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Business duo (mom and dad) Michele and Jabus McKenzie established Cybele’s Games in 2020 to share their young daughter Cybele’s creativity with other children by publishing board games invented by the tween-ager. Cybele McKenzie designs and illustrates all game elements, the playing format, and the rules. She tests every game with her two younger brothers. Candy Collections! The debut board game launched in January 2021.  

“This utterly delightful beginner's board game has all the makings of an instant classic!” begins the complete write up by Tillywig Awards. “The board and all accompanying game components are so playfully and visually enticing that youngsters react to them with a level of exuberance one might expect from (there's just no other way to put it) a kid in a candy store!”  

“And while there is no actual candy in the game, there are an abundance of candy cards, worth varying numbers of points, that get collected, traded, stolen, and sometimes put in the candy jar until some lucky player gets to scoop them up! The predominantly luck-based play is remarkably energizing, with each player, in turn, moving their uniquely adorable character token based on rolls of the dice. Game play moves swiftly and smoothly (there is truly never a dull moment), with spaces landed upon working in conjunction with Mystery cards and Super cards to determine a wide variety of exciting outcomes. Contents include Game board, Dice, 6 Character tokens, 35 Candy cards, 21 Mystery cards and 21 Super cards. Our hats are off to Cybele McKenzie, the 11-year-old inventor of this fabulous board game!”

Ideal for families with young children, Candy Collections! takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete a full round. The game is perfect for Family Game Night as it allows two to six players at once. It is easy to play and easy to learn and fun for ALL ages.

“Cybele hopes that by sharing her games with you, she will spark joy in your life and bring your family and friends together just as it has done for her,” explains Michele McKenzie, Cybele’s mom. “We look forward to bringing you more fun family games invented by our daughter that will help you enjoy Family Game Night too!  

Order online at https://www.cybelesgames.com/ or at Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QSL68TV

www.cybelesgames.com, michele.mckenzie@kltrdesigns.com, 202-212-9517

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

Children Learn Social/Emotional Learning and Become EQ Smart with CJ

The “Voices of CJ” program for children ages 21/2 -6 is fun, engaging, and easy to use both by parents and teachers. CJ stands for Creator of Joy and is a 7-pointed plus star. Each point of CJ’s star is a voice that helps develop the skills the emotional brain requires for emotional well-being. The critical age for this parenting and teaching is birth to six, when the emotional brain is growing the fastest. Daniel Goleman, the father of emotional intelligence, after much research, formulated the 7 attributes necessary for experiencing one’s potential. Early childhood professionals refer to this skill development as social and emotional learning.

Karen Stone, the creator and developer of this extraordinary program, has 45 years of experience in education. Her life’s work and purpose have been committed to the emotional well-being of all children. Through her own childhood and work with young children, she learned that the key to success is emotional intelligence. Research today shows that EQ is 80% of success in life, and EQ raises IQ. As we teach our children to read, we must also teach them SEL/EQ. To provide an easy and engaging way to teach these important skills, Karen created the “Voices of CJ” program. Each point of CJ’s star is a voice that children learn to develop the 7 important life skills of empathy, self-con dence, delay of grati cation, managing emotions, accountability, sustaining hope, and persisting in the face of frustration.

Children will also get to meet CJ’s 8 buddies that help him teach how to be EQ Smart. There is an interactive website with games and activities. The YouTube channel “Children Become EQ Smart with CJ” using these fun and engaging characters to demonstrate these CJ’s 7 Voices!

Learn How to Become EQ Smart at EQforChildren.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/

Products from the minds of parents, for the benefit of kids everywhere.

For Kids By Parents®, Inc. was created out of the need to solve a particularly annoying parenting problem with my oldest son in his potty training phase, peeing through the gap between the toilet seat and bowl.  My attempt to solve this problem resulted in the creation of our 1st product, the P-flector®, which is our initial contribution to the juvenile products industry.  

