PBS KIDS have announced that this holiday season, they're expanding their partnership with Whole Foods Market through a new assortment of sustainable, educational wooden toys for children. Arriving just in-time for the gifting season, PBS KIDS EverEarth products (part of a licensing partnership between PBS KIDS and Maxim Enterprise, Inc) feature items for both indoor and outdoor play, encouraging families to explore and learn together. On top of that, PBS KIDS plush animals made by Aurora will arrive with eight new offerings. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of all PBS KIDS toys at Whole Foods Market will support PBS KIDS’ mission to help all children, especially those who need it most. Whole Foods Market will also donate one percent of total sales to Whole Kids Foundation®, an organization dedicated to improving wellness and nutrition across the country.
While The Rock Daughters won't officially be Back-to-School until the end of the month, we've definitely reached summer's last hurrah, and for many, summer's already done and the school bell has officially rung. To close things out, PBS KIDS is serving up a Summer Safari Movie Event with the television premiere of CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE, airing Monday, August 17th (check local listings for times). With Back-to-School on the brain, PBS KIDS is also continuing its partnership with Whole Foods Market for a new collection of Back-to-School items that are made with organic cotton, recycled paper or other responsible materials - and these school supplies get extra credit: 100% of PBS KIDS’ net proceeds from the line will support PBS KIDS educational programming, dedicated to helping all children succeed in school and in life. Whole Foods Market will donate a percentage of total sales to their Whole Kids Foundation as well. So how about a preview of CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE?
If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby, you may have noticed something new available over the past couple of weeks - a full line of products from PBS KIDS. This holiday season, PBS KIDS & Whole Foods are collaborating on a new collection of toys and products designed to give back to both children and our planet. From wooden toys made in Vermont by Maple Landmark Woodcraft, to Green Toys vehicles made from recycled plastics and organic cotton t-shirts (for kids and grownups), there's a lot to choose from - including over 40 plush animals from Aurora. As part of my gig as a member of the PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Team, my girls have a few of these here (a plush sloth, a Little Scoot wooden race car and airplane), and I'm showcasing the entire line as part of my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide. Act fast though, these item are only available in Whole Foods Market locations (selection will vary) and at PBSKIDS.org (where many have already sold-out).