We are so excited to be giving away an award-winning American Girl doll! This beautiful doll is optimistic Melody Ellison from 1964. We’re giving away the 18″ Melody doll and the paperback book No Ordinary Sound, the first novel-length volume of Melody’s classic series.
American Girl dolls allow kids to explore history with dolls that they can relate to. They teach kids about diversity, about family, and about the way American life has changed over time. They make the perfect holiday gift for the little girls in your life.
Get Four Tickets to Kidz BOP!
Happy birthday, KIDZ BOP! The #1 kids’ music brand is taking its 15th birthday celebration on the road with the ALL-NEW “Life Of The Party” tour, and you’re invited! The brand new live show presented by kids clothing brand Crazy 8 stops in Portland on December 9 and features the biggest pop songs of the year and awesome new dance moves. The “Life Of The Party” tour is the ultimate pop star experience that’s perfect for the entire family!
The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artists” for the sixth consecutive year. In 2015, KIDZ BOP outsold some of the today’s biggest artists, including Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, and Maroon 5. The latest album in the series, KIDZ BOP 33, was released on October 15.
For more information about KIDZ BOP and the “Life Of The Party” tour, visit www.kidzbop.com/tour.
The show is Friday, December 9, 2016
Check out this week’s giveaway! Perfect for Christmas!
Do you have a tween that you need to buy for? Check out SpacePOP!
The new YouTube series SpacePOP is a ‘tween animation hit born on YouTube. After only 6 months, it already has over 8.3 million views.
It may be under the radar for adults. . .but ‘tween girls are definitely tuning in. Featuring a full line of ‘tween-focused products, SpacePOP is on track to be a ‘must have’ gift this holiday season.
This week, one lucky winner will receive a brand new SpacePOP Fashion Doll from Madame Alexander, SpacePOP Cosmic Beauty Set from Taste Beauty, SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses CD, SpacePOP Headphones, and a SpacePOP Sketch Portfolio.
Last week, I was mentioning to the folks at Adams Peanut Butter how much we love their stuff. We stock the kitchen at Portland Family with Adams so that we’ve got a great snack when we’re on-the-go, and so our kids have something with no added chemicals when they’re in the office. Add to that that’s it’s made in the Pacific Northwest, and we’ve got an all-around winner.
Well, Adams came through! They sent us some delicious, delicious peanut butter—just in time for the kids to be out for the holidays and hanging out in the office! And, they are going to send one lucky winner a tasty Adams gift pack! You’ll get to try different kinds of Adams and enjoy the fancy-schmancy goodies they’re including.
Look what we’ve got from TheScouttenHouse.com!!!
Make this Halloween memorable for your little ones. We are offering two (2!!!) PERSONALIZED HALLOWEEN BUCKETS These adorable buckets are made to order. Great for trick-or-treating or for handing out your treats!
The buckets are metal with an easy to hold wooden handle and personalized with commercial grade vinyl. They measure 7″ tall (not including the handle) and have an 8.5″ diameter opening.
The Pulse Safe Start Paw Patrol 3-Wheel Electric Scooter is perfect for kids ages 3+. Designed for outdoor play, this scooter has numerous safety features for kids just learning to ride. Our Safe Start push button gradually accelerates the scooter for a smooth and gradual take-off. Releasing the button allows it to smoothly decelerate to a safe stop. Pulse Safe Start scooters are easy to assemble. Simply attach the steering tube to the base and it’s ready to go. Customer service and replacement parts are available in addition to a 90-day limited warranty. www.pulsesafestart.com
Get a family four-pack of tickets for the preview of Kubo and the Two Strings!
From Portland-based animation studio LAIKA, makers of the Academy Award-nominated “Coraline,” comes an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
We’re off to see the wizard! This week, we’re offering two tickets to the Emerald City in the form of Enlightened Theatrics’ wonderful production The Wizard of Oz. Check out our review here: http://www.portlandfamily.com/posts/enlightened-theatrics-sends-you-over-the-rainbow/ and be sure to enter to win!
