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SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Kid to Kid, reseller of gently used clothing and accessories, helps parents save money when shopping for back-to-school.

According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics for back to school.  This figure would represent a 5 percent increase from last year’s spending average of $634.78 per family. With the rising cost of back-to-school shopping, families can save money by shopping for gently used clothes at Kid to Kid.

Kid to Kid is a national children’s resale franchise that specializes in stylish, screened for quality fashions for kids up to size 14. Franchise founder Shauna Sloan explained, “You’ll find the best prices for back-to-school clothes at Kid to Kid.  Plus you’ll find hundreds of different styles and dozens of brands in every size which gives you far more choices than at the mall.  Most items are under $5.00–so you can outfit your child in stylish, gently used items for a fraction of the cost of brand new.”

Shopping for gently used clothes and shoes isn’t the only way customers can save at Kid to Kid. Parents earn cash on the spot by selling outgrown kids’ clothes, toys, and baby gear.  Kid to Kid buys almost everything a growing child wears, uses, or plays with provided that it’s safe, in style, and in excellent condition. Customers can choose cash, or earn 20% more when they take their payment in store credit.

Kid to Kid is a trademark brand of BaseCamp Franchising. For more information about Kid to Kid, visit www.kidtokid.com.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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What happens when an egg laughs?
It cracks up!

Why are teddy bears never hungry?
They’re always stuffed.

Why did the orange lose the race?
It ran out of juice.

What kind of shoes do frogs wear?
Open toad.

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What kind of dog tells time?
A watch dog!

What goes up when the rain comes down?
An umbrella

What kind of tree fits in your hand?
A palm tree!

What do you call a fake noodle?
An impasta!

What color is the wind?
Blew

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Kid to Kid childrens resale store According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics for back to school.  This figure would represent a 5 percent increase from last year’s spending average of $634.78 per family. Families can take a big bite out of the rising costs of outfitting kids for school by shopping for back to school clothes at Kid to Kid.

Kid to Kid is a national children’s resale franchise that specializes in stylish, screened for quality fashions for kids up to size 14. Franchise founder Shauna Sloan explained, “You’ll find the best prices for back to school clothes at Kid to Kid.  Plus you’ll find hundreds of different styles and dozens of brands in every size – which gives you far more choices than at the mall.  Most items are under $5.00 – so you can outfit your child in stylish gently used items for a fraction of the cost of brand new things.”  It’s not unusual to find three or four high-quality items at Kid to Kid for the price of one new one at the mall.

Shopping for gently used clothes and shoes isn’t the only way customers can save at Kid to Kid. Parents earn cash on the spot by selling outgrown kids’ clothes, toys, and baby gear.  Kid to Kid buys almost everything a growing child wears, uses, or plays with provided that it’s safe, in style, and in excellent condition. Customers can choose cash, or earn 20% more when they take their payment in store credit.  You do the math.  It all adds up to Kid to Kid for Back to School.

When kids outgrow Kid to Kid, they graduate to the sister concept Uptown Cheapskate which specializes in like-new fashions for teens and young adults. It’s the perfect solution for high school and college students looking to save money on stylish clothes as they head back to class this fall. “I can’t imagine shopping anywhere else,” comments Uptown shopper Ariel Smith.  “My friends get excited about a Nordstrom sale.  I find much better deals every time I shop at Uptown where I can get three or four things for less than they paid for one item on sale.” Uptown Cheapskate provides  a similar buy and sell model to Kid to Kid, allowing customers to earn instant cash for their gently used clothes, shoes and accessories.

Kid to Kid Sprinkler fun Nothing beats the summer heat like a sprinkler day. Here are just a few of our favorite water play ideas for kids and parents.

Homemade-Sprinkler-3 DIY sprinkler
Don’t have a sprinkler? Don’t fear! You can create you own with just a 2-liter plastic bottle and duct tape. Simply remove the label from the bottle, poke holes in the bottle with a nail or other small sharp object, and duct tape the bottle to end of your garden hose. The more water pressure you apply, the bigger the sprinkler!

Bring the water park home
Enjoy the water park in your own backyard with your basic swing set. Position the sprinkler so the water falls on the top of the slide, and watch your kids squeal with delight as they zoom down the slippery slope. For safety reasons, be sure the water doesn’t fall on the ladder or other potentially dangerous parts of the play set such as monkey bars. To add to the fun, fill a kids’ plastic or blowup pool with water at the base of the slide so they land in a splash. Be sure to fill the pool in the morning so the water gets nice and warm. You can even find cheap water toys at Kid to Kid to play with later.

