Tuesday, 10 August 2010

BPA Baby & Child Show

Hello Again
Launching the company at the BPA Baby & Child Show was an exciting and stimulating three days. For the first time I was on the other side of the show stand, - yet another steep learning curve.
My daughter came with me to help "man" the stand and what a tower of strength she was. It was role reversal time. In a voice that sounded alarmingly like my own she bossed me, supported me, encouraged me and brooked no excuses. Aren't Kids just wonderful? In the evenings, over a meal and a glass of wine, we talked and giggled until it was far too late.
Our furniture attracted a lot of interest, all of it favourable. The Buyers all commented on the high quality, the unique designs and innovative concept of furniture with a story book. Already Fairytale Furniture is appearing on other websites and it's nice to know other people want to sell it. So far all five of the chairs seem equally popular with no one being selected in preference to another. Do you have a favourite, do tell?
The highlight of the show for me was to stand quietly and watch the way children (there were only a few at the show) reacted to the furniture. It was the same way that all children do when first they see it; first the slight "double take", then they walk up to it, stroke it and within moments begin to talk quietly to the furniture, interacting and playing games in their imagination.
That is exactly what I hoped for – to make children smile, to give them space to play and imagine. After all, you are only a child once.
Overheard ... Small child running races with Grandma in the park. Oh Grandma, I do love you - you are only old on the outside.

The founder of Fairy Tale Children's Furniture, Zandra Johnson is a passionate advocate of imaginative play for children. Studies reveal free time spent playing make-believe helps children develop critical cognitive skills. Fairytale Furniture helps build those skills through imaginative play. Download your free guide to Imaginative Play at FAIRYTALECHILDRENSFURNITURE.CO.UK

1 comment:

  1. A baby furniture warehouse will have a better selection of baby furniture because their show room and store is much larger than any regular baby store.