Last month, we had the tremendous pleasure of renovating several spaces at Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, a childcare center serving families facing extreme poverty or homelessness. This was the second community project we’ve completed in partnership with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®, which creates Bright Spaces® to support families in crisis.
More than 60 volunteers from Pottery Barn Kids gave their time and talent to transform a classroom and therapy rooms at the center. We repainted hallways and therapy spaces, assembled products like dollhouses and a retro kitchen, and added warm touches to the walls. Most importantly, we were able to provide the children with a magical space to dream, play and learn.
“What we focus on is building inspirational, memorable, magical spaces for kids and our goal is to share that with everyone. We want to share our dreams with everyone who walks in this space.” – Jennifer Kellor, SVP, Merchandising for Pottery Barn Kids
This year’s makeover project is part of our broader commitment to community engagement and creating the same kinds of magical spaces for all children that we create for our customers’ children.
To learn more about the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, visit its website here.
We think playdough is way more than just a ball of colored dough! In celebration of National Playdough Day, we’re sharing three of our favorite play dough recipes and ideas to give you even more reasons to love it.
Here’s a sweet holiday that you can celebrate guilt-free: National Chocolate Milkshake Day! With ingredients like frozen strawberries, bananas and coconut milk in place of ice cream, these frozen treats are healthier – and equally delicious.
Now that your little ones are back to school, make sure they’re all geared up for a year of fun team activities with these sporty essentials. Whether you’ve got a tiny rookie or a seasoned champ, your little athlete will be game ready with these picks!
Goal! Your little soccer star will be ready for a win at school and at practice with these gear favorites.
Mackenzie Water Bottles
Fairfax Soccer Luggage
Mackenzie Soccer Backpacks
Hungry for a touchdown? Nourish that tiny first-string player with lunches and snacks fit for an athlete’s appetite.
Stainless Steel Sandwich Cutters
Colton Lunch Bags
Fairfax Lunch Bag
Batter up! Hit it out of the park with a room inspired by the classic American game.
Varsity Font Name
Geo Decorative Sham
Brett Baseball Shade
Shoot those hoops! Spend time with your little one practicing that winning shot with their very own hoop.
Written by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel for Building Blocks.
It’s always great to get kids outside for walks or hikes. To make it even more exciting, I like to have them pick out a few small toys for their backpacks. Then, every once and awhile during the hike, we stop for a few minutes, make a little scene with the toys, and take a photo.
These days, you can just use your camera phone – so it’s really easy. Plus, the activity is a nice incentive to keep them going. When the hike is finished, kids really love seeing how the photos turned out. As a bonus, you’ll also have some fun documentation of the outing.
There’s something so special and sweet about those first cuddles with your baby and a favorite plush animal. Today, to honor National Teddy Bear Day, we’re celebrating with a few of our favorite fluffy friends that are perfect for your tiny one.
Soft and cozy pieces are perfect for naptime. From a comforting plush bear to a hanging mobile, fill your little one’s nursery with teddy bear love.
St. Jude Give Back Bear
Bear Nap Gift Set
Sherpa Bear Mobile
Invite their teddy bear friends to playtime with a fun plush seat or play mat.
Teddy Bear Critter Chair
Teddy Bear Play Mat
Surround them with all things soft, from a sweet bath wrap to a pair of fuzzy slippers.
Nursery Animal Slippers
Nursery Bath Wrap
Puffy Bear Costume
For a tiny teddy bear fan, try a holiday keepsake they can love for years.