The shopping season may be over, but now is the best time to find sweet deals on kids clothes, shoes, toys and gear – check out the awesoem sales below.  January is also a good time to think about school admission, childcare and afterschool classes. There are a bunch of School Open Houses coming up, as well as good deals on kids art, language and swim classes. on important stuff like preschool admissions and childcare.

Once you take care of business, lighten it up with birthday party, winter portrait session or trampoline coloring contest.

Sales, Deals and Discounts
BIG Sale-o the month of January at Buggy!
Shop Izilla Toys Sale. January 15-31
Huge Sale at Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne
smallclothes is having a BOGO SALE!
Sole Food Has FREE Shipping in the New Year!

Photography
January Jewels – Portrait Special with Heather Quintans
Timeless Captures at Shutterbox Photos
Photography Workshop with Teddi Yaeger Photography

Playtime and Birthday Parties
Dizzy’s Tumblebus & Bus Stop Birthday Party Sale, SAVE $20
Win a Springfree Trampoline!
$100 BIRTHDAY PARTIES! at Whirlwinds

Schools
Bellevue College Parent Education Open Registration
Now Taking Applications at Eastside Montessori!
Cedar River Montessori Open House & New Middle School!
Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning
Harvard Avenue School Preschool Open Houses in January!
Timberlake Christian Preschool Open House! Jan. 22 10:00-12:00

Classes
RT PARENTS! Alpha Martial Arts is your New Years Solution!
Start the year with Music at Musikgarten!
Polly-Glot Tots 10% off Winter Quarter Language Classes
“You’re Invited!” to visit Roaring Mouse
15% off of your reservation at Safe N Sound Swimming
New Year’s Resolution: Learn Another Language at Sponge!
Classes at Twirl Cafe keeps the child Jitters away!

Childcare
Bright Horizons Opening New Center In West Seattle

Dentists
1st visit to the dentist by the 1st Birthday!

Parenting Resources
PEPS Annual Benefit Luncheon with Dr. John Medina

Sales, Deals and Discounts

BIG Sale-o the month of January at Buggy!
Who does Buggy appreciate? You, silly! The month of January is a SALE-O! Come take advantage of customer appreciation days and come again. Each week there will be different special items on sale. First up: 10! 10% off all Plan Toys, HABA, Books and Klean Kanteen products as well as all new tee shirts and hoodies. ALL nearly-new maternity and children’s clothing is 10% off this week too. Next up 20, 30, 40! Become Buggy’s friend on Facebook or follow Buggy on Twitter to be the first to know the changing week’s specials through the month of January!
Shop Buggy
Madrona
http://shop-buggy.com/

Shop Izilla Toys Sale. January 15-31
We’re making room for the new 2011 toys. Save from 10-50% on everything in stock from January 15th through the 31st. Some highlights include; 20% off all Kettler Trikes and awesome deals on dollhouses including the big Calico Critters Country Tree House. Save big on some big ticket items! Visit izillatoys.com and check out our calendar of events for other fun and free happenings at both Izilla Toys stores. Happy New Year!
Big Fun For Everyone!
Izilla Toys
www.izillatoys.com

Huge Sale at Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne
Join us as we celebrate the New Year with our special January sale. Save up to 75% on select items throughout the store, choose a fun grab bag and enter to win our raffle. Sale starts Thursday, January 13th and ends January 15th at our Queen Anne location only.
Once Upon a Time
Queen Anne and Bellevue Square
www.queenannetoys.com

smallclothes is having a BOGO SALE!
Please stop by smallclothes for our BOGO SALE running January 4 – January 15, 2011. All resale items are Buy One Get One Free. Also part of this sale – 20% off in stock new shoes by smaller, see kai run, and eleven. smallclothes is a high-end resale shop that believes in reducing, reusing and recycling. We also carry new items that make great gifts, such as BabyLegs, Speesees Organic Cotton Clothing, (b)earth Organic Cotton Clothing, ReUsies, Baby Cuisine, and Melissa & Doug Toys.
smallclothes
3215 California Ave. SW
206-923-2222
www.smallclothes.info

Sole Food Has FREE Shipping in the New Year!
We are remodeling our store in University Village and moving a lot of our shoes to our online store (www.shopsolefood.com) while we do it! If you want to avoid the construction zone shop us online and enjoy FREE SHIPPING January 3 – 31st! Use code: FREESHIP in your ‘Bag’ section online!


