December 27th, 2011


We live in a digital world where mobile technology is a must have for a busy family. Whether you’re using an iPad or iPhone, uTales lets you download and view children’s books in a fun and innovative way. To learn more about uTales or to download their iPad or iPhone app, visit www.uTales.com.

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

December 9th, 2011


The San Diego Symphony is putting on a free concert and party for the release of their new album, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”. With accessible melodies conducted by Jahja Ling and zany poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky, it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to classical music.

To have a listen to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” or to learn more about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosyphony.org.

Gozde Eker

September 14th, 2011


It only took a second, and we fell in love. Gozde Eker is a New York-based prop stylist “obsessed with little cute things, patterned fabrics, papers and playful designs.” Her bold use of scale and vivid color pallet make these incredible paper mache characters come alive.

To learn more about Gozde and her work visit her site here.

To purchase these incredibly cute paper mache animals (and other really fun stuff) visit her Etsy store here.

Hurricane or Cyclone?

August 30th, 2011

With Hurricane Irene having such a heavy impact on the East Coast, we found Nasa’s website on hurricanes an excellent resource for young ones and families to learn more about these storms.

Button Monogram

August 12th, 2011

Spearmint Baby may inspire you to make use of your extra buttons by making a colorful button monogram displaying your child’s initial. Listed below are the supplies and click here for step-by-step directions for this fun project.

Supplies needed:

– Printer
– Scissors
– Cardstock
– Pen or Pencil
– Adhesive
– Paper Piercer
– Buttons and Brads
– Frame without glass or shadowbox

Girls On The Run

August 1st, 2011


Are you looking for a fabulous after school program for your daughter that encourages character development by educating and preparing her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living? At Bumbleride, we encourage families and young people to live healthy and active lifestyles. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The whole family can get involved by volunteering, participating, coaching, or becoming a running buddy. We hope you enjoy this video! Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run. Also, check out their website to learn more or find a chapter near you.


Potterize yourself

July 25th, 2011


Peach Tree Pottery, a pottery shop open everyday in Los Angeles, opened in 1999 as a place for people to come learn how to throw pots and for artists to show their work. Classes are provided for adults and children and even 3 year-olds are encouraged to start with private lessons to get an experience on the wheel. At Bumbleride, we believe in unleashing your creativity, and can’t think of a more fun, relaxing, and friendly place to learn pottery than Peach Tree Pottery. Take a peek below at a video that gives you more details on Peach Tree.

If you do not live in the LA area, but want to find information and inspiration in a city closer to you about Pottery and Ceramics, check out Ceramic Arts Daily.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App

July 18th, 2011

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

We were intrigued by “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” a wonderfully innovative and successful iPad application for children that sparks their curiosity, and lets them play, without just jabbing buttons. John Pavlus of FastCompany.com, a writer and filmmaker, reviewed the app as “a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once — without being ‘too much’ of either.” You can buy the app in the itunes App Store for $4.99


“I Am Here” Map

June 29th, 2011

I Am Here Map

As kids, we’ve rolled our Matchbox cars through an imaginary town, used a couch as a cliff or carpet as a forest. The I Am Here Map brings a little reality to your kids’ imagination. The I Am Here Map digitally prints your actual neighborhood map in a way that easily understood by your little ones. It gives them a chance to learn where they actually are while playing.

To learn more, visit their Etsy store here.

Summer Crafts at MarthaStewart.com

June 29th, 2011

Martha Stewart

With Summer officially here, we all want to get outside and to the nearest beach or pool, but June in Southern California means June gloom. For parents this means getting a little more inventive to keep the kids entertained. Here are some of our favorite childhood summertime crafts that don’t involve a pricey trip to the art store but guarantee good family fun.

To learn more, visit marthastewart.com/crafts.