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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Look Around The Store and Interview With A Daycare

See the goodness. Buy the goodness!

TWO K2 girl bikes with training wheels

TWO Novara girl bikes 20", handbrake, kickstand $115 each

2 bike helmets

TWO Thomas cases

TWO "dial" phones (really? REALLY!)

TWO pair rollerblades

TWO plus two Elmos

Rock, Push, Ride all in one!

Fisher Price Aquarium travel swing

Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center (we have TWO)

Wooden push cart with blocks; PBK wooden rocking horse; Fisher Price ride/push Hippo

Melissa & Doug folding castle $34.99

("girl" colors) rainboots!

Swim gear, vests, float suits, wet suits.

MATERNITY is 25% off in May. Plus see Sales/Events page for our HUGE BLOW OUT SALE info!!!

Ooooh, if you have older kids you know these pieces - Lego, K'Nex, Zoobs!

Those are just a sample of the wonderful things we get in. Now, if you'd like to get your child(ren) into a local daycare, please keep reading about Dawn's Daycare!

Looking for a great place for your kids to learn and grow? 20 years
licensed Day Care in Marin has two full time openings available Infant
to 12 years accepted. Located in the Dixie School district. Kid's
Place, owned and operated by Dawn Cronin offers a safe and fun learning
environment for kids of all ages. Caring and sharing,please and thank
you, a general kindness to others are the most important things. Give
me a call if you are looking for any daycare needs. Find me on the web

I asked her some questions:

1. What is a typical day for your kids, if there is one?------Mornings
offer a quiet time with inside play and activities until 9 or 9:30.
Depending on the weather we spend most days playing outside where we
have a large fenced in yard with bikes and ride on cars, along with
digging and building and general back yard fun.

2. What is your advice for rainy day activities?-----Arts and crafts,
baking, and sometimes movie days when children bring there favorite
movies from home to share.

3. How long have you been running a daycare?---------I have been
licensed in Marin for 20 years

4. What are some questions parents should ask when finding a new
daycare?------ My philosophy is kids need to be kids, learning how to
share, and say please and thank you are so important. Being nice seems
to get lost in this day and age and I try to provide a environment
where children are safe and loved and can learn, it's OK to be yourself.
While structure is important children in my care are encouraged to
become individuals. No two days are ever the same.

5. What is your favorite part about running a daycare? Hands down the

Thank you, Dawn! - Stephanie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Window Wednesday

I go where my eye directs me...have a look around!

PBK wooden stove/sink pink & white - so cute! Minor crack in plastic window easily replaced or simply take off. Only $56!

Good times for a baby girl in this playful exersaucer $35.99

Many cute shoes for toddler girls & boys (all the way up to BIG 4, too)!

Fabulous carseat cover, pink & leopard

Girls' 18-24 mo clothing rack holds so many pretty things!

That's right, we still have some rainboots!

Every baby & child needs sun protection. Check out our hat bins.

A pair of darling prints with bright sunny colors.

Beaded shade lamps, a white stand lamp with red gingham shade.

Board books, hard cover, soft cover, chapter books and more

Travel swing, compact but has what baby needs!

Just one of the NEW pretty dresses we have which are ONLY $30 each!!

Lots more to see, come in and see for yourself!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Consumer Alert - Metoo clip on chairs

Wow, Phil & Ted's won't agree to a recall. Hmmmmm.

We had one of these recently donated to the store. I just pulled it from the floor and will toss it. There is NEVER a reason to put a child in danger.

Remember when buying used items that recalls and consumer alerts must have been checked for safety!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Half Off Sales TODAY and TOMORROW!

That's right, we know how to give back!! This is a great opportunity to stock up and save as kids grow, need more school clothes, formal wear, camp wear, beach wear, etc!

Shoes for kids Toddler 3 to Big 4 in brands such as Keen, See Kai Run, Converse, Keds, Teva, Smaller, Stride Rite, Smartfit, SaltWater, Elefanten, Gymboree, Osh Kosh, Reef, Western Chief, Ecco, Robeez, Reebok, Nike and more

Clothes for kids Preemie - 14/XL by such designers as Gymboree, Ralph Lauren, Catimini, KissyKissy, Haven Girl, Gap, Polo, Levi, Osh Kosh, Abercrombie, Mulberribush, Hanna Andersson, Did Too!, Carters, Deux Par Deux, Halo sleep sacks, Disney, LL Bean, REI, Imp Originals, Absorba, Agabang, Under the Nile, and more

Toys by such brands as Lego, Thomas, Fisher Price, Playskool, Plan Toys, Manhattan Baby, Megabloks, Lincoln Logs, Leap Frog, Vtech, Melissa and Doug, Haba, Milton Bradley, Nick Jr, Barbie, Groovy Girls, Baby Born, Disney, Tiny Love, Tolo, Brio, IKEA, eeBoo, Discovery Channel, Briarpatch, Parents, Radio Flyer and more

Furniture such as IKEA Gulliver and other cribs, Delta and other changing tables, Graco Pack-N-Play, Arm's Reach Cosleeper, Kolcraft Bassinets, Moses Baskets, Eddie Bauer and other high chairs, Bumbo and other dining boosters, Dutailier and other gliders

Other Stuff like Kelty Backpack carriers, Slings, Baby Bjorn with lumbar support, ERGO carriers and accessories (new ERGO not incl in any sales), Boppy and My Brest Friend nursing pillows and covers, Bibs, Bottles, Plates, Bottle and Wipe Warmers, Food Mills, Books, CDs, DVDs, Lamps, Pictures, Potties, Bathtubs, Infant Swings, Bouncer Seats, Strollers and more

Beyond this half off sale we have Maternity discounted all this month! 25% off all maternity and nursing clothing, nursing pillows and baby carriers.
We carry brands such as Mimi, A Pea in the Pod, Duo, Paige, 7Seven, Olian, Michael Stars, Tara, Japanese Weekend, Gap, Juliette's Closet, Glamour Mom, Sweet Pea, Joe's, American Star and more


The NEW formal dresses by Ladybug Collection for weddings and other special occasions are now $30 each!

Remember, the last day of each month the 0-12mo racks are half off!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Window Wednesday

Sun's out, fans on, smiles everywhere!

Yeehaw, pardner! Radio Flyer Bouncy Pony $30.00

Pull your stuff in this small metal Radio Flyer wagon $9.99

Push it all with this wooden Kettler wagon $45.00

Bounce and spin, look and listen Evenflo Smart Steps $55.00
Play (and learn!) Vtech and Leap Frog

Fisher Price Pop Onz fun set $10

Fisher Price Little People Learn About Town $9.99

wooden Haba ball run $45.99

Tiny Love Tropic Isle activity mat $39.99
Legos, K'Nex, Megablock bricks

Lamps for young and beyond

Red, White & Blue display - oh so cute and summer ready!

We hope to see you soon! Our Gift to you this month is our 50% off TWO DAY Sale, tomorrow and Saturday!!! We'll be closed on Mother's Day, each of us here enjoying time with our own kids. ENJOY!

*most everything in the store will be half off