'

Creative Play Retailer Logo Creative Play Retailer

News & Events

Inspire Active Play Everyday

Dedicated to keeping toddlers and young children active since 2015, Playzone-fit is a collection of products designed to transform any space, indoors or out, into a fitness playground in minutes to challenge kids with exciting physical and mental exercise.

Keeping young children engaged in active play and entertained away from screens continues to challenge parents. Building and growing an active play zone at home will support childrens’ development of balance, concentration, teamwork skills, confidence, strength and overall motor skills.

Weather it is running and jumping through the Obstacle Set, playing the “floor is lava” with Stepping Stones or an increase in confidence from making it all of the way across the Balance Blox without falling off, toddlers and young children can see a mentally and physically stronger future because they are active TODAY!

www.playzonefit.com

P-flector® blocks the toilet seat gap to keep potty training kids from peeing through the gap – no more mess!

The P-flector® was created by For Kids By Parents®, Inc.’s CEO, Joseph M. Conrad III, out of the need to solve a particularly annoying parenting problem - his oldest son, during his potty training phase, was peeing through the gap between the toilet seat and bowl.  Cleaning up the mess and changing their son’s clothes was very frustrating for both parents.  Our CEO’s determination to solve this problem resulted in the P-flector®, our 1st product contribution to the juvenile products industry.  

The P-flector® attaches to the underside of a toilet seat and blocks the gap between the toilet seat and bowl, preventing seated potty training kids from peeing through the gap.  It’s made of a flexible material that allows it to conform to the curvature of both standard round and elongated toilets seats.   It can also attach to some curved bottom seats.  It’s attached to the seat with pressure sensitive double-sided tape and once attached, it can stay in place for extended periods of time.  While the tape is not permanent, additional tape is available to reapply it as needed.  

The P-flector® keeps potty training kids’ clothes and floors dry, reducing the need for parents and caregivers to have to clean up the mess.  Say goodbye to cleaning up urine puddles, yellow stains down the toilet’s front and yellow stained floors at the toilet’s base.  The P-flector® is easy to attach, can be cleaned in place, saves parents and caregivers time; and avoids the frustration of cleaning up the mess associated with this type of potty-training accident.  

The P-flector® won the 2021 Mom’s Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine’s 2020 and 2019 Product of the Year Award in their Potty-Training Category; and was nominated for the All Baby & Child 2018 New Product Award of Distinction in the Parent Helpers Category.  

info@forkidsbyparents.com

YAY! Summer is finally here!

It's time for outdoor fun, summer camp, summer school…and summer travel. Four fun ways to enjoy Wikki Stix!

Clean, quiet and endlessly reusable…Wikki Stix are the perfect travel toy (used by several airlines to entertain their young passengers). The Wikki Stix Traveler offers 144 Wikki Stix and a 12-page booklet of fun, quiet, engaging activities for backseat or airplane.  

The USA Fun Pak provides 20 individual packs, each with 8 Wikki Stix and a colorful connect-the dot USA landmark or destination…along with Fun Facts. A great way to preview your summer trip…or just take a journey around the USA…without even leaving home!

Summer camp activities are fun to do at home…using handy things like paper towel cores and  paper plates. So even if summer camp may not happen in your area, you can still have lots of camp activities. The Wikki Stix website is full of super arts & crafts ideas.

Outdoor fun with Wikki Stix? Absolutely. Find a rock that inspires you…to turn into a turtle, a fish…or a face. Or use sticks, and embellish with Wikki Stix, to create your own backyard zoo.
And for the little ones, headed to first grade this Fall…The Wikki Stix Activity Book is ideal for preschool readiness skills. Visual discrimination activities, creative thinking and problem solving, letter and number recognition, colors and basic shapes awareness are provided throughout all 28 pages of this delightfully fun book.

And, of course…for anyone with a fidget issue…pandemics tend to make those more pronounced…there are Fidgit Stix! Affordable, reusable and a creative way to keep fidgety fingers occupied.

www.wikkistix.com
info@wikkistix.com

800-869-4554

MAKING MEALTIME FUN WITH FUNKINS

Funkins is known and trusted by families, teachers, and retailers for their high quality products that are bright and joyful and help keep eating spaces clean!

5 Reason to love Funkins Products:

  • greener and cleaner

  • must haves for back to school and on the go

  • washable and reusable

  • exclusive Funkins fun fabrics

  • lots of unique patterns for your one-of-a-kind kid!

Coming Soon...Matching mealtime accessories including bamboo dishes, name label stickers, lunch box note cards, ice packs, and more!

https://myfunkins.ca/

What kind of shoes do frogs wear? Open toad sandals - Elise W. | Pittsfield, MA

If you like that one, wait until you read all the great animal jokes riddles, one-liners, and more donated by kids across the United States to make you laugh and help kids. The new Simply Silly Animal Jokes joke book is the seventh and largest in the Little Book, Big Laughs joke book series. It is 192 pages filled with the funniest jokes about all your favorite furry, feathered, and scaly friends. 

