Saturday, December 3, 2011

Video Interview With Founder of New Kiddie Superstore Wonder! -Special Chicago Parent/Alex Toys Event 12/4

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 great give aways.   

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 below.   Apologies for the construction noise at the beginning.   They were still adding finishing touches when we checked out the space, but it fades fast.   

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 site.    We've got our eye on the spiky, awesome Mad Pax ourselves!

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.

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