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  • Item #: 000283
    Retail: $29.99
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    Create your own long lasting, professional looking book! The IlluStory A+ kit contains non-toxic, washable markers, writing pages, instructions, hints, a story planner, and a postage paid envelope. Write your story, then illustrate it. When you're finished, mail it in (at no additional charge) for completion and production. They'll typeset and bind your book, returning a 7" x 9" hardcover book that even has a place for a dedication. The kit produces an 18 page book, and the author's bio can be placed on the back cover.

    Authors have the choice of either creating their book by hand using the materials in the kit, or producing their book online using the company's website. Working online allows kids to upload photos or scanned images and use digital drawing tools and effects (like speech bubbles, pre-designed backgrounds and more). Designing online also allows them to place more text on each page (there are per-page word limits for hard copy bookmaking). Planning sheets, informational sheets on types of writing and quite a few "story web" graphic organizers flesh out the contents of IlluStory A+ and may be helpful to tie the project in with your current writing curriculum. Next step, the Library of Congress! - Megan

  • Item #: 003129
    ISBN: 9781570576034
    Retail: $29.99
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    A fun introduction to anatomy for the young. There are five different games and two different levels of play (two different card sets) - or just use the vinyl peel-and-stick plastic body parts and Some Body boards as puzzles to familiarize children with the locations of body parts. Up to four may play. A favorite game of Mark, our science editor!

  • Item #: 017105
    Retail: $16.99
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    Create friendship bracelets on the go with this portable kit. This set contains a sturdy plastic bracelet maker, 20 pre-cut threads in 10 different colors, and instructions. A clip secures the threads at the top, while string holder dividers at the bottom keep them separate for easy braiding. A side pull-out drawer provides divided, organized storage for the threads. 11" x 4.5". ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 064380
    ISBN: 9781941082249
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 046469
    ISBN: 9781450862264
    Retail: $29.99
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    The Preschool and Kindergarten Box sets each include four 64-page books with a wide variety of questions on math, language arts, science, social science, foreign language, fine arts, and more.

  • Item #: 036122
    Retail: $29.95
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    Give your children a close-up to the inner workings of the human body, allowing them to identify and place major organs on the felt torso. The human body torso itself is 34" in height, and beautifully illustrated. The human brain and other structures in the head are shown bisected, as are the lungs.. However, other structures such as the major veins and arteries, and the heart are shown whole, as are the rest of the structures in the lower torso. The 34 pieces range widely in size, from the 10" large intestine to individual cells of about 1" in height. Pieces vary from actual body parts to place on the torso, to diagrammed depictions of individual cells and tissues, stages in growth and reproduction, and diseases. A 32-page lesson guide is included, to aid teaching of the different body systems, and health habits. This set is pre-cut. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 010751
    Retail: $26.00
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    This kit supplies all the necessary materials for decorating an original Shrinky Dink Christmas tree. Kit includes velvet, a cardboard tree (approx. 10" x 7.5"), tree base, tree skirt, 20 pre-cut ornaments, 8 colored pencils with sharpener, tinsel garland, ornament beads, bead threader, 100 self-adhesive gems, tube of glitter, chenille hooks for hanging ornaments, 20 jump rings, star tree topper and instructions. - Tasha

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
    Retail: $159.95
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       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059861
    Retail: $19.99
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    1,2,3,4,5,6 six colorful math games in one sturdy box! Students practice numbers 1-20, 1-100, place value 0-999, and addition and subtraction skills as they play the variety of games. Numbees features a hive on the board where each hexagon on the board holds a number between 2 and 17. Players start in the middle of the board, spin the spinner to show + or 1 to 3, and then move to the appropriate spot to make their way out of the hive. 1-100 Tracks is reminiscent of a train-themed Chutes and Ladders board as players spin the spinner to move up to 9 spaces. Landing on an arrow takes you up or down by 10. The Great Snail Race has two players rolling a die to race to the finish; certain spaces allow children to add or subtract small numbers to jump. In Place Value Round Up, players roll the die and move that amount of spaces, and then round the number on their new space either up or down to the nearest ten. Each ten holds a special instruction to follow if you round to it, such as moving extra spaces forward or backwards. Number Dominoes have children match addition and subtraction facts to numerals and pictures. The last game is really more of a manipulative, holding different colored hundred, ten, and one cards on a ring, each with 1-9 in order to create numbers up to 999. The bottom card has a visible tab that has hundreds, tens, and units written on it, so students can see which number is in which place. Parents and teachers can use it to play "Guess My Number." Most pieces are made out of thick, coated cardboard to last though many uses.

