Saturday, April 24, 2010

Calico Critter Day!

We are having a very special, super-fun event at our Corte Madera and San Francisco stores on Saturday, May 8th. Come in and meet a real-life Calico Critter, get your picture taken, and get free gifts!

Mrs. Fisher Cat herself has come all the way from Cloverleaf Corners to meet and greet the kids from 10:30 a.m. till noon at the Corte Madera Store, and from 1:oo p.m. till 2:30 at our San Francisco store. Bring your kids and we will take your picture with her and post it to our Flickr account later in the week so you can download a high-resolution image for free. And of course, feel free to bring your cameras as well.

As an added but of fun we will be giving away Calico Critter coloring pages, and if you buy any Calico Critter item you will receive a free gift!*

*While supplies last. Photo courtesy of Child's Play Portland.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Insect Lore Update...

Remember the Insect Lore products we talked about in this post? Well, on Thursday we will have one of the live butterfly kits on display in our San Francisco Store, complete with caterpillars just ready to turn into butterflies! Come in and see them transform through the weekend, and maybe take some home for the kids!

Friday, April 9, 2010


We just got in this amazing new toy called the Aquaplay water canal system. In the past, we have carried a variety of sand and water tables that are great for teaching children about cause and effect, as well as simple physics like gravity, surface tension, and early fluid dynamics. But this new set has just blown us away with what the kids can do. They are able to explore the movements of realistic waterways in a small scale environment. The sets come in varying sizes and include tons of different ways to interact with the water, such as levies, wave makers, and pumps, as well as plenty of boats and accessories. But it gets better: the Aquaplay is also a customizable building toy. Much in the fashion of classic wooden railway sets like Thomas trains, kids can start with a small set and add pieces to construct one-of-a-kind waterways. Check out this great video to see the Aquaplay in action, and come by our stores to check them out!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Closed for Easter!

We will be closed on Sunday, April 4th, in observance of Easter. Hope everyone has a happy holiday, and see you Monday!