Write me: rebecca@positive-parents.org

Another wonderful gift guide is here from CreativeChild, full of imaginative gifts for all the children on your list. Here are some highlights from issue #5.

Crazy A’s – The Crazy 8’s Reading Card Game
Ages 4 & up / 2-8 players / 10 minutes to play

Crazy A’s (formerly called Whizizzle Phonics) is a fast-paced phonics game series that teaches the sounds of the English language. Designed by a dad and perfected by teachers, this series of phonics games keeps kids engaged in learning phonics basics while having fun.

Easier than memorization and more fun than flashcards, Crazy A’s games help kids learn by using sight, sound and color. Level 1 teaches children the common “C-V-C” consonant-vowel-consonant words such as ‘dog’, ‘cat’, ‘mom’ and ‘dad’.


Folkmanis Puppets

The Most Innovative, Creative, Puppet Maker in the World!

Folkmanis® believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. The company has been making the most innovative and engaging specialty puppets in the world since 1976, delighting imaginations and winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award – many repeatedly.

A gift of a puppet encourages imaginative, open-ended play, endearing hugs, and snuggly companionship.


Sandtastik Play Sand, the safest sand in the world!

Sand with peace of mind

Imagine children inspired by the simplicity of soft granular sand. Watch as they will dig, pile, sift, compact and more. These are all fundamental to the development of fine motor skills, intellect, visualization and social conduct.

#1 in education – allergy free, clean sand for indoor sandtables and sensory tables at preschools, child care centres, hospitals and therapeutic offices. Sandtastik® play sand can also be used for outdoor sandboxes, playgrounds and at home.

100% safe play sand – contains no quartz, no asbestos, no wheat and no nuts.


  • 100% safe for kids
  • No free silica
  • Soft
  • Molds when wet
  • Sparkles
  • No dust
  • Ages 2+  (adult supervision)
  • AP Approved (ACMI); Non-toxic
And for new and expecting parents, don’t forget to check out babyMaternity’s gift guide issue 5 as well, where you’ll find great gift ideas such as these!