Monday, November 23, 2009

A Reason to Give Thanks

Are you all packed up and ready to get on the road? If you're one of the few staying put and possibly receiving family and friends then, did you get the turkey yet? Me either. But I'll be out shopping for the whole meal once my kindergartener gets off the bus this morning.

And speaking of kids, it's been difficult to keep them from going head over heels for Christmas. So I've spent tons of time stressing to mine that Thanksgiving comes first. We cannnot prepare for a season of giving without first giving thanks. Finally, after all the festivities at school last week it seems that the idea is starting to stick. I was indeed thankful for all the help with reiterating what the holiday entails.

The whole concept of loving, sharing and acknowledging how much we have to be thankful for can be easily missed. Just look around! Black Friday ads and shopping promotions are everywhere. It's not that I don't love a good deal, it's just that there's more to Thanksgiving than the day after. To combate all the focus on spending the kids and I will be crafting cornucopias and learning about Native Americans. I've planned some fun games for counting our blessings and of course we'll be spending the day together cooking and having fun. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I can't think of anything better than being able to celebrate God's grace and mercy.

So this Thursday, once you've finished cooking and seated your guests or arrived at your destination with appetite in tow...proudly give thanks. From the big to the small. God richly blessed you with everything. Take a little time to reflect on his goodness!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Product - Dry Erase Boards

Polly & Meek is dedicated to promoting early literacy. While vending at the PG County Mocha Moms Business Expo on November 14th in Largo Maryland, we found out just how smart and up to the challenge young children are when it comes to excelling in school.

Our children's picture book was our top seller, but our dry erase boards were not far behind. We debuted the boards at the Sterling Fest in October. The boards were on our table and began to attract children one after the other, who knew exactly what it was for and begin to write their names and other words on the board and then erase and start again. One six year old was able to even write in cursive and not only wrote her name, but other words like soap, pen etc. Onjeinika and I were both in awe that this little angel was able to write in cursive so well. When we asked her who taught her to do it she responded that she has an easel at home and practices on that. A short conversation with her mother and we soon knew that she had equipped her child with the tools she needed to be a leader in school, to excel above the rest and set the standard in her class. It was clear to me that this kindergartner was ahead of the game. Her mother immediately purchased our dry erase board and stated that although they had one at home, the one we designed was portable and could be carried around in the car or used in various places when her daughter would need some quiet time. Nothing greater than being able to learn on the go! Confirmation for us that what we are doing, providing tools to promote early literacy, is definitely welcomed amongst families.

So what are you doing to ensure that your preschooler is successful? Are you tapping into their creativity and providing them with the tools they need to excel? Let us help you. Feel free to contact Polly & Meek for any questions that you may have and let us know what type of products you are seeking to ensure your child is a leader!

Continued Blessings,


Friday, November 6, 2009

November 2009 Newsletter

Gift Card Giveaway

Our $25 gift card giveaway is in full swing! Enter to win when you purchase our children's picture book. The drawing will be held November 15, 2009 (just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday). This is your last chance to take advantage of this great reward, so order your copy of our book today!!!

Holiday Gift Sets

Polly & Meek is pleased to offer holiday gift sets. Each set includes a copy of our children's picture book, educational flash cards, a dry erase sheet with pen and a special gift. The cost is $15 for sets that include a soft cover book and $20 for sets that include a hard cover book (plus S&H). If you do not have a copy of our book, now is the time to give one as a Christmas gift. Our holiday gift sets are for a limited time only, so contact us via email, phone or blog to place your order.

New Products

Polly & Meek is devoted to promoting early literacy. We are now offering flash cards that include numbers, shapes and colors and dry erase sheets so that children can practice writing letters, words or their name. Our new products are designed to help pre-schoolers learn and excel academically! We are accepting pre-orders for these products, so please contact us via email, phone or blog to place your order.

Upcoming Events

Polly & Meek will be attending Northern Prince George's County Mocha Moms Home Business Extravaganza on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 10am - 2pm. Come out and support local stay at home moms and enjoy some holiday shopping at Perrywood Elementary School, 501 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774.

Books on Consignment

Contact us via email, blog or phone for more details on how to carry our book in your stores at no cost to you while making a profit!

Visit Our Blog

Check out weekly updates at our blog to find out more about what is going on with Polly & Meek and catch a sneak peak into our daily lives. This week we would like to hear from you on ideas for new products that you would like to see from us.

As always we thank you for your support and encourage you to use your God given talents to pursue your dreams!

Many Blessings,

Onjeinika Brooks and Tamika Jackson