Stroller Depot celebrates Grand Opening at their new Littleton, Colorado location.

When: March 30th and 31st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Where:  8171 S. Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122

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Stroller Depot announces the Grand Opening of their Colorado stroller showroom on March 30th and 31st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Started in 1998 as an e-commerce company providing hard to find strollers, Stroller Depot is the oldest continuous running online stroller retailer.  The new Littleton stroller showroom is the first Colorado presence offered by the company.  Providing a hands-on and try before you buy approach to stroller shopping, Stroller Depot is the one-stop shop for all your stroller needs.

Stroller Depot specializes in all types, sizes, functions and prices of strollers.  The local 5,000 square foot site includes a showroom and warehouse featuring a stroller showroom full of models available for testing.  Visitors may test, try, convert, adjust and play with any of the floor samples in the stroller showroom.  This concept allows for trial and comparison of various brands and models and access to hard to find items.

Owned and operated by a local family, Stroller Depot strives for customer satisfaction and positive customer relations as both an Internet retailer and as a local Colorado presence. Stroller Depot handles all aspects of customer service for any of the brands provided on the site and also offers extras such as free shipping, extended warranties, on-hand stock of most available models, and  assembly. The fun active participant atmosphere of Stroller Depot is truly a one-of-a-kind experience for Colorado stroller shopping.

Stroller Depot offers single strollers, double/twin strollers, triple and quad strollers, umbrella strollers, convertible strollers, lightweight strollers, all-terrain strollers, jogging strollers, prams and carriages, stand-on strollers, travel systems, stroller accessories, trailers and wagons, car seats and infant carriers .  Brands include:  Arms Reach, Baby Bjorn, Baby Jogger, Baby Plus, Baby Trend, Banana Fish, BOB, Britax, BumbleRide, Cardinal Games, Chicco, Child Craft, CLEK, Combi, Compass, Cosco, Cybex, Disney, Dorel, Eddie Bauer, Esprit, The First Years, Foundations, Glenna Jean, GoGo Babyz, Graco, GT Baby, iCandy, Icoo, Inglesina, InSTEP,     JJ Cole, Kiddopotamas, Lascal, Levels of Discovery, Maclaren, Maxi-Cosi, Mia Moda, Mountain Buggy, Mutsy, Orbit Baby, Peg Perego, phil&teds, Quicksmart, Quinny, Recaro, Rock Star Baby, Safety 1st, Sashas, Schwinn, Simmons Kids, Tike Tech, TriplePlay/LilyGold, UPPA Baby, Valco Baby, Warm as a Lamb, and Zooper.

Stroller Depot is located at 8171 S. Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122.  For more information, please visit www.StrollerDepot.com, or call 303-798-7918.  Store hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  After hour private appointments may be made for showroom testing by contacting Stroller Depot directly.  For online orders, please call 1-800-533-5392.

Monday February 28, 2011

Spring Baby Fashion Tips!

Spring is right around the corner!  What do your children’s wardrobes look like for the upcoming season?  New fashions are in store this year!  Hairpieces, dresses, skirts, cardigans, shorts, pants, shoes, and jewelry, are just a few of the items of necessity for your child’s fashion break through this spring.  Not sure of what’s in?  The tips below will lead you to the latest fashions and incredibly cute children!

Where Do I Start Looking?

Look at the latest trends.  Where does one look for the latest trends?  Celebrities, of course!  Celebrities tend to dress their children in fashions from the hottest boutiques available.  In fact, many celebrities are sent children’s clothing pieces from designers.  Designers hope to see the children of those celebrities wearing their children’s clothing to promote their clothing line.  If you are wondering where to see the latest trends simply “Google” your favorite celebrities with children and see what their children are wearing!

What Do I Pick For My Child?

Children can have their own style!  Many celebrities create a style for their children but it is not necessary to follow every trend among the famous! Be creative when choosing your children’s clothing.  Choose clothing that fits their personality.

What Is The Trend Now?

