The Gingerbread Friend is an adapted version of the classic tale “The Gingerbread Man” by Jim Aylesworth. Our unique version is customized upon order to include your name, the names of one or more children, and possibly pets. Whether it’s purchased as a gift or for use at home/child care, this kit provides many opportunities to celebrate and focus on the four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? —Belonging, Well-being, Engagement, and Expression. Your kit includes 10 wooden story pieces (customized with your photos!) for re-enacting the story and/or creating a new adventure, your choice of Gingerbread Friend—either felt or wooden, a foam gingerbread for decorating, a resource handout and, as a bonus—the board book version of “The Gingerbread Man”. You kit comes in a unique little holiday bag–(pattern/fabric may be different than shown). These wooden story pieces can be gently cleaned with a lightly saturated disinfecting wipe. As with all small/hand crafted items, children must be supervised closely when playing with these sets. Once you place your order, you will be emailed to discuss the custom photos. Kits will be ready mid-December. If you are in Ottawa and want to save on shipping choose « local pick-up » as you are checking out. We will have 2-3 pick-up locations across Ottawa. Otherwise, you can choose to have it shipped to you.