Water bag piñata
This one is great for kids with a lot of energy! Fill a large plastic trash bag with 1-2 gallons of water and tie a knot around the top so the bag is water tight. Secure a rope around the bag underneath the knot, and then tie it to a strong branch. Blindfold a child and let them take a whack at the bag with a bat. Watch the swinging bulge burst and send a torrent of drench on your blindfolded sun buddy. Be sure to set a line a safe distance away for all the other children to stay behind.

Kid to Kid treats Don’t forget the treat!
If ever there was a time for messy treats, now is it! For a quick and refreshing treat, bring out juice popsicles or ice cream sandwiches. Or, if you’re feeling ambitions, try this chilly and delicious frozen pink lemonade pie. Once your kids are thoroughly sticky and blissfully covered in goo, send them back through the sprinkler to rinse off.

Whatever you do to stay cool with water play this summer, have fun!

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Summer kids styles Summer is in full swing! Drop off your gently used items at Kid to Kid for cash or 20% more in store credit to update your kids’ wardrobe. Now is also a time that you probably find that your kids have outgrown items or the styles have changed. Here are some tips for what’s popular for kids this year.

Nautical styles and colors 

Summer is the perfect time for nautical themed clothes and are a huge hit this year for kids and adults. Kids’ nautical attire is usually more colorful. Fun images and prints include fish, ships, anchors, seahorse, and coral. Don’t forget nautical colors like navy blue, white, red, ivory, gray, corals, and browns. Nautical patterns like stripes are also popular for summer for both boys and girls.

Tie dye and ombre dye

Tie dye, dip dye, and ombre are also a big hit for summer and can be for boys and girls. More often you’ll see these items on girls’ clothing. The most popular types of tie dye and dip dye this year only include two colors, instead of the traditional multi-colored dyes. Many of the styles include a white item with colored dip dye either at the top or bottom. You can also try to DIY these dye jobs at home with items you already have.

Colored and patterned shorts 

Patterned and colored shorts and pants are a hit for boys and girls. Colored shorts for boys are usually in more bold colors like blue, red, or brown. Girls shorts tend to be more colorful with coral, purple, and teal. Patterns are also popular. Choose a more neutral pattern so it can pair with more items, likes stripes or dots.

Don’t forget the shoes! 

Sandals and flip flops are always popular for warm weather, and kids’ shoes can get worn quickly. Get some updated shoes at Kid to Kid including flip flops, sandals, gladiator sandals, and more!

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Kid to Kid in Ahwatukee, AZ

Ahwatukee Foothills News – The Kid to Kid store in Ahwatukee, Arizona is awarded Store of the Month for May marking its second time the store has earned the franchise’s coveted award.

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Road trip ideas for kids Road trips are a staple of summer. Here are some great tips on how to survive road trips with kids. Be sure to stop in to Kid to Kid to get clothes and toys for your upcoming road trip. We also have a variety of strollers and carriers for babies.

Pack and load everything in advance 

Especially if you have a long trip or a large family, it’s a good idea to pack and load the car as soon as possible. This allows more time for any last-minute needs before you hit the road. It also means you can get the kids in the car and start your drive sooner. It’s a good idea to make a checklist of the items you need and the bags you packed so you don’t forget anything along the way.

Bring lots of snack and drinks 

Organizing your snacks in advance means you can save money and time by not having to stop at expensive convenience stores. There are many options for shelf-stable snacks including crackers, fruit cups, apple sauce, sports drinks, peanut butter, trail mix, water, and more! Organize snacks in containers for an easy way to transport and store them for your trip. Having a small trash bag available also helps with food clutter. A great tip is to drink applesauce and yogurt through a straw for less mess!

Burn off energy on stops 

Take advantage of your breaks to have kids burn off energy. Take a quick walk around to stretch your legs and move your muscles. This can help restlessness that kids feel when they have to sit for too long. Do some jumping jacks as a family to get rid of excess energy.

Alternate between quiet time and play time 

To help parents deal with long trips, organize times for quiet plan and times for noise. Scheduling loud playtime and quiet times can help parents have some relaxing time while driving. Loud play time can include music, singing songs, playing games, and more. Quiet time activities can include reading, using headphones for music, coloring, and more. Cookie cutters make great lap trays for drawing, reading, and snacking!

Use technology for movies and games 

Technology can be useful for long car rides. You can have kids watch movies, play games, read, and more. Be sure to bring a charger if you’re going to use these items. It’s also a good idea to have kids alternate between using technology and reading or drawing. Just remember that many services require an internet or data connection to stream things like movies.

