Our Nanny completed all her graduate school studies to become an Occupational Therapist and she is now actually working with clients at a well known practice in Southlake. We are so proud of her, but sad we won’t have her forever. She picked up some great learning toys to use with her clients and was showing me what she found. Then she told me they came from the dollar section at Target! I went to Target that day (which was just last Friday, so they should still be in local stores) and I picked up a slew of their learning toys for our household. I thought they were so great and you can’t be the prices, so I wanted to share with you all! Everything I purchased from their dollar section was priced at $1 or $3.  Below are just a few of the items I bought and wanted to share with readers.

Blank Books

Blank Books

This is the second time I have purchased these sets of books. It is a package of 8 pre-stapled books that are 16 pages each. They are perfect for your little one to write their own story. If your kids are like my daughter Brielle and are not reading and writing, you can ask them to make up a story which you then write in the pages for them. After the story is written it is then time for your little one to illustrate each page. Brielle has enjoyed doing this project. Her first book is probably my favorite. It was about a little girl who went turtle hunting with a friend on the beach and found turtles hatching and going into the ocean.

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Felt Play Money

This felt money comes with a little money purse inside as well. It is the perfect set to use to play “store”. Set up a pretend grocery store in your kitchen and label the items with prices. Even if the kids can’t do addition yet, it’s a great way to introduce counting and addition skills.

Lacing Shapes

Lacing Shapes

Lacing shapes are great for teaching some fine motor skills. Even my two years are able to use these. Brielle has a better grasp on using them properly, but I am happy it is something all 3 kids can sit at the table and do at the same time. This was a great deal at only $1 for the reusable set!

Number Matching Cards

Number Matching Cards

This set, much like the others came in a reusable pouch, so it is easy to keep all the pieces together. These are number counting cards. Kids use the enclosed clothespin to identify the correct number. It is an adorable little set and activity! Again, another great deal at $1 for the set.

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Magnetic Shapes and Numbers

I like this set, as they are larger than the typical plastic letter and number magnets you see for sale. I went on Amazon and bought a magnetic and dry erase board combo http://amzn.to/2aVeH0V that folds flat for storage. It is a table top one, so it takes up very little space when stored. I am happy with this purchase and I also bought washable dry erase markers to use with it as well http://amzn.to/2aVr9Ow.

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Sequencing Puzzles

Sequencing Puzzles

They had several different types of sequencing puzzles. They were all only $1 each too! I like the sequencing puzzles, because it isn’t just about joining the pieces together. It is about putting them in the correct order, such as these trees as they are changing colors and shedding their leaves (changing seasons). Each sequencing set comes with multiple puzzles. This one has 16 puzzles. That’s 16 for only $1.

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Dry Erase Writing Board

This writing board was only $1 and comes with a dry erase marker and eraser. This is perfect for preschoolers and even elementary school kids to practice writing. Brielle is using this to practice writing her name, numbers, and the alphabet. The washable dry erase markers I bought off Amazon will come in handy for this as well.

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Dry Erase Map

This map comes in a reusable tube, so it is easy to store. It is a large dry erase map of the USA. It also comes with a marker and eraser and is $3. I will be using this to show the kids the routes of the trips we have taken and where we will go in the future. I can also show them where National Parks are located and where our family lives around the country too.

There were other items at Target, some I purchased, and some I thought were more suited for elementary aged kids. It is worth the trip to Target if you have Preschool aged kids. I wasn’t paid by anyone for this posting. I just really liked the deals and wanted to share with my friends 😊