Baby Bundles: Shapes

For an overview of the Baby Bundles early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • Tote Bag ($6.89) — 4Imprint
  • Animals Shapes by Little Bee Books ($6.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Shapes by DK Braille ($14.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Melissa and Doug Match and Roll Shape Sorter ($19.99) — Amazon
  • Activity Sheets ($2.55) — created in-house

Total Cost: $51.41

Confession time: I actually started with toys while I was creating Baby Bundles. Since baby/toddler toys are a relatively small market compared with children’s toys, it seemed like I should get a list of toys that were appropriate for circulation before I picked out themes. Luckily, the toys lent themselves to natural themes and I still have a list of toys that I may use for future kits!

I had to have a shape sorter, right? That is a staple of baby/toddler toys. I went with the Melissa and Doug Match and Roll Shape Sorter since it came with many different opportunities for play. In addition to being a shape sorter, it can also be rolled and you can match based on color instead of shape. It’s also got that great durability associated with Melissa and Doug products.

There are lots of shape books and both of my choices are excellent examples of them. Shapes by DK Braille might be one of my favorite board books of all time though. I love the raised and indented illustrations so that people with low vision can feel the illustrations and shapes featured in the book.


It’s been ten months since the Baby Bundles debuted and this Bundle has circulated EIGHTEEN times. It is our most popular Bundle!

5 comments on “Baby Bundles: Shapes

  1. Kathy Lund
    January 22, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    I love the Baby Bundles! I’ve missed you during your time off.

    • Katie
      January 24, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

      Awww, thanks Kathy!

  2. Bonnie Stahla
    January 26, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    I have story bags at my library but the circulation has slowed so I’ve been intrigued by your Baby Bundles. I was wondering if you would be willing to share the content of the activity cards that you’ve lamented? I’m good with the activity booklet as this is similar to what is in my story bags but not sure what to put on the little cards for each subject?? I’ve been keeping all your themes & itemized lists to help with my shopping!

  3. Bonnie Stahla
    February 2, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I had already seen the alphabet ones. No problem, I understand. It doesn’t hurt to ask though. Keep sharing as I love each of your bags!

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