoos, Easter stickers, puzzles, stomp rockets, bunny books, kids’ CDs and so much more!
Who says January is dull?
All the new products are rolling in – it’s a very exciting time of year for us. One of our all time favorite companies, Thinkfun
, who brought us Rush Hour and Zingo, consistently launches fresh and innovative brain products every year. They also have a special needs section
on their website where you can see which games help develop important skills such as: focus & attention, speech & language, social play, and visual.
Here are a few new ones that we’ve got:
Artistic Layering Puzzle
This innovative puzzle challenges players to replicate a colorful image by layering the 8 Stenzzles cards together in the correct order and orientation. To play, select one of 8 challenges and flip, rotate and layer the cards until your stack exactly matches the challenge image. As stylish as it is clever, Stenzzles makes a great gift for adults and kids alike. Collect the family of Stenzzles styles!
• Ages 8 to adult
Combine Different Pieces to Create Equal Shapes
ShapeOmetry™ is a fun way to develop spatial, abstract, and quantitative reasoning skills. To solve the puzzle challenges, stack green pieces on top of blue pieces, or vice versa, to create identical shapes. Through hands-on play,
students build key skills, strategies and mathematical understandings, such as part-to-whole relationships.
• Grades 2-8
• Individual or Partner Play
and congratulations to Thinkfun for their nominations for Toy of the Year Awards for Swish (one of our favorites, too), Zingo Sightwords and Roll and Play
Join us on Monday, January 21 at 11 am at our Natick store for story hour! Mackenzie will be ready the stories of Oliver Jeffers who is the author and illustrator of such charming picture books as Up and Down, Lost and Found, and Stuck and The Hueys. A good way to spend part of the day off from school–see you then!
To celebrate Natick Days this Saturday, we’ve invited ColoresKids to do free face painting and balloon animals from 11:30am to 1:30pm in front of our Natick store. Please stop by for the fun!
Other Natick Days festivities will take place on the Common from 11am to 4pm Saturday. Activities will include minigolf, moonwalks, a dunk tank, police auction, live music, food, and much more. Check it out here. It will be great. Come celebrate the Natick community!
Photo courtesy of Colores Kids. From last year’s Natick Days at LittleBits. Best clown face!
Well, it’s Labor Day, which means it’s time to go back to school and to look forward to the crisp smell of autumn. We are fully stocked to get your kids back to school in style with durable products they can use over and over again. Here’s a handful:
This year, we picked Crocodile Creek to supply us with most of our back to school goods because they make beautiful products that are solidly constructed, eco and kid-friendly, and free of BPA and Phthalates. Same goes for SnackTaxis, in stock now, and Vapur bottles, which we’ll have back in store soon!
Backpack organizer, $7.99
Drinking bottle, $8.95
Sandwich Keeper, $6.49
SnackTaxis, $6.99 sml, $8.99 lg
Vapur bottle, $9.99 – $11.99
We’re so excited to receive our first shipment of Toofeze this week or next. Toofeze is an all natural, hypo-allergenic teether made from food-grade ingredients. They were designed with both baby and parents in mind. Each one has 3 distinct teething surfaces, which helps your baby self-manage her teething. The stainless steel disk provides a therapeutic effect for your baby by keeping cool and clinically reduces teething pain associated with swelling and inflammation. Designed ergonomically, Toofeze features a silicone handle which is easy for baby to grip onto and control–it even aids in early motor skills. It can be used to provide relief even through the two-year molars.
Toofeze can be cooled down instantly in a glass of water, making it easy for you while out and about–no need for a fridge. And they are easy to clean with soap and water, antibacterial wipes, or in the dishwasher. As a keepsake, you can take Toofeze to a local engraver to have your baby’s name engraved in the steel plate!
Check in with us soon to get your Toofeze so you and your little one get get some relief.