Sole Food
University Village
www.shopsolefood.com

Photography

January Jewels -Portrait Special with Heather Quintans
A fabulous offer only at Heather Quintans Studio:
A sterling silver portrait charm will be included in your studio portrait session. (value $75). This is an heirloom gift your family will treasure. Portrait jewelry is a great keepsake gift for Grandmas or Valentine gift from the heart for Dads and Moms. (See more about Dad gifts here. Portrait enlargements always available.)
We’ll have two limited edition sessions in January so be sure to call today. Be the first 5 to register and you could win a customized charm bracelet. ($145 Value !!)
For more information click here.
Mention RT for 15% off Jewelry
Win a charm bracelet ($145 value)
www.heatherquintans.com

Timeless Captures at Shutterbox Photos
Shutterbox Photos offers a mini-session event date not to be missed! Take this time to have beautiful custom black and white images of your child created. Timeless Captures mini-session event date will take place on January 29th. Sessions are by reservation only.
For more info, please visit: www.shutterboxphotos.com
If you would like to schedule, please contact me via email at shellie@shutterboxphotos.com or at 206-819-3849. Session time slots go quickly so this will be handled on a first come first serve basis for scheduling.
Shutterbox Photos
206-819-3849
www.shutterboxphotos.com

Photography Workshop with Teddi Yaeger Photography
Get a new camera over the holidays? Perfect! Teddi Yaeger Photography is offering a workshop that teaches you how to take better photographs of your children. The workshop will be held in her downtown Everett studio, and includes lunch and beverages for the special RT price of $79 each or $139 per couple!
When: Sat, Jan. 15 from 10 am – 2 pm
What: Covers the fundamentals of subject matter, composition, lighting. I’ll take you step-by-step through your camera, and teach you invaluable tricks for turning your kids into perfect subjects.
Where: 2829 Rockefeller Ave, Everett
RSVP: Contact Teddi at teddi@teddiyaeger.com
www.teddiyaeger.com

Playtime and Birthday Parties

Dizzy’s Tumblebus & Bus Stop Birthday Party Sale, SAVE $20
We only offer party discounts once a year, and now is the time! Book a party by January 31st and you SAVE $20. Parties can be held any time of year and includes parties at Dizzy’s Bus Stop or on Dizzy’s Tumblebus. You must mention this ad to receive discount and no other discounts or promotions apply. Book now to get your 1st choice in party dates and times!
Dizzy’s Tumblebus & Bus Stop
425-564-8287 – Bellevue
www.dizzybus.com

Win a Springfree Trampoline!
Enter the Springfree coloring contest! Start by clicking here to print the coloring page, then let your little Michelangelo make a masterpiece. Mail it in to address below by February 28th for a chance to win one of the safest trampolines on the market or one of 17 other trampoline coupons (from $500-$100 off).
Winners will be chosen by local painter and jewelry design artist, Irene Wood. In painting, Irene brings together Asian and Western influences and a sense of the microscopic with the macroscopic. In jewelry, Irene is inspired by nature and history. She combines semi-precious stones with vintage charms and findings to create original yet wearable pieces that tell a story.
Springfree Trampolines
1875 NW Poplar Way, Suite #1
Issaquah, WA 98027
www.springfreetrampoline.com

$100 BIRTHDAY PARTIES! at Whirlwinds
Start the New Year off right! Book a party at the Whirlwinds Mercer Street location before January 31st and choose one of our three fantastic party packages for ONLY $100! (Party must be booked for a date in January or February)
Come enjoy an easy, breezy stress-free party without the clean up! Call for details!
Mercer Street: 206-623-6666
1310 Mercer St, Seattle, 98109
www.whirlwindskids.com

