imagination

Little Red Story: Nuts & Bolts

July 01, 2014
posted by Emily Brandenstein

Congratulations to Jennifer C., the Little Red Stories winner for May! Jennifer submitted this picture of  her 4-year-old son, Luke, working on his trike to make it go “super fast,” as Luke puts it. We love how our trikes encourages kids like Luke to learn how to be handy with tools and tune-ups!

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Halloween Fun: Cruising Costumes

October 28, 2013
Neighborhoods everywhere are bursting with decorations in anticipation of Halloween.  I love to see doorsteps lit by the glow of carved pumpkins and shrubs beset with spider webs.  Soon sidewalks will be overtaken by pirates and princesses sprinting from house to house. 
 
Trick-or-treating can be hard work, and sometimes little pumpkins need help keeping up with their older siblings' frantic candy gathering.
 

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Can You Haiku too?

April 23, 2013
posted by Brittney Snow

National Poetry month has been held every April since 1996, when it was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets. The 30-day celebration invites schools, libraries, booksellers, poets… and EVERYONE, to celebrate poetry and its impact on the American culture. 

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Wagon Transformation: Schulz Go Kart

January 07, 2013
posted by Randy Sandlin

Radio Flyer wagons have always been about imaginative play for kids.  But I've uncovered a group of adults out there who still embrace using their imaginations by creating amazing wagon Go Karts, constructing homemade playgrounds or dreaming up new forms of transportation.  I have been surfing the web to find my favorite Radio Flyer transformations and came across a Go Kart created by Chris Schulz.

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A New Way to Play: Groovin' to the Music

October 18, 2012
posted by Melissa Enos

When I was a kid, I remember playing music from a radio out of the garage.  I would crank up my favorite songs and act out an entire musical performance on my bicycle while riding in circles in the driveway.  

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Let Your Imagination Take Flight

October 24, 2012
posted by Kim Lefko

Ninety-five years ago, our founder had a dream that a kid’s imagination would ‘take flight’ with a simple red wagon.  It’s such a great sentiment that has stood the test of time – and a desire we all share for our children. 

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Why the World Needs Radio Flyer

September 27, 2012
posted by Robert Pasin

Why does the world need Radio Flyer?  Really … come on – it’s just a toy.  Would people die if they didn’t have a wagon, or a tricycle?  Our products are not a necessity.  I was chatting with my neighbor a couple of nights ago, and guess what he does? He’s a brain surgeon – he saves lives.  What do I do? I just sell wagons. 

It got me thinking … am I making a meaningful enough contribution to this world?

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A Stand for Outdoor Play

September 21, 2012
posted by Kim Lefko

When we play, we learn better, dream bigger, smile loudly, and grow up a little slower.

And when we play, we get to be the best version of ourselves. The version that laughs hysterically, dreams wildly, and squeezes as much fun as possible out of a Saturday afternoon.

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