The P-flector® is a flexible urine shield that 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.  The P-flector® therefore keeps potty training kids’ clothes and floors dry; say goodbye to cleaning up urine puddles, yellow stains down the front of the toilet or yellow stained floors in front of the toilet.  The P-flector® is easy to attach, can be cleaned in place and saves parents and care-takers time and avoids the frustration of cleaning up the mess associated with this type of potty-training accident.  

The P-flector® is made of a flexible material that allows it to conform to the shape of both flat bottom round and elongated toilet 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® has won the 2021 Mom’s Choice Award, and Creative Child Magazine’s 2020 and 2019 Product of the Year Award in their Potty-Training Category.  It was also a nominee for the All Baby & Child 2018 New Product Award of Distinction in the Parent Helpers Category.  While we did not win this award, we were very happy with the nomination.

While the P-flector® was designed for potty training kids, For Kids By Parents®, Inc. has learned that individuals with special needs and seniors also use the P-flector®.  We are happy to see that the P-flector® can benefit a wide range of users.  The P-flector® (and additional tape) are available on Amazon.com.  

www.forkidsbyparents.com
info@forkidsbyparents.com

Packing Smiles into Lunchboxes 


Your one-stop-shop for best-selling school lunch gear


Funkins is the lovable, eco-conscious children’s brand that has been helping to make school lunchtime cleaner and greener, and more fun, for over 10 years.  Starting with their original flagship product – Funkins cloth lunchbox napkins for kids, the Funkins line has continued to grow every year.  This multi-award-winning, mom-owned company continues to offer innovative and reimagined lunchbox products that parents and kids are looking to buy, such as lunch bags, lunchbox notes, waterproof name labels for food and drink containers, bamboo dishes, and so much more.

Designed by a mom who was looking for kid-sized cloth napkins, Funkins cloth napkins and placemats have been brightening school lunch tables across the world.  Especially now in our pandemic world, mealtime calls for safe eating.  Funkins washable, durable, and thick cloth placemats help keep eating spaces clean, and their machine washable lunch bags can be washed easily.

An award-winning brand, Funkins is known and trusted by families, teachers and retailers for their high-quality products that are bright and joyful and loved by kids. Available in over 12 fun patterns, such as ninjas, unicorns, mermaids and dinosaurs, there is a unique pattern for everyone! Buy all matching items together to make shopping easier.  In recent years, Funkins products have become celebrity kid favorites sported by the families of Jenifer Lopez, Julie Bowen, and dozens more.  Committed to making high quality products that can be washed and reused over and over again, Funkins is a must-have brand for Back to School.  

www.myfunkins.com
info@myfunkins.com
(855) 693-8656

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

Creative expression shines with the brands

MindWare Wholesale

For over 30 years, the MindWare brand has been one that families, teachers and retailers know and love. With play-based learning designed into every product, MindWare answers the
growing need for educational toys and games. Brands like KEVA, Q-BA-MAZE, Dig It Up! and
Science Academy deliver STEAM enrichment while providing endless hours of hands-on fun.

Paint Your Own, Make Your Own, Color by Number and Extreme Dot to Dot. And family game night is sure to be a hit with award-winning titles like Qwirkle, Q-bitz, PicWits! and 
Twangled. The MindWare line continues to grow every year with innovative products that are just what today’s parents, teachers and kids are looking for. In 2017, MindWare expanded its line of brainy toys by acquiring Peaceable Kingdom. This beloved line of wholesome, adorably-
designed, high-quality products nourish children’s social-emotional and cognitive development. From games and puzzles to cards and diaries, the playful products inspire cooperation and cultivates kindness — because kids who play well together play well in the world.

MindWare Wholesale has been helping retail stores around the world spark imaginations and add more fun to their shelves with their incredible lines of products. They know that for retailers, lasting play value is paramount, and quality should never be compromised.

MWWHOLESALE.BIZ  
INFO@MWWHOLESALE.BIZ  
800.296.9485

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