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Liven up playtime and spark childrens’ imaginations by purchasing one of CCPRN’s engaging and educational resource kits!

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

What would you do if a BIG HUNGRY BEAR was coming after your perfectly red, ripe, strawberry? Find out just how far Mouse will go to not lose his sweet, juicy snack. This great book by Audrey and Don Wood is not only unique in that the narrator speaks directly to the mouse, its illustrations will enchant your child’s imagination and make you smile. The little mouse is trying to keep the strawberry away from the bear, and his creative attempts to hide it will make your children laugh! You kit includes the board book, a large laminated mouse (original art), bear (original art), strawberry, and pumpkin, 12 fun foam dress-up accessories, 6 little felt mice, 6 felt strawberries, 6 felt houses (assorted colours), one felt tree, one set of 10 (original art) laminated stick puppets, one set of 3 crocheted strawberries (3 sizes), and one hand-felted, adorable, finger puppet mouse.

Price: $40 Members / $60 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Halloween Special

This kit includes 5 hand-painted Halloween wooden peg dolls and a 4 page document (3 pages in English and 1 in French) filled with Halloween songs and rhymes--many specifically geared towards use with the peg characters. Very limited quantities! Order your kit today!

Price: $27 Members/$37 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Halloween Costumes Printable Kit

This fully printable kit includes templates for a doll and 5 costumes, perfect for a table top or felt board activity. Customize your costumes by using patterned paper, special fabric, felt, fun foam, stickers, etc. Also included, 4 Halloween songs to use during play. Younger children will enjoy the pretend play as they dress their dolls for Trick or Treating. Older children will enjoy tracing, cutting, and designing their own doll costumes. Great for practicing fine motor skills.

Price: Free

2021 Jan-Dec CCPRN Membership Early Bird Promo

Purchase your 2021 CCPRN membership by November 30th and receive a $10 off coupon to spend on a product from our e-store. You’ll also be eligible to win a free Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit (mailed to you, wherever you are)! Draw to take place December 1st, 2020. When you become a CCPRN member, you’re unlocking an opportunity to strengthen your child care services through exclusive perks and privileges. For $48 (that’s only $4 a month!) your January-December 2021 membership gives you access to: • Increased exposure to clients via our searchable database of caregivers • Special member pricing on resources and products in our e-store • Registration priority and/or discounted access to our workshops, webinars, and events • Discounts within the community of Ottawa • Die cutting resources (located in Ottawa but available to all members)

Price: $48

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site—Bulldozer’s Shapes

A spin off from the original, this story features helpful Bulldozer preparing a new work site by moving around materials into various shapes. His friend Crane Truck is close by and keeps a watchful eye. The rhyming text and animated illustrations make learning about shapes fun and engaging. This is the perfect book for introducing the concept and language of shapes to your youngest learners. Your kit includes the board book, one set of 5 felt construction trucks, one set of 7 laminated foam lacing shapes, 4 double sided playdough mats, one set of 6 large rubber (shelf liner) shapes, and one peg construction worker.

Price: $25 Members/$45 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Magical Caterpillars & Butterflies INCLUDES BOARD BOOK

This new kit contains storytime games and props that explore the development of caterpillars to butterflies. From props for the book “Ten Magic Butterflies” written by Danica McKellar (board book included in kit), to a “sticky” butterfly shape game this kit is a joy. The kit contains 10 different colour butterflies/matching 10 colours of flowers, and a fairy; 6 caterpillars with rhymes (including an original CCPRN rhyme), large laminated butterfly play sheet, clear contact paper, and many fun foam (with laminated construction paper attached) shapes. Your kit also includes 1 handmade crocheted set (caterpillar and butterfly) and a detailed resource guide filled with ideas and extensions for outdoor play, creative play, dramatic play, and sensory play. 

Price: $30 Members/$50 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Magical Caterpillars & Butterflies

This new kit contains storytime games and props that explore the development of caterpillars to butterflies. From props for the book “Ten Magic Butterflies” written by Danica McKellar, to a “sticky” butterfly shape game this kit is a joy. The kit contains 10 different colour butterflies/matching 10 colours of flowers, and a fairy; 6 caterpillars with rhymes (including an original CCPRN rhyme), large laminated butterfly play sheet, clear contact paper, and many fun foam (with laminated construction paper attached) shapes. Your kit also includes 1 handmade crocheted set (caterpillar and butterfly) and a detailed resource guide filled with ideas and extensions for outdoor play, creative play, dramatic play, and sensory play. 

