Dreaming All Night with Gymboree & Eric Carle

Bedtime can be one of our favorite times of the day.  We get to snuggle up with the kiddos in their pajamas and read stories to them.  It's strange to think about how little Landon used to be when he would be snuggled up to his Daddy while listening to his bedtime stories.  These days, my big second grader can read to his little sisters.  It's so neat to see him share some of his favorite books from when he was little that we used to read to him with his little sisters.  

I was excited when I was asked to partner with Gymboree on a clothing collaboration that they did with Eric Carle.  It's fun to see some of our favorite Eric Carle characters illustrated on the different pieces of the collection.   Their slogan is that the kids can Play All Day and Dream All Night in this limited collection of  Eric Carle playwear and sleepwear.  

The kids loved going to Gymboree to pick out their favorite set of pajamas.  I found myself trying to persuade them to pick out the characters that I was partial to, but I had to let them pick which ones appealed to them the most.  While we were at Gymboree the kids were able to color printouts of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (click here to printout your own Eric Carle coloring & activity sheets).

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

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, Gymboree will be hosting a photo contest, where they 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.

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.

What is your bedtime routine?  Does your child have a favorite book that you have to read  to them every night?

*This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. Ohhh, I love this post! Gymboree has fun clothes, and your kiddos are DARLING in their pj's. Great pictures!

    1. Thanks Kate! I do love their Pajamas! They are such good quality! XX

  2. My kids LOVE those books and these jammies are just too cute for words!

  3. My tot loves those books too - and great to know about the cute matching PJs:)

    1. Kind of fun to have them pair their favorite books with pajamas!

  4. We love Gymboree jammies at our house too. Those kids of yours are just too cute!

  5. These are just perfect for the coming colder nights (and days!), love the books too...


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