Anyone recommend a good store for selling educaational/kids material

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Submitted by Coronita on May 30, 2009 - 4:12pm

Up in L.A. there use to be a store called the Wise Owl which stocked educational kids stuff (workbooks, puzzles, language books,etc).. Here, I slightly challenged in finding similar stores. There is a new place in Torrey Hills, but the selection is limited. Any parent have any store recommendations local? Ideally, bilingual learning books (English and Spanish).

Submitted by strawberryfields on May 30, 2009 - 5:13pm.

Have you tried Lakeshore Learning Materials in Mission/Fashion Valley? It's in the Hazard Center Mall...

http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general...

They send lots of coupons via email if you sign up.

Submitted by UCGal on May 30, 2009 - 5:30pm.

Lakeshore in Mission Valley and Whoo's Smart in Mira Mesa.

Both are great and used by teachers as well as parents. Whoo's smart is kind of tricky to find- it's upstairs in that mall at Mira Mesa & Westview (the one that's north-west of the intersection)

Submitted by carli on May 30, 2009 - 5:33pm.

There's a teaching supplies store called Critical Thinkers in Solana Beach in the Lomas Santa Fe shopping plaza just east of 5 off Lomas Santa Fe. The official address is 973A Lomas Santa Fe Dr.

It's a great teaching supply store, and they have a lot of Spanish language items. You can also check them out online at www.criticalthinkersonline.net.

Submitted by nostradamus on May 30, 2009 - 7:01pm.

What about Taiwanese mandarin???

Submitted by Coronita on May 30, 2009 - 7:28pm.

nostradamus wrote:
What about Taiwanese mandarin???

Mandarin is a given. I think if my kid can speak american, mandarin, spanish, that should probably be sufficient for the 21st century. The first two shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks all for the recommendations. I'll check them out.

Submitted by DWCAP on May 31, 2009 - 9:02am.

flu, your kid speaks american? Considering the diversity of the language skills in this country, that may not be a good thing. Wouldnt english be better?

:)

Submitted by Coronita on May 31, 2009 - 11:02am.

DWCAP wrote:
flu, your kid speaks american? Considering the diversity of the language skills in this country, that may not be a good thing. Wouldnt english be better?

:)

I've given up trying to master the Queen's English.
American English ("American" for short in my book) is much easier to master...Plus I'm much more accustomed to see things spelled "or" instead of "our"....(IE colour, flavour, por favour....)

Technically,
taiwanese and mandarin are two different languages. The former language has it's roots in the Minnan dialect. The latter language will get you further.

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