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[WISHLIST] POV - A parent who wants to give the gift of learning

[WISHLIST] POV - A parent who wants to give the gift of learning

As parents, finding gifts that are both fun and educational is the creme de la creme of purchasing joy. We get it. If that sounds like you, enjoy this wishlist!

Essentials for Learning

 

Trofast Bin for Sensory Play

First thing’s first: The “bin” is essential for sensory activities and also gives all of the loose parts a place to go. Two small bins fit on one side of the Flisat table, and one large bin fits inside one side of the Flisat table.

Ultimate Learning Board™

Consider this product your Ultimate Learning Board™, offering the most versatility for any learning activity.

Wedge printables between the two boards to create your very own "laminated" surface so you can complete the same printable again and again. Pop a light underneath and illuminate your learning

  • Create an I-Spy game with just the clear board in the bin.
  • Place a multitude of objects in the bind and take turns spying to find them.
  • Spray shave foam on the top and write letters and words in the foam (rinse after use).

 

Mystery Box Learning Board™

The Mystery Box Learning Board™ lights up child and parent eyes. Use new vocabulary to describe what you feel. For younger children, use scarves and larger objects to introduce object permanence. This board is great for educational play that doesn’t involve a mess.

 

Handy for Introducing Life Skills

 

Life Skills Board™

Our Life Skills Board™ introduces important independence concepts to children. First, as a Montessori care station for kids to practice their practical life self-care skills. Add a small mirror (we highly recommend the Lassbyn mirror from Ikea) and it turns into a wonderful self-care station to brush teeth, wash hands, wash face, and brush hair. Or remove the mirror and simply use it as a "kitchen sink". 

  • Create a baby doll washing station.
  • Create a "cooking station" to teach kiddos beginner baking skills using "no bake" recipes
  • “Prepare” snacks for you and a friend

Potion Plank™

Our Potion Plank™ fits both the small and large Trofast bin. It is great for all kinds of science learning and potion play. Pour from one tube to the other and over into the Life Skills Board™.  Explore concepts about measuring volume and compare more and less. Use the dropper to transfer liquid from one tube to another in smaller increments.

    Squeeze Bottle Plank™

    Messy and magical sensory play is the name of the game! Squeezing and aiming is a practical skill to learn… and fun! Improve real-life tasks like: squeezing your own ketchup, using soap, administering liquids. Use a Squeeze Bottle Plank™ to prevent tips and spills as you play and keep sensory play tools close by and ready for exploration.

    Incorporate a squeeze bottle of colorful water in your next potion play activity or science learning activity, and keep the bottle close by with this sensory bin addition.

     

    Educational Boredom Busters

    Introduce these one at a time during winter break days, alternate them as centers throughout the day, or provide freedom of choice when we’re overwhelmed with Holiday hustle. We have miles of ideas on the best way to play with these CLC products over on our Instagram.


    Potion Board™

    Learn more about potion play here. Use this acrylic mixing board for a wide variety of hands-on learning activities, including… 

    • Pour and transfer liquids.
    • Remove the bowls to create a fishing hole game with a magnetic fishing pole and fish.
    • Fill the bowl with dry sensory materials such as rice or beans and create a themed sensory bin
    • Create a "cooking station" to teach kiddos beginner baking skills using "no bake" recipes.

    Magic Mixing Board™ 

    Use this acrylic mixing board for a wide variety of hands-on learning activities, including… SNACKS! We can’t play for hours if we don’t start in the morning! And that means we need snacks. Of course we have other open-ended play ideas for you:

    • Use the restaurant quality bowls to hold after school snacks.
    • Pour and transfer liquids.
    • Remove the bowls to create a fishing hole game with a magnetic fishing pole and fish.
    • Fill the bowl with dry sensory materials such as rice or beans and create a themed sensory bin
    • Create a "cooking station" to teach kiddos beginner baking skills using "no bake" recipes.

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