Looking for a new class or exploring preschool options? Take advantage of RT special discounts for music and language classes and a brand new martial arts school below. A ton of cool events coming up – Uterotopia for pregnant or new moms, Lice Know You’s new salon opening (a much better option than trying to do it yourself!) and a Jamtown session at a toy store! We’re also happy to share the scoop on one of the best birthday party deals in town – $100 for up to 15 kids at Whirlwinds (save yourself the hassle of a home party) and a brand new Parent’s Night Out – a recurring pajama party at Great Play in Redmond (reserve space now!).

PS – Welcome new favorites MocaPaper, mamaswap.com and Alpha Martial Arts.

Shopping, Sales & Events
mamaswap.com  Online Consignment Community
10% discount on all NEW ITEMS at Small Clothes Consignment
Cuddletunes Launch Party March 20 !
Calling Cards from MocaPaper.com – Connect With Style!
Buggy: Uteropia a fabulous Maternity event March 12-14!
Planet Happy is Jammin’ with JAMTOWN on March 18TH 3-5PM (FREE)
Face the Spring  Showers in Style – 10% off Rain Gear

Photography
Vignette Portraits – Only March 18th & 20th: $125

Beautiful photographs of children with Julia Kuskin
10% off Family Portraits with Barbie Hull Photography
Free Photo Sitting March 10 by Sweet Anna Bean Photography at the Cottage

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Kids Hair
New Online Booking at Beach Comber’s Kids Cut
Lice Knowing You (LKY) Open New Mercer Island Salon – Stop in on March 6

Classes & School
10% off Music for Everyone ‘s Spring Series
UCDS Summer Programs Registration opens March 8th
Musikgarten Classes for Kids 0 -6
Save $25 at  Sponge Language School!

Parties & Playtime
Friday Night Pajama Party at Great Play (Parent’s Night Out!)
$100 Birthday Parties at Whirlwinds!
Free Uniform at Alpha Martial Arts new Capitol Hill Dojo

Shopping, Sales & Events

mamaswap.com – Seattle’s Online Consignment Community
Get your spring cleaning off to a good start by culling the outgrown clothes and forgotten toys of years past and posting them to mamaswap.com! Mamaswap is an online consignment community for Seattle parents that lets you buy and sell gently used kids clothes and gear. Less expensive than eBay and less hassle than craigslist, the best thing about using mamaswap is our ‘Swap Meets’ – a four-hour window scheduled every 2 weeks where sellers and buyers exchange goods purchased on the site in person as well as mingle. No time? We’ll even list your stuff for you at the swap! What could be easier?
mamaswap
support@mamaswap.com
www.mamaswap.com

Mention RT for 10% discount on all NEW ITEMS at Small Clothes Consignment
Please mention Red Tricycle for the 10% NEW ITEMS DISCOUNT in March. Spring is coming and we have begun to fill our racks with warm weather clothes. With our weather patterns we need to have a large assortment of seasonal things nearly year round. To celebrate the changable days we will give you 10% off all NEW products – SeeKaiRun, Eleven & Smaller shoes, Little Miss Grippy thights, BabyLegs products, IMPwear apparel, Speesees organics, Re-Usies, Lucky Sprouts organic tees, Melissa & Doug toys, and ZUPERS tough leggings in sizes 2T-6C (our newsest line for sports and serious play).
New SeeKaiRun styles are here!
You may order any style
smallclothes
West Seattle
smallclothes@msn.com
www.smallclothes.info

Join Once Upon a Time for the Cuddletunes Launch Party March 20 !
Please come join Once Upon a Time (1622 Queen Anne Ave, N), the fabulous children’s store on Queen Anne, for the official Cuddletunes Launch Party on Saturday, March 20th, 10:30 ‚Äì 12:30! There will be a special drawing where some lucky child will win their very own Cuddletunes Bear! This isn’t any ordinary bear! The Cuddletunes bear allows parents to create personalized music with their child’s name so the child can listen to the bear anytime! Parents can also invite other family members to leave messages, songs or read a story. These “soundtracks” are then loaded into the cuddly bear!
Once Upon a Time
284-7260
http://www.queenannetoys.com/

Calling Cards from MocaPaper.com – Connect With Style!
MocaPaper’s calling cards are sophisticated, elegant, unique — and eco-friendly.  Whether you are a multitasking mom-on-the-go, an avid social networker or an independent professional (or all of the above), our cards will give you a custom-designed look without the custom-designed price.  Choose from a variety of unique designs that reflect your personality.  Order standard cards or 100% recycled cards in sets of 50 or 100.  Prices range from $35 to $70.  (Psst … they make great gifts for baby showers, mother’s day and birthdays.  Ask about our gift certificates.)
Moca Paper Designs
www.mocapaper.com

