The Story Behind P’kolino


  Founded in 2004 by fathers DJ.B. Schneider and Antonio Turco-Rivas, P’kolino (pronounced PEE-KO-LEE-NO) is a manufacturing company that focuses on innovative toys, kid’s furniture, and home decor. The idea for creating  P’kolino began when Schnieder and Turco-Rivas were attending Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (near Boston) for their MBA studies. The duo shared a goal to “Make […]

The Story Behind ‘Tegu’

Tegu Blocks

Originally founded in 2006 by brothers Chris and Will Haughey, Tegu is a toy company that places an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. While the Haughey brothers’ company is still relatively new, Tegu is gaining notoriety for its unique magnetic wooden blocks and sustainable practices. Chris and Will didn’t plan on running a toy business. About […]

Balance Bikes Kick Training Wheels to the Curb


The balance bike is becoming quite popular, but you may be wondering-is it around for good or is it just a passing fad? Parents and experts alike agree on the fact that the balance bike is here to stay. Many believe it is a far better learning tool than training wheels, and children are able to learn […]

Warning: Your Child’s Furniture May Contain Toxic Chemicals


Do you know what chemicals were used in the manufacturing of your child’s bed and furniture? If you answered “no” to this question, you aren’t alone. The truth is that most parents pay little-to-no attention to the chemicals used in their child’s furniture or how they are made. But alarming new studies are revealing the dangers […]

How To Make a Clothespin Airplane


Looking for an art project to keep your child busy this summer? Using nothing more than a clothespin, two small crafting stick, two large crafting stick, a hot glue gun, and some paint, you can create fun model airplanes. It’s an otherwise simple project that requires just a few basic supplies, making it the perfect […]

How To Create Melted Crayon Kids Art Project


Melted crayon art is a fun kids art project that boys and girls of all ages can enjoy. It involves heating colored crayons on a canvas (or cardboard) to create a brilliant, rainbow-esque piece of art. Once complete, you can display it in your living room, your kid’s bedroom, or practically anywhere else in the […]

Handmade Organic Twin Mattresses – Are You For Real?

organic cotton crib mattress

An Inside Look at the Brand behind the Naturpedic Organic Twin Mattress and Crib Mattress If you have looked around our site at all, then you can tell that we like well made products for our children.  We love modern design and don’t fall for the trends of the day.  One of the things that […]

What is Low Muscle Tone in Children?

Balance beam for kids

Low muscle tone in children is a condition commonly referred to as hypotonia or floppy muscle tone and can be detected as early as infancy. An infant with hypotonia may have slightly bent knees and elbows and may appear limp at birth. As the child grows, he/she may continue struggling with motor, writing and feeding […]

What To Expect When Moving From a Crib To a Toddler Bed

Toddler Crib Escape

Transitioning your child from their crib to a new toddler bed can be a challenge, as even small changes in their sleep routine can loom large in their world. Yet, this is an inevitable task, as your child cannot safely continue sleeping in their crib once they are able to climb over the railings. Most […]

3 Great Decoration Ideas for the Kids Room

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We know that as parents, you want the best for your children. That’s why we want to give you the best decoration ideas for your kids bedroom. In fact, we have 3 great decoration ideas for the kids room. Time to spruce that room up! 1 – Large Colorful Printed Rugs Rugs are a great […]