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The Most Award- Winning Scooters for Kids

(And the top pick of both kids and parents!)

Loved by kids, trusted by parents for over two decades, Micro Kickboard has been combining the best quality materials with Swiss design to create an exceptionally smooth, stable ride that delights both kids and adults. Known for innovation, Micro has created awide range of styles, continuously updating and refining them with new colors and features. Micro Kickboard continues to ensure their scooters areas strong as possible, yet also light weight,making them easy to carry, durable enoughto pass on to the next child, comfortable enough to ride for miles and miles, and most importantly, FUN!

Scooters that Grow with Your Kids...You and your child will get miles and miles (and miles of smiles!) out of your Micro scooters because they grow with your child.The t-bars on Micro scooters are all easily height-adjustable, keeping those hand grips at the perfect riding height for years to come.Virtually every part of Micro scooters are replaceable. Once your child has out grown it, freshen it up to pass it to a sibling or a pal. Whether it’s a wheel that wears down or just a set of new hand grips, Micro Kickboard offers replacement parts and easy instructions. Just like the good ole days, these scooters are built to last!

The original kickboard-style ride...The three-wheel kickboard-style ride, featuring a steering style called “Lean-to-Steer,” is a winner both for stability and fun. The “Lean-to-Steer” helps kids develop critical gross motor skills such as balance and coordination. As beginners, kids start by initially going straight, then add gentle turns. As they advance, kids ramp up to curving back and forth, in an action we call “surfing the sidewalk”: still stable but also a LOT of fun.

P-flector®: INTRODUCING POTTY TRAINING WITHOUT THE 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

Special Gift suggestions for Special Kids

Anticipating and ordering this year’s “hot item” for Christmas can be challenging....being sure you have the one the kids want! How about ideas for the “other kids”...the ones who may need something a little more focusedand unique. The autism spectrum requires an array of “special gift” suggestions.

For example, products thatcan offer calming, soothing interaction. Also, products offering open-ended, mistake-free activities which provide positive reinforcement. The entire Wikki Stix line works perfectly.How about those science nerds? Something open-ended that can be used to demonstrate Continental Drift as well as the inside of a volcano...now that’s a STEM product versatile enough to delight any young science nerd! (Wikki Stix STEM Pak)

Sensory processing issues can cause some children to reject many of the toys most kids gravitateto. OT’s find that the texture of Wikki Stix often help kids learn to explore and enjoy a familiar tactile sensation. STEM fun for Preschoolers! Circles, Squares, Triangles....and how they combine to make thethings we see all around us! Spatial awareness including proportion and proximity...are fun and easy with mistake-free Wikki Stix.

The creative, artistic child would love a medium for making intricate pictures, flat designs andposters.... PLUS awesome 3-D creatures ! What other product offers that kind of versatility?And....in 23 colors? Wow!

From Jenga® to Jenga® GIANT™

The FUN keeps getting BIGGER! Everyone knows the classic Jenga game. But did you know there are a family of JengaGIANT games that make the fun even BIGGER? Jenga GIANT games are theonly authentic, licensed, super-sized wood Jenga games and are available insizes that can stack to over 3, 4 and 5 feet high. Each Jenga GIANT game ismade of 54 jumbo, precision-cut, high quality, polished hardwood blocks so you know that you can trust the quality and the Jenga brand. Jenga Giant games are perfect for both indoor and outdoor play so no matter the time of year, it is JengaGIANT time! When you play Jenga GIANT, you aren’t just having BIGGER fun but you are learning, too!The Jenga family of games teach attributes such as turn taking and cause & effect, and help to improve fine motor skills, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Jenga brand games are STEM.org authenticated. If you already carry a Jenga brand game and want to have bigger fun or want to join the Jenga family for the first time, then why not try JengaGIANT? You know you can trust the name, trust the quality and trust the fun! To see the family of Jenga GIANT games, visit JengaGiant.com or email to Sales@JengaGiant.com (310) 424-4527

 

Echidna Shuffle marching worldwide!

Introduced to the pages of this magazine in 2022, Echidna Shuffle is seeing its popularity and accolades continue to grow worldwide. Most recently, the game had a mass market release in Hong Kong, then through out China, with a special upgraded version of the game pieces. Wattsalpoag Games has also secured warehousing in both England and Germany to deal with the expanding demand for the game across all of Europe.

Discussions for a reprint are expected soon. Echidna Shuffle still has its charming pieces, outstanding construction and intuitive game play. Functioning as a fun pick-up and delivery game, players roll the dice and move any of the echidnas to get their bugs back home. The first to get all three of their bugs to their matching stumps wins. With beautifully-crafted echidnas that are nearly toys in their own right and a unique two-sided board, game play is kept fresh and exciting. The game has been a huge hit with players of all ages, with much ofthe popularity coming from its kid-friendly pieces. Everything is designed with smaller hands in mind so the whole family can enjoy playing together. There’s also an easy to use dice modification board to balance out dice rolls for younger players.

Echidna Shuffle is for two to six players, ages six and up, and anaverage game takes about 15-minutes to play. With its rock-bottom price and award-winning design, this game hasn’t failed to please. So, isn’t it time to jointhe shuffle and find out what you've been missing? Echidna Shuffle – it’s quitepossibly the best game you’ve never played!

www.wattsalpoag.com

 

 

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/

Le Château Frontenac 3D Puzzle A fabulous Canadian landmark to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a true Canadian invention!

Le Château Frontenac is a historichotel situated in Old Quebec City overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. It was anatural choice to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a true Canadian invention toselect such an iconic Canadian landmark. It is one of Canada’s grand railwayhotels opened in 1893 and built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Its châteauesque architectural style was partly inspired by medieval castles found inFrance’s Loire Valley and is rendered here in all its splendor in 865 jigsaw puzzlepieces.

