Where does he get his wonderful toys?

June 15, 2011


Wednesday was the Early Childhood conference over at Concordia University. They put on a very nice event. People travel from all over the state and surrounding states to attend. They often have nationally and internationally-recognized keynote speakers. We shut down the CDC so we could attend, and I’m glad – it’s great to be refreshed and energized. Kim, who has commented here before, presented and she was fantastic and thought-provoking.

This year Brent, Brad and Beth’s brother, did a presentation on Physics Toys. It was great – like an hour-long infomercial for Educational Innovations! He acknowledged that many of these things wouldn’t be appropriate for young children, but it was great to see all the stuff and be able to play with things. (I got to hold a lead brick!)

His only mistake was after the lights went out and he made a tiny fire using air combustion, he should have ‘disappeared’ when the lights came back on.

Those Royuks – always doin’ somethin’.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Where does he get his wonderful toys?”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    Clearly I haven’t been back to Concordia in a looonngg time -- I don’t even recognize that classroom!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I haven’t seen Brent’s ‘presentation persona’ since he taught in Illinois. It would be fun to see it again.


    • Beth Said on:

      It looks just like us when we’re “On”. Well, that’s what students tell me, anyway.

      Genetics are funny and weird.


  3. Kim Said on:

    Thank you Lauren 🙂 I would have attended Brent’s presentation, too except that I had to present a second time. I remember going to a Science toy presentation by Gary Loontjer and I won a celt.



  4. Peggy Said on:

    What is that 1st picture of? A pig floating in a bubble?

    And is that a Royuk in a non-white shirt, or does my computer need adjusting?

    Speaking of colleges, here’s a little diddy a few of our students recently put together:



  5. Lauren Said on:

    Kim -- you were great! I’m trying to get your good info out there to the masses. 🙂

    Peggy, it’s one of these doohickeys, and it was amazing http://www.teachersource.com/LightAndColor/OpticalIllusions/TheMirage.aspx


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