Archive for December, 2011

Hey check out this little article featuring some great photos of toys from Citizen Kid in action!


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City Kidz is a downtown Hamilton based organization that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of needy and at risk children in our city.

The City Kidz Gift of Christmas program was launched in 1995, and was designed to assist our children and families by alleviating some of the personal pressures often experienced and associated with the Christmas season.

This year, Citizen Kid is happy to be a drop off location for toy donations. We have a big barrel in-store and we hope to see it full in time to make a difference for some deserving local children. If you buy a toy donation at Citizen Kid we will take 15% off the price.

Check out this link for all the information you need. There are drop off points throughout the city.

And for more inspiration check out this video from last year!

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Hanukkah gift ideas…

Hanukkah – an 8 day celebration! Citizen Kid is pleased to carry several items specially selected for those who celebrate Hanukkah this time of year. As Adam Sandler has been known to sing, it’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah!

Eight Winter Nights – A Family Hanukkah Book

“Author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkah in joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.”


Dreidel Top with Wooden Coins

We’ve got a great little boxed kit with all you need to play a good dreidel game this year. This dreidel comes with many little wooden coins as well as instructions for those less familiar. If you’re lucky you will land on Gimmel!


Hebrew Alphabet Blocks

This hand-crafted set of blocks has been carefully and lovingly created by the Lindenwood Toy company in Michigan. The beautiful illustrations and embossings are sure to please. The classic ABC blocks are also available in both upper and lower case.

Audio Book – Jewish Holiday Stories by Jim Weiss

Few can make a story come alive like Jim Weiss. He is an award winning story teller and recording artist and this CD filled with Jewish Holiday stories just might become one of your favourites.


The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

“…The miraculous birth here is of a potato pancake, which, unlike its less loquacious literary cousin the Gingerbread Man, begins screaming the moment it gets cooked. Leaping out of the frying pan and into the great white spaces of Brown’s retro-cool graphics, the latke screams even louder as it tries in vain to explain itself and its role at Hanukkah to flashing colored lights (So you’re basically hash browns, they reply. Maybe you can be served alongside a Christmas ham) and an equally Christmas-centric candy cane and tree.”  – Publisher’s Weekly


Moishe’s Miracle

“Kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished in this original Hanukkah story that has the sound and feel of a traditional folktale. Baila insists her husband Moishe’s generosity has left them without money to buy flour for latkes. But others are grateful for his kindness. In fact, he is mysteriously rewarded with a magical pan that makes plenty of pancakes for all.”  – Booklist


Play Silks

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of fun children can have with these beautifully coloured play-silks. Is it a red cape? A green picnic blanket? A purple doll’s bed? A blue hat? A magical golden thing for casting spells?  Yup!

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