Friday, August 6, 2010

Featured Shop Items: Back-to-School Special

It's August now and by the end of the month school will be back in session for some people! At the Museum Shop we have many items for sale that will make going back to school even more fun (for both kids and adults!).

Among our fun items we have an assortment of cool pencils ($1-$2). Why have an ordinary No. 2 pencil when you can have subway map pencils, taxi cab pencils (with a taxi at the tip), New York Big Apple pencils (with an apple at the tip), and Empire State Building pencils!

We also have foreign language learning tools designed for young children. The Magnetic Poetry Kids' Spanish and French kits ($15.95-$16.95) include 200 flip magnets that can be combined to make endless phrases and sentences. On one side is the foreign word and on the other side is the English equivalent. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), learning foreign languages at a young age can be very helpful later on. Because it contains small parts, it is not suitable for children under age 3.

For even younger children, we have the Magnetic Poetry Kids' First Words (again because this product contains small parts, children under 3 should not use it). This item includes 140 tiles designed to accommodate small hands. The words are the basic vocabulary that children tend to learn first. The Giant Play and Learn Book ($19.99) by Pascale Estellan has endless activities for young children to have fun while learning. This is a great activity book to do while on the bus or relaxing after school, independently or with friends and family.

Adults and high schoolers, we have items for you too! For those of you going back to school this fall, you may find yourself needing to get organized because your schedule is becoming more hectic. We recommend the Moleskine Weekly Notebook ($18.95 large hardcover, $10.95 small softcover). It's an eighteen month calendar, covering July 2010 to December 2011. Its sleek, black design is perfect for anyone in a professional setting, such as an internship, job or class.

Maybe you or someone you know is heading off to college or a desk job soon. A great accessory that college students and new hires need to spice up their workspace is a mousepad to complement their computer. At the Shop we have an excellent assortment of colorful mousepads ($19.95), including "Imagine" at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, a scene of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Cyclone at Coney Island. There are so many mousepads to choose from, you'll find one that fits your style and personality.

If you are interested in any of the items seen on this blog, stop by the Shop on 108 Orchard Street at Delancey or give us a call at 212-982-8420 to have anything shipped. Every purchase helps the Museum, and we appreciate your support! 

-posted by Devin

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