Price: $25 Members/$45 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Caterpillar and Butterfly Die Cut Paper Kit

This handy paper kit includes approximately 10 large and small caterpillars, butterflies, leaves, eggs, and chrysalis--perfect for a variety of art projects and/or to explore the life cycle.  The best part? No cutting required! Quantity is limited.

Price: $5 Members/$10 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Big Red Barn

“A lulling text and exquisite illustrations follow the animals' day on the farm as they make their noises, play in the grass, and return to the big red barn to fall sound asleep.” (goodreads.com). Your kit includes the board book, a large red felt barn, 12 hand-embellished felt animals, 2 felt hay stacks, and 2 beautifully painted peg people farmers.

Price: $37 Members/$57 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Little Blue Truck

"Little Blue Truck teaches a big important dump truck the value of a few friendly beeps and a group of helping hands.” (Book cover). Whimsical illustrations and a lyrical, rhyming text bring to life this story of friendship and kindness. Your kit includes the board book, one set of 8 hand-embellished felt farm animals, and one set of 3 had-embellished felt little blue trucks (small, medium, and large). These pieces are beautiful additions to your story time. They can be used by you to tell the story, or placed in a basket with the book and a little blue truck for the children to tell the story. Placing these prompts in an inviting display for the children will encourage all kinds of imaginative play and stories.

Price: $23 Members/$43 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--Little Blue Truck (includes toy truck) PICK UP ONLY

"Little Blue Truck teaches a big important dump truck the value of a few friendly beeps and a group of helping hands.” (Book cover). Whimsical illustrations and a lyrical, rhyming text bring to life this story of friendship and kindness. Your kit includes the board book, one set of 8 hand-embellished felt farm animals, one set of 3 had-embellished felt little blue trucks (small, medium, and large), and a Green Toys pickup truck. These pieces are beautiful additions to your story time. They can be used by you to tell the story, or placed in a basket with the book and a little blue truck for the children to tell the story. Placing these prompts in an inviting display for the children will encourage all kinds of imaginative play and stories.

Price: $43 Members/$63 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource 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.

Price: $37 Members/$57 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--The Color Monster (Hardcover version)

If you don't have this book, you want it. If you struggle to help children identify their emotions, you need it. If a child in your group has trouble communicating their feelings, you need it. If you have children graduating this summer, you need it.  This is a beautifully engaging story about how difficult it is when your feelings are all mixed up! Let these monsters walk you through their emotions and how they make them feel.

Price: $37 Members/$57 Non-members (Out of Stock)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit--The Colour Monster (Board Book version)

If you don't have this book, you want it. If you struggle to help children identify their emotions, you need it. If a child in your group has trouble communicating their feelings, you need it. If you have children graduating this summer, you need it.  This is a beautifully engaging story about how difficult it is when your feelings are all mixed up! Let these monsters walk you through their emotions and how they make them feel.

Price: $27 Members/$47 Non-members (Out of Stock)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale is a timeless, easy-to-read, classic story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys. Sure to amuse and captivate children of all ages, this book is a "must-have" . Your kit includes: the board book; a felt set including a peddler, tree, monkeys, and circle “caps”; 4 hand made bean bag “caps” (wipe clean only, filled with rice, use under supervision only); and a hand painted peg doll peddler.

Price: $37 Members/$57 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Mini Resource Kit -- Friends

Includes the beloved board book by Eric Carle, 2 custom made felt friends, and a set of 10 laminated, foam-backed numbers. Perfect for talking about friendship, kindness, caring, and more!

Price: $17 Members/$37 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Mini Resource Kit -- The Family Book

Whether you live in a tree, a house, have 2 moms, 3 dads, 5 brothers…this kit is for you. It goes along with the great book by Todd Parr – “The Family Book” . Great for Family Day and every other day as well. Add as much detail to the faces and clothes as you like! A kit to truly make your own. This kit includes the board book and contains 8 men, 8 women, 8 boys, 8 girls, 8 toddlers (2 of each colour, 4 different colours), a tree, 2 monkeys, a bird, an owl, 3 fish, cat dog, mouse, turtle, hamster, 2 ducks. Comes plain – for everyone to decorate according to their family style.

