Curriculum Lending Library
Early Childhood Lending Library Materials List
- Our “Curriculum Kits” (a.k.a. Dramatic Play Kits/Prop Boxes) are available for centers/schools to use throughout the year. They are appropriate for children ages three through seven.
- Recently, the kits were updated through a grant from the Sudbury Foundation. New items have been added to each kit.
- You may reserve the kits in advance, and borrow for 3-4 weeks at a time. Concord Public Schools staff and programs in Concord town buildings may receive and return materials via the PONY.
- You may also visit the Lending Library and check out materials directly. (It’s a good idea to contact CPT first re availability of a particular kit.)
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-202-1143. Scroll Down to Read a Description of Each Kit:
- A New England Farm –Plastic farm animals, 44-piece Flannel board set, Puzzles; Books: Sounds on the Farm; I Went Walking, Mrs. Wishy Washy, Rosie’s Walk, It’s Too Noisy; On the Farm; Penny the Pony; Barnyard Dance; Moo Moo, Brown Cow; Touch and Feel Farm; Rubber stamps, Stamp pads; Templates; Farm pegs and Pegboard, Hand puppets, Playmobile Farm Animals set; Wooden barn (separate).
- Africa* – Flags; Ethnic Clothing; African Instruments; Music and Story tapes; Authentic dolls; Beadwork; Masks to make; 15 Animal Figures; Mancala game; Recipes; Gems; Shells; Art of Africa museum photos; 9 Books including: “Emeka’s Gift and A Country Far Away”; Activity Ideas; Rubber stamps. *(Multicultural-themed Kit).
- Auto Mechanic- Buckets; Funnel; Gas can; Push broom; Plastic cones; Signs; Gloves; Steering wheel cover; Windshield scraper; Squeegee; Hose nozzle; Air filter; Flash light; Cleaning cloth and sponge; Car keys; Mechanic kt with tools; Books: Service Station ; All Aboard Cars; Cars and How They Go; CAR; At the Auto Repair Center, etc.; Large red gas tank (separate).
- Birds – 6 Bird Puppets; 5 Stuffed birds with sounds; 2 Pairs of binoculars; Puzzles; Bird Identifier; A bird call; Tape of owl calls; Books: Bird Call Book/CD; Bird Calls tab book with sounds; Birds, Nests & Eggs; Big Books: Three Little Ducks; Have you Seen My Duckling?; Trade books; Robin’s nest; Felt nest with baby birds.
- Body, Feelings, Senses*- I Never Forget A Face matching game; Book: All Kinds; Look Inside Your Body; Books: 20+ books (donated by the Health Education Dept., Concord Public Schools); “Some Body” Game; Anatomy Aprons; Dres-up doll; Take-apart doll; 2 Sets “Big Feet”, Sequencing Body Puzzle; My Body Magnet boards; Lotto Feelings; Feelings cards; 5 Touch boxes; 5 Smell jars; Around the World soundtracks; 5 trade books; Big Book: My Five Senses. *(Multicultural-themed Kit)
- Camping (with tent)- Chairs; Sleeping bag; Magnetic Fishing Poles; Fish; Picnic Basket/utensils; 2 Canteens; Thermos/carrier; Soft cooler; Table Cloths; Flashlights; Binoculars; Play camping set with canteen; Compass; Flashlight; Lantern; Large assortment of play food.
- Construction- 4 Tool boxes with tools; Drill; Sandpaper and sanding block; Work gloves; Aprons; Hard hats; Goggles; Orange cones; “Danger” tape; Road lights; Johnny Tractor Dominoes; Floor Puzzle; Chunky World Construction pieces; Stop/Slow sign; Tape measure; Books: 4 Bob the Builder; Trucks, etc.; Game: Rivers, Roads and Rails; Roman Arch Blocks; Brio Mechanic Building Set; Front-end loader truck (separate); 34-piece Rubber Road set (separate bag).
- Creative Play Environments -(New Kit)– Bamboo roll-up mats; Clothespins; Twine; Scissors; 6 large sheer curtain scarves; Mesh canopy tent; Wooden blocks on pull-cart; Wooden figures on wheels; Wooden doll-house furniture; Wooden blocks; Creative outdoor play information packet.
- Dancer–Large Scarves; 12 sets of Wrist Ribbons; Ballet dress, slippers & wand; Ballet Cape; Tutus; Capes; 4 Leotards; Ballet wrap skirt; Jazz skirt; Tap and Ballet shoes; Wands; Skating Costume; Flamenco dress and fan; 2 sets kid castanets; Imaginetics Ballet; Nina Magnetic Dress up Ballerina.
