If you are a parent, you understand how difficult it is to provide educational materials that interest your children, and also engage them in a fun learning experience. Lakeshore learning is a company that has made itself the middle man between schools and parents, providing toys that teach little minds motor skills, critical thinking, reading comprehension, math skills and more.
Lakeshore was started with humble beginnings by homemaker Ethelyn Kaplan in 1954. Ethelyn wanted to start a teacher school supplies store that could help professors find engaging products for their classes. For the 60 years Lakeshore has been a family owned business that schools have used to help children reach important educational milestones.
Lakeshore has taken their expertise into the home with their new innovative learning products called Lakeshore Learning at Home. The product developers are parents and former teachers themselves and believe in the power of playing and learning together. Every product is carefully tested for efficiency and is practical and easy to use without your child getting frustrated.
Besides always keeping up with the latest learning trends, Lakeshore also has partnered with some of the best organizations for children in the country:
Is an award winning nonprofit that Lakeshore adores and they donate $1 from every Lakeshore Learning at Home catalog order to fund teacher projects on their website.
Jumpstart Early Education
Jumpstart is a national early education organization helping children develop language and literacy skills. Lakeshore loves the efforts made by this organization and supports Jumpstart's Read for the Record, helping them break the world reading record by holding special events in their 58 stores nationwide!
Nature Explore By Arbor Day Foundation
Nature Explore provides classrooms that transform preschools into natural settings that promote outdoor learning. Lakeshore collaborates with the organization, providing their products and holding special events. This year Lakeshore will receive the 2013 National Arbor Day Award, recognizing their efforts in connecting with children and nature.
While attending their event in Los Angeles, I saw many products that were good for several learning types that any child can enjoy learn from. So, if you are looking to engage your child in some interesting and forward thinking products that are toys and mind builders-I would try Lakeshore. Everything from science kits to colored basketballs are available-and every product is geared towards learning something that would be useful for the future.