by Tina Manzer
Laura Gadbery from Teaching & Learning Stuff in Mesa, Arizona
“Making huge bubbles in the beautiful weather this spring was easy with the WOWmazing Giant Bubble Making Kit (1) from South Beach Bubbles. The wands were designed for children, but adults use them, too. The bubble solution in the kit makes the bubbles big and long lasting.
“Teachers enjoy wearing the Say What? brand badge reels (2). They’re small, convenient, useful
“Banana Panda’s flash card sets help stimulate babies’ brains. The Way I See It set (3) for infants age 0-months-plus are extra-large cards with illustrations in high-contrast colors. There is a different set, High Contrast Flash Cards on a Ring (4) for babies 3 months and older. The cards engage a baby’s attention and support visual development. Both come with a parents’ guide.”
Lori Logsdon from Parent Teacher Tools & Toys in O’Fallon, Illinois
“When teachers came in to buy certificates at the end of the school year, they spotted our colorful Romanoff tubs (5) and bought some for back-to-school in the fall! There all different sizes and colors, and as classroom storage solutions, they hold up really well.
“Teachers will love the brand new Plastic storage bins (6) from Teacher Created Resources. They match TCR’s Chalkboard Brights and Confetti lines of classroom décor.
“The Butterfly Garden (7) from Insect Lore is a classic. It’s fascinating for a classroom of kids – or an entire family – to watch Painted Lady butterflies go through the stages of life. The kit contains everything you need.
“Insect Lore’s Shimmering 3-D Butterfly Stickers (8) are a good add-on and really fun.
“The Animal Magnetism line from Dowling Magnets features a variety of colorful creatures. Especially popular here are the Crocodile Playset (9) and the Giant Elephant Magnet (10).”