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 »
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.
This 12-inch indoor outdoor thermometer features a simplistic barn scene print with extra bold digits making it easy to read from a distance. It is simple to operate, weather-resistant, and mercury free. This product can be wall mounted inside or outdoors offering temperature ranges from -40 degrees to 40 degrees F (60 degrees C to 140 degrees F) allowing you to use this thermometer in the majority of weather conditions.
This book includes over 600 math activities organized by curriculum area or time of the day. Each activity is complete with math concepts, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions. It is easy for the teacher and children to have fun learning new concepts. 528 pages.
Grades K - 8. Some people call it Common Core - in reality, it's common sense. This guide will raise educators' comprehension of the Common Core State Standards with ease and efficiency. Each of the 40 teacher-tested tools are clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators through every stage of implementing Common Core across the curriculum - from gap analysis to lesson design to assessment. Readers will examine your current practices and update existing curriculum using research-based… More »
Grades 1 - 3. This huge assortment of bills and coins is perfect for helping students learn how to work with money, learn place value and decimals. Kit contains a money tray with a total of 94 coins with each coin having the following: 30 pennies, 20 nickels, 20 dimes, 20 quarters and 4 half-dollars. Each dollar bill (ones, fives, tens, twenties) has 100 pieces.
3 years & up. Chunky, brightly colored squares and triangles quickly and easily fit together to make a wide range of shapes and models. Encourages students to explore geometry and identify the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes. Magnets are self-correcting, and the colored side (orange, yellow, green, purple or blue) pieces join together, but not with the reverse white side. Includes 36 pieces in 2 shapes and 5 colors; squares measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".
2 years & up. These fine motor and manipulative sets are great for all young architects just starting to build. The jumbo sizes are ideal for small hands and are easy to clean and sanitize. Set includes: Giant Stars, Criss Cross, Roll 'N Twist, Chain Links, Snappers, and Gem Blocks. Each set comes in a container for storage measuring 11 1/2"H x 19 1/2"W x 12 1/2"D.
4 - 8 years. When Jody's grandfather comes to visit, he brings along a packet of seeds for them to plant. Through spring, summer, and fall, Jody watches her plants sprout, flower, and grow lots of beans. Soon, as Jody's parents await a new baby, Grandpa and Jody are picking the beans and waiting for next spring. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 years & up. These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to number formation. Each stone is carefully engraved to provide important sensory feedback. Children will enjoy tracing each number with their finger building important motor-memory skills. Have children run to the number you call out for a fun outdoor learning experience that will encourage children to learn while they play. Each set contains 10 number stones (numbers 0-9) measuring 3 1/2"… More »
4 - 8 years. When little Titch outgrows his clothes, he receives hand-me-downs from his brother and sister that are too big. "You'll soon grow into them," they say. But Mother decrees that Titch needs some brand-new clothes. Soon it is his turn to say to someone else the words he has heard so often. 32 pages. Paperback.
Ages 5 & up. Which bug is the biggest? Which bug is the longest? It's time to find out as all the bugs in Ladybug's garden line up for the best bug parade! This fun book introduces size comparison in its simplest form. This is a Level 1 MathStart book, which is perfect for kids ages 5 and up. The MathStart series uses funny stories and colorful art to show kids that they use math every day, even outside of the classroom! Each book features an activity guide to have fun with the math concepts… More »
3 years & up. Cookies come in all shapes and these games are full of colorful shaped cookies to sort and explore. The games focus on shape and name recognition by sight and feel. The two-player games make them perfect for centers, parent engagements or one-on-one with a teacher. Includes 24 shape cookies and spinner.
3 years & up. Explore STEM concepts with this set of colorful, clear photos and facts. This collection of books cover Math, Magnets, Materials and Matter. Children will learn about Math at the Vet with counting and time, Math at the hospital with Measuring, Counting, Shapes and more. They will lear about Magnets, different types of Materials, like plastic and all about Matter, which is all around us. Set of 5 paperback books.
Grades 3 & up. Help students easily grasp concepts of number relationships and operations as they tactilely and visually build equations. Self-checking balance includes twenty 10-gram weights. Balance dimensions: approximately 26"W x 8"H.
3 years & up. Take a closer look at natural wood elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Wood Treasures Pack! Discover various branches, drift wood, rattan, roots, bark, and willows. This set features 13 different natural wood elements: Branch Offcuts - Oval, Mulberry Slices, Small Cuts Tea Plant Branch Cuttings, Azalea Branch Cuttings, Drift Wood, Dark Brown Rattan, Dried Ginger Root, Mulberry Root, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, Willow Branches, Incense Tree Root, and Twisted… More »
5 years & up. Kids will love this humorous game design depicting wide-eyed green frogs on a pond. Players set up the board according to the pictures on each challenge card, then "leap frog" all the frogs until only one frog remains. A new twist on an old classic. For single player or cooperative learning.
Use the Big Dies Block Numbers to enhance art projects, decorations, and bulletin boards. Bigz dies cleanly cuts thick materials including paper, cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnetic sheet, leather, metallic foil, and many other materials. With steel-rule construction, dies are made of durable particle board with an ABS plastic backing for easy, reliable, and time-saving cuts. Compatible with the Ellison® SuperStar machine (not included). Each number measures 3 1/2" high. Included:… More »
4 years & up. Train young brains to think in multiple dimensions, transferring 2-D information into 3-D creations. Includes 20 KEVA® planks, 30 double-sided cards, and instructions in a zippered carrying case.
3 years & up. Learn mathematical patterns by walking, hopping, jumping and skipping your way through the colorful, math-themed hopscotch designs on this Count Things rug by Flagship Carpets. This carpet features numbers, footprint patterns, and different color shapes that increase in quantity as you hop from one end to the other. Children will be encouraged to practice math just because it's fun! Pair with the Sidewalk Math Footbook for extra fun mathematical ideas (not included). All flagship… More »
3 years & up. Children will master basic dressing and self-help skills with the Hook & Loop Dressing Vest! This heavy duty, washable vest encourages children to practice buttoning and fastening over and over again until they succeed. Each attempt promotes independence as children learn to dress themselves. Ideal for home and classroom learning. The elastic side panels allow one size to fit most children.
3 years & up. Teach children about colors, sorting, and patterning with this bamboo peg board with 2 different sized pegs for varying degrees of difficulty. Contains 25 large and 25 small pegs in 5 different colors, 3 full-sized activity cards, pegboard, and activity guide.
Grades 1 - 2. The engaging fiction and authentic informational text in these books will motivate even the most reluctant reader! Each title features appealing themes that connect to real-world concepts. Set of 6 books have 24 - 28 pages each.
4 years & up. Contains 71 stamps in uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, punctuation marks, and a 4-color stamp pad. Activity pad also included. Features: deluxe wooden letter and number stamp set with 25 stamp-and-learn activity book; includes 71 wooden-handled upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, and punctuation stamps, four-color washable ink stamp pad, great for creating personalized cards, art projects, book covers, and more; encourages fine motor skills, language… More »