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Bertie Toy Box Relaunch Joins Owyn and Gracie: Another Design from ABC's Shark Tank Winner, Kiersten Hathcock

Bertie Toy Box Relaunch Joins Owyn and Gracie: Another Design from ABC's Shark Tank Winner, Kiersten Hathcock

August 30, 2018 2 min read

We're excited to relaunch Kiersten Hathcock's Bertie Toy Box, joining her Owyn Toy Box and Gracie Storage Chest.

Read on to find out what makes Bertie so special.

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Back to School at Home, Lesson 1: Snowy Egrets

Back to School at Home, Lesson 1: Snowy Egrets

August 22, 2018 1 min read

Is your toddler sad that she isn't heading back to school with her older siblings? Or do you like to add a little learning to the weekend?

We have a solution for both situations! Periodically during this 2018-2019 school year, we're offering at-home lessons for you and your child to share. 

Lesson 1: Snowy Egrets. Read on to learn about these amazing birds and see a video of a Snowy Egret foraging for breakfast.

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Back to School: Helping Our Teachers

Back to School: Helping Our Teachers

August 15, 2018 1 min read

It's that time of year again: back-to-school days. Parents and kids are shopping for school supplies, lunch boxes, and backpacks, and little pre-school tots are excited to join their older siblings on that big first day.

But did you know that school teachers regularly set up their classrooms on their own dime? Read a bit more to find out how you can help.

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Toy Box Safety Tip #1: A Lid that Stays Put

Toy Box Safety Tip #1: A Lid that Stays Put

August 09, 2018 1 min read

This is the first in a four part series highlighting the key safety features to look for in a toy box. 

Most toy box safety features are aimed at two potential accidents:

  • the lid dropping on little fingers or
  • a toddler getting inside the box and not being able to get out.

Our first tip is primarily focused on the first case, along with a video demonstration

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BRIO Railway Starter Set Named One of the Best Toys of 2018 by ASTRA

BRIO Railway Starter Set Named One of the Best Toys of 2018 by ASTRA

July 22, 2018 1 min read

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Art Is for Everyone: Four Essentials for Toddler Creativity this Summer

Art Is for Everyone: Four Essentials for Toddler Creativity this Summer

July 08, 2018 2 min read

We were at the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival here in Denver, and was it amazing: paintings, sculpture, furniture, glassware, jewelry—you name it. But we especially loved its recreation station for kids, from toddler age up. Even the wee ones took a turn creating their own large scale paintings.

But parents and teachers know that your kids can have the same fun at home. Read more about four essentials for 2018.

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Bertie Toy Box, from Kiersten Hathcock, winner of ABC's Shark Tank: its mid-century modern design fits in any room of the house

Bertie Toy Box, from Kiersten Hathcock, winner of ABC's Shark Tank: its mid-century modern design fits in any room of the house

June 27, 2018 1 min read

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ABC's Shark Tank Winner Kiersten Hathcock on Her Bertie Toy Box, and the Moment When a Mom-Turned-Entrepreneur Gained Faith in Her Own Wings

ABC's Shark Tank Winner Kiersten Hathcock on Her Bertie Toy Box, and the Moment When a Mom-Turned-Entrepreneur Gained Faith in Her Own Wings

June 18, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

Our partner, Kiersten Hathcock, started Mod Mom Furniture. Mod Mom would lead her to a win on ABC's Shark Tank and many other adventures (and misadventures) along the way. One of those misadventures involved her Bertie, a toy box we're relaunching next week, and Noah, coming out later this year. Read on to learn more about the power of her entrepreneurial spirit.
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How about a Little Science for Kids in the Backyard?

How about a Little Science for Kids in the Backyard?

June 11, 2018 1 min read

Last weekend we caught a video of this stunning butterfly seeking nectar in our backyard. 

The slow-mo phone setting lets you witness the wonders of flight, the amazing structure of those gorgeous wings, the near-miss landing on the flower stalk!

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See How We Carve Personalization into Our Toy Boxes!

See How We Carve Personalization into Our Toy Boxes!

June 05, 2018 1 min read

Want to add a toddler's name, a nick name or even a phrase or motivational saying to their toy box? You can with Little Colorado. While many manufacturers personalize with vinyl letters overseas, we do much of our personalization by carving into the wood with our CNC #1 machine. Read on to see how we do it!
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T-Rex gets no respect?

T-Rex gets no respect?

May 15, 2018 1 min read

We launched our Little Prints line of printed toy boxes seven months ago. Everyone at our office had a personal favorite. "T-Rex" and "TOYS" were predicted to be the top sellers. No one foresaw the standout popularity of the top selling design: "Field of Flowers." We are not talking just a small advantage; "Field of Flowers" outsells the next most popular design ("Alphabet Animals") 3 to 1. 
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A Storage Chest Inspired by a Record Player and a Basketball-Playing Grandmother

A Storage Chest Inspired by a Record Player and a Basketball-Playing Grandmother

May 02, 2018 3 min read

Kiersten Hathcock realized toddlers and their parents were missing something—toy storage inspired by mid-century designs. Her first attempt at carpentry, and ultimately what would assist in perfecting her woodworking skills, was a toy box modeled after her beloved grandmother’s record player. Here is a bit of the story.
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