Check out this eco-friendly product roundup and feel good about what you’re buying!
Children Inspire Design (www.childreninspiredesign.com) is a line of modern, eco-friendly and culturally diverse artwork designed to teach compassion for our earth and all who inhabit it. Each piece incorporates repurposed paper materials, soy inks, and biodegradable packaging.
Global Compassion (28×18) – $40
Protect Our Water (8×10) – $22
Peacock (11×14) – $30
Bear (8×10) – $22
Lakeshore (www.lakeshorelearning.com) is known for its exceptional educational products found in schools and homes across the country! Lakeshore has been around for over 60 years and has 59 stores nationwide and they understand the importance of early education for little ones.
Bamboo Building Blocks ($39.99) Environmentally friendly building blocks—crafted from real bamboo! Designed to help preserve Earth’s resources, each block is made of rapidly renewable bamboo that’s both durable & lightweight—making them perfect for block play. And the pieces come in a variety of imagination-inspiring shapes, including natural-looking columns, roofs, bridges and more. Longest piece is 8″. Set of 42 pieces. (preschool – 2nd grade / 3 yrs. – 7 yrs.)
Learn To Recycle! Activity Kit ($24.95) As children place cute picture tiles into our miniature recycling bins, they learn to reduce, reuse and recycle—and practice sorting! 6 different recycling bins each come with 8 sturdy chipboard tiles showing items that can be recycled. Children just drop each tile into the slot on the corresponding bin…then check their answers on back! Sturdy chipboard bins measure 3″; with a total of 48 tiles. (pre-k – 3rd grade / 4 yrs. – 8 yrs.)
Color Match Learning Garden ($29.99) Color-matching skills bloom in our soft-sewn garden! Our 12″ garden has five bright colors right on front. Tots just find the flower and insect pieces that match each color—and stick them on! Includes 10 machine-washable pieces that easily attach with hook & loop fastener. (infant – preschool / 9 mos. – 3 yrs.)
Earth & Environment Theme Box ($49.99) Children learn all about the Earth and its environment…with comprehensive, hands-on lessons that span the curriculum! From wood samples and rock specimens to recycling bins and sorting cards, our theme box is packed with materials that help children explore the natural world—and learn how to protect it. Plus, you get a guide with tons of involving activities that cover 10 curriculum areas—from math to dramatic play. Materials come in a plastic tub. (preschool – kindergarten / 3 yrs. – 5 yrs.)
Earth Science Exploration Center ($49.99) Bring earth science to life—right in your classroom! Our center includes all the hands-on materials children need to explore Earth’s most fascinating phenomena—as they make snow, create thunder, cause a volcanic eruption and make a tornado. Plus, we’ve included 4 photographic cards that explain the science behind each event—and include a variety of hands-on activities to extend the learning! The thunder tube measures 8 1⁄2″ long. Develops skills in conducting simple investigations, making predictions and exploring attributes. (pre-k – 3rd grade / 4 yrs. – 8 yrs.)
Seasons & Weather Folder Game Library ($19.99) Boost skills across the curriculum—with independent folder games children love to play! Our library features 6 fun, seasons & weather-themed games that boost skills in language, math, social studies and science. Children simply grab a color-coded folder and corresponding pouch of tiles…follow the simple, 3-step instructions to complete the activity…then check their answers for instant reinforcement! 6 self-checking games cover the alphabet, patterning, counting to 20, what goes together, hot & cold and dressing for the weather. Folders measure 9 1/4″ x 11 5/8″. (preschool – kindergarten / 3 yrs. – 5 yrs.)