Be Inspired by the Story of Yahooty Who? and Find Adventure Everywhere

Excitement is soaring for Yahooty Who?™, brand new children’s book and media property, that teaches kids to think about and investigate the world in a way no other book has. The authors call Yahooty Who?™ a “participa-STORY,” and explain that it is characterized by participation between parents and children. Designed to be interactive with opportunities for children to call out in response, each Yahooty box set includes a Yahooty doll and a beautiful hardcover book. In addition, surprise blind box sock puppets can be added encouraging children and their parents to read, play, and imagine together. Like children everywhere, Yahooty has a mischievous cuteness …

Retired Elementary Teacher Entertains Children through Ollie’s Unlucky Day

Margee Minter tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog. Wynnewood, Oklahoma, April 24, 2018 – What do you do when you are not invited to your friend’s birthday party? Find out in Margee Minter’s “Ollie’s Unlucky Day” how a surprise birthday party turns out to be not only a surprise to the celebrant but also to everyone in attendance. In the story, Lucky the Cat and Ollie the Dog have been friends for a long time. They have enjoyed playing together and having each other’s company. On Ollie’s fifth birthday, Ollie’s mother plans a surprise birthday …

5 simple things you can do to promote literacy at home and beyond

What was your favorite childhood book? Chances are, you can come up with a title right away. That’s because books create powerful memories of stories and characters that inspire kids’ imaginations and will be treasured for a lifetime. Unfortunately, some children grow up with limited access to books, meaning they’re unable to create those memories so many people take for granted. A lack of books in the home is also linked to lower reading scores and less success in school, according to research by the Family and Community Engagement Research Compendium. Even more concerning, an Annie E. Casey Foundation report found students who …

ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016

ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016 The board of All Baby & Child and Brixy, the association representing brick and mortar stores serving the juvenile industry, are encouraging retailers to attend the 8th annual event and take advantage of numerous offers. Among the offers is a reward of discounted hotel rooms to retailers who meet certain criteria. The annual spring educational conference, slated May 10-12 in Tampa, is sponsored by All Baby & Child, Inc., producers of the popular international and industry-wide ABC Kids Expo. The educational conference provides specialty store retailers with the opportunity to …