Thank you to everyone who came out for Richard Scarry Day on Saturday! It was a great event, and it was so nice to see so many smiling faces in the store! And, a thank you to NW Children’s Theater and the Busytown cast! The show opens this Saturday and runs through April 1. For tickets, visit www.nwcts.org or call 503-222-4480.
Mark your calendars for our next event, Saturday March 31!
And, if you’re in need of a new baby toy, we just got these adorable guys in!
New tunes are a great way to get your week going. And, what’s more fun than making your own tunes? We just got the new Woofer Guitar. It’s adorable! And, it has 3 play modes – acoustic, electric and hound dog! Hound dog! It sings “rawr” right in tune with any of the pre-recorded songs, or just signing it’s own tune. And, make sure to try out the Whammy Bone for special effects. 20 pre-programmed sing-alongs (lyrics booklet included), volume knob, chord buttons and strings to strum, auto off after 2 minutes.
Woofer Guitar by Just B - B You, $54.99
For the more ambitious, check out the My First Music Science Kit. Not only do you get to make your own tunes, but you make your own instruments too! Create 6 musical instruments, learn how sounds are created, then put on your own concert! Score!
My First Music Science Kit by Scientific Explorer, $20.00
The iPhone skins are available in clown fish, tiger, hummingbird and penguin, $8.99.
And, on the topic of phones, check out the Monster Manor app from Alex toys. Create your own monsters, write monster stories, learn about matching, colors and more! Ages 3-6. Click here for more details.
Moody Monster Manor App by Alex
And, for the adults out there, cell phones were recently released as public phone numbers. If you’ve been receiving unwanted calls from telemarketers, call 1-888-382-1222 to add your number to the do not call list. You must call from the phone number you would like blocked.
Monday, January 23rd is Chinese New Year, and in anticipation of the coming event we’ll be posting about it all week. First off, where should you go to celebrate Chinese New Year? Well, we’ve got a great event planned for Saturday morning right here at Child’s Play!
Chinese New Year Celebration!
Saturday, January 21 10am-1pm
Enjoy crafts, games, prizes, face painting and more!
Make a paper fan (with a dragon on it)! Test your Chopstick Skills! Win a Prize! Have your face painted!
All Ages! Free!
We already have decorations up in the store (Paper Lantern DIY coming soon!) And, some great displays! 2012 is the year of the dragon, and we definitely have everything for your dragon needs.
Come see how much fun stuff we can pack into a small space!
It is a new year, so we are starting things off right with a brand new website and blog!
We hope you’ll join us throughout the week for news on the latest and greatest toys, books, product reviews (by adults and kids!), and info on upcoming in-store events. We’ll also be highlighting, community happenings, parenting news and anything else we think you might be interested in, maybe even a contest or two!
If there’s anything you’d love to see, let us know. You can reach us by commenting on this post, sending us an email at info (at) childsplayportland (dot) com, calling us at 503-224-5586 or just stop by the store. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for joining us! We hope you’re as excited as we are!