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We are pleased to carry Tin Man Press publications. Tin Man Press is a small, family owned company that has been producing outstanding teaching materials since 1970. Their goal is similar to ours: Help children learn to think - and like to think.

Their materials are unique. They make no attempt to meet the needs of the mass market. Instead they produce books full of innovative activities utilizing strategies which go beyond "inside-the-lines" thinking. Whether you're a teacher or a parent you and your child(ren) will enjoy exercising your thinking muscles.

Sample pages are available for each of the titles below - click on "more info" then on the "sample pages" tab. Print a few out and have some fun. You'll appreciate the variety, ease of use and humor scattered throughout. Trying a few sample pages is probably the easiest way to work out the appropriate level for your child.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help in making selections. We've used these books and can talk through with you what might suit your needs best.

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Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 1 Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 1

Grade(s): K-2
Activities: 60

Packets containing a variety of loose leaf activities of four distinct types. Activities are designed to develop creative and analytical skills in different areas.

Our Price: $19.99
Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 2 Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 2

Grade(s): 1-3
Activities: 60

Packets containing a variety of loose leaf activities of four distinct types. Activities are designed to develop creative and analytical skills in different areas.

Our Price: $19.99
Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 3 Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 3

Grade(s): 2-4
Activities: 60

Packets containing a variety of loose leaf activities of four distinct types. Activities are designed to develop creative and analytical skills in different areas.

Our Price: $19.99
Nifty Fifty Nifty Fifty

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 50 topics each with 10 questions

Nifty Fifty is designed to introduce the "Aha" factor into your day. This title has 50 pages each containing 10 fundamental, provocative, questions about a familiar object such as tree, meal, farm.

Our Price: $15.99
Play by the Rules Play by the Rules

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 50

Original activities to sharpen listening and direction-following skills. You will encounter all sorts of unexpected challenges, ranging from instructions which will produce extremely sophisticated designs to listening games guaranteed to keep children on the edges of their seats.

Our Price: $15.99
Smart Snips Smart Snips

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 50

Children follow written directions to cut paper in precise ways. A great title for your child who rushes to finish and makes silly mistakes. This is a fun way to get them to slow down and pay attention to the specifics of what is required.

Our Price: $15.99
Going Places Going Places

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 25

Take an imaginary trip to the zoo, to a fair, to the mountains, on an airplane and to City Hall. Students work on activity sheets as you read from a script. Builds attention spans and provides excellent analytical thinking and listening practice.

Our Price: $16.99
Is it Friday Already? Is it Friday Already

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 230
Activities: over 250

This title contains over 250 carefully developed learning projects designed for use in classroom learning centers. In addition to the classroom teachers this book was written for this is an ideal book for a homeschooling family or for a family who "play" together after school and are looking for more variety.

Our Price: $19.99
Unbored Book 1 Unbored Bulletin Board Book 1

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 56
Activities: 20

Innovative bulletin board ideas for classroom use. If you're looking for a Teacher Appreciation gift which will be appreciated and used this is it.

Our Price: $8.99
Unbored Book 2 Unbored Bulletin Book 2

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 56
Activities: 20

Innovative bulletin board ideas for classroom use. If you're looking for a Teacher Appreciation gift which will be appreciated and used this is it.

Our Price: $8.99
Unbored Blackboard Unbored Blackboard Book

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 55
Activities: 23

Innovative blackboard activities for classroom use. If you're looking for a Teacher Appreciation gift which will be appreciated and used this is it.

Our Price: $8.99
Waiting for Lunch Waiting for Lunch

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 62
Activities: 49

A title for classroom teachers filled with quick, lively activities for the entire class. If you're looking for a Teacher Appreciation gift which will be appreciated and used this is it.

Our Price: $12.99
OPQ Offbeat Adventures with the Alphabet OPQ Offbeat Adventures with the Alphabet

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 64
Activities: 37

Unorthodox, offbeat and original alphabet activities designed to appeal to children in the middle to upper elementary grades with the manuscript alphabet serving as the starting point for this intellectual and visual play.

Our Price: $12.99
Ideas To Go Ideas To Go

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 111
Activities: 50

Fifty two-page worksheets full of variety. These activities will motivate children on the joys of thinking.

Our Price: $15.99
Waker Uppers Waker Uppers

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 300

Fifty lively reproducibles turn students into more flexible, adventuresome thinkers. Facing pages provide suggested answers and comments about the activities.

Our Price: $15.99
T is for Think T is for Think

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 63
Activities: 300

The alphabet is a tool for thinking in this collection. Answers require a word that has something to do with what a letter is shown doing. A valuable aid in introducing younger students to the alphabet, but a great thinking-skills book for older children, too.

Our Price: $12.99
Are They Thinking? Are They Thinking

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 320Activities:150 multi-part

A workbook with the focus on five different thinking skills, one for every day of the week for 30 weeks. The higher-order thinking areas are: analytical, flexible, and elaborative thinking; problem solving; and originality.

Our Price: $27.99
Loosen Up! Loosen Up!

Grade: 1-5
Pages: 64
Activities: 32

Great activities for your problem perfectionists. These drawing, cutting and folding assignments are fun and non-threatening. Students build confidence as creative, original thinkers.

Our Price: $12.99
Letter Getters I Letter Getters I

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 100

Each page contains a lively illustration with a letter prompt underneath. The student's word challenge is to complete a sentence based on the letter prompts.

Our Price: $15.99
Just Write! Just Write!

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 112
Activities: 50

Get students writing in spite of themselves! These 50 reproducibles each have a different theme, such as the "Happy Page," the "Bug Page," and the "Tiny Page." Helps students approach the daunting task of writing with less dread and more confidence.

Our Price: $15.99
Gotta Think Gotta Think

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 112
Activities: 50

Sequel to Waker Uppers with fifty lively reproducibles to turn students into more flexible, adventuresome thinkers. Facing pages provide suggested answers and comments about the activities.

Our Price: $15.99
Surprise in the Middle Surprise in the Middle

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 64
Activities: 26

Direction-following with a surprising twist. Students follow oral instructions to begin drawing. Then you tell them they've really begun a drawing they never would have imagined. Careful listening leads to a delightful reward. Great title to help your child listen, loosen up and master their perfectionist tendencies.

Our Price: $12.99
How Would That Look? How Would That Look

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 64
Activities: over 100

Practice in the visualization skills that lie at the heart of many problem-solving and creative challenges. Exercises also sharpen direction-following and listening skills.

Our Price: $12.99
Letter Getters II Letter Getters II

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 109
Activities: 100

Each page contains a lively illustration with a letter prompt underneath. The student's word challenge is to complete a sentence based on the letter prompts.

Our Price: $15.99
Looking Logic Looking Logic

Grade: 2-6
Pages: 57
Activities: 100

The ability to analyze an abstract concept in detail and then draw logical conclusions is an important higher level thinking skill. In this unique book everything hinges on close observation of abstract illustrations. Every challenge includes an illustration and the beginning letters of a phrase. Based on the information provided the student must deduce the correct phrase.

Our Price: $12.99
Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 4 Tin Man Press Enrichment Packet Level 4

Grade(s): 3-5
Activities: 60

Packets containing a variety of loose leaf activities of four distinct types. Activities are designed to develop creative and analytical skills in different areas.

Our Price: $19.99
   
 
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