Going from daycare to school is a rough transition for most kids. Think about it, you know this. From being king of the house and not having a care in the world to suddenly being locked up with various kids of your age group doing seemingly random stuff until Ma and Pa return to get you? I personally was shocked.
But it’s not so tragic, there’s a lot for kids to enjoy about kindergarten. And you and the rest of the parents can help with this transition by throwing a party for the kindergarten class to enjoy! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but it absolutely must have gifts. Don’t know which? Take a look at the best gifts to give to a kindergarten class right here.
#1 Story Dealer STEAM/STEM Games for Kids
The 50 cards that comprise the STEM/STEAM set are designed to inspire open-ended tales in themes of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Clever card-suits with colorful gears spell out the 5Ws: Who? What? Where? When? and Why? These choices foster inquiry-based learning, creative writing programs, curiosity, and critical thinking skills. Charming water-color robots, labs, habitats, clock-faces, space themes, and seasonal details are sure to inspire.
#2 Snail Mail for Kids
Sunny the Mail Snail sends kids a weekly letter telling kids about his adventures around the world. It opens a whole new world to kids and classrooms and starts an imagination revolution!
Sunny is a cute mail snail stuffed animal AND he sends kids a weekly letter with animal trading cards and souvenirs. Kids will snuggle with Sunny while they read his weekly letters. Go on classroom adventure every week with Sunny the Mail Snail.
#3 Reading Champs: Teaching Reading Made Easy by Rita Wirtz
Reading is one of the most important fundamental skills that students learn. With that in mind, seasoned reading specialist Rita Wirtz shares a commonsense, time-tested reading guide that offers a step-by-step approach for successfully instructing the fundamentals of reading to readers of all ages in the classroom.
Wirtz, a language arts and reading specialist who has taught at all levels for forty years, presents mini-lessons that focus on basic phonics instruction and specific skills to help students with comprehension, reading speed, fluency and more. Reading Champs provides fundamental building blocks and success secrets for passionate educators with an aspiration to transform new and struggling readers into reading champions!
#4 Mini Microgreens Growing Kits
These kits are an inexpensive way to allow kindergarten children to lean about growing things from seed, and actually participate in the full process of preparing the soil, sowing, watering and growing the microgreens until they are fully edible at about 10 days or so. It’s a full seed to table experiment with tremendous educational value.
#5 Jill Sylvester’s Planting the Seeds
Positive Energy Card deck for kids aged 5-8 (and their caregivers!) Our colorful, inspirational set of 24 creatively illustrated Positive Energy cards are self esteem building tools designed to encourage meaningful conversation between kids and their parents. Each card motivates kids to think in positive ways and encourages behaviors that create success.
#6 Casey the Container and her first day in port
This rhyming children’s picture book introduces a vital global industry to the next generation. Our world is more connected now than ever before. When we purchase items in stores, there’s a strong chance that item was made and came from another part of the world. It’s important for everyone, including children, to understand how items get from manufacturer to store shelf. Casey’s story explains the fundamentals of cargo movement which contribute to our daily lives. Along her journey, Casey the Container meets new friends, experiences the working of the waterfront, and learns the important role containers play in our world.
#7 HoloTats Super Party Pack #1 Holographic Augmented Reality Temporary Tattoos
HoloTats are temporary tattoos specially designed to come to life using augmented reality technology!
#8 I Want to Be Famous! by Bracha Goetz
This delightful picture book shows children how to shine from the inside out.
#9 Violet the Hugging Octopus
This best selling children’s picture book is a story about self-love and self-acceptance, one that parents will enjoy reading to their children. In the kindergarten classroom, it is a great read aloud book for social/emotional learning, and encourages anti-bullying with a message of acceptance. The illustrations brilliantly accompany the storyline as you meet Violet and her undersea friends.
#10 Teddy Tries a Veggie (Smartee Plate Book 1) by Jennifer Glockner
Teddy Tries a Veggie is the first book in the Smartee Plate nutrition e-book series for 4-8 year old kids and introduces an almost-six-years-old girl Theodora (Teddy) Rose and the fruits and veggies residing in her garden through unique, fun, innovative elements utilizing the latest Apple technology including touch-and-learn icons, pop-up fun facts, silly sound effects, a drawing tool, engaging questions, and a yummy recipe. The book encourages cooking as a family and opening an important dialogue with kids while making the experience of reading a Smartee Plate book loads of fun for little ones. The book was a 7th Annual Taste Awards Finalist and a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree.
Wendy Lattimore from Lavidge
Courtney Vasquez from Bennett Day School
Kaitlin Jones from True Leaf, LLC
Jill Sylvester from JillSylvester
Kristina Bowden from Casey the Container
Kate Rowe from Balti Virtual
Bracha Goetz from Bracha’s Books
Sandra Boulton from VioletHugs
Jennifer Glockner from Smartee Plate
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Thanks so much for including my book “Reading Champs” in your article.! Leaving footprints on your reading hearts, Rita