4 years & up. This set of beginning readers will introduce kids to many friends who have a range of abilities. Each book is full of vibrant, full color photos paired to text that engages readers as they learn how to empathetic to their new friends. Grades K - 3. 24 pages. Set of 6 books.
An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
8 years & up. Solid information, sound advice, fun illustrations, real-life topics, and practical tips -- no wonder these books are so popular with young readers. Together they make a cool collection of self-help books that really help. This set of 4 books answers all the questions one has when growing up. All books in the set are paperback. Included book titles: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (112 pages), Cliques, Phonies, & other Baloney (136 pages), Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave… More »
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 »
PreK & up. Play hands-on alphabet games, build words and learn letters with these washable, lightweight bean bags. The bean bags are make of soft, felt and embroidered with uppercase on one side and lowercase on the other. Letters are color-coated, consonants in blue and vowels in red.
3 years & up. Geology gets exciting when you break open these geodes and find crystal treasures. These large size geodes break open easily. They will amaze and delight your little scientist. Hollow in the center due to crystal formations, each one contains clues about the mystery of the formation of our earth. This hands-on earth science experiment is sure to please. Each piece measures approximately 1 - 1.5" diameter. Includes 10 geodes.
The Loose Parts set of books serve as inspiration with hundreds of beautiful full color photographs illustrating ways children enjoy using everyday items in their play, encouraging their curiosity, giving free reign to their play, and encouraging creativity. Books are available individually.
Grades 1 & up. Encourage children to exchange negative behavior for positive choices in the Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders Board Game. As they take on the roles of bullies, victims, and bystanders in this board game children will learn empathy, skills to overcome and prevent bullying, and communication skills. This game offers a lighthearted way to start a tough discussion on the effects of bullying and the importance of treating peers with kindness. Use this board game in small groups or… More »
Grades 1 - 2. A great learn-to-write series based on the Sky to Ground™ concept for handwriting. Bold graphics and color coded lines in blue, green, and red allow children to quickly understand the concepts of lines and space. Large space for illustrations with 5/8" spacing. 8 1/2" x 11". 360 sheets.
The Wide Lined Raised Paper is the perfect way to encourage writing, literacy, creativity, and dexterity in your classroom. The raised lines of this paper provide tactile cues that help children define the workspace for writing. Children are able to write stories or vocabulary words with ease as they follow along the lines. When children practice their writing regularly they become more confident in their skills. Sheets are 8.5" x 11 and include 125 sheets per pack. .625" space between… More »
A great learn-to-write series based on the Sky to Ground™ concept for handwriting. Bold graphics and color coded lines in blue, green, and red allow children to quickly understand the concepts of lines and space. Large space for illustrations with 1" spacing. 8 1/2" x 11". 360 sheets.
2 years & up. This 26-piece set features an impressed lower case letter and corresponding American Sign Language picture. Colorful and tactile way to add variety to your knowledge of alphabets. Made from sustainable rubber wood. Colors are made from vegetable dye, and coated with a non-toxic finish.
With padded covers, simple images, and an amazing range of novelty textures, these books will immediately capture the attention of the very youngest children, and create an experience they'll want to repeat over and over again.
Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's individual timetable. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children's healthy… More »
Transfer a normal seat to a playground for your child's imagination. Unlike regular chairs, the Kore Wobble Chair forces your children's bodies to conform to a natural posture. This innovative chair allows one's knees, hips, and back to find comfortable and ever-changing positions. Add an outlet for restlessness and extra energy while doing homework, drawing, eating, and playing video games. The Kore comes in many colorful choices, making it easy to match any decor. Great for children with ADD or… More »
Describes practical ways to adjust centers and classroom routines for children with special needs. Suggestions enable all children to learn by keeping them involved in developmentally appropriate routines and center based activities. Each chapter focuses on either a learning center, such as art or science, or a time of the day, such as snack time or dismissal, with particular attention to the needs of children who are developmentally delayed, orthopedically impaired, have autism/Pervasive Development… More »
Paper features raised blue lines to help children learn where to write and practice their letters. This provides not only a visual clue, but a tactile clue as well. Paper measures 8.5" x 11" and lines have a spacing of .375" between them. Includes 125 sheets.
6 months & up. This simple three-piece sensory set is a wonderful way to introduce infants and toddlers to auditory, visual, and tactile experiences. These colorful, quality wooden balls will captivate young children and provide hands-on beneficial learning.
Grades K - 3. Display this versatile handheld timer on a desk or wear it around the neck (stand and safety lanyard included) to time classroom activities like assessing fluency, measuring elapsed time and more. An optional 1-minute beep function emits a tone every 60 seconds for individually timed fluency tests. These are great for group activitys, both indoors and out. Set of 6 timers with batteries and storage case.