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Adventerra Offers Cool Games to Help Save a Warming Planet

Adventerra’s new preschool line of beautiful jigsaw puzzles and games gently shows children how to care for our world. Adorable sea creatures, cool polar animals, and funny recycling bins introduce young kids to saving water, climate change, and recycling. They also have an endangered species matching game and an additional puzzle showing kids how to go green. Your family will love these eco educational games!

Saving Water

There is so much that kids can do to conserve water...like turning off the faucet while brushing their teeth! These 12 mini puzzles provide a fun challenge for kids ages 2+. On the red-edged pieces, adorable sea creatures show how water is wasted in everyday life, but on the green edged pieces, they show ways that children can save water.

Polar Adventure

Save the polar animals in this fun new board game for children ages 4+. Take a running start, jump from iceberg to iceberg, and try to reach the safety of the great glacier. Roll the die, and slow down or speed up when you roll a car, a factory, a ship, or a tree. It’s a great way to introduce children to the problem of climate change, and how they can fight it!

Hungry Bins

These bins are hungry! In this classification and memory game for ages 3+, children must find two of the same materials before feeding them to the proper bin. Fill them up with their favorite plastic, glass, paper, or food scraps, and win by recycling all 16 materials. Mmm...yummy!

info@adventerragamesUSA.com

Sweetening up family time

When ViBugo founders, Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush found themselves and their children in pandemic lockdown in early 2020, they did what any family would do to pass them time: they played games.

But the Vinje-Bush family took it one step further. Clint tasked his then 9-year-old daughter to help him create a new card game for the family to play. That game, named Stack The Scoops by their then 6-year-old son, turned out to be so fun, they knew they had to share it with others.

Today, Stack The Scoops is an award-winning card game enjoyed by hundreds of families around the world.

“One of the things we like about Stack The Scoops is that families can either play it together during family time, or have their kids play on their own,” says Astrid, “it’s also fun and doesn’t rely on screens.”

Targeted towards 5- to 10-year-olds, Stack The Scoops encourages players to build sets of ice cream by matching base, scoop, and topping cards. Players collect points depending on the card combination and can double or triple their score with double scoop or triple scoop cards.

Game play is easy enough for young children to understand, yet still engaging for older players too. And the incorporation of simple math into the game play reassures parents that kids are learning while they’re playing.

A graphic designer by training, Clint tapped into his creative side to develop the whimsical designs of Stack The Scoops.

“We really wanted the cards to be fun and appealing to kids,” he explains.

But the game itself is truly a family collaboration, with every member bringing something to the table. And it’s that focus on family time that makes Stack The Scoops so loved by families.

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hello@vibugo.com
(509) 240-9677

The Really Cool Tool For Teaching School!

Not just an arts & crafts product and not just a favorite travel toy…but also a true teaching tool and learning medium…Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables have a unique educational side that teachers have appreciated for years.

With back-to-school actually here for the first time in a while, the educational aspect of Wikki Stix comes to the front. And STEM is a great arena for hands-on, involved learning as those STEM subjects (Science – Technology – Engineering – Math) can be intimidating. And may have been the toughest subjects for parents to home-school.

But, one-of-a-kind Wikki Stix make the tough stuff FUN! Hands-on and engaging, they are fun for kids to use and can actually help them become involved in the lesson. And, because they are virtually “mistake proof” Wikki Stix enable kids to tackle challenging science projects like diagrams, cross sections, fractions…and more…with confidence.

As a classroom management tool, Wikki Stix Mini Play Paks are a favorite of teachers for use as rewards, incentives, quiet activity for down times, and a perfect activity for indoor recess.
For preschool and kindergarten, the Wikki Stix Early Learning Trio offers a fun, engaging way for little ones to learn letter and number formation as well as basic shapes.

The Wikki Stix Activity Book is a delightful preschool readiness tool, with multiple play-based
learning activities.

And, of course…arts & crafts fun is a natural with Wikki Stix…for all grades and ages!

wikkistix.com
info@wikkistix.com
800-869-4554

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

Fun family games

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

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