Friday, May 14, 2010

KinderCone; plan ahead for next fall!

A child's first day of school can be a bittersweet moment in a parent’s life, but in Germany and Austria it is a day of celebration and appreciation. On that day, families present their first grader with their very own Schultüte. Inside, the child finds little gifts, treats, and school supplies. KinderCone wants to inspire every family and their young children to enjoy learning by celebrating this special event in their lives.

The KinderCone company sent me a modern-day Cone to see and review. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of it; I'd expected something smaller. It's bright, colorful, and exciting: just the atmosphere to help a new student feel confident and enthusiastic about the coming year.

The first kindergarten in the U.S.A. opened in Watertown, Wisconsin; the town still maintains a museum dedicated to this important innovation in early childhood education.However, Kinder in Kindercone doesn't stand for kindergarten; it represents the German term for children. In our American school system, we start kids in kindergarten rather than first grade. Many, though, consider grade one to be the first year of serious schooling.

But on the serious and sweet sides, a kindercone is a gift to inspire and excite, something special for young scholars. Motivating a child is important, and a special first day gift is a wonderful idea.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of KinderCone and received KinderCone samples to facilitate my review. The samples are going to my school, where many children are not lucky enough to receive such wonderful gifts. Mom Central also sent me gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate. Maybe a Teacher Cone is next: filled with coffee beans, perhaps?

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a cute idea! we just read the 100 days of Kindergarten book and the sweet one by Rosemary Wells.

5/14/2010 1:27 PM  
Blogger Kinder said...

This is a really awesome concept! My mom is Vivian Lie and my job is to read the reviews and post comments. It gives us confidence to see your positive responses. Thanks a lot!

6/21/2010 1:16 PM  

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