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Play & Dream In The World of Eric Carle at Gymboree (plus #WhatDoYouSee Contest)

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This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and photos shared are my own.Eric Carle at GymboreeEvery night before bed, we read a story (or two). The kids love to hear stories about our favorite characters, and it’s so nice that for just a few moments at the end of our day, we can cuddle together and have these special moments. I remember when I was their age, I had a shelf in my closet that was nothing but Little Golden books. I loved to be read to, and to read, so it’s exciting to see my own kids so excited for books!

One of those stories is The Very Hungry Catepillar, and to celebrate, the partnership between Gymboree and The World of Eric Carle brings two iconic, parent-trusted brands together and builds on Gymboree’s rich heritage in colorful, quality clothing that parents love and children never want to stop wearing.

We love Gymboree (in fact, I went in to check out the pajamas and ended up leaving with several other pieces! Hello, fall fashion!) and their quality of clothing. These pajamas are a great way to bring more fun to our story times. And I can’t lie – we love to stay in our pajamas as long as possible. These long sleeve and pant combos are perfect as we head into cooler weather!

The play and sleepwear lines for children are available in both girl and boy, sizes 6 – 12 months, 12 – 18 months, 18 – 24 months, and 2 – 6T. Pair the pajamas with a couple of books and you have a great gift idea for that special little one in your life!

Eric Carle pajamas now at Gymboree


Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, we will be hosting a photo contest, where we are encouraging parents to help their little ones take a picture of what they see.

Entrants can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via our designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee.

For even more fun, download our iPhone app so you and your little one can add some Eric Carle fun to your photos and play a caterpillar game!

Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $144.99).

The winners will be announced at the end of the contest period, which is 9/30/14.


To add to the excitement, we are hosting an Eric Carle event at all of our Gymboree store locations and would like for the event information to be included in the blog post. More details below:

When: 9/5/2014, 10:00 am-Noon

Where: All Gymboree store locations

What: An Eric Carle themed craft and story time reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

At our Santa Monica Place store in Los Angeles, celebrity Mom, Molly Sims, will be doing a special reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and will be participating in the caterpillar craft activity.


I’d love to know: what are your favorite bedtime stories?

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