Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dramatic Play is Fun for Girls and Boys!

My name is Lindy and I am an Administrative Assistant for the Merchandising Department at Discount School Supply®. My favorite task here at Discount School Supply® is to assemble, build, and “test” products.

As a child, I LOVED playing with Barbie®*! Unfortunately growing up in a neighborhood full of boys, no one would ever play them with me (sniff, sniff). So being the social child I was, the next best thing to do was play house. I had the satisfaction of playing with my baby dolls and concocting extravagant recipes for my guests while the neighborhood boys were able to be tractor driving police officers who raced cars on the weekend. Ahhh…memories…

So you can’t believe my excitement when the Modern Family Kitchen (MODERN) came through the door for me to assemble and test! The kitchen is perfectly sized for children to act out their fantasy home lives on a safe and sturdy structure. With the faux stainless steel accents, real turning knobs, and built-in appliances, the Modern Family Kitchen is more like the kitchen a child would find in her own home. There is also plenty of cupboard and refrigerator space to store all the kitchen accessories from pots and pans (like CHEFSET), appliances (like APPLSET), and most importantly food!

I have assembled many items in my time here at Discount School Supply®, and I have to say that this was one exceptionally quick and easy, which leaves lots of time for the children in your classroom to enjoy all the modern comforts of home. Foster creativity, imagination, and confidence in your classroom with this modern edition to your dramatic play area. I’m already dreaming of making chocolate banana chip pancakes with peanut butter cherry syrup on the flat top stove. Oh, how I wish I was a child again…

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*“Barbie” is a registered trademark of Mattel Inc.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Experiment with Our Large Sunprint® Kit!

My name is Carol Marquez, and I work in the Inside Sales Department here at Discount School Supply®. I take pleasure in my job as an Account Manager and working with customers who also enjoy the many products of Discount School Supply®.

Many times here in the Sales Department we enjoy playing & experimenting with our products.

Recently I tried out the Discount School Supply® Sunprint® Kit (BIGSUN). Since I enjoy photography I thought this would be an interesting experience in creating images using light sensitized paper and the use of sunlight. I was surprised with how fun and easy this project was and what great outcomes; learning about the sun, energy, shapes, science and more.

I experimented with different objects by placing them on the sun art paper, waiting a couple of minutes, and I noticed how images were being created with sunlight and how shadows created partial images too. After rinsing under water, it was exciting to see how the final prints were emerging. After trying sunflowers, plants, leafs and shells, I found the more intricate the object the more detailed a print would arise. The results were great and fascinating pictures!

This is a great outdoor project for any age for experimenting creatively and I would highly recommend trying the large Sunprint® Kit as a fun activity! Be sure to view the video about this product and ideas using the Sunprint® Kit at

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