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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We love filling the shelves with great items for you and your little ones so you have fun things to give this holiday. Here are a few of our favorites that are Made in the USA or Fair Trade, sure to bring a smile and a merry day to all!
We couldn’t pass up these Wooden Push Toys, made in the USA by Manny & Simon. Their bold colors and fun shapes will make them favorites for kids of all ages. Choose from a variety of different animals, even a dinosaur, or three different cars. Manny & Simon also makes gorgeous rockers in animal shapes, a great heirloom gift for toddlers that will last through generations.
Schoolhouse NameTrains are always a hit with toddlers or even great as a gift for a new baby. Spell out the child’s name in these solid Maple wooden letters, made in the USA and finished with non-toxic paint. Start with a basic engine or the commemorative 2010 engine, or splurge on our special Holiday Set that features Santa driving!
The Green Toys Tug Boat is always a hit. Use in the pool or in the bathtub, it easily scoops up and pours water. Green Toys are made in the USA from 100% post-consumer plastic. These toys are strong and durable and will take whatever beating your little one can throw at it!
Yellow Label Cuddle Dolls are Fair Trade and a fine choice for the youngest on your shopping list. They are stuffed with wool and simply made and sure to be baby’s favorite.
If you need a doll for a little older child, check out our Earth Friends Dolls. Heirloom quality, handcrafted dolls made from recycled and organic fabrics. The included backpack contains a Douglas Fir Pellet for planting.
ShopClintonville.com brings together Clintonville shops and celebrates shopping local this season with HolidayVille!
Sprout Soup will join in the fun with our annual Make and Take craft day and surprise discounts and giveaways. There will be a trolley running up and down High Street, stopping at shops along the way. See ShopClintonville.com for a trolley schedule and other shops’ specials.
We’ll also be participating in a fundraiser for the Clintonville Resource Center. Pick up a mitten on Saturday, make a donation or pledge to purchase and deliver a much needed item to CRC.
Activities are open to everyone and FREE!
Activities listed here are FREE and open to all.
La Leche League Toddler & Tandem
Cloth Diapers and Baby Carriers
Make & Take Crafts
Natural Flu Prevention
Toys & Play
This time of year can evoke a lot of emotions. Sometimes it’s stress, sometimes sorrow, hopefully for you it’s all excitement and cheer. But if you’re like many parents you have at least some reservation about the upcoming holidays. Will they throw your kids off their schedule so you’re stuck with cranky monsters? Or maybe you’re worried that it won’t be as magical as when you were a child.
The best way to combat your doubts and fears is with a little planning. Now is the time to do it, before you’re too busy and it all becomes a blur. We’ve compiled a few tips, and we invite you to share your own on our blog. [read more on the Peaceful Sprout Blog ]
Handmade gifts are always a popular option for grandparents, aunts and uncles. Sprout Soup is ready to help even those who have little or no craftiness create memorable gifts with their kids this holiday.
If your little one is barely holding their head up, let alone a crayon, how about creating foot and hand prints with Baby’s First Canvas Kit from the Little Experience. This kit includes two canvases, paint, and even a drop cloth. Everything you need to imprint your child’s feet or hands. Then simply write your child’s name and perhaps the date, decorate with a bow if you wish, and you’ve got a keepsake worthy of grandma’s walls.
Older kids may enjoy helping you build the Little Experience Bird Cafe. If they’re too little to swing a hammer, they can still have fun decorating. The Bird Cafe is another project that makes a heartfelt gift from the kids.
Thank you for your support!
Noah and Alissa DeRouchie
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