Crafty Crow

December 10th, 2010

Crafty Crow

As the weather continues to cool, we parents sometimes need a little inspiration for indoor play. The Crafty Crow is an online collective of craft project found on weblogs of creative people who either have, or work with, children. Its extensive category list helps you navigate through the website with options starting from children’s ages to seasonal craft projects.

We love the ideas of reusing basic household items that are usually thrown away like this plastic lid hanging mosaic and these adorable cardboard tube marionettes. Visit Crafty Crow and start your indoor family fun!

Globe Genie

December 5th, 2010

Globe Genie

Globe Genie

We all want to show our children the world and now you can give them a glimpse with Globe Genie. Using Google Earths 360 degree cameras, creator Joe McMichael lets you teleport to places all around the world. You can narrow your destination down to a specific continent or just let Globe Genie do the traveling. On our adventure we saw penguins in Antarctica and then ended up on a small island in the East China Sea, where we spotted a group of preschoolers all wearing the same adorable yellow sunhat while out on a walk with their teachers. Sit down with your little ones and see the world!

To learn more, visit Globe Genie.

Charley Harper

November 30th, 2010

Charley Harper

Charley Harper

We think teaching our toddlers their ABC’s and 123’s while introducing them to the iconic imagery of Charley Harper creates a truly unique learning experience. Charley Harper also creates coloring books, puzzles and learning games that are fun for the whole family.

To learn more about this classic artist, visit https://charleyharperprints.com/.

What to Expect

November 19th, 2010

What to Expect

If you’re an expecting family, you probably have questions- a lot of questions. What To Expect is an online community connecting expecting parents to useful information about welcoming a little one.

Have a health concern? Browse through their alphabetical health guide or post a quick note to a message board. We love all of the archived articles covering topics from eating well during pregnancy to things dad should be thinking about.

To learn more about the What to Expect Community, visit whattoexpect.com.

Minimega

November 8th, 2010

Minimega

Minimega

Minimega is designed for fun! Local San Diego surfer and designer Jeshua Stevens custom-builds kid-sized surfboards for your mini shredder. Every board is tailored to each child’s size and experience, so from the foam up, their board is as unique as they are. You can even customize the graphics on your board, or if you live locally, have your child draw on it themselves for a true one-of-a-kind creation. Check out weareminimega.com to see the latest happenings and some big smiles next to their new Minimegas.

Go City Kids

October 29th, 2010

Go City Kids

Growing up in the city does have its benefits. Gocitykids.com is an online community of fun family activities and events happening in cities all over the U.S. This one stop guide has everything from classes for kids, to where and when to find your local farmers markets. We love the area “free stuff” where you can find free activites happening in your community. Log onto gocitykids.parentsconnect.com and click on “Your Neighborhood” to see whats happening in your city and sign up for their weekly email of events occuring in your local community.

4th Annual Rady Children’s Walk

October 27th, 2010

Rady's

Rady's

It was a cloudy Saturday morning but the Bumbleride team brought a ton of energy to the 4th Annual Rady Children’s Shamu walk at Sea World in San Diego. The walk for Rady Children’s helped to raise over $217,000! If you weren’t able to make it and would like to donate to Rady Children’s please visit their donation site here. If you would like to read more about how Rady Children’s is affecting the lives of children all across the country, visit Rady Children’s Hospital.

Do you have ideas of how Bumbleride can get involved in your community? Forward them to our community team. We’d love to hear from you.

ABC Kids Expo 2010

October 15th, 2010

ABC

ABC

We just returned from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and it was a blast. It’s always such a great time reconnecting with our dealers and previewing a little of what’s to come in the next year. We’re so excited about our new collections that we had to post a sneak peek.

On a side note, our favorite new product was Tegu. It’s a great company with a very interesting story. To learn more about them, visit Tegu.

Tegu

Bumbleride at Kind + Jugend

September 27th, 2010

Kind & Jugend

With increased interest from international markets for Bumbleride products, we have been researching sales offices and distribution outlets in select international markets. After much anticipation, Bumbleride has launched in Europe at the Kind + Jugend international trade fair in Cologne, Germany held September 16-19, 2010. Kind + Jugend covered five floors of the Koelnmesse convention center in which several floors were almost exclusively devoted to gear. Although the fair included manufacturers and distributors from all over the world, we were very pleased to receive excellent reception to our U.S. designed product line. Distributors and retailers seemed to identify with the clean modern styling and branding that we’ve become known for in North America. We look forward to having Bumbleride products available in select locations throughout Europe in 2011.

Last Day of Summer

September 8th, 2010

End of Summer

School is starting and summer has almost come to an end. Although the sun didn’t get the summer memo here in Southern California, we still have some fun days to look back on. Many in the office were able to take summer vacations with their family and friends.

With the kids out of school it made for some lazy days at the beach, backyard barbeques and fun summer events like nights at the zoo, movie nights in the park and visiting San Diego’s New Children’s Museum.

Our annual Bumbleride Day at the Bay was a huge hit. The planned team events of sailboat racing, bocce and volleyball turned out to be a little too ambitious for a relaxing day at the beach. A barbeque on the beach was a nice way to end the summer.