If you haven’t signed the kiddos up for summer camp yet, you’re in luck! We have a slew of great picks, from art, language and music classes to just plain old play camps. Also, take advantage of the super sales and fun events going on this month with our local business partners.

Summer Camps & Classes
Adventure Kids Playcare: Issaquah
Bright Horizons: Redmond Center Grand Opening May 13th
Fun at Great Play of Redmond
Register now for Summer and Fall Musikgarten classes!
Summer in The Nest
Art Camps at Paint the Town in University Village
PlayMatters Introduces Summer Learning Camp
Polly-Glot Tots Sizzling Summer Prices
Sponge…Your Ticket to Summer Fun
Whirlwinds Preschool SUMMER CAMP!!

Shopping: Sales & Deals
Bump Bellevue – Free Gift Card With Phil and Ted’s stroller purchase
Kate Quinn Organics: 25% off through May!
25% off select Plan City items & Organic Cotton and Bamboo Onesies
For the Philanthropist – Moms and Dads amongst you!
tottini’s big notNeutral sale May 14th, 15th, and 16th

May Mini Sessions with Alyssa Rose Photography
Barbie Hull Photography!! Free 8×10 enlargement for all Moms! (Grandmas too!)

Parties & Events
Get Crafty Saturdays! at Bellevue Arts Museum
Movie Night at the Cottage in our New Movie Theater!

Summer Camps & Classes

Adventure Kids Playcare: Issaquah
Adventure Kids Playcare is now accepting weekly reservations for themed summer camps in Issaquah for kids, ages 2-1/2 to 12 years old. Our camps are set in an active, fun, educational environment and include exploring, cooking, crafts, games, project and more! See our website for the schedule of themes. Sessions are from 10-2 daily, but flexible extended care is available!

Call for more information.

Bright Horizons: Redmond Center Grand Opening May 13th
At Bright Horizons child care and early education centers, our children are young readers, scientists, musicians, artists and explorers who are encouraged to reach their full potential. Through discovery, language-rich experiences, a loving faculty, and friendships that begin in infancy, children who come to Bright Horizons Family Centers build a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. We help children to see the world as an invitation to learn, grow, and live fully and prepare them to approach school and academics with skills, confidence, and the drive to succeed.

Come and join us for a family fun celebration at the Redmond center Grand Opening on May 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm! We hope to see you there!

Now Enrolling
Call a center near you.
Elaine Bradford

Fun at Great Play of Redmond
We offer Classes, Camps, Pajama Parties and Birthday Parties all summer long. Our Motor Skill and Athletic Development Classes are held on Mon, Fri and Sat for ages 1 to 5½ years. Our 3-hour Athletic Development and Multi-Sport Camps are held on Tue, Wed and Thu for ages 3-6 (9:30-12:30pm) and ages 4-9 (1:30-4:30pm). Our camps are unique each week and perfect for active children. We also offer our award winning Birthday Parties for ages 1-10, and our incredibly fun PJ Parties (aka Parents Night Out) once a month for ages 3-8. Click here to learn more about our fantastic summer program.
Great Play of Redmond

Register now for summer and fall Musikgarten classes!
It’s time to awaken and develop your child’s natural talent for music. From birth to age 6 years you have the chance to easily and joyfully organize your child’s brain; after age six the brain has to be re-organized. Weekly Musikgarten classes are filled with active music-making and include a developmentally appropriate approach to music literacy. Your child deserves this chance!
Find a program near you at

Summer in The Nest
In between your trips to the park, visits to the zoo, and family vacations, bring your kids in to The Nest to enjoy our SUMMER Enrichment Classes offered during the months of July and August. Each month focuses on a different theme, and includes many fun activities sure to keep your little ones actively learning during the long months of summer. Sessions will be held July 5th-29th and August 2nd-26th. As always, flexible, drop-off play is available before and after class. Choose one month or both…the choice is yours! Drop in or call us at 425.415.6378 to register today!
425.415.NEST (6378)

Art Camps at Paint the Town in University Village
Paint the Town is offering 7 theme-based art camps this summer that your kids will love! We’re using the themes of “Cooking”, “Gardening” and “Animals” as a springboard for week-long creative fun using a variety of materials and techniques: Ceramics painting, papier mache, clay hand-building, mosaiics, decoupage and more. We’ve even added a week just for little ones! (5-7 year olds) Each session runs Monday-Friday from 9:30-12:30, and costs $175 plus tax. Call to register today, and mention “Red Tri” when you sign up for $10 off per camper! See website for schedule.
Paint the Town, U. Village
(206) 527-8554
Mary Anne Stusser

PlayMatters Introduces Summer Learning Camp
PlayMatters is excited to be hosting its first every Summer Learning Camp, starting July 5th.  We have 4 great themes going on this summer, From fish to farms, wild life and science. Each theme includes fun filled learning activities. Children will enjoy summer afternoons learning new songs, making crafts, playing games, experimenting with science, and more. Allowing children to experiment and explore using a variety of materials and supplies promotes creative thinking and nurtures the imagination Each theme is 2 weeks long M-Th 10-2.
PlayMatters, Seattle
Get more information at

Polly-Glot Tots Sizzling Summer Prices
Polly-Glot Tots Language Classes for Little Ones is now offering summer classes at the crazy price of $149: Summer Quarter in French, Spanish and Mandarin starts June 7th for ten weeks for kids 1-5 yrs. Language Through Movement and Music is a week long drop-off series for kids 3-5 in French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese. All classes $149 at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Full details and registration

Sponge…Your Ticket to Summer Fun
Get the excitement of traveling to another country right in your own backyard! Summer classes at Sponge send kids on a language and culture adventure to learn Spanish, Mandarin, French or Japanese in a fun and supportive environment. Join weeklong camps (in Issaquah, Redmond and Mercer Island) for songs, arts and crafts, dancing, outdoor exploration, traditional camp games and more. Or, come for a weekly class (nine-week session in Seattle and Issaquah) and learn language with fun summer themes such as “berry picking” and “ships ahoy!” Receive a free goody bag if you enroll by June 1!
Sponge (Seattle & Eastside)
206.227.7138 or 425.274.5188
Taryn Zier

Whirlwinds Preschool SUMMER CAMP!!
Whirlwinds Preschool Summer Camp! Six camps that will take your child on a themed adventure!

