Small Business Saturday – Hartlyn Kids

So, we all know how badly the economy sucks. We all whine about how much money we don’t have as a nation. Right? Right.

Well, here’s a chance for you to put your money where your mouth is. It’s the Small Business Saturday initiative and I believe it’s a fantastic one.

I have a special one in mind too.

Hartlyn Kids

Hartlyn Kids Media, LLC is an independent children’s book publishing company dedicated to exposing children and their parents to the diversity of cultures around the world. The name Hartlyn comes from the two locations that each of the creators is from – Hartford and Brooklyn… and we also have read that it is a name which means full and joyous! Our business inspiration stems from the Maya Angelou quote:

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.

Our books are designed to give a true and authentic snapshot of the day in the life of a child from various regions around the globe. The books are not only representations of the culture of the region but also each one is written by local authors who have immediate access to knowledge of the area. Each of our books are written with the global child of ANY age in mind.

We hope that a parent would be comfortable reading to their child, we envision children being able to read on their own and also foresee parents being engaged by the books to use as learning tools. In each book, readers will learn about the richness and diversity of world cultures, while at the same time learning that we are not so different after all.

With each book, the readers will have an interactive and intriguing experience of traveling the globe… one book at a time.

I happen to support literacy (as you know from my tirades about Chicago Public Libraries closing, and our obsession with maxing out our loan limit) AND travel! How bout them apples? It is such a FANTASTIC idea that they have for families that just can’t find the cash for international trips with their children. I also happen to be an affiliate and can direct you to their website just with a simple click of their button on the upper right hand of the home screen.

Start the holiday season off right. Give your children, and yourself, the gift of travel – all while supporting a small business.

Tell them the Houseful sent ya!

~Make It A Fantastic Day~



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    Christine M of Hartlyn Kids
    November 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Natasha, thanks for your support of our mission!

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