Buggy: Uteropia a fabulous Maternity event March 12-14!
Uteropia is back March 12 – 14! Buggy will have new sexy, easy to wear nursing bras, hand-stitched blankets by Rebecca, and a nice assortment of swaddling blankets. You will be able to try on nearly-new maternity clothes, order a Goodie Bag for your ever-changing baby, or bring in your newborn to test out an Ergo Baby Carrier or a Sling. On Saturday, Jennifer Sharon Photography will offer FREE belly shots to expectant moms 12-4pm and, at 2pm Down to Earth Doulas will do a short demonstration of comfort techniques for labor. Spread the word to all your pregnant friends!
Buggy
Madrona
hello@shop-buggy.com, 206.325.5999
shop-buggy.com

Planet Happy is Jammin’ with JAMTOWN on March 18TH 3-5PM (FREE)
From eco-friendly toys to drop-in crafts, Planet Happy has something for everyone. And on March 18th, we are  hosting our first jam session with Jamtown. Experience rhythm and fun with handmade instruments from around the world! All ages welcome. And don’t miss our monthly after school Science class on 3/10 and story time in Mandarin Chinese on 3/16. We have craft classes every Saturday morning from 10:30 to noon and we also host Birthday Parties! Check our web site for more fun events at Planet Happy. Mention this ad and receive 10% off all Jamtown instruments in March.
Planet Happy Toys
In Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood
www.planethappytoys.com

Face the Spring  Showers in Style – 10% off Rain Gear
Splashing in puddles never looked so good!  CF Kids carries a great selection of outerwear, to make all of the spring showers  coming our way a little bit more fun.  Check out our selection of uniquely stylish raincoats, boots and umbrellas.  And don’t miss this great set from DAV for your favorite cowgirl!
All March long, mention Red Tricycle when you buy the set and save 10%!
CF Kids at Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue
www.cfkidsonline.com

Photography

Vignette Portraits – Only March 18th & 20th: $125 – Heather Quintans
Take advantage of the Moment Now with this special bi-annual session specials. “Vignettes” sessions are petite but powerful, and will capture your child’s personality completely. A great intro for your babies first portraits or a great time to catch up if you haven’t been in for over six months. Find out more on my blog and website!! We’ll also have some special package pricing with these vignette sessions, so you can send the Grandparents an updated portrait. (As an added bonus, mention your Red Tricycle Baby Photo Contest Promo and we’ll apply it to your session.)
Limited Availability – Annual Special Session
Heather Quintans Photography
heather@heatherquintans.com
www.heatherquintans.com

Beautiful photographs of children – Julia Kuskin
I shoot photographs that feel timeless and un-stylized.  I create images that express life and I shoot with a spontaneity that makes my images honest. My love lies in shooting real environments, directing as little as possible and using natural light. With a husband and young child of my own, I understand how scattered and messy our lives get, both physically and emotionally, and how easy it is to forget the joy and beauty in the tiny things ‚ a smile, cock of the head, learning how to skip.
Julia Kuskin Photography
Ballard
julia@juliakuskin.com
www.juliakuskin.com

Spring is almost here!! 10% off Family Portraits with Barbie Hull Photography
Spring is nearly here and what better time to get outside and take your family portraits in front of those beautiful cherry blossoms!! Mention Red-Tri and receive 10% off of your sitting AND your enlargements!!
Barbie Hull Photography
Seattle, WA
www.barbiehull.com

Free Photo Sitting March 10 by Sweet Anna Bean Photography at the Cottage
Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity to have your child photographed by Sweet Anna Bean photography at Blossoming Buds Cottage! The photographers will be at the Cottage doing mini sessions on Wednesday, March 10th, from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be no sitting fee for the pictures. Be sure to tell your friends as well. This is a great chance to have some wonderful pictures taken of your child! Don’t miss out on this fun and unique offer! Please call Ann-Margaret Johnson with Sweet Anna Bean for more information at: 206-890-5725 or info@sweetannabean.com http://www.sweetannabean.com
Blossoming Buds Cottage
Wedgwood – close to U. Village
www.blossomingbudscottage.com

Haircare

Lice Knowing You (LKY) Open New Mercer Island Salon – Stop in on March 6
Seattle’s Premier Head Lice Removal Company, is hosting a grand opening party of their new salon on Mercer Island, Saturday, March 6 from 11 – 3pm with FREE lice checks, lice education, refreshments and entertainment. The only certified and trained experts on lice removal in Seattle, LKY uses a scientifically proven 3-step process designed to rid the hair of lice quickly and thoroughly. Using 100% natural and organic products, LKY guarantees all services & clients following their protocol have a 100% success rate of removing lice.
Lice Knowing You
www.liceknowingyou.com

New Online Booking at Beach Comber’s Kids Cuts
Book those Spring Hair Cuts with Beach Comber’s easy online reservation system easy booking online @ http://www.beachcomberkidscuts.com Booking that spring hair cut is a ‘snip” snap with Beach Comber’s easy booking online @ http://www.beachcomberkidscuts.com You can select a time and stylist that works best for you. New to Beach Comber’s are the $15 Buzz Cuts and Mini Manicures. As always, Beach Combers carries a variety of earth friendly hair products and natural but effective Fairy Tails‚Ñ¢ Lice Removal kits.
Beach Comber Kids Cuts
Phinney
www.beachcomberkidscuts.com

