Educational Toy Store Launches New Resource for Teachers and Homeschools

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Fat Brain Toys, an online educational store, has launched the Educator's Corner, a new resource providing teachers and homeschools with free lesson plans, message boards, and educational products.

As we began to hear all these innovative ways that educators were using our toys, we felt that there was a tremendous opportunity for us to share these educator-tested concepts with other teachers and homeschools from around the world.

After hearing from scores of educators how valuable their toys have been in the classroom, Fat Brain Toys recently launched the "Educator's Corner", an innovative component of their website tailored specifically to the needs of educators. It offers research-based, practical applications for homeschool and traditional teachers, valuable wisdom for educating children...along with over 2,000 mind stimulating toys and games for kids of all ages.

"Our company's greatest asset is our ability to listen to our customers," says Mark Carson, Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys. "As we began to hear all these innovative ways that educators were using our toys, we felt that there was a tremendous opportunity for us to share these educator-tested concepts with other teachers and homeschools from around the world."

"As a former educator, this is something truly unique," states Shannon Wallingford, the Educator's Corner Coordinator. "We're able to provide teachers with the opportunity to network and gain valuable up-to-date information that supports what research is telling us. It's a rarity that a teacher committed to cutting-edge techniques can find this kind of support and true research-based product in the same place."

Kathy Lorkovic, another Educator's Corner contributor, echoes the enthusiasm, "Any inventor, famous composer, renowned author, or great mathematician would agree...turn it into play and the light bulbs turn on. Teachers who understand the 'power of play' can be both contributors and consumers of the exclusive, practical curriculum found in the Educator's Corner."

Educator's Corner provides many valuable perks for homeschool and traditional teachers including free lesson plans incorporating hands-on sensory experiences in a variety of subject areas; a calendar supported by background information and activities for integration; a comprehensive list of practical resources by progressive thinkers in the field of education; tips and tricks for beginning teachers; open-ended activities specifically designed for "Brain Play" experiences; classroom decor and organization ideas; and a message board for teacher interaction. In addition, teachers can submit their own innovative ideas for credit toward Fat Brain Toys purchases with its Gold Star Rewards program.

Complete information about Fat Brain Toys' Educator's Corner can be found by visiting:

http://www.fatbraintoys.com/educators_corner/

About Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain Toys was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Mark & Karen Carson to sell toys that entertain and educate. Hence the Fat Brain Toys tagline, Smarter Toys = Smarter Kids. Begun as a literal garage startup in Elkhorn, Nebraska, the Carson's have grown their company into one of the largest independent, on-line retailers of specialty toys in the country by offering great toys at fair prices, coupled with truly remarkable customer service. Please visit Fat Brain Toys to see the entire range of toys offered by the company.

Fat Brain Toys has been featured in a growing list of publications, Entrepreneur Magazine, "The Hot List"; Inc.com (An Online Resource for Growing Companies); Playthings Magazine; Midlands Business Journal, The Reader; Toy Directory Monthly; and MacWorld.

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