Holiday Resource Kit Reveal
Written by Julie Bisnath, BSW RSW
This year has been like no other—a rollercoaster ride of emotions—and we know that the holidays will be just as challenging. Our goal at CCPRN is to help you spread a little cheer and happiness.
With the holiday season right around the corner, CCPRN has been busy developing new Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kits designed to make your holidays merry and bright.
Take comfort in knowing that when you support CCPRN you are supporting a locally run business with more than 40 years of delivering quality services to home child care providers and parents across the province.
With your health and safety in mind we offer:
- Convenient online shopping
- Contactless pick up
- Shipping across Ontario–and beyond!
Here’s a look at some of our new products as well as a few seasonal favourites that we’ve restocked especially for you:
New! Personalized ICP Kit: The Gingerbread Friend
- 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 the personalized story, 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” (while quantities last).
- 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.
- Kit pricing starts (includes 5 story characters) at $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Orders must be placed by December 4th at the latest.
New! Wooden Santa Ornaments
- Original art transferred onto wood…a beautiful ornament to give as a gift or enjoy for yourself. Optional custom photo added to the other side. These are $7 for members and $9 for non-members.
New! Wooden Wonder Collections
- Perfect as a gift or to use at home or daycare. Inspire play-based learning with our Wooden Wonder sets. Use to re-enact a story, tell a new story, spark imaginative play, add to a sensory bin, build vocabulary, and more. Add Velcro to use on a felt board or magnets for the fridge. Buy two identical sets to play a game of Memory or to practice matching and counting. Buy two different sets to play Tic Tac Toe (i.e. Dinosaurs vs Unicorns), or to create extended stories and dramatic play opportunities.
- Once again, these wooden discs 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. Also please keep in mind COVID-19 restrictions and best practices.
- All images credited to: Jane at Digital Artsi www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DigitalArtsi
- Pricing starts at $10 per set for members (or 2/$16) and $15 per set for non-members (or 2/$24).
Christmas Tree & Gingerbread Person Playscapes
- Back by popular demand! This kit includes either a large felt Christmas tree or large gingerbread person and a multitude of decorations. We have also included a set of numbers (1-5) and some circle time songs and rhymes, making this a very versatile kit! Can be used with the very young as well as kindergarten age children.
Christmas Tree: $20 for members and $30 for non-members
Gingerbread Person: $25 for members and $35 for non-members
Christmas Paper Die Cut Collections
- Invite your children’s creative Christmas ideas to shine with paper die cuts of gingerbread houses, Christmas trees, candy canes, wreaths and bows, pine tree cards, Santa, reindeer, sleighs, and lots of mini accessories such as lights, stars, and candies. Enough materials for six children and comes with a list of ideas and suggestions for free play, games, puppets and more! $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
ICP Kit: The Mitten
- An all-time favourite, this kit includes the board book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and some pretty adorable wooden props including a sewn fleece mitten and “animals” to hide inside. The Mitten, a fanciful story based on a Ukrainian Folktale, is fun to read and perfect for re-enacting. $30 for members and $50 for non-members.
ICP Kit: The Snowy Day
- This kit is based on the board book by Ezra Jack Keats. Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, Keats’ story of a young boy experiencing the year’s first snowfall is a delight. The kit contains the book, 2 felt dolls with 4 different winter felt outfits (total), crochet snowflakes, snowballs, smaller felt people, and playdough mats. Great for free play, imaginative art, and circle time activities. $41 for members and $61 for non-members.
ICP Kit: Snowballs
- This kit is based on the board book by Lois Ehlert. This is a great book to read to a group, search for various items, and use as a springboard to design unique snowscapes. The kit contains the book, felt pieces to create your very own snowscape, play dough mats and open-ended play/art pieces. The hand-out has suggestions to help extend the play. $31 for members and $51 for non-members.
ICP Kit: Tap the Magic Tree
- Tap the Magic Tree is an engaging and interactive book about the changing seasons and one special tree in particular. Tap, rub, jiggle, wiggle, and more to see what magic takes place. Perfect for all seasons with beautiful and brightly coloured artwork— children will love the magic and whimsy of this simple story. Your kit contains the hard cover book, 4 beautifully hand-painted wooden peg dolls each representing a season, and 4 coordinating, hand-stitched felt leaf pockets. $37 for members and $57 for non-members.
You won’t want to miss out on these unique products, sure to inspire curiosity and delight.
Head on over to our e-store to place your order today!
Spread joy, shop local, and support CCPRN ❤