How cool is this? It’s a 3D printing pen for kids! I want to try it!IDO3D Vertical enables children to draw and sculpt in mid air using cool 3D ink that turns from liquid to solid instantly! Kids can use the familiar form factor of a pen to draw numerous designs, either from their own imagination or from the 3D Guidebooks that are included with each set. IDO3D Vertical incudes a variety of colors, themes and activity packs.
|For more information on IDO3D, visit: www.ido3dart.com|
Are you ready for some water filled fun? Take your chances with Zing’s all new water roulette game, Wet Head! Grab some friends, fill the Wet Head with water, strap yourself in and give it a spin. Ready for more than one twist? Players have the option to play with the included spinner or download the free Wet Head Challenge app for some trivia fun. Players can also create their own way to challenge family and friends! Any way you play, you might just get soaked!
The Wet Head Challenge app, available on iOS and Android in March 2016, includes fun trivia questions and a special recording feature. The record feature allows players to capture every drenching moment and share their videos on YouTube or social media. Use #WetHeadChallenge to join in on the splash of fun and to see what others are posting! Will you be the next Wet Head?
Wet Head comes with one hat, eight pins and a spinner.
Can we win it? Yes, we can! It’s perfect for your favorite preschooler.
Fisher-Price® Bob the Builder™ R/C Super Scoop
SRP: $49.99 | 3+ years
PLAYMOBIL Take Along Police Station (5299): Protect the town with the Take Along Police Station. Monitor the situation from the headquarters, answering emergency calls and dispatching the police officer. The officer races to the rescue and tracks down criminals on his speedy motorcycle. Once captured, prisoners can be locked away in the station’s jail cell. But beware! Some will try to escape through the breakaway window. As an added bonus, this set doubles as a take along case. When kids have finished their heroic deeds, simply store the pieces inside, fold up the floor, and grab hold of the carrying handle for an exciting set that can travel anywhere. Set includes three figures, police station, lockable jail cell, motorcycle, station control board, computer, phone, walkie talkie, handcuffs, and additional accessories.
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It’s all about babies! First, we’ve got Tegu magnetic blocks for open-ended and unscripted play (Honestly, I’d like to play with that myself…). http://www.tegu.com/24-piece-set-in-blues
Knowing how important it is to make sure your baby sleeps well-positioned, we’re offering Reste Safe Sleep Solution. Reste comfortably keeps little ones on their back when sleeping with an innovative swaddle-like design, while allowing unrestricted and comfortable movement. https://www.amazon.com/RESTE-Sleep-Positioner-Newborn-Infant/dp/B01AL0887U/ref=sr_1_sc_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1465921736&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=reste+sleep+postiioner
And finally what every new parent needs (I wish I had this when mine were little), Pack Right. This lightweight 12-piece set is the ultimate organizing tote. It’s ideal for daycare – Pack it at the beginning of the week and be done. Great for travel as well—and check out the reviews on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Boom-RIGHT-Travel-Diaper/dp/B019DHBV8K?ie=UTF8&keywords=pack%20right%20day%20care%20diaper%20bag&qid=1454630404&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
From the age of about 5 to 12, the average child loses twenty baby teeth. That’s a lot of visits from the Tooth Fairy! Dental hygiene starts early – The average age for the first dental visit is 3 years old. This process is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for both children and parents. The new book and doll set, TEETH FAIRIES: A BABY TEETH TRADITION by Ingrid Bencosme, celebrates this tooth loss process and helps kids and parents alike.
Teeth Fairies is approved by many leading pediatric dentists and a portion of the proceeds of the book will go to Communities in Schools (CIS). Ingrid and her team have also created an interactive, fun and informative website www.Teethfairies.com that is a great resource for parents, including tips from a leading pediatric dentist and how to use the doll, and games and apps for kids.
Teeth Fairies book and doll set retails for $49.99 and is available in select bookstores, Nordstrom, FAO Schwartz, Toys R Us and online at Amazon.com and at www.teethfairies.com.
Bzees is a brand of women’s sporty footwear designed to rejuvenate the mind and body from the feet up. Join Bzees on the road to Shoetopia with its new range of stylish slip-ons, strappy sandals and comfortable wedges. All styles are designed with cloud technology including free-foam footbeds, dynamic stretch uppers, air-infused outsoles and are machine washable to provide a “light feels right” footwear option for women. Your shoe nightmares are over. Bzees “Dream” is one you can relive day after day, night after night.
The winner of this giveaway will receive a pair of the Dream Sandal. Join the road to Shoetopia on Instagram @bzees.
