May 2, 2013
Hockey shoot outs, bake sales, pancake breakfasts and a silent auction were just a few of the events that took place during Kolcraft’s Annual KIDS week. During KIDS week, Kolcraft employees pull together via teams to raise money to benefit Kids In Distressed Situations. It’s a week of food, fun and festivities as the Kolcraft family reaches into the heart of who we are as a company – a place where children and family are cherished. We were thrilled to have raised over $5,000 for KIDS.
April 30, 2013
This week is national Screen Free Week which we think is a fabulous idea. For many of us, media time has become part of our daily family living whether it’s computers, smartphones, DVDs, the Cloud or whatever is at our virtual fingertips. Let’s face it, sometimes screen time can calm down a restless toddler at a doctor’s office, can distract kids on long trips or can even be a learning tool. However, there is something to say for turning off the screen – no matter what size – and playing outside, using imagination for play, reading a book together even as a family or having family game time.
April 16, 2013
It may seem that being Eco-friendly takes a lot of time and money, but it doesn’t have to! These 5 easy tips can help you and your little ones become more green and care for Mother Earth!
March 30, 2013
To all our friends who are celebrating Easter, we hope that your day is filled with joy and family memories!
March 25, 2013
To all our friends who celebrate Passover, we wish you and your family a happy celebration.
March 19, 2013
On March 21 we will celebrate the acceptance, value and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Why March 21st? Because 3/21 symbolizes a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Throughout our Baby Matters Blog journey, we have been lucky enough to meet amazing families who have children with Down Syndrome. These courageous families inspire us and remind us of the beauty and miracle of every baby. They remind us to make sure we teach values of inclusion, kindness and beauty in our differences.
March 5, 2013
Bullying – a parent and child’s worst nightmare that all too often becomes a reality. The reality of bullying cost the life of 12 year old Bailey O’Neill. It is not enough to read this news report and fell sad or disgusted. As parents we have to DO something. It is up to us to stop bullying – each and every parent has to take responsibility and say, “NO MORE.”
March 1, 2013
This Saturday is Dr Seuss’ birthday. Dr Seuss is an icon of love for reading and children. You can turn his birthday into a fun celebration with your kids and help them appreciate and love reading!
February 20, 2013
The Oscars are all about glitz, glamor and greatness, but the parties don’t have to limited to Hollywood. You can have your very own Oscar party – kid style!
February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our Baby Matters friends! Lots of love from the Kolcraft Family!