Price: $17 Members/$37 Non-members

Child Care Contracts--Designing the Contract that Suits You: A Guide (PDF Download)

A contract is essential to the smooth running of your home day care. It also acts as a safeguard by protecting your income. This comprehensive and easy to understand guide will help you design a contract that suits you and your day care program.

Price: $5 MEMBERS/$10 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – The Mitten

An all-time favourite, this kit includes the board book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and some pretty adorable 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.

Price: $30 Members/$50 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource 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 playdoh mats. Great for free play, imaginative art, and circletime activities (listed in hand-out).

Price: $41 Members/$61 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource 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, playdoh mats and open-ended play/art pieces. The hand-out has suggestions to help extend the play.

Price: $31 Members/$51 Non-members

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Die Cut Kits – Christmas

Invite your children’s creative Christmas ideas to shine with 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, candies. Enough materials for six children and comes with a list of ideas and suggestions for free play, games, puppets and more!

Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Starting Your Home Child Care Business: A Guide (PDF Download)

This guide will provide essential information and ideas about operating a home child care business across three sections: health and safety, preparing your business, and connecting with families.

Price: $10 Members/ Not available to Non Members

Emergency Escape Planning Guide

This educational guide will – in detail – walk you through emergency procedures in case of a fire, fire and life safety precautions, what to include in an escape kit, and so much more.

Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members

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Winter Die Cut Bag

Get creative inspiration with these die cuts perfect for the whole winter season. 10 XL and 10 smaller sized cut-outs of snow people, sleighs, mittens, snowflakes, snow globes and bare trees, large amount of tiny snowflakes and hearts. Perfect for those super cold days in January! Comes with a handout with ideas to get you started.

Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-members

Pic of ICP Loose Part Kit

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – Loose Parts

A great start or addition to your loose parts collections! Handout included with information about what loose parts are, the benefits of adding loose parts to your environment, where to find loose parts on a budget, how to use loose parts within a multi-age environment and resources on where to find more information and ideas.

Price: $25 Members/$45 Non-members

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - The Very Cranky Bear

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – The Very Cranky Bear

Board book by Nick Bland. This fun rhyming book is about four animal friends and a very cranky bear. They all offer bear something that they value, that they think will ease the bear’s crankiness. A great book to discuss feelings, animals and friendship. The kit contains the book, felt pieces to retell the story, and open-ended play pieces.

Price: $28 Members/$48 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - Apple Farmer Annie

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – Apple Farmer Annie

Board Book by Monica Wellington. This kit contains the book, three different apple props/representations, and supporting ideas and props.

Price: $30 Members/$50 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!

By Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. A great book for anyone who likes painting, pumpkins, and Halloween. It is very simplistic, but still finds a way to tie in emotions. The kit contains the book, two large felt pumpkins with black felt pieces for the children to “make faces”, paints and paintbrushes, wikki stix, and large and small paper pumpkin die cuts. Also included is a hand-out with ideas.

Price: $17 Member/$27 Non-members

IImagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - Felt Christmas Tree

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – Felt Christmas Tree

A large felt Christmas tree and a multitude of decorations. We have also included a set of numbers (1-5), some songs and rhymes, and you have a very versatile kit! Use for free play, circle time and/or games. Can be used with the very young as well as kindergarten age children.

Price: $20 Member/$30 Non-members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - Gingerbread Playscape

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit – Gingerbread Playscape

A large felt gingerbread person and a multitude of decorations. We have also included a set of numbers (1-5), a chant, a story and some game ideas – a very versatile kit! Use for free play, circle time and/or games. Can be used with the very young as well as kindergarten age children.

Price: $25 Member/$35 Non-Members (OUT OF STOCK)

Imagine.Create.Play Resource Kit - Camping

Imagine.Create.Play Kit – Camping

Materials for art, sensory, gross and fine motor, fingerplays and dramatic play – all in one kit! There are supplies for six children and extensive hand-outs for both the caregiver and for the caregiver to give to their parents. These invitations or provocations to play are a great addition for all who are interested in nature and the world around them.

Price: $60 Members/$80 Non-members