- Dinosaurs- (2-box kit) 4 Dino Costumes; Stuffed dinos; Dino finger puppets; Dinosaur figures; Skeletons; Paleontologists’ hats; Dino lotto; Dino Bingo; Stencils; Templates; Sponges; 2 large Stamp Pads; Dino Stamp Kit; Dino Placemat; Magnetic Dinosaurs II; Mini dinos; dino molds; Flannel Board characters; Puzzles; Dino puppets; Books; Big Books: If the Dinosaurs Came Back, Amazing Dinosaurs; and more.
- Doctor- Doctor’s bags with instruments; Uniforms; Hospital johnnies; X-rays; Eye chart; Signs; Posters; Finger splints; Ace bandages; Braces; Various bandages; Arm sling; Medicine cup; Tooth brushing tray; Game: “Some Body”; Anatomy Aprons; Books: Germs Make Me Sick; Me Too Hospital Book, Germs, Germs, Germs!, My Friend the Doctor; Corduroy Goes to the Doctor; Emergency Call; My Trip to the Dentist; The Human Body Look Inside Your Body; and more.
- Family- Dollhouses ( 1 large folding and 1 small); Assorted Block Play People (Ethnic and some with disabilities); Books: Baby Human; What Kind of Family is This? Living with My Family; What Kind of Family Do You Have?; Love is a Family; and more. American Sign Language Packet with signs for family members, love, etc.; “Good Morning Chart” in various languages; Pots, Pans, Kettle, Plastic food; Dishwashing items; Lap-top computer briefcase; Big Books: The Napping House; A Quilt Story. *(Multicultural-themed kit)
- Firefighter– 4 Outfits; Authentic helmets; 2 Flashlights; Walkie-talkies; Play Axes; Hoses; Books: Firefighter; Fireman’s Safety Hints; etc. Floor puzzles; “Stuffed Dalmatian dog; Dalmatian costume; Plastic fire truck with little people.
- Gardening- “Patterns in the Garden” cards; Kids’ hoes and shovels; Rakes; Diggers; Trowels; 3 Watering cans; 2 Knee pads; Gloves; 4 Plastic garden bugs; Flower Sponges; Books: How a Seed Grows; How Seeds Travel; Sunflower; Bean; Garden Animals; etc.; Big Book: The Snail’s Spell. Game: Wonder Garden.
- Grocer- 2 Shopping carts; Cash register/scanner; Play money; Vegetable basket; Bread basket; Fruit and Vegetable “Cut-Ups” basket; Assorted grocery items; Food scale; Telephone; Broom; Big Book: Greedy Cat.
- Insects and Spiders– 5 Hand puppets; Bug “Bonz”; 2 Giant magnifying glasses; Mini-telescopes; Bug boxes; Rubber bugs; Dragonfly kaleidoscope; Bugs Rubbing Plates; Paper/crayons; 2 Bumblebee costumes; Lady-bug costume; Butterfly wings; Bug-Catching game; Bug Lotto; Games: Very Hungry Caterpillar; Snail’s Pace; Honey Bee Tree; Books: Ladybug Life; Spiders Spin Silk; Honeybee; Insects Visit Flowers; The Butterfly; Bug IQ; Pocket Guide to Bugs and Slugs; Big Book and Small Book sets; “Bugnoculars” magnifying box; Rainbow Stamp pad; Large Stamp Pad; Insect Stickers; Wasp Nest; Puzzles.
- Kings and Queens– Costumes: Knight; King’s robe, crown, scepter; Princess dress and tiara; Queen’s dress and tiara; Prince jacket and pants; Tutu, Wand; Fairy wings; Jester’ cap; etc.; Assorted costume jewelry; Velvet storage pouches; Dragon puppet; 85 Wooden Castle Blocks; Floor puzzle: Castle; Small puzzle: Build a Castle; “Make Your Own Fairy Tale”
- Make Believe– Costumes: 2 Fairy Wings, Tutus, Wands; Pirate Jacket, Belt, Cape; “Belle” Princess dress/jeweled tiara; Pirate coins/pouch; Treasure chests; Cowboy and Girl outfits; Robin Hood outfit; etc. Puzzle: Fairy Tale Castle; Rainbow Stamp Pad; Assorted jewelry and “treasure”; Fairy Tale Big Book; Fairy Tale Puppet ideas; Game: Kids on Stage;
- Multicultural Experience: Families and Foods of the World- Kids around the World Play people; Pizzas; Aprons; Cash Register; Costumes: Chinese Dress; Asian Fan; Ghanaian Dashiki; Mexican Falda; Japanese Happi; World Playground Music CD; Books: We are America; Children Just Like Me; Everybody Bakes Bread; Everybody Cooks Rice; Just Like Me; What You See in Chinatown; My Big Book of the World; and more; Tub of Multicultural Food; Variety of breads; Chinese dishes; Bamboo steamer; “Cheater” Chopsticks; Wok; Spoons; Bamboo Mats; Ling Ling Board Doll; Puzzle: CHILDREN of the World; Tea bags, Menus; Big Book: Bread, Bread, Bread; Multicultural Cookbook; Guides.
