teaching totes: oakland county, mi
Hi! I'm Kelly Brooks, your Teaching Totes℠ Oakland County specialist!
Oakland County, MI (surrounding areas optional, will include an additional delivery charge)
Cost per Teaching Tote℠: $25 for two-week tote rental ($5 extra for local delivery)
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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!
This tote contains activities & materials to explore features of different types of birds, discover ways birds behave in their environment, care for young, & build homes. Includes opportunities for creativity, sensory play & learning other beginning concepts.
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!
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.
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.
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
This tote contains learning activities, crafts & materials for children to discover a love for music through practicing rhythms & beats, naming types of notes on the musical alphabet, exploring different types of instruments, and enjoy finding their “voice” through musical expression!
This tote contains many hands on learning activities & materials to explore early numbers and counting concepts including beginning math skills of sequencing, subitizing, identifying, comparing, and number formation.
This tote contains activities & materials to discover different animals that live in ocean habitats, and explore marine ecosystems through sensory play, while learning basic concepts & fine motor skills.
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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!
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“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!
“They really like it, and I’m surprised by how well it’s sticking with my 2 year old even! It’s also nice to have a bin to go to and just pull out a new activity, without having to put much thought into it!”
"Kelly's Teaching Totes are remarkable. I was blown away by just how many fun activities and toys were in there when we opened it up! My kids had a blast and I can't wait to rent our next one! Thank you so much, Kelly!!"
“Kelly does an amazing job putting together these Totes! When I first ordered the Bugs Tote, I wasn’t sure my daughter would have the focus to really sit through an activity…to my amazement, she was hyper focused and engaged! She loved touching and exploring physical elements that coincided with the books provided in the tote! And potentially best of all, she learned to pick up after herself!! I am now a total fan of Teaching Totes and already ordered our next one!”
“Love this idea, such an awesome concept with a great person behind it! Kelly’s enthusiasm for learning and creativeness are contagious!”