Our Story

Our Story

"A @2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." ~Joyce Meyer

If you, like me, are a parent or teacher you live in the amazing, messy, wonderful world of runny noses, untied shoes, bandaids, tears, giggles, mud, monsters in the closet, and make-believe.

I remember the day when a kindergartener prepared for recess by announcing,  "You be the proincess and I will be the ebil proince and I will teoize your bruder." Hmmm, do I step in?

You don't have to look very far for inspiration when you are surrounded by the most creative beings in the world - KIDS! 

I had a dream job - teaching! Decorating the classroom, writing and illustrating my own curriculum, building interactive bulletin boards, it was all so rewarding.  A New York publisher saw my drawings in the district newsletter and wanted to buy 'my kids' to resell as clip art, 'Hey...I could do that'.  

Karen’s Kids Studio was launched in 1986 on the floor in the living room.  10 sets of clipart grew into hundreds of products, clipart sets, and teaching resources.  I hired employees so I could keep teaching - for a few more years. 

 E-commerce has certainly changed our store (products are downloaded and ready for use in minutes) but not our mission. 

Our mission is to promote integrity, honesty, respect and caring for others by our example and our products.

"Sharing, caring, working together, helping to make the world a better place" ~Karen's Kids Motto

Favorite Quotes:

"When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty trust him fully because two things can happen.  Either he'll catch you when you fall, or he will teach you how to fly." ~Unknown

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to change the world." ~Anne Frank

Favorite Things: 

family, kids, green tea, Saturday morning cartoons, God, teaching, shopping, drawing! (Not necessarily in that order.)

There are eight main Karen's Kids characters and tons of their friends. You may see your kids in our kids.  I hope they make you smile!

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