Pre-Order The ABCs of Annapolis: Maryland’s Capital City

We are thrilled to announce Baby Ventures newest book title: The ABCs of Annapolis, Maryland’s Capital City.

An ode to Maryland’s charming capital city where Baby Ventures illustrator Lisa Hall now lives and paints, this 26-page board book provides a distinctly native take on Annapolis life and locales. From the annual Tug of War to Main Street and more, little ones will love practicing their ABCs while sailing through the pages of this beautiful board book.

Pre-order yours today and receive a signed 1st edition copy, available February 2018!

October Kicks Off Baby Ventures’ Giveaways for Giving!

At Baby Ventures, we’re big fans of giving back to those in need in our community (be it our local neighborhood or our global village), and fostering empathy in our little ones to do the same. So with fall officially kicking off the holiday season, we’re launching our Giveaways for Giving: Each month until December, we’re asking you to join us in giving to those in need in the greater DC area, and in turn you’ll receive a giveaway from us!

For October: We’ve teamed up with one of our favorite Washington, DC indie bookstores, Walls of Books, to support their spook-tacular neighborhood initiative: They’re collecting gently used children’s Halloween costumes for DC area kids through this Friday, October 13th. Continue reading October Kicks Off Baby Ventures’ Giveaways for Giving!

“C” is for Cherry Blossoms!

No ABCs of Washington, DC book would be complete without a colorful ode to DC’s iconic spring blooms: cherry blossoms!

Even before writing and illustrating the ABCs of Washington, DC board book, Baby Ventures authors and illustrator Lisa Hall and Golzar Kheiltash knew the letter C would represent cherry blossoms – those gorgeous, ephemeral blooms that bring our nation’s capital to life each spring and most famously, line the banks of the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial. Continue reading “C” is for Cherry Blossoms!

Where in the World Wednesday – November

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, which means it’s time for Baby Ventures’ Where in the World Wednesday series! We post a pic of one of our favorite adventures on the first Wednesday of each month – correctly guess the pic’s location for the chance to win fabulous Baby Ventures products! Plus, we’ll include fun facts and activities about these amazing places to share with your adventure-loving little ones!

So where in the world this first Wednesday of November? For our last contest of the year, we’re showcasing one of our favorite US locales: In fall 2008, Baby Ventures co-founder Golzar Kheiltash (re)visited this hilly west coast city with a famous bridge (or two). What city is it? Email us the correct answer by November 16th, 2016 and you’ll be entered for the chance to win a free Baby Ventures toddler tee! Don’t miss your chance – this is our last contest for 2016!

Baby Ventures in your DC Neighborhood!

Capitol Hill. Georgetown. Arlington. Bethesda. What do these and more DC, Virginia, and Maryland locales have in common? They’re home to one-of-a-kind local shops that offer Baby Ventures books or artwork!

Baby Ventures is a globally-inspired company with DC roots – that’s why we prioritize select local, independent bookstores, gift shops, and toy stores in the greater Washington metropolitan area to carry our products. We’re so excited to join each of these favorite neighborhood shops!

So next time you’re out on your weekend stroll with the little ones in tow – or visiting Washington, DC with family – support our wonderful retailers– that’s what a great neighborhood is all about!

No Baby Ventures yet at your favorite book or gift shop in the greater DC region? Let us know! We’ll do our best to venture into your neighborhood store! And of course, you can always find all our products on our website.

Shop local and happy Baby Ventures!

 

Where in the World Wednesday: September

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, which means (drum roll, please)…it’s time for our Where in the World Wednesday series! We’ll post a pic of one of our adventures on the first Wednesday of each month, and if you correctly guess its location you will be entered for the chance to win awesome Baby Ventures products! Plus, we’ll include fun facts and activities about these amazing places to share with your adventure-loving little ones!

So where in the world this first Wednesday of September? Let’s just say we were inspired by the back to school theme this month: In 2006, Baby Ventures co-founder Golzar Kheiltash visited this Western European, picturesque university town that’s nestled among two rivers.  What city is it? Email us the correct answer by September 14th, 2016 and you’ll be entered for the chance to win a free Baby Ventures toddler tee or onesie!

Hold on, Fall – It’s Still Summer’s Turn!

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end – it seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the season with our little ones, summer bucket lists in tow and eager to check off beach days, camping trips, and all the ice cream we can eat. Now school is starting, and Halloween feels like it’s around the corner (or so we’re told upon entering every retail store these days). Continue reading Hold on, Fall – It’s Still Summer’s Turn!

Where in the World Wednesday: August Contest Winner

Last week, we launched our Where in the World Wednesday series highlighting Baby Ventures founders’ real life adventures in diverse locales. Our inaugural photo showed illustrator Lisa Hall in this dance-loving Latin America city. What city is it?….Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Lisa visited Buenos Aires in 2003 during her six month backpacking trip across Latin America. She spent several weeks living with a lovely family and studying Spanish in this beautiful capital city. Want to learn more about Buenos Aires? Here are some fun facts.

And, we are excited to announce our contest winner: Allison Kohll of Providence, RI correctly guessed the city and is our lucky winner! She will be receiving a free copy of Baby Ventures Numbers in Spanish print. Congratulations Allison!

Stay tuned for our next Where in the World Wednesday contest and the chance to win fabulous Baby Ventures products!

 

Where in the World Wednesday: August

Did you know: Baby Ventures books and products are inspired by co-founders Lisa Hall and Golzar Kheiltash’s real life adventures in diverse locales! And we want to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into our inspiration!

The first Wednesday of every month, we’ll post a pic of one of our adventures as part of our Where in the World Wednesday series. Correctly guess the location and you’ll be entered for the chance to win awesome Baby Ventures products! Plus, we’ll include fun facts and activities about these amazing places to share with your adventure-loving little ones!

So, let’s kick it off! In 2003, Lisa visited this colorful, dance-loving neighborhood in one of Latin America’s coolest capital cities. What city is it? Email us the correct answer by August 10th and you’ll be entered for the chance to win a free Numbers in Spanish poster print!

The Adventure Girls: Spotted on the National Mall!

This summer, our Baby Ventures Adventure Girls made their debut in our ABCs of Washington, DC board book: They popped up on the National Mall on page “V for Visitors!”

The greater National Mall area in Washington, DC offers a world of educational fun for little ones! Looking for some family adventure ideas? Here are some of our tot-approved favorites: Continue reading The Adventure Girls: Spotted on the National Mall!