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Review: ThinkPlay STEM Junior Xtra

ThinkPlay STEM are great for getting your kiddos excited about building. I love that they come with a book in different things you can make but you also have the choice to get super creative and build whatever you can imagine. It comes with a bunch of different block pieces in different colors. They can be stacked or stuck together by sliding the pieces into each other. Our daughter can’t slide them together yet but she’s getting close. I even think they are hard to put together and take apart. So when we use these I start the pieces but let her slide them all the way. It would be better if they snapped together. What is great is the sense of accomplishment and pride she gets from completing a project.


Review: Bob Books

Love me some Bob Books. I think these are great for little readers when kids are just starting out reading. They don’t use many words but rather focus on certain letters at a time. The pictures aren’t to busy so the child doesn’t get distracted from the actual reading. Best of all these books are short. Our daughter started reading these about a mom before turning 3. She has such a sense of accomplishment after reading one herself. Brings me such joy to see her gain a love of books.


Review: Stages Emotion Cards

Stages: Emotion Cards have been an excellent tool for teaching our daughter not just about her emotions but also how to handle different situations. I simply show her a card and ask her what she thinks is happening, how each person feels and what they could do to become happy. If she has trouble with a card we talk about different things the people could do from sharing to apologizing to trying and. She’s learning great ways to deal with her emotions. I’d definitely recommend these especially if you’d child has trouble expressing themselves or dealing with certain situations.


Review: Smart Start STEM PreK

This years Timberdoodle PreK kit has Smart Start STEM. Since I’m using last years kit I went ahead and bought this separately from Timberdoodle. It is great for hands-on activities. There are 14 different STEM projects within this book. Each starts with a brief explanation followed by a short series of questions that go with the reading. After you get to build something that goes with the lesson. What I like is that it has a spot to draw out what you plan to do and what you think will happen then a spot for how your test run went. Great way to introduce how to do science experiments. It is not a comprehensive science curriculum by any means but it is a great way to get your kids involved with hands-on science fun.


Alphabet and Numbers

These alphabet and number cards are amazing! I love them for teaching little kids.

Price:
30$ for a set of 6 + shipping if shipped

You may choose and color you like.



Play Food

I love these play foods for decoration or teaching kids about food groups. Our daughter loves to use them in her play kitchen.

Price depends on the food order + shipping if shipped.

Foods Available:

Carrot2 CherriesLemonCucumber Tomato Plum2 Strawberries OrangePearPotato 2 Kiwi Halves2 MushroomsEggplant TurnipRadishCornGreen or Purple GrapesBanana 2 Sunny Side-Up Eggs





Review: Kumon Sticker Science

Sticker Science by Kumon came with our Timberdoodle PreK Elite Kit. I love this book! It has a bunch of different things that kids need to know about but does it in a fun way. My daughter loves that she gets to use stickers. Not every page uses stickers. There are maxes, connecting like things, drawing and coloring. Keep our daughter engaged and wanting to do more because she thinks it’s so fun. One thing I wish it had was a review. Like after a few lesson a review would be nice but it doesn’t so I go over things with her ever so often.