Girls

Do I hear FLOWER POWER?  Mothers are stocking up on flower hairpieces for their girls.  Hairpieces add a little pizzazz to every outfit.  Try looking for flowers on cardigans, shirts, and dresses as well.  Adding any flower brings a little springtime flavor to your little princess’ wardrobe!

Boys

Boys look handsome in just about anything.  But if you want to spruce up the outfit your little boy is about to wear, you’ll want to add a bit of style.  What style?  Hairstyle!  The latest trends in hairstyles for boys are the foe hawk, curls, shaggy chic and beach lock look.  You’ll be surprised at what a simple haircut can do for your handsome little man!  If your little man doesn’t have hair quite yet, hats are just as fashionable (see picture below!)

Save on Fashion!

You don’t have to spend as much as celebrities in order to have cute celebrity looking children.  Take your time looking and you will be smart with budgeting.  You may want to make your own fashions for you children based on what you like from current fashions.  Be creative and have fun dressing your precious little ones!

Resources:

http://community.parents.com/content/talktoparents/story/15903007/Childrens-Spring-Fashion?storytype=storyidea

http://www.dashinfashion.com/celebritymom.html

Monday February 21, 2011

Grocery Store Games

You may have never thought of the grocery store as an educational warehouse but it is! Why not take advantage of all the colors, numbers, and letters at the grocery store? By playing a few simple games with your child as you browse through each isle you can educate him too! Who knew the grocery store could be so educational? You’ll be surprised how much your child will enjoy each of these games and before you know it he will be begging you to go grocery shopping! You’ll even find yourself looking forward to these fun trips together.

Grocery Store Colors

Red, green, yellow, orange…you can find it all at the grocery store! A great way to give your child some practice recognizing and naming colors is to take a piece of paper and write down the names of colors in big letters with a crayon that corresponds to each color (i.e. red, blue, green). Then have your child cross off each color as he finds it on items at the grocery store. You can even reward him at the end for crossing all of the colors off with a snack! Depending on his abilities you can make the list long or short!

Another fun game to play that will help your child learn his colors is to have him sort the cart out onto the conveyor belt by each color. The tomatoes, peppers, ketchup, and strawberries could all fit into the red category. Then the pickles, broccoli, and lettuce in the green category, etc.

Grocery Store Numbers


There are endless ways to practice counting the grocery store. Your child can count how many isles are in the store, how many items left on the list, how many you have already crossed off, how many bananas are in a bunch and so on. Your child will learn how to count backward and forward all while you take care of your grocery shopping!

You can mix learning colors and numbers by having your child count how many green, red, or blue items are in the cart. Using the scale in the produce department can also create a fun guessing game. Each time you place a fruit or vegetable on the scale have your child guess how much it will weigh and see how many he can get right!

Grocery Store Letters

Last but not least, you can help your child explore the alphabet inside the grocery store. You can make a bingo card with different letters of the alphabet in each square. When he finds an item that starts with the letter “A” like apple, he can cross it off. If he gets a bingo you can reward him with something fun.

Playing detective is entertaining too! Have your child imagine he is a detective looking for a green leafy vegetable that starts with the letter “l” and when he gets it right move on to another item with a different clue.

Each of these games will keep your child engaged and amused. They won’t even realize they are increasing their ability to read, count, and pick out colors while they are playing these enjoyable games. If you don’t have time to make up games on your own a quick way to find a few is to go online and check out a few sites that have grocery store game printouts ready for your use. Make your next grocery shopping trip an educational one!

Resources:

http://printables.familyeducation.com/games/shopping/63232.html

http://wondertime.go.com/learning/article/one-banana-two-banana_2.html

http://www.education.com/activity/article/grocerystore_kindergarten/

Thursday February 17, 2011

Keep Your Kids Occupied on a Snow-Day

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This is a guest post by Kitty Holman. She regularly writes on the topics of nursing colleges.  She welcomes your comments at her email Id: kitty.holman20@gmail.com.

