These solid oak chairs from Lakeshore Learning have been in use in our classroom since 2009. Not a wiggle, or tip yet. I highly recommend these chairs for use in early childhood classrooms, day care centers, and preschools. They are sturdy, durable, and stain resistant. Paint, glue, and spills of all types wipe away easily. These chairs aren’t cheap at $89.99 per chair, but an investment with a good value. The chairs’ cost is based on the size of the chair you purchase. Lakeshore offers the chart below as a guide to help you get the right size for your particular needs.Read More
These are basic small building blocks. The set of 75 is a great starter set for children 3 and up. These are not “unit” blocks that are made in universal sizes. These high quality blocks are more for table use than floor builds. Children fully enjoy playing with these blocks. Reasonably priced at $16.99 from Toys R Us these are a great value.
Block play develops in stages. For example infants and toddlers explore blocks with all of their senses. By age 2 toddlers can build horizontally and vertically, stacking a few blocks. Check out a basic explanation of these stages on this PDF from Montana State Library.
Blocks on mirrors is an engaging activity that kids will love again and again. Adults can add different blocks to the tray each time they offer it. Try only two different shaped blocks and encourage pattern making. Another time you might offer only blue blocks and so on.Read More
These Colorations™ Liquid Watercolors are great! We use them, to re-wet stamp pads, we use them with eye droppers, and to give color to shaving cream and other non-food art media. Here’s a few things we made using these watercolors.
Watercolor spring flower stamping. – Art
Watercolors dripped into milk, then dish soap added, watch the reaction. – Science (convection reaction)Read More
Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Your support of child-care-information is greatly appreciated.
This great telescope is truly designed just for young children. This is just the right telescope for preschool classrooms. It includes a journal and cool science experiences. This telescope is decorated with moons, stars, and planets. The moon scope, with 18x to 90x magnification, comes with moon filter and tripod. Your kids will love this!Read More
Product Review – Lakeshore Learning™ CD Player, Cassette Recorder, Radio
By admin on Feb 1, 2014 Total Views : 39 Daily Views : 0 Comments Closed
The Lakeshore Learning™ CD Player, Cassette Recorder, Radio has been in use in my preschool classroom for about four weeks and we love it! The thing is made specifically for classrooms. It’s sturdy, portable, and has a great sound. Those are basic features that I would expect in any CD player I purchase. The features that finalized my decision was the auxiliary port that allows our mp3 devices to be plugged in(cable sold separately). At $189.00 Lakeshore’s CD player is more than twice the cost of our $80.00 old machine. This is a classic example of getting what you pay for. Back in April 2013 I purchased a CD Player for the classroom that featured an iPod Dock. It seemed to have the capabilities we wanted – CD Player, cassette recorder, radio, and dock for our iPod. Well…within a month the dock was so loose we had to prop the iPod into the dock. Now we plug both the iPod and the iPad into the Lakeshore CD player. Our old CD player became unusable when the volume bottom broke right off! That brings us to today. We had so many little grips with that old CD player that we haven’t uttered in weeks! Thank you Lakeshore Learning.