Educational School Supplies

Every one has that book that loved the most when they were a child. Most of the ones we come across tend to be in our elementary school libraries, or sitting in the bookshelves in the back of the classroom. Reading is important no matter what age and these stories and characters have lasted for years. There are quite a few classic children books that should be part of every school’s educational school supplies.

For simple books for the younger set, there are plenty of classics that are light on words but big on beautiful pictures. Goodnight Moon, while a bed time classic, is also great in the classroom to read to kindergarten kids before nap time. Published in 1947, it’s been going strong decades later. It’s large illustrations are a favorite for the little ones.

Harold and the Purple Crayon is a great book to encourage creativity, though Harold does take his artistic journey onto walls, so make sure you provide plenty of paper for your students inspiration so they don’t do the same! If you have kids who are less artists but love words, Tiki Tiki Tembo is a great read-aloud book with tongue twisters and a very fun Chinese folktale at the heart of it.

As kids get older and can start to read books with a bit more depth to them, you’ll want to look for more wordy and intricate stories to add to your educational school supplies. A great one to get them into is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Beyond his other poetry anthologies that work well to teach structure and rhyme, The Giving Tree is a deeper story about what it means to have someone take care of you and the consequences of taking them for granted.

You can also move into classics that even adults love, like The Wizard of Oz or Mr. Popper’s Penguins. These books are longer, with full chapters and multiple characters. Once kids are in the later elementary years, these are a great way to get them introduced to story basics like plot, characters, conflict, and resolution.