I just love teaching preschool. My little kiddos are so much fun. Every lesson is a new adventure – afterall, they are just 3 and 4 years old! The only hitch I was running into was that our centers were getting a bit repetitious. You can only do play dough, puzzles and dress up so many times without all of us getting a little bit bored. So, when Oriental Trading contacted me to ask if I would like to have some new toys for our classroom to write about, I got excited. No second thoughts… it was a great big “YES!”
It had been my secret desire to have some magnets for my kiddos to play with and Oriental Trading has lots of magnetic toys. Did I have fun shopping! I selected a colorful supply of magnetic upper case letters, a big set of assorted magnets and some Melissa & Doug nesting/stackable garages with matching wooden cars. My class was in for a treat!
In the future, I plan to create a sensory experience – perhaps a bin with dried beans in it for them to fish out magnetic “treasures” inside. Any suggestions of other ways we can use them?
All I can say is, I am one happy camper with my Oriental Trading acquisitions. The shopping experience was quick and easy and my order was delivered to my home just a few days later. All in all, it went great from start to finish – and our preschool day just got so much more exciting!