Classes & Schools

10% off Music for Everyone ‘s Spring Series
Drop a line to enroll in Music for Everyone’s spring music series for parents/caregivers & their children, (2-5 yrs). Mention this ad & receive 10% off! Early childhood music teacher, Jana Vitols, has taught for the past 10 years and enjoys introducing children to her instruments, the violin, guitar, banjo & ukulele. These fun and imaginative classes incorporate musical games, stories, dancing, singing, improvising and ensemble playing to teach music fundamentals. Families will learn songs and activities to spark musical curiosity! Now enrolling for April. Classes in N.& S. Seattle.
Music For Everyone
musicforevery1@gmail.com
206.329.8674
www.musicforevery1.com

UCDS Summer Programs 2010! Registration opens March 8th
June 21-25 Creative Fusion: An experiential workshop, provides the opportunity for children to discover contemporary and traditional artistic methods through the mentorship of two Northwest artists. For kids 7-12 years old. June 28 through August 13 Sparklers Day Camp: For kids 3-5 years old. Through adventures on-campus and planned field trips, we encourage campers to discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Summer Spark Series: For kids 6-12 years old. Are you creative and enthusiastic? Do you have varied interests? Then the UCDS Summer Spark Series is for you!
UCDS
Questions? Contact Chad Randol
chadr@ucds.org or 206-547-8237
www.ucds.org/summer

Musikgarten Classes for Kids 0 -6
Musikgarten urges parents to take advantage of the critical period of learning from birth to age 6 Described by researchers as the most significant in human development, this critical period is the child’s optimum chance to “organize” the brain through environment and experience.  After age 6, learning will require efforts to “re-organize” the brain.  You can count on Musikgarten’s weekly classes to give your child purposeful musical experiences carefully crafted for his/her stage in development.
Musikgarten
16 locations around Seattle
www.NWmusikgarten.com

Spring is a Great Time for Learning Languages!
The flowers are budding – it’s time for kids to take in the glorious springtime! Consider your own budding children and their amazing ability to pick up other languages when they are young. The linguistic, academic and cultural benefits of learning another language are immense. In honor of National Foreign Language Week in March, Sponge is offering new families $25 off enrollment as well as a colorful Sponge T-shirt! Mention “Red Tri” and book your space in a Mandarin, Spanish, French or Japanese class by March 15 to take advantage of this special offer.
Sponge (Seattle & Eastside)
206.227.7138 or 425.274.5188
www.spongeschool.com

Birthdays & Playtime

Friday Night Pajama Parties at Great Play (Parents Night Out!)
Great Play is now offering Monthly Kid’s Pajama Parties – a 4-hour fun-filled evening at Great Play without parents.
Go out for fun evening and rest assured that your children are with an experienced and caring staff in a fun, safe and clean gym! The evening’s activities include Gym Time, Dinner Time-with story telling and jokes, More gym time to work off that pizza and Movie time on the big screen. Kid’s Pajama Party is open to both Great Play members and non-members and is for children 2 1⁄2 – 8. This Month’s PJ Party is March 19th.
Great Play
Redmond
www.greatplay.com/redmond
Call 425-885-3800 or email redmond@greatplay.com to reserve your spot today

$100 Birthday Parties at Whirlwinds!
Whirlwinds, Seattle’s premier Drop-Off Child Care, continues to celebrate the Grand Opening of our second location at Mercer Street, by offering ANY Birthday Party Package for just $100! This offer is good for Mercer St Location, and parties must be booked by 3/31/10 and held by 8/29/10. That’s right any party package for just $100!  Whirlwinds Breeze-In Drop-Off Playcare Offers Fun and Easy Child Care, anytime! Give us a Whirl! You and your kids will be glad you did! With two Fun and Fabulous Locations, check out the one nearest you! Mercer St and University Village! Come play with us!
Whirlwinds Breeze-In, Drop-Off Childcare
Mercer St. and University Village
www.whirlwindskids.com

Alpha Martial Arts opens new Capitol Hill Dojo with March Special
Alpha Martial Arts just opened a new 2nd location in Capitol Hill and is offering a great special rate for new members at both of its locations (U-Village & Capitol Hill). Register for 4 weeks of Kids Karate classes, beginning anytime in March, for only $99! We make learning fun with age appropriate classes for children ages 4-12. Students love the blocking, punching & kicking of our martial arts system and parents love the life skills of our Powerful Words character development curriculum. Mention Red Tricycle when you enroll to receive a free uniform. Call or visit us online for more info.
Alpha Martial Arts
206-528-3737
www.alphamartialarts.com