Check out ChiIL Mama's interview with 2 Dads who know the
joys and challenges of shopping with babies and toddlers of their
own, Wonder's Chairman/Founder, Shane Christensen and Chief
Merchandising Officer, Joe Milano . They have taken
that knowledge and created a parent pleasing, virtual kid-city of a
retail space called Wonder! We checked it out and it
truly is...a wonder.
Join Chicago Parent
and Alex Toys at Wonder! tomorrow, 12/4. They'll have loads of
give aways, magic, arts & crafts, and cupcakes for a great
ChiIL Mama got a sneak peak at this truly impressive store, the
day before their opening, and we've got a
video of the grand tour . Apologies for the
construction noise at the beginning. They were still
adding finishing touches when we checked out the space, but it
We were super stoked about the roomy, spacious feel and all the
kid friendly, hands on places to play. If this winter turns
out as snowy and cold as they're predicting, this will be a true
sanity saver for Chi-town and burbs parents of preschoolers!
This kid-topia has a creative food court that's ultra
kid friendly, classes for littles and adults, and every staple and
luxury item you could conjure up on your kid wish list.
They even have an indoor track for trying out riding toys, squishy
little hills for kids to run and play on, and another track for
parents to try out strollers on.
If you haven't made it out to Deerfield to check out Wonder! yet,
it's truly worth the trek. Wonder is big enough to have
everything you could desire for your birth through 7 year olds, yet
they still have a small boutique quality and feel, with eco
friendly, and fun, and designer merchandise choices, as well as
cozy places to read and play. Their selection includes
upscale to affordable and funky to fashionista.
We are also super impressed with their classes and special
events. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter to
keep up to date on what they've got going on. You
can even order on line or send your registry, holiday or birthday
wish list to out of towners and have them shop through the web
got our eye on the spiky, awesome Mad Pax
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Chicago Parent and ALEX Toys Event - 12:00-3:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon featuring arts and crafts
courtesy of ALEX Toys, Magic by Randy and Let's Clown Around.
Cupcakes for Courage - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Enjoy delectable cupcakes (for a good cause) and assorted
beverages for purchase from the Cupcakes for Courage food truck,
parked right outside of WONDER!
Wonder! is located at 250 S. Waukegan Rd. in Deerfield.
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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