• “Kids in the Kitchen” June 28th – July 1st
• “Around the World” July 6th – July 9th
• “Adventure Camp” July 12th – July 15th
• “Nature Camp” July 19th – July 22nd
• “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” August 23rd – August 26th
• “Cooking with the A, B, C’s”

August 30th – September 2nd


NOW ENROLLING for 3 to 5 year olds, space is limited! Whirlwinds Preschool is accepting applications for the Fall, call to schedule a tour of the new school!

Shopping: Sales and Deals

Bump Bellevue – Free Gift Card With Phil and Ted’s stroller Purchase
Bump Bellevue is giving a $25 Bump gift card for every Phil and Teds Stroller purchase through the month of May if “Red Tricycle” is mentioned.

Bump has beautiful maternity, baby and kids clothes from Michael Stars, Citizens of Humanity, Paige Premium Denim, Petunia Pickelbottom and many more fantastic designers.
Bump Bellevue
Kelly Buck

Kate Quinn Organics: 25% off through May!
New spring merchandise has arrived at Kate Quinn Organics! Stock up on new prints, styles, and essentials at 25% off when you use the coupon code ‘redtri’

through June 6th! Take advantage of this great deal every Saturday at our Seattle location, and Monday-Saturday at our Kirkland location, or online at www.katequinnorganics.com.

Seattle Location:
5609-B Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Kirkland Location:
431 6th St. South
Kirkland, WA 98033

Kate Quinn Organics
Kirkland and South Seattle

25% off select Plan City items and Organic Cotton and Bamboo Onesies
Just in time for summer, Planet Happy is thrilled to announce we have in stock the amazing SKUUT Balance Bikes. How about swinging back in time on the Original Tree Swing? Complete with wooden base and natural rope – all you need is the tree. Come join us on June 9th from 3-5pm for our jam session with Jamtown John. We supply the instruments. Bring your voice and rhythm so we can make music together. Planet Happy is your destination stop for summer craft classes. How about a science class? Check our website for all the details.
Mention “RT” for 15% off in May
Or online use code “RT0515”
Planet Happy

For the Philanthropist – Moms and Dads amongst you!
If you are like me, the Mother’s Day gift and card are still on your mile-long-to-do-list! And Mother’s Day is less than one week away! Let PEPS help you! Honor the special woman in your life with a gift to the PEPS Scholarship Fund. If you make your gift online on our website www.peps.org by this Thursday, May 7, we’ll send a Mother’s Day card to her. Just send us an email to donation@peps.org indicating your donation amount, her name and mailing address.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! We could not do it without you.
Marion Mohrlok

tottini’s big notNeutral sale May 14th, 15th, and 16th
One weekend only- tottini and notNeutral have partnered this month to offer a 25% discount on select notNeutral furniture and accessories. Specials include notNeutral’s BB2 lines of furniture, including their twin bed, nightstand, and play tables. Also included are super fun quilts, pillows, and rugs. Saturday May 15th, a notNeutral representative will be available for any questions and tottini will be raffling off a few fun items each day- customer must be present to enter. Friday May 14th, Saturday May 15th, and Sunday May 16th.
tottini, South Lake Union
Seattle, 206.254.0400
Melissa Van Flandern


May Mini Sessions with Alyssa Rose Photography
May Mini Sessions with Alyssa Rose Photography! $195 gets you a 30 minute session at the studio in Greenlake, a $150 print credit, an 8×10 inch print and 10% Off any additional print orders. Mini sessions are available on May 15-16th and May 22nd. Perfect way to surprise dad for Father’s Day! Email info@alyssarosephotography.com with your preferred session date to sign-up.
Alyssa Rose Photography

Barbie Hull Photography!! Free 8×10 enlargement for all Moms! (Grandmas too!)
Mother’s day will be here before we know it! (May 9th) Mom’s & Grandma’s love nothing more than photos of the little ones!! Set up your springtime portrait session and when you mention “Red Tri” you’ll receive your favorite image enlarged to 8×10, perfect for framing!!
Seattle, WA

Parties and Playtime

Get Crafty Saturdays! at Bellevue Arts Museum
Join us every Saturday from 1 – 3 pm for informal drop-in craft activities for children ages 4 – 12. Projects are simple and designed to provide kids with a fun, hands-on learning extension to BAM’s art, craft and design exhibits. Visit www.bellevuearts.org for details.
Bellevue Arts Museum

Movie Night at the Cottage in our new movie theater!
This is an event you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, May 15th from 4:30-8:30 bring your children to Blossoming Buds Cottage while you enjoy a well-deserved date night and they enjoy a night full of play, a movie and pizza! We will be watching the movie Finding Nemo in our new movie theater with an HD projector onto an 80 inch movie screen! Space is limited so call now to make your reservation.
$40/1st sibling $20/second sibling Third sibling FREE!
**$20 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot
Blossoming Buds Cottage
Tristan Christophilis