12 months & up. With two buckets to fill with colorful blocks, this scale introduces toddlers to weight, gravity, balance, and critical thinking. Each of the six colorful shapes are equal weights. When the weight balances, the eyes open. The eyes close when the scale is off balance. Kids will delight in watching the eyes open and close as they move the shapes in and out of the buckets. For added enjoyment, there is a mirror on the reverse side.
3 years & up. Explore and strengthen numeracy skills with honey bee number stones and colorful activity cards. Help children to move beyond counting to number recognition, odds and evens, sequencing and more. Set of 16 durable plastic cards features detailed, photographic images that will inspire children to explore matching, counting, ordering, even and odd numbers, and bonds/pairs. Available separately and as a set.
Includes three resource books: "Let's Take it Outside!: Teacher-Created Activities for Outdoor Learning", "Learning is in Bloom: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations", and "Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning".
Build the home-school connection to prepare for Kindergarten! Studies show that parent and family involvement with school is an important factor in children's later academic success. Many families of young children want to learn ways to support their little ones in preparing for and getting the most out of kindergarten. With easy-to-share parent letters and simple, fun activities for families to do together at home, Kick-Start Kindergarten Readiness is the perfect tool for early childhood teachers… More »
This 10 piece see-through set is perfect for little hands to learn how to write numbers on a light table and also great for tracing exercises. Each number measures 2"W x 3"H with raised edges and arrows showing the direction of how each one is drawn.
The math dice assortment is a set of 36 foam 2" dice containing the following dice styles: 4 Number Dice 1 - 6, 4 Number Dice 7 - 12, 4 Operators Dice (+/-), 4 Six Function Dice, 8 Dot Dice, 4 Dice (+-x), 4 Number Word Dice 7 - 12, and 4 Number Word Dice 1 - 6. Dice comes in a polybag.
3 years & up. Excellent and fun way to introduce early math skills. Each game has its own unique challenges, whether it is working on problem solving skills, memory, counting and number recognition, there is something for every child's level. The puzzle games include 20-30 self-correcting cards in different levels of play.
12 months & up. Toddlers learn sorting and classifying skills as they sort the bright color plush objects into their correct color jars. Allow your child to strengthen their hand-eye coordination, fine motor and problem-solving skills, as well develop their vocabulary knowledge when they begin to identify and name the different colors and characters. Each jar has an attached lid and contains 4 sorting objects. 7"H.
Easily store essential classroom materials with these Square Plastic Woven Baskets for Classroom Sorting and Organization. This set of square plastic woven baskets provides a convenient, aesthetically pleasing solution for classroom organization. Use these baskets for sorting by items, shapes, colors, and more. Baskets are washable. Measures 5" square and are 2.75" deep.
Classroom-tested and teacher-approved, these activities help children ages 3-6 learn all about numbers. With 100 engaging and fun activities, Learn Every Day™ About Numbers offers everything a teacher needs to build a foundation for future math learning. Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children's books, and an assessment component to measure children's learning. 128 pages.
12 months & up. This elegant set of BeginAgain "first blocks" teaches numbers, counting, colors, grabbing, and stacking. Made from sustainably harvested rubber wood, each of the ten, 1.25" square blocks are numbered on one side. Each block is stained a different color with a non-toxic, child safe stains. Easy clean up and display with the rectangular storage box.
Turn children's love of active games into learning opportunities with these activities. Each chapter is organized by level of difficulty and each one incorporates fun math experiences with movement. Most activities require few or no materials and include related children's books or music to extend the learning. The index is an great tool as it gives teachers flexibility to plan around children's interests. Use these activities during circle or group time, or use them to reinforce other lessons.… More »
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
Counting is the foundation for future math learning. Pairing and sorting objects, understanding numbers and quantity, and counting can all be introduced with simple activities. 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting brings these skills into the classroom with fun and engaging games and activities! 80 pages. Paperback.
The engaging, exciting introduction to early math concepts will be a sure-fire hit with young children. They can go on geometric shape hunts, measure with pompoms, or find the missing numbers. Includes activities that relate to the National Standards in the back of the book. 208 pages.
Grade K & up. Jumbo money tray, with see through lid, is filled with 100 plastic pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters; 50 half-dollars; 10 Sacagawea dollar coins; 100 each of $1, $5, $10 and $20; and 50 each of $50 and $100 play money bills. Includes 64-page Money Activity Book.
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.