This resource offers early childhood professionals research-based strategies to enhance children's social and emotional health, as well as checklists and tips for improving the overall quality of programs.
3 months & up. Introduce your little to the magic of sound with this colorful set of shakers! A simple turn creates a combination of sound and color that will captivate inquisitive minds. Watch and listen as a rainbow of colored beads cascade through the tube recreate the gentle sound of falling rain. Measures approximately 4" in height.
3 years & up. Mold, shape, and sculpt Shape it! Sand acts and feels like wet beach sand, but it never dries out and is always reusable. It is gluten-free, dust-free, and allergen-free. Can be sanitized, simply pick out foreign debris, spread it out, mist with sanitizer, and allow to air dry. 5 lbs. Non-allergenic.
3 years & up. Light up the water with colorful, smiling Glo Pals that activate when they get wet. Use these delightful characters in the bath tub to keep your child so captivated with the water they won't want to get out or incorporate them into your sensory learning plans. As soon as they leave the water they turn off. Perfect for water tables, bath tubs, baby pools, or anything filled with water. LED lights turn on and off automatically. Batteries last 12 - 14 hours and are sealed inside for… More »
2 years & up. Unscramble the confusion of emotions with this innovatively designed figure set! With the Eggspressions Figure and Book Set, children can learn to communicate their feelings effectively. This set features 6 wooden eggs - 5 with expressions and one without an expression for children to add their own. It also includes a book with activities to help children identify their feelings and develop communication skills. Made with wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forest and… More »
2 years & Highly tactile and enormously appealing, these realistic looking speckled eggs are smooth and fit perfectly in little hands. Children will enjoy listening to the sound each egg makes while trying to pair it with its match, before mixing them up again to have another turn! Each set contains 6 eggs measuring 2.5"x 1.875" each.
2 years & up. Gather these Animal Friends together for fun sensory and imaginative play! This set of beautifully sculpted animals will engage learners with their tactile nature. Children can sort and match the animals according to their habitat or characteristics, create characters for each creature, and engage in storytelling activities. Ideal for promoting language development and discussion. Each piece is crafted from a unique stone mix for durability. Set includes eight figures measuring between 1" - 3"H.
3 years & up. Each of the four puzzles in this set shows real images of children of differing abilities. Features include a tabbed corner for easy piece removal and photo underneath for guided assembly. Puzzles each have 14 pieces and measure 9" x 12".
An innovation in watercolors. Use directly from the bottle for intense color, or dilute for wash effect. This WaterColor Magic Assortment contains 6 eight oz. bottles (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple).
Grades 1 - 5. Addressing morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing and managing emotions, these games encourage discussion among children about proper social behavior as they strive to find the best solution to problems. These games cover socially challenging situations and together the group decides upon the best action. This encourages all players to communicate, listen and participate in the game. Set contains six game boards, 24 counters, one die, and one spinner.
3 years & up. Develops shape-recognition and spatial relations. Features 10 simply designed, colorful patterns, and 45 pattern blocks in 6 different shapes and colors for replicating each pattern. Stores neatly in wooden case.
12 months & up. Build auditory and cognitive development with these adorable wooden animal shakers. Each animal has curves that make it easy for little ones to hold and play. The shakers produce a soft and pleasant sounds and enhances gross motor skills when toddlers shake them. Due to availability, animal shapes may vary. Includes 4 pieces.
3 years & up. Placing different objects within the box to retrieve provides a wide range of tactile experiences from basic shape recognition to texture, size, and object discrimination. Chalkboard on one side and a write/wipe board on the other. Hardwood box has permanently attached, soft vinyl flaps at both hand openings. Feely objects are not included. Measures 10.75"L x 7.75"W x 6"H.
10 months & up. Touch, feel, roll, and pull! This colorful silicone ball features fun textures like indented swirls and other mysterious surprises that keep little fingers busy exploring. Find the crease on the outside of the ball and pull to reveal another ball with different textures and colors inside. Keep exploring and pulling to discover three different inner balls, just like a classic matryoshka toy. Ball halves are interconnected with cleverly designed, durable rings. OombeeBall measures… More »
Set it and go! This super simple timer offers unique visual and auditory indicators, including a warning alarm. Operates easily with just 2 dials: total alarm time and warning time. Total alarm time can be set from 5 minutes to 2 hours, in 5-minute increments. Counts down until the colored light glows, and the alarm sounds. Adjust volume or turn off sound for visual timing. Measures 3.25"L x 3.25"W x 4.75"H. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
3 years & up. Add interest to your sand table with this blue dust-free play sand. Non-toxic with a smooth sugary soft feel and washed and "painted" with an non-toxic color dispersion. Color will not fade or bleed. Clean and non-irritating. 20 lb. bag. Made in the USA.
Time Management for all ages! This unique timer gives a visual picture of elapsing time. As time elapses, the red disk gradually disappears in a clockwise direction. When the disk is gone and time is up, an optional audible alert is available on the back using the volume control dial. This timer is ideal for anyone who struggles with time. Requires one AA battery (not included). Size: 7.75" x 1.75" x 7.75".
3 years & up. Provide sensory motor stimulation and an opportunity to help children manage emotions, develop calming techniques for their mind and body, reduce anxiety and stressors. The items in the kit allow children to work and play independently and become resilient when met with a challenge. Good for sensory integration and behavior modification plans.
PreK & up. Make learning sight word fun with these brightly colored Sight Words String Ups. With this set of important early vocabulary words children will develop literacy, fine motor skills, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. Simply set a sight word on your child's tray and watch them spell the word out using the provided letter beads. Encourage children to identify the colors they are working with. This set includes 218 printed sight words, over 280, .875", letter… More »
Birth & up. The Skwish has a bell that rings, sliding beads, and elastic that springs back into shape. Both Skwish and colorful Winkel™ invite children to chew them, roll for fun or explore the twists and turns. Set of 2.
Because their vocabularies haven't yet caught up with their thoughts and emotions, young children often struggle to communicate. Sign language can help them express themselves effectively to adults and peers--without the emotional outbursts caused by frustration! This book features the latest research to equip educators and caregivers with the tools and resources to teach young learners how to effectively communicate. Paperback. 208 pages.
3 years & up. See what animals, insects, foods, or farm tools you can discover with the Farm Tactilo Loto Game! Children feel inside the bag and retrieve a game piece. Find the game that matches the category on the spinner and keep the game piece. Win the game by collecting the most game pieces. Ideal for 1 to 4 players. Included: 1 Cardboard Spinner, 15 Plastic Characters, and 1 Cloth Bag.