Baby Walkers and Activity Centers Category
Many of you have met and love our Wally Wonderbug. We can’t blame you – he makes your children happy! Wally has become a bit of a star as he has traveled throughout the USA, has been on display at Target and Walmart and now has his own Wally Wonderbug Wednesdays on Twitter where he tweets all day from @Kolcraft.
We wanted to take today’s Kolcraft Thursday for you to get better acquainted with Wally Wonderbug and the benefits he offers your baby. Did you know that Wally’s toys help your child develop basic motor skills?
The WonderWorm engages your baby with songs, a variety of catch phrases, and lights up to keep your baby enthused. Phrases include:
- “I Love You”
The butterfly toy has wings that make a crinkling sound, has beads and a mirror inside. The crinkling sound is helpful to babies with their auditory development. Mirrors help babies learn to focus and track images.
The bead bar not only keeps your baby entertained, but allows baby to play with different textures, shapes and objects.
Flower Toy with Soft Rings
This flower rattle includes textured grab handles and a rattle. Rattles are developmentally positive for your baby because it stimulates your child’s hearing and sight.
These two rattles are the antennae of the Wonderbug. Enjoy watching your baby listening to the rattles and smiling!
This brightly colored ball spins and makes noise to capture your baby’s sense of touch and sound.
Spinning Bee Toy
The tri-colored spinning bee allows your child to learn how to turn things. The bright colors stimulate baby’s vision.
Have you checked out the Wally Wonderbug website? Learn how Wally, Wilbur & Wanda became friends, enter contests to win prizes and download coloring pages and other games for your child!
You may have heard Wally Wonderbug talk about his friend, Wilbur Wonderworm. We wanted to share our easy Wilbur Wonderworm craft with you. It’s a perfect time of year to do this as we await Spring and all the new life & crawling creatures it brings with it!
What you will need:
- Egg carton
- Yellow non-toxic paint
- Black marker
- Googly eyes
- Non-toxic glue
- Pipe cleaner
How to make Wilbur Wonderworm:
- Cut the egg carton into 4 single row egg cups (you can make it longer if you wish).
- Paint the egg carton yellow.
- Write numbers, alphabet letters or your child’s name on the side of Wilbur.
- Glue googly eyes on the front egg cup & draw a smile on it.
- Bend pipe cleaner into antenna and glue to front egg cup.
You can read the adventures of Wilbur Wonderworm in the Wonderbug storybook located under the Fun Bug tab on the Wonderbug website.
Last Tuesday we had a Love Bug Twitter Party with Wally Wonderbug. He had so much fun, that he asked to write today’s blog post. He’s such a cute little bug that we couldn’t say no.
I asked Kolcraft to write today’s blog post because I wanted to share with you my new website. I love it because it is a place of wonder and adventure for the whole family!
On my Wonderbug website, you will get to see a really fun demo of my new Wonderbug baby activity center (be sure to have your volume turned up!). Under the Fun Bug tab, you will see a storybook that tells you all about me, my friend Wanda Wonderbug and Wilbur Wonderworm. I will be sharing new adventures so keep checking back for new chapters as we build our magical storybook. There is also a dress up game that your kids can play. As you get to know me, you will see that I LOVE adventures so please dress me and Wanda up for an adventure!
Check out the Travel Bug tab to download coloring pages of me and Wanda. Submit your child’s coloring page to our Cute As A Bug Section and automatically be entered to win prizes! Also in our Travel Bug section there are tips for traveling with children so your kids can stay safe as you go on your family adventures.
In our Cute As A Bug tab you can share photos of your little love bug in my Wonderbug activity center, or photos of your children with my coloring pages and every month we will pull a winner for great prizes! We are still creating this online photo album, but it will be ready on March 1st! YAY!
When you visit the My Wonderbug page, you will get the latest news on events, contests and parties. I LOVE parties.
I’m so excited to get to know you more and have fun with your family. Please join me on fun Wonderbug adventures!
It will be lots of fun. We will talking about loving ways to connect with your children through crafts, games, care notes, etc. You will also have the chance to tell us why your child is so lovable and you will win prizes! I will be hosting the party will be giving away my Wonderbug Activity Center and more!
