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Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Furnishings, Product Review |

Product Review Lakeshore Learning Oak Chairs

Product Review Lakeshore Learning Oak Chairs

Lakeshore Learning Oak Chairs  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.  

Table & Chair Height Chart

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review |

Product Review – Imaginarium Wooden Block Sets

Imaginarium Blocks     Imaginarium    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.

Mirror & Blocks  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.

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Art, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review, Science |

Product Review – Colorations™ Liquid Watercolor

Product Review – Colorations™ Liquid Watercolor

Colorations Liquid Watercolor   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.

color bubbles   Watercolors mixed with vinegar. Pipettes used to drip onto baking soda.                                        – Science  (acid base reaction)

Liquid watercolor with pipettes    Watercolors dripped onto folded paper towels.                                                                                             – Science (absorption)                                                         

Spring flower stamping  Watercolor spring flower stamping.                                                                                                                   – Art       

 Liquid watercolor rainbows  Watercolors dripped into milk, then dish soap added, watch the reaction.                                     – Science (convection reaction)

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in April Themes, Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Product Review, Science |

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal – Product Review

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!

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Blog, Child Care Product Review, child-care-information.com Blog, Furnishings, Music, Product Review |

Product Review – Lakeshore Learning™ CD Player

Product Review – Lakeshore Learning™ CD Player

Product Review – Lakeshore Learning™ CD Player, Cassette Recorder, Radio

By admin on Feb 1, 2014 Total Views : 39  Daily Views : 0 Comments Closed

Lakeshore Learning CD Player 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.

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