All posts tagged: toys for kids

Donate goods, money or your time

It’s that time of year when giving back is a gift. We have put together a list of organizations where you can donate new or used items, money or your time. For more information, please contact the charities directly. BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK With more than 13 million children in the US at risk for going hungry, this Kentucky-based group helps feed elementary school students in more than a thousand schools across 45 states. A $130 donation can feed one child on the weekends for the entire 38-week school year. CARDS FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS This organization collects cards for children. Everyone is encouraged to make all types of cards, regardless of age, location or artistic ability. It is an easy, yet meaningful way to make a difference. Contact them directly for more details. CHILDREN INCORPORATED This organization has been helping children in need in the U.S. and abroad since 1964. For $30 a month, you can sponsor a child, and the money will help fund their food, clothing, healthcare, and education. You can also make a …

Favorite Toy Stores in NY

Here’s our list of favorite stores to shop for toys in NYC.   A Time for Children  506 Amsterdam Ave., NY, NY, 212-580-8202 Acorn  323 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718.522.3760 Area Play  Various locations in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, NY The Artful Place  171 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718.399.8199 Baby, It’s You  3727 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10463, 718.548.1134 Blue Tree  1283 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10128, 212 369.2583 Boomerang Toys  119 W. Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10013, 212.226.7650 Chelsea Market Baskets  75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 The Children’s General Store  168 East 91st St., NY, NY 10128, 212.426.4479 Daily 235  235 Elizabeth St., NY, NY 10012, 212.334.9728 Dinosaur Hil  306 E 9th St., NY, NY 10003, 212.473.5850 Enchanted Toy  1179 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10028, 212.288.3383 FAO Schwartz 767 5th Ave.,NY, NY 10153, 212.644.9400 Giggle, For a Giggle Store Locator go here! Grandma’s Place  84 West 120th St., NY, NY 10027, 212.360.6776 Heights Kids Kid O  123 West 10th St., NY, 10011,212.366.5436 Kidding Around  60 West 15th St., NY, NY 10011, 212.645.6337 Kidrobot  For a Kidrobot Store Locator go here! Kisan Concept Store  125 Greene St., NY, NY 10012 …

KIMOCHIS™ Sweet, plush characters with feelings

MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE interviews mompreneur Nina Rappaport-Rowan — the creator of KIMOCHIS™. The catalyst to launching KIMOCHIS™ was the devastation Nina felt after the Columbine tragedy in 1999. Nina first launched this line of characters in November 2008, hoping to help parents teach their children about empathy, kindness, resilience, and gratitude. KIMOCHIS™ have a purpose — they are lovable, educational, and can bridge connections and open communication with our kids. SHOP KIMOCHIS™ Q & A MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE: WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR DEVELOPING KIMOCHIS? Nina Rappaport-Rowan: Turning 40 marked a pivotal time in my life. While I have always been satisfied with the choices I made in my career, I knew that I had something a little more purposeful to do. I was really struck by the Columbine incident. This continues to haunt me everyday. The idea that children are killing each other in schools is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE to me. I have to believe there are ways that we can stay connected to our kids, to make sure they are emotionally …