At BoomBoom Prints, we are in two businesses. We aid budding families in their quest to find unique baby products and provide a no-hassle outlet where artists can easily monetize their designs. For artists, our social commerce platform takes care of all the logistics, freeing up time for an artist’s true passion…creating. Uploaded designs are then available on over 100 products from wall art to phone cases and onesies. With each purchase on BoomBoom Prints, you support the artist behind the work. We even offer customizable designs, ensuring every purchase is unique!
At Great Pretenders, we are constantly on the hunt for great fabrics, trims and findings which can be transformed into inspiring pretend-play toys for children.
Celebrating over 25 years and 25 awards, our team continues to excel in designing creative products that are size flexible, reversible, comfortable, and provide great value to customers. All of our products are fully tested to ensure compliance with all North American standards. We continue to manufacture many products in North America and we’ve grown this local focus in our 2014 selection.
As one of the oldest dress up companies in North America, and the only domestic costume manufacturer, we know what it takes to create and produce toys that ignite and inspire imagination. And we make them to last long after the memories they make.
The first set of its kind from the category creator of photo cards, Milestone™ Toddler Cards launches for children ages 1 to 4 next week.
Focusing on the good – Parents often are apprehensive about the rebellious behavior that is the toddler stage — but these years are filled with memorable moments. From proudly displaying first pieces of artwork from pint-size Picassos to celebrating the first night in their toddler bed, easily capture, snap and share with family and friends.
Charming – Designed by French artist Tinou Le Joly Sénoville, the cards features fun, graphic elements reminiscent of children’s picture books. Set contains 30 cards
Eco-friendly –The cards are printed on FSC certified paper using a special printing ink based made of vegetable oils.
At Feltman Brothers, family traditions meet exquisitely designed heirloom baby clothes for holidays and special occasions, such as christenings, newborn gifts, family or birthday parties and Sunday church wear. This family-owned business runs three generations deep and is renowned for their classic handmade pieces featuring a timeless look and feel. The pieces you purchase today come with the lasting quality that makes it possible for them to be handed down and cherished from generation to generation.
1 Family Four-Pack of tickets
This year we’re building amazement with an all-new show coming to the Moda Center, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!® Our international cast of circus artists and world-famous clowns will build The Greatest Show On Earth® right before the audience’s eyes.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! is a comedic, high-energy production featuring horsepower and spark with amazing acts you can only see this year, like a one-of-a-kind trick riding performance on horseback that includes handstands, jumps and flips on top of galloping horses and an electrifying single trapeze routine.
Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun.
This adorable necklace celebrates the beauty of motherhood and what moms do for their children every day. It features the words “Mom” on one side and “You Make Me Bloom” on the other, along with a tiny freshwater pearl representing a seed. A perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom! Retails for $68 at www.isabellegracejewelry.com.his
The new Solstice, available beginning in January 2015, is the perfect blend of style and activity, featuring one-handed, quick-fold technology, a lockable front swivel wheel and comfortable, padded seat, which can hold up to 75 lbs. A telescoping handlebar adjusts for varying heights of the parent or caregiver – and push-button accessory release makes adding or removing various accessories (such as car seat adapter, snack bowl and cup holder) a breeze. Ample cargo space makes it easy to stay on the go with a little one in tow. Additional accessories available for purchase include: a Burley bunting bag, to keep little ones cozy, a handlebar console to keep the necessities in easy reach, a rolling travel case –for families who want to see the world with a Burley Solstice, and a weather shield to keep your little one sheltered from the elements. For more information visit Burley’s website: http://www.burley.com/solstice
Entenmann’s is giving away 2 boxes each of their crumb and chocolate chip little bites boxes to three lucky winners.This individually portioned lunch snack that is perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, has partnered with the recycling and upcycling experts at TerraCycle to create new lives for used Little Bites pouches, while at the same time help fundraise for schools. Flavors include Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins, Little Bites Crumb Cakes, and new for 2015 Little BitesParty Cakes. As part of the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” program, participating Pouch Brigades throughout the country collect empty Little Bites pouches to earn points that can be redeemed as cash for the school; the used packaging can also be turned into innovative new products at TerraCycle such as tote bags, pencil cases and even picnic benches. The Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” campaign demonstrates Entenmann’s dedication to recycling and reducing the amount of Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches that end up in landfills each year.
Click here to learn more about how the Little Bites Pouch Brigades work.