It’s another tree-themed kit! This time, it’s a kit for the preschool-aged dendrologist. Here’s what it contains:
- Safari Toob Trees with matching cards
- Tallest Tree Stacking Blacks
- Tree Leaves puzzle
- Parts of a Tree puzzle
- Tap the Magic Tree book
- Trees: a Count and Find Primer book
It’s fun to start with the stacking blocks! These blocks have different pictures on each side. One side has facts, one side has the redwood tree, one side counts from 1-10, and the last side shows animals that live with the tree. They are fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary aged kids, who will be able to read all of the facts.
The puzzles are a fun way to learn that leaves look different on different trees and the parts of a tree. We have many oak, poplar, maple, pine, and walnut trees in Illinois, so those are great ones to identify and then look for on a walk.
While you’re doing the parts of the tree puzzle, you can name roots, trunk, branches, and leaves.
Finally, you can play a matching game with the Safari Toob trees and the cards. The cards exactly match what the trees look like. Can you learn the names of the tree shapes and match with the correct card?
And don’t forget the two very fun books! Both of these are great for preschool-aged kids. They encourage interaction, whether it’s counting or doing actions.
This kit is available in the Youth Services department in the STEM kit area (it’s in the northwest corner of the floor, between the J Fiction and the Story & Activity Room). It checks out for 3 weeks.
Questions? Email Laura at [email protected].