Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mother Nature's Newest Nursery Rhymes

Mother-daughter creative and writing team, Angela and Marisa Vincent have announced the launch of their first book and album, Save Queen Green! Mother Nature's Eco-Rhymes. Save Queen Green is an educational children's book and album that teaches children about environmental issues by infusing eco-friendly lyrics into familiar melodies. The authors have created a colorful book full of environmental lessons and relatable characters that families will adore. The Las Vegas natives hope to inspire families to make lifestyle changes that will help solve the environmental challenges of our generation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Skip Hop Prepares for Fall With On-The-Go Accessories

Global lifestyle brand, Skip Hop, is kicking off the fall season with the launch of new on-the-go items including the Stroll & Go Three-Season Footmuff, Phone Tether, Grab & Go Stroller Saddle Bag and the updated Duo Signature Diaper Bag. Designed for well-appointed moms on the move, Skip Hop's new fall essentials make it easier to be prepared for whatever the weather brings.

Grab & Go Stroller Saddle Bag from Skip Hop

The Stroll & Go Three-Season Footmuff is windproof, water resistant and fleece-lined to provide a cozy pod for Baby.

The Stroll & Go Phone Tether is a silicone strap and a universal neoprene case that affixes your smartphone to the stroller.

The Grab & Go Stroller Saddle Bag is an insulated bag that straps onto the side of the stroller for easy access

The Duo Signature Diaper Bag features a new black and white heart pattern, 10 pockets and two elasticized side pockets.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Brixy Stores and Britax Remind Parents about Child Passenger Safety Week

Car seats are about to be in the national spotlight as the week of September 13–19 is Child Passenger Safety Week.

Parents who purchase their child's car seat from a Brixy member store—a trade association for independent juvenile retailers in the United States—have access to a Britax premium car seat line featuring the ClickTight installation system and an exclusive fashion for Brixy stores. The Boulevard ClickTight convertible and the Frontier ClickTight harness-2-booster will be available at select Brixy stores while supplies last.

These two car seats ensure that everyone can get a tight installation with just a click. Open the ClickTight, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut. From rear-facing newborns to booster-seated tweens, Britax offers safety technologies like ClickTight and SafeCell impact protection.

"According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four children are either not securely fastened in their car seats or are in a car seat that is not properly secured to the vehicle," says Jill Cartwright, executive director of Brixy. "Britax aims to ensure parents can properly install their child's car seat every time, in every vehicle, using the ClickTight installation system." Brixy stores are rolling out the Britax ClickTight car seats in the exclusive Dylan pattern throughout September. Both limited-edition styles boast plush foam padding and soft-to-the-touch fabrics for premium comfort in unisex color combinations.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Preview to Remain at Dallas Market Center through 2018

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) Executive Committee and Board has announced that Fall Toy Preview, the toy industry's singular fourth-quarter preview event, will stay in Dallas through 2018, taking place on the following dates: September 27-29, 2016; September 26-28, 2017; and September 25-27, 2018.

"After gathering participant feedback and holding extensive discussions about the pros and cons of various alternative locations, we are pleased to announce that we have recommitted to the Dallas Market Center for the next three years," says Steve Pasierb, TIA president and CEO. "For the last decade, Fall Toy Preview has worked tremendously well for many in the toy industry. We look forward to further strengthening and enhancing the marketplace as we continue to incorporate business, networking and educational opportunities to benefit attendees who flock to the show from around the globe."

TIA's Trade Show Committee, made up of a range of member company types and sizes, conducted a 10-year review of Fall Toy Preview to determine whether the event's current timing, location and strategy position the show for both short- and long-term success. Alternate sites, date options, rental fees and ancillary costs were explored before it was determined that either Dallas or Los Angeles would be the best fit for the show. Because LA posed several challenges, including a lack of available venues for 2016 and 2017, the Trade Show Committee submitted a consensus proposal to keep the fall marketplace in Dallas through 2018. The proposal was recently approved by TIA's Executive Committee and Board.

Fall Toy Preview 2015 will bring together hundreds of buyers from mass, mid-tier and specialty retail outlets who rely on the show to jumpstart fourth quarter planning and negotiate customized products and exclusive lines months in advance of in-store delivery. Nearly 350 toymakers, many with open booths or display areas, will showcase new and beloved brands that will drive holiday '16 toy sales. Fall Toy Preview will take place October 6-8, 2015 at the Dallas Market Center. Buyers, trade guests and exhibitors may register for Fall Toy Preview online.