- Musical Instruments- Children of the World Music CD; Rhythm Sticks (5 sets); Kids’ Castanets (4 sets); Mini Cha-Cha; 5 Mexican Guiro tone blocks and sticks; 3 Snare drums; Kallisti Marimba; Xylophone; 4 Sandpaper blocks; Bracelets with bells; Tambourine; Small cymbal; Triangle; 6 hand bells; and Sticks; 2 music books, 2 Lollipop drums with mallets; 2 Ocean drums with mallets; 1 Kokoriko; Maracas; Puzzle: Instruments’ Sounds.
- Native American- Curriculum Packet; 4 “Deerskin” Costumes with belts; 1 “Deerskin” papoose; 2 pr. “moccasins”; Fleece blanket w/ Native Am. Design; Pelts; Plastic buffalo; 4 Musical shakers; Feather headbands; Dance Bells, Wampum pouches; Necklaces; “Pony Race” puzzle; Video of the “Indian Paintbrush”; Playmobile items; Lots of Books and 2 Big books; Separate: Nylon Tee-Pee with lightweight poles; Loom
- Ocean- Deep-Sea sounds drum; Under the Sea Floor Puzzle; Sea Life Puzzle; Giant Sea Life Puppets; Plastic sea animals including: lobster, hermit crab, starfish, humpback whale, blue spotted ray, etc. Magnetic Fishing Game; “Under the Sea” Lacing cards; Rubber stamps and stamp pads; Books: Starfish; Baby Whales Drink Milk; Lobster’s Secret; Living Things Need Food; Ocean Wildlife; One Less Fish; lots more! 2 Soft books; Big Books: Sea Life; The Greedy Octopus; Ocean book and CD; Ocean Fish rubbing plates; paper/crayons; Sponges; Templates, 31 Tag Board creatures and guide; Ocean Lotto.
- Outer Space- 4 New Astronaut Costumes w/ helmets; Control Panel; Books: Space Trip; We Work in Space; The International Space Station; Build a Spaceship Puzzle; Book: Don’t Know Much About the Solar System; “Space Toob” Mini Collectibles; Inflatable spheres; Books: A Walk in Space, Big Silver Space Shuttle; Night Sky kits; Glow in the dark stars and planets; Star finder; Phases of the Moon cards; Templates; Glow in the dark footprints; Video: There Goes a Spaceship; Cassette: A Journey Into Space; Big Books: What is in Space?; Somewhere in the Universe; Star Finder.
- Painter- Aprons; hats; buckets; rollers; trays; brushes; paint scrapers; foam brushes; paint stirrers; masks; rags; Book: The Wilsons, A House-Painting Team; Color Charts/color chips; project ideas
- Post Office I- 4 Mail Carrier uniforms with soft caps and mailbags; Telephone; Cash register; Scale; Letter sorters; Stamp pads, Assorted stamps; Toy U.S. Mail truck; US mail bin; Mailing boxes; Envelopes; Stickers; Forms; USP information; Cancelled stamps; Coloring books and crayons; Books: Stamps and Stories; The Post Office; Cash register; Paper/envelopes; Large blue stand-up mail box (separate).
- Post Office II (New Kit) -; 4 Mail Carrier uniforms w/hard mail hats and mail bags; Working Play cash register; Stamping kit; Rainbow stamp pad; Books: Mail Carriers; The Post Office; scale; Paper sorter; US Postal supplies; paper/envelopes; cancelled stamps; crayons; stickers; Rural mail box (separate).
