Introduce social studies with play...
Children learn by playing and having safe, reliable social studies kindergarten resources in your classroom is important.
It is important to find educational products that are non-toxic, high-quality and safe for your children and students.
I like products made by Galison Mudpuppy™ as they are committed to providing child safe products and our always safety testing and reassessing products.
- Look for well designed, colorful educational products such as the On the Farm Play Scene Sticker Set on the right.
- How do kindergarten resources such as large illustrated map puzzles, sticker play scenes and magnetic travel dress up dolls help children learn social studies skills?
- They introduce children to the language of social studies and of maps. Children ask questions about the pictures, the symbols and flags and learn to recognize the shapes of countries. Students are exposed to different cultures and environments.
Some of my favorite social studies kindergarten resources are listed below.
Recommended kindergarten social studies resources:
Magnetic World Traveler Dress Up Doll
Expand your students' knowledge of other countries with this kindergarten resource. Purchase the Mudpuppy World Traveler Magnetic Figure here...
This toy won the 2007 Parenting Best Products Award. Four background scenes let the kids place the magnetic doll on a tropical island, near some snowcapped mountains, in an oriental archway, or on a grassy plain.
Rush Hour Mini Play Scene Sticker Set
Buy the Rush Hour Mini Play Scene from Amazon. is also produced by Mudpuppy™ and has over 40 vinyl stickers to choose from. It is a portable, fun kindergarten resource for children, and also educational. Mudpuppy uses non-toxic ink.
The World Mini Play Scene Sticker Set
The World Mini Play Scene Sticker Set . Children can sail across the oceans as they travel the world, placing stickers as they go. With over 40 vinyl stickers to choose from, this play scene is not only portable fun for children, it’s educational too. Illustrations by Olivier Latyk. Printed with non-toxic ink
Community Helpers toys
Positionable community helpers Teach children about community helpers as they play with these flexible toys.
The Mudpuppy Our World Floor Puzzle is filled with vibrant colors and illustrations that appeal to children. This puzzle won the 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Gold Award. Develops fine motor and pre-reading skills and teaches children about world geography.
All Social Studies pages:
TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES
Kindergarten social studies - how to teach it and what skills do children need to learn?
Kindergarten social studies topics - what topics should I teach?
What resources are available? Recommended kindergarten and preschool social studies products
Social studies educational carpets
CONNECT SOCIAL STUDIES & LITERATURE
The Gunniwolf by Wilhelmina Harper - connect to social studies concepts, ideas for literature comparison charts and story maps
Wolf Island by Celia Godkin- Teach young learners about the environment and the delicate balance of the food chain.