Please join us on for our Love Bug Twitter Party on Tuesday, February 15th from 11am – 12pm CST. All you have to do is follow Kolcraft on Twitter and use the hashtag #LoveBug to follow along. You can also leave a comment in the section below that you are attending the party and that will automatically give you an extra entry for prizes.
See you there!
Sending you a hug,
Hi everyone, this is Wally Wonderbug. I wanted to thank you for all the love you have shown me. I am really enjoying meeting so many moms, dads, grandparents and especially babies! I am so happy that you love my Wonderbug Activity Center and the hours of fun that I bring your baby.
I’m really excited about my new website that will be ready really soon. On it you will be able to learn more about me, play games, win contests and so much more. You will learn how much I LOVE to travel and go on adventures. I have been on a few adventures with my friends at Kolcraft & had to share them with you.
There are a lot of hockey fans at Kolcraft and they are serious about their Blackhawks. I got there in time for warm-ups and got to watch from right on the glass. The other fans thought I was cute. *blush*
Marisa from fashion took me horseback riding with her. The horse was very nice and he asked me to come back!
Ted from New Product Development taught me how to skype. I had fun getting to know his new granddaughter. Isn’t she cute? She loves her Wonderbug Activity Center!
I found out that I really love to ski. Andy from Marketing & Sales was nice enough to let me join his family on their ski trip in Colorado.
Stay tuned for more Wally adventures. I can’t wait to learn more about you too!
For these past few months Kolcraft has given you glimpses of me – Wally Wonderbug. I have gone on all sorts of adventures with Kolcraft and have met a lot of blog moms. Finally Kolcraft has given me the ok to reveal myself to you!
I’m Wally Wonderbug – a happy, friendly bug who is a baby entertainer. I know you and your baby will LOVE me! I have lots of features that will keep you and your baby happy!
- I have a variety of developmental toys and activities to entertain your baby. Many of my toys teach cause and effect relationships, help with hand/eye coordination and increase motor skill activities.
- My good friend, Wilbur WonderWorm has lights, music and sounds that your baby will love!
- My seat bounces and spins 360° so baby can access all my toys.
- I’m height adjustable for growing babies.
- I am also very practical! I easily disassemble for travel & storage.
I also have a friend Wanda Wonderbug! She is a baby entertainer and she has all the wonderful toys that I have for baby. We will be in your favorite retail and online stores starting in January.
Kolcraft is so excited about me that they are giving me my very own website! My website will have an animated video demo featuring me *blush* and it will have all sorts of games and activities for your little ones. There will be lots of contests too! My website will be up in January so please come visit me on it! It will be a great way to start the new year together! Kolcraft even said that they are going to have a Twitter party just for me in February! YAY! I love to party with moms and dads.
I can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
Sending you hugs and kisses,
At holiday time we see an increase of car commercials where there is a car in a driveway or in a living room (those people must have very large front doors…) with a giant bow. There is excitement all around and the commercial continues with all the wonderful features of the new car.
Whether or not a new car is on your holiday list, your baby can be stylin’ in a new Jeep® car shaped walker that won’t break your bank account! Our rugged Jeep® walker with electronic toy steering wheel includes a car horn, engine sounds & music to entertain baby!
Some features we love:
- 3-position height adjustment for growing babies
- Plush, foam-filled, easy-to-clean seat pad for comfort and support
- Non-skid friction pads on base for child safety
- Independent front swivel wheels for mobility
You may remember our post about the new exciting “someone” buzzing around Kolcraft. You will notice that for the next few months, Wally Wonderbug will be trying out new outfits & will be changing scenery. (Wally loves to dress up & have fun. Just wait until your kids meet him!) Because Wally is such a generous Wonderbug, you win prizes every time he changes!
It’s Easy To Win!
- Every time you notice that Wally changes, send us an email at BabyMatters@kolcraft.com and you will be entered to win monthly prizes ranging from baby products to gift certificates.
- The place to see Wally change will be at www.kolcraft.com – be sure to check back often because you never know when Wally will make a change!
- Winners will be selected at the end of each month.
Keep your eye on Wally because he is your guide to winning prizes!
Kolcraft is very excited for you to meet Wally Wonderbug and friends – the characters behind the new Wonderbug Activity Center! Wally will bring lots of fun and discovery to you and your children.
We can’t quite let the bug out of the bag yet, but stay tuned to meet Wally and his friends. They will be hosting fun contests, activities and more! We love Wally & we know you will too!