This winter has been anything but mild. In January, 49 out of 50 states had snowfall in at least one city or area. If you are living in the Northeast or Midwest, you have probably already had the kids home at least two or three extra days this year. Are you wondering how to keep them busy without resorting to overdoses of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon? It doesn’t have to be so cumbersome! Here are some tips on how to keep your children occupied on their next snow day:

Art Projects: Exercise Creativity and Spend Some Quality Time Together

Maybe your children aren’t likely to be the Vincent van Goghs of the 21st century. Still, engaging them in art projects can be the perfect way to spend a chilly day indoors. Be prepared for a snow day with a large box or crate full of art supplies and project ideas. It can be helpful beforehand to print out ten or twenty art projects with instructions. Place the project ideas inside the crate as well. Decorate the crate with bright colors and pictures of items or hobbies your kids enjoy. This will help get your children excited about spending a day working on the projects you have chosen for them. Here are some craft ideas according to age, provided by Disney Inc.

Children’s Dance and Fitness Videos: Tire Your Kids Out Before Nap Time

Extremely cold weather can prevent us from getting the exercise our body so desperately needs. During regular school days, your kids at least get a few minutes to scream and run around the playground. This helps them release stored energy and endorphins, which can be extremely important for their mental and physical health. If the weather permits, bundle them up and take them outside to play in the snow. If it’s too cold to go outside at all, it may be a good idea to invest in some children’s fitness videos. These videos don’t need to be like those abs or buns of steel videos we see advertised for adults. Rather, there are plenty of videos that incorporate dance moves and simple work outs for children. These programs are usually set to kid’s pop music or children’s tunes. If your children enjoy certain types of dance, such as jazz or ballet, you can definitely find something that fits their interests. Check out the variety of Children’s Fitness Videos available online. Don’t forget: after they get some exercise in, they’ll be more than ready for a nap.

Winter treats: Teach them to Lend a Helping Hand

Lastly, involve your children in your normal routine during their days off. If you are used to cooking during the day, get them to help. Make it an exciting activity! Try to incorporate winter treats your kids enjoy into your cooking or baking schedule. Hot cocoa, sugar cookies, and warm, savory soups are all great, easy options!

Monday February 14, 2011

Ignite Spring Fever!

Are you a fitness enthusiast or just want to get more exercise?  This spring you can get in shape while your child is with you.  Jogging strollers are the perfect way to boost your fitness routine while keeping your child entertained.  There are varying differences in jogging strollers so make sure you get one that fits your style and is suitable for you and your family.  Check out the tips below to help you decide which jogging stroller will fulfill your wants and needs.

Jogging strollers have a wonderful carrying capacity that will suit your workout easily.  Most models are lightweight allowing for your strenuous effort exercising to be kept to a minimum.  Your average stroller may wear easily on gravel paths or uneven sidewalks but a jogging stroller is designed to overcome those obstacles.

(Instep Flash Fixed Single Jogger)

Features of jogging strollers vary.  Make sure that you have a compact stroller to move easily from place to place allowing for easy storage and tow for a variety of jogging locations.

(Bumbleride Indie Stroller)

Pay attention to the fine detail jogging strollers have to offer.  The tires on strollers differ and can make your experience more enjoyable and long lasting.  No longer do you need to worry about difficult steering or your stroller becoming cumbersome.  Let the stroller do the work for you.  The bigger the wheels the more shock absorbency you will experience on rough terrain.  Keep this tip in mind for your ideal walking and jogging adventures.

(Baby Jogger Performance Series 20” Wheels)

Double strollers and triple strollers make it possible for the whole family to go along for the ride.  When your family grows your prepared and ready!  The extra preparation will not leave you unsatisfied.

(Baby Jogger Summit XC Triple)

Other Important Possible Benefits

*Comfortable handlebars

*Durable Brakes/handbrakes

*Some jogging strollers can include a pedometer

*Canopy for shade

*Some include a parent cup holder

*Safety Reflectors

*Storage

Resources:

http://www/womenshealthcaretopics.com/bab_stroller.htm

http://www.the-fitness-walking-guide.com/stroller-walking.html


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