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Little Likes Kids

Together Let's Elevate Play!

$2,895
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Campaign Ends on June 30, 2021

Project Description

 

 

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Little Likes Kids™ is a boutique toy company designed for a new generation of kids by offering toys with decidedly diverse imagery.

 

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As a nonprofit professional, our founder, Kemi Tignor, had built a career she was passionate about—one that focused on the arts, girls' education, social justice, and community organizing. But after welcoming her son, "all the plans I had laid out to ensure a good work-life balance fell through," she explains. Thinking about how she could adapt her skills to fit this new chapter of her life, she landed on something she'd never dreamed of before: starting a toy company. Working with a team of talented artists, Kemi channels her passions into creating an inclusive line of products that represent a diverse array of images, cultures, and contemporary themes.

 

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Educational toys that represent cultural and ethnic differences accurately and clearly to children can be hard to find. That is why Little Likes Kids has made it our mission to provide, fun, interactive, and colorful toys that represent children of all backgrounds interacting and playing together. This powerful message is communicated through the eye-catching original artwork we use to create each of our unique puzzles and matching games.

 

 

 

 

Funding would allow us to expand our line and further invest in our e-commerce strategy:

 

 

(1) Funding will be used to design and build a digital system to streamline logistics and accelerate both e-commerce and retail sales. Little Likes Kids is 1st to market as a boutique toy brand featuring kids of color and various demographics. Backend technology needs to be custom-built to match our unique brand story, to work with social media engagement, and ultimately accelerate our market capture of buyers of diverse educational toys for kids.

(2) We have a sophisticated design process led by a diverse team that reflects the target market. We have learned a lot about our customers' interests and what sells. Toys are a hit-driven market. So funding would also be very timely and invested in production to respond to data-based research and new product trends.

Thank you for your consideration of funding to invest in product development and grow B2B and B2C sales. 

Together, let's elevate play!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1.     Tell us about Little Likes Kids in 3-4 sentences.

 

Little Likes Kids™ is a boutique toy company that is “here for” a new generation of kids aged 6 and under.  We make puzzles, games, tabletop accessories, and holiday items with decidedly diverse imagery. Founded by a mom and inspired by her son and the places they go, Little Likes Kids™ is bringing to a mass market, beautifully-illustrated, and lovingly designed toys that are truly reflective of the lives of today’s kids. Featuring recognizable and happy scenes, Little Likes Kids™ makes it easy for all parents and caregivers to buy toys that celebrate their kids’ world! 

 

2.     What do you enjoy most about working at Little Likes Kids?

 

As Founder & CEO, I enjoy the freedom to create and work collaboratively with a lot of different, interesting, and very talented people. The encouragement I receive from parents and caregivers who are so excited to bring the products I make home to their kids makes me feel like I could happily do this work forever!

 

3.     Share one of Little Likes Kids’ proudest moments.

 

Convincing my mother to help me with my retail accounts! She’s retired and I called on her because sometimes you really have to take stock of all your assets and family is definitely a big one! I only had a vague understanding of her 30+ year career in manufacturing sales/logistics. She traveled with me to ASTRA Marketplace & Academy in Pittsburgh—my first trade show—and proved to be absolutely invaluable understanding the language and norms of manufacturing, purchasing, and sales. She was a hit with retailers, who knew! LOL! It made me proud that I have a mother who I not only want to work with but who has exactly the expertise I needed at that moment.

 

4.     What do you love about being in the specialty toy industry?

 

I am grateful for the warm reception I received from the members of this special community. I appreciate the encouragement I receive from retailers and sales reps to keep going. I can feel that folks are rooting for us to get this right and help the industry offer high-quality toys that celebrate the wonderful diversity and cultural richness of today’s kids!

 

 

 

Anonymous
11/11/2020
Elevator Level
$250
Stefanie W
11/11/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Katherine Garrison
10/30/2020
Stick With Us Level
$50
09/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$2,575
50.00 USD
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We will send you a Little Likes Kids Magnet & shout out your favorite charity on Instagram!

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100.00 USD
Elevator Level

Investors at this level will receive a Little Likes Kids Sounds of Fun Puzzle and Game 3-Pack (Splash Park Puzzle - 48 PCS, Musical Crossroads Game, Sports Go Fish! Playing Cards). We can ship this to you or a charity of your choice!

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2,500.00 USD
Daycare/Classroom Product Donation

Product donation to a daycare center / classroom of your choice! We will send a box of Little Likes Kids puzzles and games (20 total).

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Just Because I Care

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50.00 USD
Stick With Us Level

We will send you a Little Likes Kids Magnet & shout out your favorite charity on Instagram!

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100.00 USD
Elevator Level

Investors at this level will receive a Little Likes Kids Sounds of Fun Puzzle and Game 3-Pack (Splash Park Puzzle - 48 PCS, Musical Crossroads Game, Sports Go Fish! Playing Cards). We can ship this to you or a charity of your choice!

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1 Supporter
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2,500.00 USD
Daycare/Classroom Product Donation

Product donation to a daycare center / classroom of your choice! We will send a box of Little Likes Kids puzzles and games (20 total).

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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