Nursery level 2 (1 – 2 years old)
We believe that one of the best things a parent can instill in very young children is a love for learning. We suggest that a gentle approach to education be taken during these very early years, because most young children do not have adequate fine motor control to do much work in workbook-style curriculum. Instead, we recommend a hands-on method.
Although we use very few testing materials in the early years, we do recommend either a test or a checklist before starting instruction in reading. Children lacking in gross motor or fine motor skills will likely face frustration in reading instruction.
Nursery 2 includes:
One Stuck Duck
One Duck Stuck tells the story of one unfortunate duck who “gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh. All of the other animals come in 2s and 3s and mores (all the way from 1-10) to help pull the duck out, to no avail. The poor duck remains trapped until they find the right combination to free his foot from the mud.
The Little Engine that Could
The classic children’s story of a small but determined engine. When a train carrying toys, games, and food bound for little children suddenly comes to a stop and cannot go any farther, the toys search for a kind train to carry them to their destination. Many trains come by, but none are willing to help. Finally, along comes the kind little blue engine. Although she is a very small engine, she is also eager to help and so she agrees to try and pull the toys over the big mountain to the kids.
Animal Alphabet Slide & Seek the ABC’s Board Book
This interactive board book allows children to learn their ABC’s with 26 durable sliding panels and a whole alphabet of colorful creatures.
Biscuit’s My First I Can Read Book Collection
The little puppy’s gentle nature and playful ways have made Biscuit books favorites with over a million children. With three great titles in one handy package, this collection is perfect for the youngest members
1 is One Board Book
Count from one to twenty with this treasured classic and Caldecott Honor book.
From beloved author-illustrator and Caldecott honoree Tasha Tudor, this sweet counting book is now available as a Classic Board Book! Young ones will delight in the simple text that counts from one to twenty, and theyll be captivated by the charming illustrations of animals, children, and nature.
From Head to Toe
Get movin and grovin like the animals do! This fun little book features classic Eric Carle style pictures of animals and children moving in a variety of different ways. A different approach to book reading, but fun nonetheless! 5x 7
This sturdy and unique board book highlights four Bible stories: Noah and the Ark; Daniel and the Lion’s Den; Psalm 23; and Jesus healing the paralyzed man lowered down by his friends. One sentence explains the colorful pictures and then a question triggers the child to move each page’s sturdy sliding portion to reveal the rest of the story. Movements vary from page to page and the answer revealed encourages verbalization and memory skills. 7″ x 7″, 8 pp, board book.
Bright and Ready – Age 1
When a baby turns one, its like a wake-up call to mom and dad. Toddlers have different play and learning needs now, not to mention abilities. Heres a whole deck of activity ideas designed with a one year old in mind and busy parents!
Grab your deck and sort, select, set up, and start your activity in seconds! Every card has a full illustration on one side, and short, simple instructions on the back.
The activities are printed on a set of 52 tote-able, sturdy, colorful wipe-clean cards that feature a multitude of interactive ideas for helping to enhance.!
Time to sign
This helpful child-friendly guide teaches the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Your child will learn hundreds of words and phrases to help them communicate in everyday situations.
Best of Bach CD (Best of Classical Kids)
This CD includes 45 minutes of carefully chosen music from a variety of Bach’s work. This would work well as an introduction for young children to classical music or just for listening pleasure anytime.
Shape Sorting Cube
Beautiful hardwood cube features 16 different shapes, each vibrantly painted with bold primary colors. The Shape Sorting Cube is a great tool for teaching early skills such as hand-eye coordination, shape and color recognition, and depth perception. Kids will love the satisfying “clink” the chunky shapes make as they drop into the wooden cube. Then, lift the lid, take the shapes out, and start all over again.
Farm Animals Chunky Puzzle
This durable 12″ x 9″ wooden puzzle has eight chunky pieces for kids to place onto a colorful background. There are pictures under the pieces so kids know exactly which piece goes where. The colorful wooden pieces are over half an inch thick, perfect for little hands.
K’s Kids Cloth Book – Dress-Up Bear
Toddlers will delight in opening and closing the fastenings and peeking in the pockets of this skill-building bear. There are laces to tie, a strap to insert, panels to fold, an extra-large button to fasten, a zipper to zip, and more. This fold-open Dress-Up Bear will be a favorite at playtime–and will stand up to repeated cleanings in the washing machine, too.
Build a zoo and develop motor skills, color recognition, and counting”simultaneously. The colors of the zoo rooms coordinate with each animal (bird, sheep, horse, kangaroo, and crocodile) so that each one has a home. The set includes 16 smooth, stained wooden building pieces and 5 animals. From Plan Toys, these sustainable toys are chemical-free, kiln-dried pieces made from no longer producing rubber trees using water-based, organic dyes and non-formaldehyde glue.