I opened the mail today while Caroline was napping, which allowed me to peruse some of the catalogs I had received. Imagine my delight as some of these finds in the Oriental Trading catalog!
6 Children’s Colorful Aprons for $16.95. (That’s $2.83 per apron!) These are solid colored and meant to be decorated with paints. I could see using a couple in that way for art projects, but I’d also leave several plain — a couple for kitchen help; a couple for art-work — one for Caroline and a spare for doing those activities when a friend visits.
Easy to Grip ABC foam stamps — comes in your choice of lowercase or uppercase for $12.95 per set. I’d start with lowercase since those are the first letters to teach children as the majority of written material is in lowercase.
Just Shake It! Listen and Match set for $19.95 — This is a great sensorial exercise! Six unique sounds in twelve wooden shakers. Children shake, observe by listening carefully, and match the like sounding shakers.
Totally Touchable Matching Board for $9.95 — Another great sensorial exercise — this one has ten assorted textures to be matched
OK, that’s just what I ordered! There are lots of lacing activities, arts and crafts, musical items, and other manipulatives. There are even cross-section models of the human brain and human heart for those with older kiddos! AND FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $75.