  • Item #: 038893
    Retail: $26.99
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    Encourage critical thinking skills with this logic puzzle that grows with children. The rules are easy: choose your puzzle, orient the game board, and place the little pigs (and big bad wolf with the 'night puzzles') to match the pictured challenge. Place the 3 puzzle pieces on the game board so that the houses fit over the pigs, but not the wolf - he must stay outside! 48 puzzles increase in difficulty from Learner to Master. Solutions are provided. Includes hardcover, wordless picture book of the Three Little Pigs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 032754
    Retail: $39.99
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    This set fulfills two childhood needs at once – the desire to create beautiful patterns, and the desire to use "grown up" tools. The key components are a white activity board with 100 holes, 120 bolts in five colors, and 20 pattern cards with patterns to imitate. The big plastic bolts wouldn't be that hard to screw in by hand, but what's the fun in that? It's much better to use the included wrench, power drill, or screwdriver (requires 3 AA batteries, not included). When you're done with the pre-printed patterns of animals, vehicles, flowers, and just plain fun designs, it's easy to come up with your own! A good way to match creativity and active play for any young boy or girl. Need more tools for an extra set of little hands? Additional power tools and fun-shaped bolts are now available separately to extend the use of your Design & Drill Activity Center. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 023963
    ISBN: 9784774307619
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    For children who can read and write the alphabet. Words that are familiar to children (like bat, hat, and rat) are grouped by the vowel and consonant combination of the last two letters. By repeatedly saying and tracing words, children easily acquire solid abilities to say and write simple words.

  • Item #: 002798
    ISBN: 9781941082522
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 074217
    ISBN: 9781947226142
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.00

  • Item #: 074213
    ISBN: 9781947226180
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  • Item #: 074211
    ISBN: 9781947226005
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  • Item #: 064378
    ISBN: 9781941082256
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 043557
    ISBN: 9780486784571
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

       The idea of Origami can be intimidating, actually folding paper and have it look like something when finished. This book of Easy Butterfly Origami makes folding easy and recognizable. 30 pre-printed butterfly designs and directions are printed on the inside front and back cover of the book. 1) Remove the perforated page, and 2) follow the folding instructions – it’s that easy! Your finished butterfly will measure 3.75” x 7.75” and is patterned on top and bottom; use them for decorations, playing games, or art projects.

  • Item #: 020903
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.00

    Unlike the regular edition of Catan, the Family Edition features a six-piece pre-arranged board (picture a really easy jigsaw puzzle) instead of separate tiles. Each double-sided piece features a different combination of resources & number values. The emphasis of this version is on simplicity and ease of understanding; the limited combinations available reduce the "random" factor intrinsic to Catan, but also make the game easier for kids or new players. It is faster to set up, there are always a certain number of "good first spots," and reduced variability makes the game more predictable and easier to catch on to. Additionally, it is worth noting that this version is stand-alone and not expandable with 5-6 player Catan extensions. For 3-4 players; game duration is 60-90 minutes.

  • Item #: 014985
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       Few children can resist the appeal of dinosaurs – use that to your advantage to help children recognize their letters and learn alphabetical order. Measuring nearly 3 feet long and 2 feet tall when completed, your children may beg to put together this brightly colored dinosaur.  Individual puzzle pieces measure 4”-8” in length and are constructed of thick cardboard, making a sturdy puzzle perfect for smaller hands. Smartly packaged in a cardboard storage box with a rope handle. 27 pieces.  ~Deanne

  • Item #: 009503
    ISBN: 9781450800532
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 001741
    ISBN: 9781615389292
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.60

    The Teacher Guides provide everything the teacher needs for her part in the teacher-student interaction that is the foundation of this program. While marginally helpful in many spelling programs, the TGs are the core of this one. The General Lesson overview and Sample Lesson Plan found in the beginning are just a prelude to comprehensive daily lessons. With reduced copies of the Student Book, teacher info is "around the edges." After a brief introduction which reviews the Phonics Focus, each of the 34 detailed weekly lesson plans includes a Teaching Overview, Definitions, Word Study Questions, Activities, Dictation, Guided Student Work [teacher-student activities such as spelling riddles, word equations (i.e. king k + s = _______), and missing sound words] and a Test. There is variety in most of these activities/work, but two tasks are consistent through each lesson. Colorful Letters requires the student to write (in pencil) words with "bullets" between syllables and then go back and write over vowels/vowel teams in red and consonant teams/blends with blue and slash through silent e. Dictation is the other important part with one day devoted to various aspects: writing letter or letter teams that spell a sound, writing spelling words, and writing a sentence from an informative paragraph included in the student books that features a number of the week's words. The appendix includes a reproducible weekly spelling test form, spelling review games, spelling rules reference sheets, a list of common English contractions, a phonics overview for the teacher, and (the important) Colorful Keys answer key.

  • Item #: 074218
    ISBN: 9781947226159
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  • Item #: 074216
    ISBN: 9781947226173
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  • Item #: 074214
    ISBN: 9781947226197
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  • Item #: 074212
    ISBN: 9781947226012
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  • Item #: 074210
    ISBN: 9781947226036
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  • Item #: 074206
    ISBN: 9781947226050
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  • Item #: 074204
    ISBN: 9781947226289
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  • Item #: 073956
    ISBN: 9781947226425
    Retail: $0.00
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