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How to Motivate Kids Effectively by Dr Shirin Sherkat

Thursday August 15, 2013 – Thursday August 15, 2013

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dr_sherkatThe author of “Create Happy Kids”, Dr. Sherkat is known as the “the child whisperer” by many happy families who value her gift to see their child’s perspective and welcome her parenting methods to bring peace and harmony to their homes.  

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Motorworks- Wooden Toy Cars Special Event

Sunday July 28, 2013 – Sunday July 28, 2013

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The showstopping Kirkland Classic Car Show will bring hundreds of people to downtown Kirkland.  We would like to introduce this new line of Motorworks wooden toy cars to you and your children!  Stop in at Simplicity ABC on Saturday, July 27th, and Sunday, July 28th all day, to test out these cars.  We will be offering free unique gifts with every purchase of Motorworks products at $25 or more (while supplies last). PLUS, enter your name in a raffle to win motorworks of your own!


MOTORWORKS™ is the only line of customize-able wooden toy vehicles, accessories and play sets. The collection includes three different trim levels: Street Series, Speed Series and Extreme Series.


This line of car toys can be built and rebuilt by your child.  The pieces are interchangeable.  Buy more toys for more fun!  There are stickers and add-ons to create that one of a kind vehicle your kiddo wants.


MotorworksClick on this link to learn more:  Motorworks Video

“Even in today’s technology-driven society, the appeal for children playing with toy vehicles is as popular as ever. Manhattan Toy has created a new line of toy vehicles with a twist to make them interactive — not with beeps or batteries but with interchangeable parts. The look has to be sleek, the customization plenty and the price appealing to parents. Manhattan Toy, makers of imaginative play, does exactly that with the launch of its striking new line, MOTORWORKS. Expect kids (and grown-ups) to stop playing with their tech toys and be driven by fun with these four-wheel wonders.” Motorworks Press Release 2013


Summertime Activities to Keep Your Child Ready for School

naturalist-and-kids-beachAs summer approaches, we all look forward to outdoor fun and indoor rest.  But, how can we keep our kids from losing some of the great knowledge they gained this school year?  Keep them involved in your summertime activities!  Involve them in household chores, cooking, shopping, neighborhood walks and visits to the zoo or the museum. These will give them important experiences and background knowledge, says Linda Morgan of Parent Map. Read More…

Breastfeeding Basics with La Leche League of Kirkland

Thursday September 19, 2013 – Thursday September 19, 2013

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La Leche League

Join Simplicity ABC and La Leche League of Kirkland for this class on Breastfeeding Basics.
Whether you have questions before your baby is born, have started breastfeeding and have some questions, or are starting to wonder about the right time to wean, please join us! Monica will provide an interactive overview of the benefits of breastfeeding and will allow time for any questions that you may have. If you have any questions that you would liked addressed, you can email them before the class to You can also post them on our Facebook wall at
About Monica:
Monica has been an accredited La Leche League Leader for over 3 years and has nursed each of her own children. She currently is leading La Leche League meetings in Kirkland and Issaquah as well as providing phone and email support and information.


Independence Day 2013

Don’t we all remember the days when we were running around our parents’ feet while they gathered with friends during independence day parties or fun 4th of July parades!  We have some tips to keep the kids busy while you enjoy with your friends.

Revolutionary War–Water Balloon Edition


Water Balloon Supplies

Water Balloon Supplies













Stop by and purchase your water balloons… Don’t forget the Launcher and Pump-O-Nator!

Kirkland Fireworks








Are you going to be in Kirkland to watch the fireworks?  We have the beach toys you will need and the wagon to pack it in!

Kettler Digger







This Excavator is a fun sand digger for any child!

Your child can move along easily while sitting in the driver’s seat.



Beach Toys







So many options… where do we start? Sandbuckets with shovels, and durable balls for the beach. Hit Mit is a fun hand game for the whole family.  OgoSport Raq is a floatable racket game.  Bubbles for the little ones to chase and pop.  Let’s not forget the classic jump rope!


Kettler Wagon

Promoting Optimal Health for Kids with Essential Oils

Thursday June 27, 2013 – Thursday June 27, 2013

107 Park Ln

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kids feet

Where:  Simplicity ABC

Address:  107 Park Ln., Kirkland, WA 98033

When: Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 AM

Presented by:  Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan, DC of Experience Health, Woodinville

Holistic Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist

Fam Phys Ess Oils

Are you interested in discovering a more natural way to care for and sooth your baby without any medications?

Are you interested in taking a more proactive approach to your child’s health?

Come to our FREE class, Promoting Optimal Health for Kids with Essential Oils!

In this exciting class, you will have a chance to learn how doTerra’s 100% CPTG™ (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Essential Oils can help kids and the rest of the family healthy all year long.

We will educate you on how essential oils can be used to help with:

  • Headaches, earaches, backaches, neck pain, sprains and strains
  • Cuts and scrapes, burns, bug bites, cradle cap
  • Digestive Issues- heartburn, constipation, colic, other tummy troubles
  • Colds, congestion, fever, flu
  • …and much more!

You’ll get a full color handout, guiding you on how to use essential oils for your child and baby.

Essential Oils are pure, safe, naturally effective, and FUN way to help you in promoting optimal health for your whole family.  Please join us to smell, feel, and experience the power of doTerra’s CPTG™ Essential Oils at our free Educational Class.  We hope to see you there!


A tribute to you, Dad!


A Father’s Day Poem

by Anonymous

A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.

He’s someone who listens,
suggests, and defends.
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!

He’s proud of your triumphs,
but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong

In all that you do,
a dad’s love plays a part.
There’s always a place for him
deep in your heart.

And each year that passes,
you’re even more glad,
More grateful and proud
just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad…
for listening and caring,
for giving and sharing,
but, especially, for just being you

 Happy Father’s day .

Team at Simplicity ABC.

“A” is going to ASTRA Marketplace & Academy

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Who is ASTRA?

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is a non-profit association that provides leadership and resources to grow the specialty toy industry.   It is the largest association serving the specialty toy industry.

ASTRA members build their businesses around specialty toys, which generally are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do.  In other words, ASTRA members’ products are about the features of the play more than the features of the toy.

More than 1400 members include:

  • Locally-owned independent toy and children’s products retailers
  • Specialty toy manufacturers
  • Manufacturer’s representatives
  • Industry affiliates
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Book stores
  • School Supply stores
  • Gift stores

ASTRA was founded in 1992 for two simple reasons:

  • To strengthen the part of the toy industry that is committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value
  • To bring members of the specialty toy industry together to help each other succeed

What is ASTRA Marketplace & Academy?

ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy is known for its productive but relaxing atmosphere and all the one-on-one relationship-building time with toy manufacturers that’s hard to get at other industry events. This year ASTRA’s Marketplace will be held at Nashville Convention Center from June 16-19.

As Simplicity ABC is now part of the specialty toy family, I decided that it is essential to get to know other family members and LEARN about this industry as much as I could. So Simplicity ABC became a member of ASTRA a couple of month ago and I am very excited to attend this once a year event at ASTRA Marketplace & Academy.

Stay tunes as I will be posting about this event and what’s new and upcoming from Nashville during my visit there. In the mean time, you may learn more about ASTRA by visiting and/or


Hope to see you soon


Simplicity ABC’s 2013 (Lemonade) Stand for a Cause,now accepting application.



                                                      (Lemonade) Stand for a Cause!


Simplicity Decor & Simplicity ABC are offering an opportunity for kids and family to fundraise for their favorite organizations again this summer! Read More…