For an overview of the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs 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.
- Backpack ($7.39) — 4Imprint
- All Year Round by Susan B. Katz ($17.99) — Baker & Taylor
- Today is Monday by Eric Carle ($16.99) — Baker & Taylor
- A Year With Friends by John Seven ($15.95) — Baker & Taylor
- H.U.M. All Year Long by Carole Peterson Stephens ($14.99) — Amazon
- Lakeshore Learning Weather/Seasons ($29.99) — Lakeshore Learning
- Little Smartie All About Today Board ($50.00) — Amazon
- Activity Sheets ($2.55) — created in-house
I wanted to provide a lot of different options in this kit: days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. The books really accomplish that. All Year Round focuses on the months of the year and shapes; Today is Monday does the days of the week, and A Year With Friends does both the months and the seasons.
The CD that I chose: “H.U.M. All Year Long” is one that I use in storytimes a lot and have noticed that the kids really enjoy dancing to it. I hope that families will enjoy it at home as well!
The Lakeshore Learning Weather/Seasons kit was a great find to help kids sort out the different activities and clothes we use in different seasons. I only included half of the kit in the Bundle, so I have replacement pieces if they are necessary!
The Little Smartie All About Today Board just barely fits inside the backpacks that we use for the Bundles, but it fits! I like that this board is made of wood and covers so many of the topics that I wanted the Bundle to focus on! It also has a clock on it for those that might have enjoyed the Time Bundle and want more practice!
This kit has circed twelve times in the last five months!