Spread lots of love this Valentine’s Day, by getting your kiddos the coolest cards and gifts to hand out to all of their friends! Rather than buying a box at your local retail store, get creative and personalize one of Pear Tree’s classroom valentines and pair it with a little toy or gadget. We’ve found 5 kid-approved valentine ideas that they’ll love sharing in the classroom.
1. A-MAZE-ING Hearts
A valentine is extra special when it has your child’s photo on it. Pair Textured Hearts Classroom Valentines with Valentine Maze Puzzles.
2. You’re SUPER
Everyone loves a Super Hero. Have your kiddo share his or her powers with Super Powers Classroom Valentines. We’ve spotted the perfect Superhero Sayings Rubber Bracelets to share, so that an entire classroom can be super charged! Continue reading
In a disturbing trend (at least to those of us who value the written word) cursive writing is disappearing from the curriculum in many schools, and some experts say pen and paper should give way to the keyboard altogether. But a Philadelphia occupational therapist says handwriting is crucial to a child’s development. She says she is seeing more and more kids who are missing developmental milestones — something she suspects stems in part from too much technology and “screen time” and not enough physical play and exploration. Read the full story.
For kids ideas that will give kids practice at handwriting, such as how to write thank you cards and ways to make it fun, keep reading our blog.