Take advantage of morning and night driving 

Driving early in the morning or later at night can correspond with when your kids normally sleep. Having your kids sleep during large parts of your drive can make things easier for everyone.

We hope you have a wonderful trip!

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Kid to Kid in Ahwatukee, AZ

AHWATUKEE, AZ – The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for May to Brenda Spezzacatena in Ahwatukee, Arizona.  This award is presented to a store that has shown impressive performance and/or improvement.  As a two-time Store of the Month winner —first time in August 2013—the Ahwatukee store once again showed significant increases in year over year performance in several key areas including buying, sales per square foot, and number of items per invoice. They also had a nearly 10% increase in customers proving how successful they are in their community.

Brenda credits her well-trained staff and management team, starting with her manager Angel, for her store’s continuing success.  “My staff truly loves helping customers outfit and equip their kids in safe, quality, affordable products,” said Brenda.  “We really appreciate our loyal customers for bringing in the things their kids have outgrown and shopping in our store to make it possible.”

Right now, Brenda’s biggest focus is making sure the racks are always full of great product.  They purchase product from over 30 families each day.  They buy the best of all seasons, back stocking out-of-season items and making it easier for parents to sell their items.

Brenda and her mother and partner Molly Varner are coming up on their 10 year anniversary with Kid to Kid, and are finalizing plans to open an Uptown Cheapskate store in Chandler.  They’ll keep it all in the family, with Brenda’s son and daughter (who grew up helping at Kid to Kid) playing a key role in their Uptown store.

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment.  With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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Ahwatukee Arizona Kid to Kid AHWATUKEE, AZ – The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for May to Brenda Spezzacatena in Ahwatukee, Arizona.  This award is presented to a store that has shown impressive performance and/or improvement.  As a two-time Store of the Month winner —first time in August 2013—the Ahwatukee store once again showed significant increases in year over year performance in several key areas including buying, sales per square foot, and number of items per invoice. They also had a nearly 10% increase in customers proving how successful they are in their community.

Brenda credits her well-trained staff and management team, starting with her manager Angel, for her store’s continuing success.  “My staff truly loves helping customers outfit and equip their kids in safe, quality, affordable products,” said Brenda.  “We really appreciate our loyal customers for bringing in the things their kids have outgrown and shopping in our store to make it possible.”

Right now, Brenda’s biggest focus is making sure the racks are always full of great product.  They purchase product from over 30 families each day.  They buy the best of all seasons, back stocking out-of-season items and making it easier for parents to sell their items.

Brenda and her mother and partner Molly Varner are coming up on their 10 year anniversary with Kid to Kid, and are finalizing plans to open an Uptown Cheapskate store in Chandler.  They’ll keep it all in the family, with Brenda’s son and daughter (who grew up helping at Kid to Kid) playing a key role in their Uptown store.

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

Scavenger hunt ideas for kids It’s warm, school’s out, and it’s time to get your kids moving and exploring outside! We’re giving you some exciting scavenger hunt ideas that will get kids outside, thinking creatively, and having fun. Scavenger hunts are fun for parents too! You can pick up small toys and rewards at Kid to Kid to get you fully prepared for your scavenger hunts!

Nature scavenger hunt 

Get your kids outside with a fun nature scavenger hunt! Have a list of items for your kids to find, including colors, smells, textures and more! This helps your kids identify items in nature and look at the outside in a new way. For example you can have them find items that are hard, soft, fuzzy, crunchy, yellow, smooth, and more. Ask your kids to draw pictures of items they find to spark some fun creativity.

Treasure map scavenger hunt

This scavenger hunt takes a little extra work. Hide little treats and clues around your neighborhood, back yard, house, or nearby park. Next, make a treasure map for your kids to follow to find the clues and prizes. Similar to an Easter egg hunt, your kids will be entertained and learn to follow maps and clues. You can also include math and counting when using your maps! Remember, X marks the spot!

Matching colors scavenger hunt 

Matching colors is a great activity for younger kids and toddlers. It’s also an activity that can happen indoors for colder or rainy days. Draw a big rainbow on a sheet of paper and have your kids find items that match each color.  Add numbers and counting by asking for a certain number of items for each color group.

Riddle scavenger hunt 

Older kids will love a puzzle! Make riddles and clues for each stop along the scavenger hunt. Put a small prize at each stop with a larger surprise at the end. Make little riddles for each clue that will lead them to the next stop. A riddle scavenger hunt is a great idea for a party and can be broken up into teams with different clues for each.

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