Friday, September 24, 2010

Cooking's Cool demonstration

Thanks to the great crowd who participated in last Sunday's 'Cooking's Cool' event with childrens author Cindy Sardo. We had a great time, and everyone walked away with samples! If you didn't make it and were interested, we recorded the event on video and it's now available on the YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun channel on YouTube.

Thanks again to Cindy for taking her time out to visit.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Green Toys Fire Truck

It's chunky, it's 100% recycled,
 it's made in the US and A!
I saw this toy at the ASTRA Conference in June and loved it. If you're familiar with the Green Toys Recycling Truck, the Fire Truck is very similar, except, you know, it fights fires.
Based on the same durable chassis as the Recycling Truck, the Fire Truck has a has a ladder that pops up and swivels 360 degrees. It also has two removable ladders. But, one of the coolest things about the Fire Truck is that it, along with all Green Toys products, is made from 100% curbside collected recycled plastic. It's a toy made from trash! It's also made in the USA! Jinkies!

We have a limited number of these in stock, as they told me at the ASTRA show that these would be of limited availability in 2010. A great gift for your one & up truck lover!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Preview

Thanks to our pals at Bootless Artworks for presenting a preview of their upcoming play, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' today at YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun. It was an awesome preview that featured a spelling bee right here at YoYo Joe's! And I was in it! And I lost! Stoopid spelling bee.
Cassie was the big winner! Here's some pics and a short video from today's preview.

The participants in today's spelling bee preview.

Hey look! Players from YoYo Joe's Brandywine
Little League team were on hand to watch. 
As I'm eliminated from the contest, I'm sung off by the 'Comfort Counselor'.
Who knows how to spell Dengue anyway?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of School Giveaway

We borrowed the $5 gift-certificate giveaway from our friends at Pufferbellies Toys & Books and also, thanks to Erin at Pufferbellies suggestion, borrowed their idea about photographing kids who got gift-certificates and what they spent it on.
I'm happy to report that with the bulk of the Delaware schools back to school, both the promotion and the photos were a big hit! I'm posting a couple of the pics here, but you can see all the photographs we took over at the YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun Facebook page.
Thanks to those who let us take pictures of them and have a great year at school!

Cooking's Cool

A little while back, our pal - Landenberg author (and now playwright) Jamie Kleman let me know that one of her friends and Landenberg neighbors had published some kids books on cooking. Cindy Sardo stopped in and dropped off a book, and now we're super excited to announce that Cindy will have a special hands-on demo at YoYoJoe's on Sunday, September 19 at 2 pm.

She'll do a hands on cooking demonstration of her recipe for roasted vegetable quesadillas from her book, 'Cooking’s Cook in the Fall.' Kids will be able to help her prepare the recipe, and there will be samples for up to 50 people! Her books, Cooking's Cool, was featured on Rachael Ray's Yum-o! website and May 2010 newsletter. 

Thanks to one of our employees, Annette, we're gonna tie the demonstration in with a movement to have kids help out with the cooking on Mondays. It's part of the Healthy Monday movement and they're calling it The The Kid Cook Mondays.

Here's your chance to learn some cool cooking techniques for your kids and pick up a copy of Cindy's fall cook book and get it signed by the author.

Check out Cindy's website here