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For The Grandkids



Hello World Clothing Company is dedicated to helping kids in need through their line of clothing, participation in humanitarian events, and donations to children’s foundations.

It would be impossible for a company so dedicated to the comfort and support of children, to not take action in the welfare of those in need. Hello World Clothing Company envisions a world where moms and dads know their babies are snug and warm in their sleepers, orphans have safe homes, and kids are healthy.

Hello World Clothing started to change the world by providing parents a new way of changing diapers. The SmartZip Sleeper is the only sleeper of its kind on the market. The patent pending two way zipper makes it simple to zip up and down for easy access to that dirty diaper. No more hassle with snaps that won’t align properly! Babies stay comfy and cozy and won’t wriggle out of their clothes, meaning parents can make the change quicker and get on with the fun stuff.

The SmartZip Sleeper is made from extra durable material so that the crawling machine or already trotting toddler won’t be able to stretch it out, rip through it, or wear it thin. Because it’s made from 100% interlock cotton, it’s much more durable and oh so soft for their sensitive skin. Parents should keep an eye out for their soon to be released SimpleZip Pant!

The Amani Children’s Foundation is Hello World’s favorite foundation. It works to care for orphans living in Kenya, the country known to have the largest population of abandoned children in the world. Amani works to protect orphans from neglect, abuse, and health problems. In 2009 120 SmartZip Sleepers were donated, and with every purchase of a SmartZip Sleeper a portion of the proceeds are given to help these kids.

Hello World Clothing also enjoys participating in events to raise awareness and funding for kids from all walks of life. Recently they participated in the Comedy for a Cure, an event hosted by Patricia Heaton (of  “Everybody Loves Raymond” fame) which helped raised money to assist in combating the devastating genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex.  Hello World donated their wonderful products for a silent auction at the event.

For additional information, visit www.helloworldclothing.com.

My Heritage Book

babyboxcom_2141_538040123-copyMy Heritage Book is a unique personalized children’s book celebrating heritage. These personalized books make the perfect baby gift, birthday gift, holiday gift, and other special occasion gift for children of all ages. Each custom-made, hardcover book can include up to 4 countries and is written for one American child. In today’s world, while Americans are surrounded by different cultures, languages, customs, traditions, & food, some of the traditions of their own heritage may be forgotten. My Heritage Book was developed to help teach children that these differences are a part of heritage and that their own heritages should be embraced. In this personalized book, children can learn about the countries their ancestors came from and some of the traditions they brought to America. By making their initial cultural explorations personal, we hope that their journey will become that more interesting & fun! Each is personalized with a letter to the child from gift-giver and the family tree.

Price: $40.00

For more information, visit www.babybox.com/childrens-heritage-book.html.


thumpcover300dpi-copyWhile there’s nothing new about kids loving music, science involving music and the brain proves that learning music early in life enhances brain development.

In the fantastical Freddie the Frog® 4-book series (hardcover with companion CD; $23.95 each) detailed below, preschool through elementary-age children learn musical concepts while they are duly immersed in Freddie’s colorfully illustrated adventures.

Now a nationally beloved fictional children’s book character, Freddie the Frog has become the mascot of music education for kids. Developed and authored by music teacher and speaker Sharon Burch, these  books and companion CDs provide an accessible, entertaining and highly effective form of literature-based music education that kids absolutely love.

“Nothing compares to music in brain stimulation and development,” notes Burch.  “The plethora of music and brain research findings are clear – music training profoundly affects brain development and music education benefits every child.  The Freddie the Frog books were purposely developed to make learning music easy and fun!”

Enjoy a narrated sneak peek inside Freddie’s world here:
http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/player.php?v=ou387311 and discover the cognitive benefits of music here: www.freddiethefrogbooks.com/childmusicoutline.html. Consumers may order online at www.freddiethefrogbooks.com.

The Freddie the Frog 4-Book Series Includes:

Book/CD 1: Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night
This book introduces emergent readers to fundamental music concepts in a fun and exciting way. In it, Freddie is a frog who lives with his parents on Treble Clef Island. He is awakened in the middle of the night by a strange thumping noise. Frog-eating crocodiles, a swinging rope bridge, and a humongous gray monster are all part of Freddie’s adventure as he explores the island in search of the thump. Through Freddie’s adventures on the island, the reader is introduced to the treble clef staff as a map of where Freddie lives. Readers are captivated as the staff comes to life with the combination of illustrations and enclosed CD narration and music. A bonus of two sing-a-long songs, “Froggie Went A-Courtin” and “Eli’s Hokey Pokey,” sung by Freddie and his friend, Eli, are included on the CD.

Book/CD 2: Freddie the Frog and the Bass Clef Monster
In this adventure, Freddie awakens from hibernation to discover he is not on his beloved Treble Clef Island.  Freddie’s search for home leads him through Frog Land—a strange place full of bizarre creatures all pointing him to the Bass Clef Monster who “loves frogs.”  Discover the dancing bees, a moonlit cocoon garden, the fire-breathing dragon, and dare to meet the Bass Clef Monster. Building on the first book Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night that introduces readers to the treble clef, the Bass Clef Monster introduces nine notes of the bass clef simply by playing the CD and turning the pages.  The lines and spaces represent each part of this eerie adventure and the sound effects and music bring it to life. Sing-a-long songs included too.

Book/CD 3: Freddie the Frog and The Mysterious Wahooooo
In this book kids discover the tempos, rhythms, and beats of Tempo Island with Freddie and his best friend Eli the Elephant.  It guides kids in playing rhythm instruments to the rhythm and beat along with Eli and Freddie who find themselves stranded on a nearby island. They follow the mysterious “Wahooooos” through the jungle and try to communicate with the purple elephant in charge. Will he help them return home? Echo, chant, and play along with Freddie and Eli to learn the beats and rhythms of Tempo Island.  The audio CD includes the dramatized story, sing-a-long songs, and jam tracks to play your own created rhythm.  Ages 4-9.

Book/CD 4: Freddie the Frog® and the Secret of Crater Island
This book teaches six note names and completes the treble clef staff that the first book in the series, Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night, introduced. Freddie and Eli discover a buggy world under the azaleas. The two friends join the Blue Beetle Bugs in their quest to find the secret on Crater Island, (middle C)! The Secret of Crater Island includes peek-through pages and the enclosed audio CD includes the dramatized story, sing-a-long songs, and jam tracks to play along with the 12-Bar Blues. Ages 4-9.

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