Schools

Bellevue College Parent Education Open Registration
It’s not too late to sign up! Bellevue College’s Parent Education Program is currently holding Open Registration for classes for children age 0-7 and their parents. The program provides educational and social experiences for children, including circle time, music, art, and sensory play. Parents are informed about a wide range of topics (feeding, potty training, SLEEP!, family fun) by BC Parent Education faculty. Classes are offered in locations all over the Eastside (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley).
Bellevue College Parent Education
425-564-2365
www.bellevuecollege.edu

Now Taking Applications at Eastside Montessori!
The Eastside Montessori School located near downtown Bellevue is now taking applications for Summer Fun and Fall 2011. The Eastside Montessori School is affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) – providing the highest standards of Montessori education for young children. We are a small school serving the needs of families who are looking for a culturally rich, meaningful and joyful community for their children to learn and thrive within. We have limited spaces available, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin your child’s enrollment process!
Contact: Christine@eastsidemontessorischool.com
Eastside Montessori
Bellevue
www.eastsidemontessorischool.com

Cedar River Montessori Open House & New Middle School!
Cedar River Montessori in Renton is now accepting applications for Fall, 2011. Join us for our Open House, Saturday, February 5, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, to tour the campus, talk to teachers, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. For students age 3 through 7th grade, our program teaches independence, responsibility, and peace through care of self, others, and the world around us. We are excited to announce spaces are available for 7th grade in our new Middle School! Attend an information session at the Open House at noon for more information. See our website for details or call 425-271-9614.
Open House – Sat. 2/5, 10-1
Middle School Info – noon
425-271-9614
www.CedarRiverMontessori.org

Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning
Each child at Giddens School is valued for his or her unique character. Students are supported and validated as they pursue their educational paths and together they grow to recognize and support one another on this journey. Giddens School offers a balanced approach to learning. There is equal emphasis on academic, social and emotional development. Children act as leaders in their community and agents of their own learning – experiences that prepare them to become leaders in their communities. Please come visit us during our All-School Open House on Saturday, January 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Giddens School
Central District of Seattle
www.giddensschool.org

Harvard Avenue School Preschool Open Houses in January!
Harvard Avenue School is hosting several upcoming Open Houses:
Capitol Hill Location
Preschool – Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 & Thursday, February 10th,
2011 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Madison Valley Location
Preschool – Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten: 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Come join us to learn more about our preschool and Pre-K programs!
Harvard Avenue School
206-329-5187
Visit our web site!
www.HarvardAvenueSchool.com

Timberlake Christian Preschool Open House! Jan. 22 10:00-12:00
Timberlake Christian Preschool in Redmond is enrolling now! We are conveniently located off of Hwy 202 near Redmond and Sammamish. We have a loving educational program for children ages 2.5-5 years with half-day and full-day options available. Contact us today to schedule a tour or attend our Open House on Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 10:00 a.m.
Timberlake Christian Preschool
425-869-4400 x 1010
www.timberlakechurch.com

Classes

RT PARENTS! Alpha Martial Arts is your New Years Solution!
Did you know??? Martial Arts is one of the best ways to… *Lose weight and get in shape. *Increase flexibility and energy levels. *Reduce stress and have fun. *Martial Arts is fitness with a purpose! Receive a private lesson and 2 weeks of group classes at Alpha Martial Arts for FREE with this special Red Tricycle New Years offer ($49.99 value!). Choose from Kenpo Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. AMA Bryant (1 block N of U-Village). Call 206-528-3737 to schedule your first class by 1/15/11.
Alpha Martial Arts
206-528-3737
www.alphamartialarts.com

Start the year with Music!
You’ve always wanted to put your child in a music class — you know it’s good for him. You know it gives her an edge in everything she will do in the future, whether it’s science, math, drama, history, or computer programming. Musicians have what it takes!
Find at program near you at: http://www.NWmusikgarten.com
Musikgarten
www.nwmusikgarten.com

Polly-Glot Tots 10% off Winter Quarter Language Classes
Give your child the give of language. Did you know that foreign language ability helps children become better learners by improving their cognitive skills? Check out Polly-Glot Tots immersion classes in French, Spanish and Mandarin and join the fun. Now located in Phinney Ridge, Capital Hill, Queen Anne, West Seattle and the Eastside. Classes start January 10th. Mention “Red Tricycle” when you sign up and save 10%. More information and registration details on our website, www.pollyglottots.com
Polly-Glot Tots
206-861-9698
www.pollyglottots.com

