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September 30, 2010

Ride in Style

Its our final week with a salute to safety here at giggle. This weeks demo….carseats!!

If you are looking for a seat to bring baby home in, you are going to be looking at infant car seats or even the convertible carseats. An infant seat is going to offer the ability to take the seat in and out of the car with ease, as well as having the possiblity to adapt to a stroller. This is convient for those who travel and use a car on a regular basis. For those who don’t need that option and want to start with a seat that will last much longer, the convertible seat option might be your choice. This seat is rear facing for the first year and then can be turned to be a forward facing seat! If you are a parent looking at boosters for your older children, we have those too! Come on in and ask an associate about our options and benefits of each seat!

                                             

September 30, 2010

Harvest Days are here!

If you’re looking for something to take the kiddies to this weekend, check out Harvest Days this Saturday and Sunday! On Saturday, October 2 from 11am – 2pm, celebrate the harvests as you make crafts or decorate a pumpkin. Enjoy music, animal activities and much more!

Plus- it’s FREE!

September 30, 2010

Bugaboo Cameleon Exclusive!

For a long time, giggle has loved the Bugaboo Cameleon because of its overnight-sleeping approved bassinet, superior handling, and multi-terrain suspension. Now, giggle is pleased to present one more reason to love the Bugaboo Cameleon- an exclusive color scheme! Although we still love all of the colors that the Cameleon is normally offered in, who could resist this adorable orange and navy combo? Not us!

 

Stop into giggle Boston to see it in person, because you won’t be able to find it anywhere other than giggle!

September 30, 2010

Do You Have House Rules

I attended curriculum night at my son’s school and I was looking around the room. One of the things that I found most interesting was the posted list of Class Rules. Each of the children had signed his or her name at the bottom, which meant that they understood the rules.

I started to think establishing some house rules – and writing them down – might be helpful.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Wake up time
  • TV, video and computer time
  • Chores
  • Rules about friends
  • Rules about kindness
  • Nap or rest time
  • Snacking
  • Bedtime

Make rules, post them and make sure everyone is on the same page. For example, we have a rule that homework must be completed as soon as you come home. No TV before chores. And lights are to be turned off when you leave a room.

What kind of rules do you have?

September 29, 2010

Portfolio Planning for Parents

giggle Walnut Creek welcomes a 2nd event for this upcoming weekend.  On Saturday, October 2 at 11:30am, we’ll host an informal workshop that will help parents plan for the future especially when it comes to nominating a guardian for minors.  You’ll learn how to customize a portfolio to complement your estate plan and create a detailed guardian instructions that could often be overlooked by traditional plans.  So don’t miss out on this informative class that could be so important. Plus, its free.  Hope you see here…

September 29, 2010

Don’t miss the Annual Kidspace Pumpkin Festival!

Pasadena’s Kidspace children’s museum is holding the 16th annual Kidspace Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th from 9:30am to 5:30pm at the Rose Bowl’s Brookside Park. There will be live performances all weekend, as well as carnival games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, decorating pumpkins, and many more family activities. What a fun and FREE  way to spend the day and celebrate the fall season! Go to the Kidspace website at www.kidspacemuseum.org/pumpkin  to find out more information on this great family event!

  

September 29, 2010

NEW CRIB ON THE BLOCK!!!

No it’s not Jenny from the block…it’s the Harper.  The Harper crib is the latest addition to the giggle family of cribs and if you haven’t checked it out yet…you need too!  She’s looking pretty in natural or walnut finish and is only $500 – $550.   Harper even brought her own crew along…there is a matching changing table for the beginning years and a conversion kit to make that crib turn into a toddler bed so Harper will be with you for years to come!

giggle is now accepting presale orders for these items as the Harper collection will arrive in our store in October!  But for now…check it out!

September 28, 2010

giggle + Bugaboo = Fashion Forward Function

Bugaboo’s Cameleon has been the barometer of parenting “cool” for several years, and, with the launch of giggle’s exclusive Bugaboo Cameleon, it’s now attained “giggle cool” status.  The innovative engineering that allows the Cameleon its nimble manueverability remains the same, but giggle has turned-up the aesthestic volume a notch.  Our Cameleon’s color has shifted to giggle specifications — a powerfully rich navy blue is punctuated with a burst of orange, giving it a contemporary hipness that “pops”.  And, for some extra fashion-forward function, accessorize your giggle exclusive Cameleon with giggle’s own striped Skip Hop Pronto and Pacifier Pod.  You’ll always travel in style with your parenting solutions disguised behind giggle innovation!

September 28, 2010

Early Logic Adventures- Figuring things out

Once our babies start to sit up, this milestone opens a whole new range of exploration. Their hands free up and whatever they can get them on, they want to explore and manipulate. Here Whitney, gets her hands on one of Dad’s shoes — grabbing the shoelace, bringing it to her mouth, flapping it around, tugging on it til the shoe moves. These explorations help her “figure out” the shoe or any object for that matter:

As mentioned last post, one of the first steps in the development in logic is a baby’s realization that he or she can make something happen. As our babies’ day-to-day experiences accumulate, they begin to notice patterns in their world. They begin to organize and integrate the world into spatial and sequential categories. They explore the features of different objects and learn to “figure things out” — what makes a shoe a shoe, a ball a ball, etc. Bring a bunch of varied objects into their reach and enjoy the show.

September 27, 2010

Simply Sorted

giggle Walnut Creek welcomes “Simply Sorted.”  This special event hosted by Shira Gill will help all parents organize their living spaces to be more useful and efficient.  Sometimes when we have little ones running around, our living spaces could easily get cluttered and messy.  Shira will be giving helpful tips and hints to better situate ourselves when children are invloved.  Building a tranquil yet functional room is key when you’re preparing yourself to welcome a new little one into your home.  So please join us this Thursday, September 30th at 6:30pm.  Hope to see you…