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teaching totes℠: oakland county, mi

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” —Fred Rogers

Hi! I'm Kelly Brooks, your Teaching Totes℠ Oakland County specialist! 












About me: I've been an early childhood educator for 20 years, working in both private and public school settings. My teaching certification includes a special endorsement through my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Master's degree in the "Art of Teaching Reading". I have my own 4 year old son who I enjoy creating learning activities for as well! I’m so excited to curate themed, engaging learning materials for you and your child to enjoy together!

My Teaching Totes℠ focus on learning through play, discovering knowledge through developmental activities including process art and sensory play, and connecting concepts with quality books to explore! My passions as a teacher are inspiring early literacy skills, and making scientific practices accessible for young learners! I’m pleased to design activities within the tote to meet your child’s specific interests and learning style as well. I look forward to connecting with you, and providing authentic resources to enrich your child's early childhood learning experience!


Cost per Teaching Tote℠: $25 for two-week tote rental
$5 extra for local delivery

Areas served: Oakland County, MI (surrounding areas optional, will include an additional delivery charge)

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Click below to explore currently available totes.
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Contact Kelly at
kelly@teachingtotes.com





Please let us know which tote you are interested in renting. If it is available, it's all yours! If it is not available, you will be added to our wait list and offered alternative options to rent. Next, schedule a day and time to pick up your Teaching Tote℠. Customers located within Oakland County can also choose our convenient delivery option for a small $5 fee!

Learn more about how Teaching Totes℠ work here.



 

Backyard Bugs
Backyard Bugs

This tote contains learning activities & materials to explore different types of insects and other critters, learning features of insects, their habitats and roles in our ecosystem. Materials include a collection of books, learning games, role playing, sensory tools and materials, STEM experiments, fine motor practice, craft activities and more!

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Color and Shape Collector
Color and Shape Collector

This tote contains learning activities & materials to explore different common colors & shapes, and discover more about descriptive properties through opposites. Including books, simple science experiments, puzzles, crafts, sensory play and more!

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Dinosaur Detective
Dinosaur Detective

This tote contains learning activities & materials to explore different types of dinosaurs, their habitats, diets, and identifying features. It also helps discover the concepts of past and present, and how paleontologists use the science of fossils.

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Grown on a Farm
Grown on a Farm

Two “Farm” totes are available, each with a variety of different activities to enjoy! Both include a sensory bin, crafts, puzzles, books, games, magnetic sets, and more! These Totes contain learning activities & materials to explore plants & animals raised or grown on a farm, life cycle exploration, harvesting play, and an appreciation for the process of farm life.

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Listening to Letters
Listening to Letters

There are 5 separate Letter Totes available, all w/ similar items included. They contain learning materials to explore a set of letters & the sounds they make in a word. The activities follow the Orton-Gillingham process, a multisensory approach, using movement, sight, hearing, & touch to facilitate learning. The order in which letters are learned can be done in multiple ways, these groupings are suggested based on letter frequency &formation. C O A D G M I T H L F N E S R J K P U B Q V W X Y Z

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Outer Space Adventures
Outer Space Adventures

This tote contains learning activities & materials for junior astronauts to explore elements of outer space including planets in our solar system, constellations, moon phases, and rocket science!

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Ways to Wellness
Ways to Wellness

This tote contains learning activities & materials to discover ways to practice wellness daily through nutrition, self care habits, finding mindfulness & recognizing different feelings. It also incorporates some fire safety & dental health fun too!

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Weather Explorer
Weather Explorer

This tote contains learning activities & materials to explore different types of weather and understand concepts of compare and contrast. Materials include a collection of books, learning games, role playing, STEM experiments, sensory tools and materials, fine motor practice, craft activities and more!

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