Bring Home some Good, Old-Fashioned Childhood Fun
Say hello to childhood fun. Not all that glitters is a tablet or laptop screen… the glow of a bicycle can be alluring too. Chrome handlebars, racing stripes, and fast fat wheels take kids places… with friends and siblings. That wonderful sense of freedom of flying down a neighborhood sidewalk, trail and through PUDDLES. Fresh air, pushing pedals hard and fast. Zipping along with a big smile to a destination - or just to EXPLORE. Grab the handlebars and and go! Childhood bike riding is more than a novelty; it’s good old-fashioned fun.
The new Young America Crosspointe collection appeals to this same nostalgic sensibility of a good, old-fashioned childhood, for boys and girls. The style is simple, warm and familiar. Nothing fancy, no frills. Crisp and uncluttered like the mind of an exuberant young child.
Crosspointe helps create a nurturing space for a child that will always feel like home, from crib to college and well beyond. Timeless linear moldings, fine joinery and classic finish details are crafted from kiln-dried North American hardwoods and maple veneers. Brushed nickel knobs are a fitting complement. Made with good, old-fashioned quality here in Robbinsville, USA.
Crosspointe Double Dresser, Hutch, Beacon Bed and 2 Drawer Night Stand in Merlot, just one of 6 wood tones and 13 paint finish choices. Available now online and from your local Young America retailer.
Puddles are the best!
Quinn Creates a Dreamy Bedroom for a Young Buckaroo
So Dreamy. Meet Quinn a crisply tailored, easygoing upholstered bed style offered in simple, sophisticated fabrics to complement our painted and wood tone products handsomely. The understated elegance is stunning, for a boy or girl’s room. Quinn is at ease in neutrals, rustic and more polished surroundings alike with versatility that blends with every Young America furniture collection, including the new Crosspointe Collection, through every age and stage, toddler to teen.
creating a Simple, Warm and Familiar Nursery
Simple, warm and familiar, the new Built to Grow Lyric Crib in our brand new Crosspointe collection creates a nurturing nursery space that will always feel like home. Crisp, linear moldings, fine joinery and classic finish details are crafted from kiln-dried North American hardwoods and maple veneers. Standard brushed nickel knobs are the perfect complement. Made in the USA.
Think Quick! Young America furniture that ships fast
A new baby, new bedroom, new house… Sometimes you need some new furniture FAST. Quick Ship is a list of styles in finishes typically in stock and available to ship - quickly.
Browse full Quick Ship selection online, contact your local Young America retailer, or call for details.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Children
Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year for young children. Dressing up, walking in the dusk or dark with friends and family to collect candy and treats is fun, but not without a few risks. Taking basic precautions can help you and your children have a safe Halloween evening.
Trick-or-Treating Safety for children
* Go out between 5:30 and 7pm in most neighborhoods or find out if there’s a town-sponsored Halloween event.
* Go only to well-lit, inviting houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.
* Safety in numbers; always travel in small groups accompanied by an adult.
Safety Tips for walking in Neighborhoods
* Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks, and avoid crossing yards.
* Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks (where they exist), and do not cross between parked cars.
* Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
* Wear clothing that is bright, reflective, and flame retardant.
* Consider using face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child’s vision.)
* Avoid wearing hats that will slide over their eyes.
* Avoid wearing long, baggy or loose costumes or over sized shoes (to prevent tripping).
Be Safe and have fun!
Best Books for Kids 9-14 and their Grown-ups
Finding or creating time to read aloud with children can be a wonderful sharing experience. Once kids reach elementary school age, they are ready to step up to the next level from picture books to novels (aka chapter books). And there are countless good books to choose from. Many of the best books have endured the tests of time; they’ve been passed down generation to generation. Some are more contemporary, but equally rich and captivating. All good stories have strong characters, both human and animal, who experience the challenges and magic of life in real and imaginary places. Having an adult to read these tales with encourages a child’s reading and opens the door to conversation and learning.
We found a great article highlighting the Top 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14 and picked a few to give you a sampling. The list is long and the variety is great, so there’s something for everyone.
Most good books can be found at your local library in print or digitally. Borrow from a friend or visit an independent book store. You can also get them new or used online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other websites.
Books to Read Aloud: Froggy
Some characters in children’s books are loved, revered - even cheered for. Bright green, wide-eyed, flat-footed Froggy is one of those; he’s a kid just like his readers - except that he has an appetite for flies! He’s a kid who has everyday childhood and family experiences. What’s so special about that? Froggy makes them FUN!
Brightly-colored illustrations with lively aliteration and word sounds are completely engaging for preschool through 2nd grade readers. Froggy’s enthusiasm and zest for life are irresistible, even contagious. Fortunately, there are scads of these popular Froggy stories, so the fun doesn’t have to end with one or two. Froggy books can be read and reread over and over.
Here are some of our Froggy favorites:
You can find these wonderful books by Jonathan London online or in your local library.