30 years ago, Montrealer Paul E. Gallant came up with the idea to bringthe 3rd dimension to the puzzling experience. To achieve his vision, hedeveloped the foam-backed puzzle pieces combined with the use of mortise &t enon joints for a sturdy 3D assembly of different puzzle sections... Brilliant!

To commercialize his new concept, he founded Wrebbit, a name inspired by thesound of the frog’s croak. The success was instantaneous and phenomenal.Since then, millions of three-dimensional puzzles have been sold worldwideevery year. The term “3D puzzle” is now part of the toy industry vocabulary, but no other brands have achieved Wrebbit’s quality standards.

This year, Wrebbit is celebrating 30 years of this Canadian made product by continuing to expand and develop this unparalleled foam backed pieces technology that allows us, even after all these years, to be the only one delivering THE REAL 3D PUZZLE EXPERIENCE.

For more information on Wrebbit3D’s history and spectacular marketing stunts email sales@wrebbit3d.com

 

Play That is More Than a Game

The English language is considered a complex language to read, pronounce, and write. It is crucial that children have a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, segmenting, and decoding for reading success. If not, parents may encounter their children memorizing words while reading, eventually discovering that they are ineffectual readers as early as second grade.

Children know when their reading ability does not advance and they quickly lose confidence. Carrie Chapie, Owner of Darling LLC and Creator of WORD WITT, found that this situation was not uncommon. This motivated her to research the science and mechanics behind reading. Children need fun ways to elevate their confidence and foundational reading skills. EVERYONE Learns when they are having fun.

WORD WITT is not Boggle, and it’s not Scrabble… it is it’s own fresh new format. A fast, FUN, and competitive game for building foundational reading skills in school age children all while keeping word-loving children and adults engaged and thinking.

Roll the dice. Flip a card, Race to create the most words in a minute. A wonderful way to ignite laughter, connection, and the urge to play over and over again to beat your score and theirs!

Created by a parent and supported by educators. WORD WITT has won the Oppenheim Gold Seal Award, PALS Top 10 Award, PALS Award, Creative Child 2021 Game of the Year Award, and endorsed by University of Michigan’s Dyslexia Help.

Darling LLC is proud to announce they have been able to shift 90% of their next round of manufacturing of WORD WITT to Michigan/USA. Although Covid had made connecting with retailers challenging, Darling LLC is looking forward to continuing to partner with community, and educationally engaged toy and speciality stores.

www.WordWitt.com
News@WordWitt.com

Mio Reggio LLC is an educational company that provides eco-friendly play materials for children ages 3 and up.

Mio Reggio LLC is an educational company that provides eco-friendly play materials for children ages 3 and up. Their mission is to connect children to sustainability and creativity through open-ended play. Mio Reggio products support sensory development, spatial awareness, and a connection to nature.  

Research has shown that the intrinsic bond we have with nature, called biophilia, has many benefits for children.  Benefits can include less stress, enhanced attention, improved social interaction as well as a deeper appreciation for our natural environment.

Mio Reggio products are 100% natural, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.  Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.  Sustainable play supports a sustainable future for the next generation. No trees are cut down in the process of extracting cork. Cork is obtained from the outer layer of the cork oak. A cork oak, whose bark is regularly harvested (every 9 years, a lifetime of the oak tree is 200-300 years) binds more than three times as much oxygen as an unused cork oak.  Cork material is soft and soothing for children, providing them with a unique sensory experience.  Sensory play is important to brain development because it can strengthen sensory-related synapses and functions.  Cork's unique texture also allows children to build at an angle and create leaning structures, supporting more imaginative play and deeper spatial awareness.  

In 2022, Mio Reggio and National Day Calendar collaborated to create National Green City Day. The day promotes the progress cities are making to become more sustainable and eco-friendly.  Mio Reggio believes in the children’s role as global citizens and their ability to give shape to the green movement. 

Their Green City Block Set was awarded the 2021 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Innovation Award.  It empowers future green architects by providing young children with an age-appropriate introduction to sustainable concepts and green building.  Good Housekeeping listed Mio Reggio as one of 25 green companies to know about. 

E-Blox is an emerging leader in educational electronic toys and products

E-Blox is an emerging leader in educational electronic toys and products that engage children to Learn by BuildingTM.  Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, E-Blox was launched in 2016 by Art Seymour and his sons James and Joseph after more than 90+ years of combined experience as entrepreneurs, inventors, and designers in the educational toys and wireless industries.  E-Blox’s founders are now leading the way to a whole new generation of educational toys that give children of all ages the building blocks of a STEM/STEAM education through the joy of play and discovery. With E-Blox’s plug-together bricks and modules, kids can build endless toys and games that light up, make sounds and create motion. With E-Blox, a child can easily build a robot with flashing red eyes, a Bubble Making Machine, a Burp ‘N Fart Machine, an FM radio or DJ Set.  Most anything kids can imagine, they can build with E-Blox.  E-Blox Circuit Blox BYO DJ Set comes with 3 original DJ songs written by SOLI (USA) and 15 cool DJ sounds.  Or you can play your own music through Bluetooth and insert DJ sounds to your own music.  Kids learn about STEM by building the DJ set circuit, then enjoy hours upon hours of fun being their own DJ, listening to cool dance songs and inserting air horns, scratch sounds and a bunch of other cool DJ sound effects!  E-Blox toys are designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity, and teach every child to investigate our world through interactive storytelling, creative reasoning, and systematic building of objects that will provide endless hours of fun and learning.

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