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Game Time: Birthday Games

February 11, 2013

At so many birthday parties we expect a gaggle of kids to wait patiently while a birthday girl opens gifts or the birthday boy blows out candles. All that waiting can be tough for kids who NEED to move, and they will squirm, wiggle and bounce if you want them to or not!

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.

The Story Behind Radio Flyer Red

December 03, 2012
posted by Robert Pasin

Everyone always asks me, "Why are Radio Flyer wagons red?"  

I always struggle to answer this question because nobody really knows the answer.  

Sometimes I say, "It is because my grandfather was an Italian immigrant and all Italians love the color red — think Ferraris, spaghetti sauce, and wine."  

Ready, Set ... Shop!

November 27, 2013
posted by Brittney Snow

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. These two days are vital for some gift givers preparing for the upcoming holidays. Whether it’s getting that 42” flat screen TV to entertain out-of-towners or making sure that you’ve checked the list twice for all of your little ones’ toys and gadgets.

Birthday Bash: Isabelle turns 4!

November 19, 2012

Kid's birthday parties are a chance to celebrate one special child at one special moment in their life. There are some standard ingredients: invitations, party treats, fun activities, and gaggles of friends. Each element is infinitely customizable to age, hobbies and family tradition. Choosing a theme based on a child's interests (or obsessions?) is a way to cherish who they are at that exact age.

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. 

Go Wagon Boy Go!

October 15, 2012
posted by Robert Pasin

About a week ago, I ran in the Chicago Marathon as I have done pretty much every year since my first marathon in 2000. When I decided to run that first marathon I thought it would be a great goal to help me shed the additional 30+ pounds I had put on in my 20’s as well as to help me manage stress.

Why “Word on the Sidewalk”?

September 27, 2012
posted by Kim Lefko

There is a buzz in Chicago … ok, there is a buzz at the Radio Flyer headquarters in Chicago. It’s around the launch of our new & improved website and for the first time ever (in 95 years)— our very own blog.  Since we are new to this, we’d love your feedback on how we are doing,  your participation (because, let’s face it, without you, we aren’t a true community), and your help in spreading the word. 

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?