Purchase this joke book and all the exclusive, award-winning UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) Oliver & Hope's® storybooks, Little Book, Big Laughs joke books, plush animals, and games using our direct link uhccf.faire.com. With every purchase you make you will be helping to fund medical grants for children, like Trueman (featured on the cover), across the United States.

UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that offers timely financial support to families, so they can focus on what is important - improving the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with the medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance. You can learn more at uhccf.org.

How BUILDZI was built

For the past several years, Kevin and Steve have had a blast selling their growing family of simple, fast games: TENZI, SLAPZI, ITZI and PAIRZI. It's been a whirlwind of laughs and fun.

Yet behind the scenes, there was another story playing out. Kevin’s son, Collin (who had invented SLAPZI), had another idea for a game. He told his father, “When kids play with blocks, they're usually slow and deliberate. Why don’t we take regular building blocks and turn them into a speed game?” Kevin liked where Collin was headed and suggested he make a prototype.

A few weeks later, Collin pitched the idea to Kevin and Steve. Steve also liked the concept of a speed building game, but he didn’t like using regular old blocks. So off and on over the next three years the guys would meet and, bit-by-bit, improve the game, which they had started calling BUILDZI. But those old block shapes continued to bother Steve...so when he stumbled upon the cool pentomino shapes you see in the game now, well things just fell into place!

Of all the games that Kevin and Steve have created, BUILDZI has taken the longest, by far. But, as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

We hope you enjoy!

Steve@ilovetenzi.com

Home Learning Made Fun!

Home learning doesn’t have to be boring. Take teaching into your own hands and make it interactive, by having fun and playing games whilst homeschooling. Our educational Top Trumps range is a great way to engage and motivate children with their learning during the pandemic. These packs are designed to guide children through some challenging subjects such as Science, Geography and History.

toptrump.us
customerservice@toptrumps.cpom
833-396-2127

Festival fun! Sand Art Party Kit

Oh so colorful, classic and creative! Sandtastik offers sand art party kits in various sizes to suit your home, school, and/or fundraiser needs. Kids love to layer color-after-color of the naturally sparkling sand to ultimately create a memorable artistic masterpiece. Incredible fun, party-in-a-box!

Sandtastik’s kits come with everything needed including colorful bags of sand, clear bottles and twist-on caps, mini sand funnels, and instructions with some design tips and tricks. Sandtastik® Sand Art Activity Kit, Makes 8 Bottles #SAAK8 Sandtastik® Sand Art Activity Kit, Party Pack, Makes 25 Bottles #PRTYPK

Interested in customizing your nextsand art party? In addition to the all-in-one kits, Sandtastik also carries:

• Over 45 colors of sand,

• Avariety of clear bottle shapes and caps

• Mini funnels

You will undoubtedly find the bag that suits your needs!

Are you often on the road? Do you like to dine at a restaurant? Do you like day trips? And are you doing all of this with the kids? Childhome has everything you need from Backpacks to Kids Lunchboxes. 

With the My Lunch bag your child will enjoy the most delicious lunch every day. This trendy bag with zipper has an aluminum inner lining to keep everything cool and is ideal for taking to school or on a day trip.

The ABC backpack is the ideal school bag to start primary school. After all, the school backpack is small, compact and easy to carry.

The My First Bag comes in handy when your little one is ready to go to the day-care center or preschool. They can easily store their lunch box and a favorite toy in their own little backpack.

WWW.JILLANDJULIE.NET

STORYTELLIN' TIME is all the time!

Products for Early Childhood curriculums

Mary Jo Huff is an Early Childhood Educator, retired after working with 115 children each year at the Pre-School she founded in Indiana.  She has presented to adults and children in 47 states. Mary Jo has a passion for literacy and how children connect through stories, music, and puppets.  Research documents the power of storytelling and how it affects our youngest children.  

These products are original and filled with creative, easy to use ideas.  The STORY DRUM produces a sound that captures children’s attention and they are ready for a good time.
Mary Jo’s unique approach of combining story play, movement and song invites everyone to snap, clap wiggle and giggle to the power of language. This is a one-of-a-kind project.
The CD and accompanying booklet introduce music, storytelling, extension activities, complementary books, and a vocabulary boost.  Snap, Clap, Wiggle & Giggle has music for math, action, nature, science, language and social emotional.  Mary Jo is a master storyteller and always adds her special touch to every story and song.

Storytelling with Puppets, Props, and Playful Tales introduces ECE into the world of using props and puppets in story time.  Puppet Play reinforces the wonderful world of puppets, how and why to use them.  Children develop imagination and create communication that stimulate their thinking skills.

When a story comes to “The End” it should not be the end.  Instead continue the learning with activities and experiences that promote conversation and inquiry.  Storytelling is a powerful tool that is sure to light a fire in every child’s imagination.
Excite children with a renewed interest in STORYTELLING and how to use PUPPETS, MUSIC, and PROPS to extend their world of being a CHILD.

MARY JO HUFF
STORYTELLIN' TIME
maryjoi@storytellin.com
812-455-1558

Close
Get a FREE digital subscription to Creative Play Retailer magazine by signing up for our newsletter.