“You’re Invited!” to visit Roaring Mouse
Come to our Creative Arts and Preschool Open House, February 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM, at Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio! Learn more about our programs, meet our teachers and visit our magical studio!
Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio, LLC
7526-20th Avenue NE
www.roaringmouse.org

15% off of your reservation at Safe N Sound Swimming
Safe N Sound Swimming is a unique and exceptional swim school. Our water educators are dedicated to the development of each swimmer and in providing a positive experience. We have taught thousands of confident, water-aware swimmers during the last 24 years. We have found that one-on-one is the best way to learn how to swim safely! Our services are provided year-round at two locations, Seattle and Bothell, and also include a swim team, pool party rentals and swim camps. Call today to reserve your child’s swimming lessons or birthday party. Mention “Red Tri” to receive 15% off of your reservation!
Safe N Sound Swimming
www.snsswim.com

New Year’s Resolution: Learn Another Language at Sponge!
The new year is a time for resolutions, and what could be more meaningful than learning another language with your child? Best of all, while you know it’s beneficial to them cognitively and developmentally, they’ll have a blast! Mention “Red Tri” for $25 off Spanish, Mandarin, French or Japanese classes, offered 7 days a week in Seattle, Issaquah & Redmond. Spring session starts 2/7!
Save the dates: On 1/30, Sponge will be a guest presenter at the Children’s Film Festival. And, on 2/5, Sponge will ring in the Chinese New Year time with martial arts demonstrations, food & free family fun.
Sponge (Seattle & Eastside)
206-227-7138 or 425-274-5188
www.spongeschool.com

Classes at Twirl Cafe keeps the child Jitters away!
Twirl Cafe is now enrolling for a variety of fun and creative parent-child classes for newborn to 5 years! Get out of the house on rainy days, and spend them with your kiddo having fun, making a mess, and getting silly. Classes offered include Let’s Make Art, Let’s Cook, Let’s Get Gooey, and Baby Sing and Play. Each 5-week Class series begins the week of January 17th, and includes Open Play admission ($5 value) to our tree-house inspired play space! Mention Red-Tri when you register and get a free coffee on your first day of class!
Twirl Cafe, Queen Anne
info@twirlcafe.com
www.twirlcafe.com

Childcare

Bright Horizons Opening New Center In West Seattle
Bright Horizons, the world’s leading provider of child care and early education is thrilled to be joining the West Seattle community. Bright Horizons at West Seattle is scheduled to open this Spring. Join us to learn more, and to enjoy a delicious treat, at an upcoming PARENT INFORMATION SESSION. Thursday, January 20th, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The session will be located at Cupcake Royale, 4556 California Avenue, Seattle. Visit our Web site for more information.
Bright Horizons West Seattle
westseattle@brighthorizons.com
www.brighthorizons.com/westseattle

Dentists

1st visit to the dentist by the 1st Birthday!
Start the New Year out with a visit to the pediatric dentist. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association now all agree that children should visit the dentist by age 1. Dr. Dallman and Dr. Yea make that visit fun and educational for parents and children. We will provide the absolute best dental care for your child in a fun and compassionate environment. Every child deserves a lifetime of smiles.
Dr. Jon Dallman
Dr. Yoo-Lee Yea
www.bothellkidsdentist.com

Parenting Resources

PEPS Annual Benefit Luncheon with Dr. John Medina
Register for PEPS’ 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon on March 2, 2011, 11:45 am – 1 pm, hosted by Mimi Jung of KING 5. You’ll be thrilled to learn from Keynote Speaker, Dr. John Medina, New York Times Bestselling Author of Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby, why the brain craves community. So: rally your parent friends and/or PEPS Group and reserve a table NOW by sending us an email to luncheon@peps.org. Or reserve your seat here. Visit the PEPS website for more info www.peps.org.
Program for Early Parent Support
206-547-8570 x 30
www.peps.org