You're invited... Summer Play Challenge!

Sometimes life can just get a bit too serious and technical and we forget how some of the simplest things in life also bring us the most rewards and joy.

Our children are playing less than any previous generation and this lack of play is causing them profound physical, intellectual, social and emotional harm. Experts say our kids are experiencing a play deficit. Parents are choosing structured recreational and sports activities over free play partly because they no longer consider neighborhoods safe for independent play. Children are being overscheduled and their brains are tiring out. They lack the time and space to diffuse and relax.

On average, children engage in 7 hours and 38 minutes of recreational media usage each day. Without ample play, we will continue to see a decrease in creativity and imagination, as well as vital skills including curiosity, social skills, resiliency and the ability to assess risk.

Peekaboo Beans is on a mission to not let kids of today experience this play deficit by doing what we can to get them playing outdoors and having fun. They need this free time and free play in order to become happy healthy human beans! It's not a option, it's a necessity!

We encourage you to join the Summer PLAY Challenge with your family and embrace the opportunity to experience some creative outdoor activities and fun adventures during the short summer months. Peekaboo Beans Summer PLAY Challenge is here to help bring fun back into your life and connect with your children through sharing time together, having fun with one another and PLAYING!

Challenge Instructions:
Print off a copy of the Summer PLAY Challenge, post to your fridge, bulletin board etc, and during the summer months of July and August, see how many of these fun activities you can accomplish.  Check them off as you go and feel free to update us with summaries of your adventures.  Share with us your stories, which ones your kids enjoyed the most, how did you make each activity your own?  Whatever you want to say, we would love to hear!  Most important of all, have fun and enjoy the time you will spend with your family!   Now get out there and PLAY! 

For printable PDF version click HERE


For the Mommy Bloggers out there participating in our Summer PLAY Challenge,
grab our button below and let us know who you are by emailing so we can link up with you! 

Find out more about the Peekaboo Beans Play Revolution HERE

I remember when...

I remember when me and my sisters would ride our bikes up and down the driveway until it was too dark to see. Sometimes we would race each other, other times we would just cruise back and forth. The driveway was our race track and the journey to the end seemed to last forever. Now when I go home to visit I walk down that old gravel drive way and I realize how short a distance we had to ride. I guess when you’re a kid it doesn’t matter how long it takes…it’s all about enjoying the ride.

Fashion Camp 2012

We are doing it again!  There's always something exciting going on at our playground!  And in just a few weeks will are so excited to be hosting our 2nd annual Peekaboo Beans Fashion Camp. 

Fashion Camp is a four day long extravaganza with fun activities, projects, and learning experiences for young fashionistas, ages 7 to 12! Not only a great way to meet new friends, the group activities will teach girls about personal style and how it can be achieved through fashion, hair & make-up, and most importantly, personality!

This is the perfect opportunity and environment for young girls to be inspired, creative and confident and have a really fun time!
Email for more information and to receive your registration package.

Here's a  nice little photo collage of last year's Fashion Camp, have a peek...

Oh and while we are at it, Cici Bean has set up a brand new blog and Facebook page in anticipation of the upcoming launch of Peekaboo Beans brand new line for Tween Girls.
Please visit us at:

And the winner is....

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Biggest Contest Ever!!  We were so happy that all you busy Moms took the time to submit your videos, they were all so amazing and we are so proud that there are so many creative Mama's out there! 

If we could, we would award each and every one of you with the Grand Prize!!  But there can only be one winner, so with a very big DRUM ROLL we are so excited to finally announce the winner with the most votes, our Grand Prize of  $1,000 Peekaboo Beans goes to...

Congratulation Lexia! 

All about our Dads

So for Mother's Day we got to express our deep respect and appreciation for those very important ladies in our lives, so now its the Dad's turn. 

Dad's play such an important role in our lives growing up a child, even now into our adulthood.  Dad's are often the backbone of our family unit, the one that keeps it held strongly together, the one that protects us from any harm that might come our way.  And aside from this hard exterior we often see, Dad's are the ones rolling on the floor with us as children and making silly faces, hugging us when we've scraped a knee, ran beside us while learning to ride our very first bike and the one who we can always turn to for good solid advice.  It's big shoes to fill and as Bill Cosby has wisely said...  "Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope", it can also sometimes be a challenging role!  Cheers to our Dads, this weekend we celebrate you! 

So from our Playground to you, we honor our Fathers with a list of what makes a Father so special, unique and important:   
  • I grew up with one younger sister and no matter what stage of life, my Dad has always "had our back". He has always been physically & emotionally present and has consistently made us feel taken care of. At the age of 37 I know that if I (or now my kids) need anything at all I can still count on my Dad. Love you Dad!!!
  • One thing that my Dad does that makes me feel special is whenever I go back to my parents' home, he will still tuck me in bed at night and give me a goodnight kiss on the cheek :)
  • My dad has always been the kind to try and help someone out when they need to. He is always trying to figure out a way to help someone he's close to when they're in need.
  • Every once in while, when he has a day off, and he knows I have one too, the two of us will go out for lunch somewhere in town. Nothing fancy, or regular, just every once in while for no particular reason we like to go have lunch together.
  • My dad is one of the most special people in the whole world. He is the best dad ever!  What makes him so special is his selflessness.  My dad has worked hard his entire life to make sure that his daughters and wife are always taken care of. He has sacrificed so much of his own life to make mine better and there is nothing in the world that means more to me.
    I just hope that one day I can thank him by buying him as huge mansion in Hawaii where him and my mom can retire and relax.
  • My Dad is kind, funny and smart and is always there when you need him. Plus he always dresses sharp for special occasions – what more could a girl ask for?
  • Taking the time to have one on one chats with me and fully understand what is going on in our family. Our chats are few and far between but really meaningful when we both have time to talk.
  • My dad is special because he gives great advice. He’s the one person I know I can always go to if I need direction. 

Happy Fathers Day!

Peekaboo Beans loves our interns!!

At our playground there is always something exciting going on.  Whether that's designing the new collection, organizing pop up play dates, collecting and organizing clothing drives for the less fortunate, co-ordinating fashion camps, attending leadership conferences, getting ready to launch our tween line or setting up meetings with our growing vine of Play Stylists, one thing we LOVE to stay involved in is having a few Beans in Training!  Peekaboo Beans is proud to sponsor local University  Fashion, Design and Marketing students and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and learn in action.  Our interns are always so helpful, creative, dedicated and inspired, and we do everything we can to help these lovely beans who come to us to expand their knowledge.  In the past few months we have been blessed to share our playground with a number of students and would like the opportunity to introduce them to you and thank these hard working ladies for all their wonderful support.  We wish you all the best for your future!