- Restaurant- Wooden play spice rack with 5 containers; Dish pan; Play money; Cash register; Dish towels (3); “Lobster” plates (4); Misc. food items: Sliceable fruits and vegetables; Sandwich fixings; Breads; Pizza, etc; Dishes; Cutlery; Measuring cups; Rolling pins; Baking utensils; Pots and pans; Aprons; Chef Hats; Telephone; Menus; Make believe credit cards; and more! Floor mop (separate).
- Rocks and Minerals- Compartment box with 21 small rocks and minerals; large rocks; information cards; Poster; Eyewitness Book: Rocks and Minerals; Book: Let’s Go Rock Collecting.
- Science – Lab Coat, Balance scale; Magnetic marbles; Magnet wand kit; Periscope; Prisms; Light crystal; 15 Color paddles; Mixing trays; Eye droppers and squeeze bottles; Magnifying glasses; magnet art box; Color tubes; Kaleidoscope; Bubble trumpet; Star Bubble; Tornado tubes; Folding ruler; Measuring tape; Sound recognition tubes; Cirus park gear activity set; Books: 175 Science Experiments; Car and Ramp set;
- Transportation (New Kit) - Hardwood Community Vehicles; Assorted Matchbox vehicles: Planes, Cars, Trucks; Metal school bus; Traffic signs; Build a City Puzzle; Stop/Slow sign; 1 Police hat; 1 Police costume w/ hat; 1 Pilot costume; Vehicles Sliding Maze; Going Places Puzzle; Round Vehicles Puzzle; Vehicle Sounds Puzzle; Game: Tow Away Zone; Chunky Vehicles Puzzle; Plastic school bus with figures; Books: Cars and How They Go; Game:Trains, Boats and Planes; Red plastic fireman’s hats; 2 Construction hats; 2 Traffic cones; Lots of new books! Vehicle stamp set; Separate Rubber Road (separate); Separate Brio Train Kit that can complement kit.
- Vet Cage on Wheels - Crate with a variety of animal “Patients” –Stuffed dogs, cats, rabbit, horse, ferret, etc.; Lauri Puzzle: Mother Cat/Kittens; “Imaginetics” – A Visit to the Pet Vet; Pet beds; Stuffed bone; Travel bowl; “Meow” and “Woof” placemats; Play mice; Rope bone; Cat and Dog rubber stamps; Stamp Pad; 11 copies of “A Dog Named Honey”; Canned cat and dog food; toothbrush; Dog and cat brushes; Puzzle: Pets; Vet outfits; VET bag with tools; X-Rays; Books: Franklin Wants a Pet; The Best Pets Yet; Puppies; Kittens; Dog Care Book; Cat Breeds; Veterinarians Help Keep Animals Healthy; Touch and Feel Kittens and Puppies and more.
- Wildlife – Woodland animal puppets ; Binoculars; Magnifying glasses; Animal tracks stamps; Animal sponges; Posters; Various puzzles; Finger puppets: wolf; opossum; chipmunk; Rubber toad, snake, snapping turtle, hatching turtle; squishy turtle; Hedgehog with babies; Beanie bat; Turtle and rabbit rubber stamps; 2 Large stamp pads; Book: Big Tracks, Little Tracks; Paper; Block crayons; Books: Bear Shadow; Woodland Wonder; Book of Seasons; Frederick; Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse; Little Hands on Nature; 16 Animal Tracks rubbing plates; Big Books: The Mitten; Hidden Animals; Animal poems; Book and Tape sets (6); and many more books!
- Blocks and Blocks – 216-piece set of uniquely shaped blocks; wooden trucks.
- Carpet Pattern Blocks – Large blocks made of carpet to be used on the floor.
- Finger Puppet Theatre – Contains stage, 4 story-time finger puppets, and other finger puppets.
- Loom – Large upright beginner’s weaving loom for cooperative activities. Weaving can take place on both sides. “Weaveables” include fabric, string, paper strips, ribbon, wool, yarn, leaves, twigs, feathers.
- Marbleworks- A set of 64 marbles and 192 hardwood blocks with channels and holes to create fascinating marble mazes.
- Parachute – 12” parachute and book, Parachute Play for Indoor and Outdoor Fun.
- Puppets- Large brown bear, crone and community helpers.
- Tee Pee – Large nylon multi-colored tee-pee with light weight poles.
- Tunnel – A 10’ folding tunnel with 8 windows for crawling through.
- Water Play Discovery Kit – Includes a variety of connectors, tubes and valves.
Big Books also available to borrow! Come in, browse and check out materials; or reserve ahead by contacting us at email@example.com / 978-202-1143.