Phew! It’s hot! Why don’t you cool down with some ice cold lemonade? July is a great time for kids to have a lemonade stand, and we want to see them! To encourage your kids’ entrepreneurial enterprises, we’re giving away a Daydream Play “My Own Lemonade Stand” with waterproof top–a $39.95 value (pictured above)! Post a photo of your lemonade stand on ourfacebook wall and you’ll be entered to win! Drawing will be on August 1st, so you’ve got the whole month of July.
The Daydream Play stand is 100% made in America and is free of phthalates and lead. It’s also made of sustainable materials, and to top it off the company donates 30% of their net profit to Rainforest Foundation. The “My Own Lemonade Stand” comes in 3 colors.
Lemonade stands are not only a great way to kill boredom on a summer day, but they are an opportunity for children to earn a little bit of money and to feel proud of their businesses. Plus, they’re so darn cute. So get squeezing and show us what you come up with! Winner will be announced August 1st on facebook.
To celebrate the Fourth, we’re having a special promotion. Join our e-mail list or like us on Facebook (or give our Glory post a thumb’s up if you’re already our friend) and be entered to win Glory, a vintage Beanie Babie born on July 4, 1997. The drawing for Glory is on, when else, the 4th of July! The winner will be notified by e-mail and/or Facebook.
We did it! THANKS to you, we’ve been awarded #1 toy store in Wellesley and Natick by the Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards! THANKS EVERYONE!! We owe it to you and we couldn’t be happier to have such fantastic customers!
Here’s a cool new toy for summer days and nights: the AFO flash flyer! A spinning “boomerang” propelled by a pull of the cord, the flash flyer will return to you after soaring through the air. Its coolest feature, however, is that it lights up! Try it at night in the yard or take it to the beach after dinner for extra vacation fun. Our family tried it together this past weekend after dark and it provided truly spectacular excitement as the whirring, glowing red halo of light floated back to us. It comes in red and blue and creates a dazzling circle of light while aloft. Check out the video above.
The flash flyer will provide hours of delight (recommended for ages 7+), and will amuse boys and girls keen on Beyblades for its similar motion. It can fly up to 40ft. in the air! It performs best when outside, but it’s light enough that it can be used in appropriate indoor spaces without marring surfaces.
Family Game Night is this Friday (6/15) at the Natick store! Please join us from 7-9pm for games, snacks, and an evening of old-fashioned fun! We have plenty of new games we’d love to try out with you and your families, plus old favorites. As a bonus, take 20% off any one game during or after the event!
Everyone is welcome! Invite your friends and spread the word!
Melissa & Doug has a special line of toys that inspire kids to explore and have fun outside. We have new items and some old favorites that are sure to win summer after summer… all at a great price point for birthdays or anytime gifts.
Dart Dolphin and Spark Shark Kickboards, $6.99
These cute kickboards just arrived! They can be used in the pool or at the beach and are sure to encourage kids to keep kicking! The characters motivate younger children to gain confidence in the water and older kids will invent many games to play with these swimming animals. At such a bargain price they can be part of a birthday gift, party favors, or just a surprise goody to ward off boredom on warm days. Ages 4+
Tootle Turtle Lawn Mower, $29.99
Get your tot moovin’ and groovin’ outside. She or he will love to push this mower along the grass or pavement and pretend to mow the lawn with daddy. A storage compartment, “fuel” tank, crank notches, and pull-cord that sets off a real motor sound will provide plenty of ways to entertain your little one. Age 2+
Froggy Kickball, $9.99
These cute-faced, durable rubber balls are great at the playground or in the backyard. We also have Bollie Ladybug and Scootin’ Turtle. These balls are versatile and small enough for young kids’ hands to hold, making them perfect for kicking, bouncing, and catching. Ages 2+
Grub Scout Sprinkler and Blossom Bright Sprinklers, $19.99
Attach one of these to your garden hose for instant fun and cool satisfaction. At this price, the cute sprinkler (with grubs pictured above or pink blossoms, not pictured) can be a sweet and inventive birthday present for a friend or family member. Let your kiddos keep cool (and entertained) with fun and style. Ages 3+