Archive for June, 2009

We have compiled an ecclectic and growing selection of music on CD at Citizen Kid.


We sometimes get asked if listening to kids music all day is driving us nuts.  Happily we can honestly say that we enjoy it very much.  The Putumayo Kids collection is very diverse and so fun to listen to. We have twelve different Putumayo CD’s ranging from Reggae Playground to Celtic Dreamland.




We’re also happy to stock the Rockabye Baby! collection of CD’s. These are albums full of lullabye versions of popular songs from bands as diverse as Radiohead, U2, Led Zepplin, Coldplay, and Bob Marley.




We carry a few Canadian classics as well — the legendary Raffi and The Barenaked Ladies album “Snack Time.”




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Leopold and Anemone

We told Leopold and Anemone that some people might think that a Lion and a Mermaid falling in love would be “wrong.”

He replied by saying, “If this is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.”  Anemone just sighed dreamily.


They look so happy together…

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The Federal Government in Canada has proposed a ban on various types of phthalates (additives in plastic and vinyl) that are commonly found in childrens toys and other products.

Click for the story: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/06/19/phthalate-ban-aglukkaq268.html

While you will be hard-pressed to find much plastic at Citizen Kid, we are proud to point out that any plastic products we carry are free of any harmful phthalates, and almost every plastic product we carry is made from recycled materials.

Here are some examples:

Here is a wonderful Tea Set from Green Toys. It’s made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic.

Here is another product from Green Toys – a Sand Play Set.

Lastly, Eco Trucks from Sprig have been one of our best-sellers. They are made from “sprigwood” which is a combination of recycled plastic and reclaimed wood. They feel like plastic but smell like wood!

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We have new products arriving at Citizen Kid every week.  Prominently displayed in our window is The Skuut!

skuut bike

A Skuut Bike is an award winning, hand-made, wooden balance bike for kids ages 2-5.  It’s a great “active toy” that helps children develop balance and coordination.  The wheels have inflatable tires so the Skuut is as fun to use on the sidewalk as it is on a gravel path or across a grassy field.

Have a look at their website for more information.  http://www.skuut.com

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Products from Citizen Kid were featured in the GO section of today’s Hamilton Spectator.  Check it out!


Here’s the full sheet:


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