TiffinTalk's Primary A cards are written and designed for children in grades 1 through 3*. The move from "tiffin treats" or activities on the card backs to "tiffin tidbits" or fun facts/trivia is intended to further excite a child's curiosity to read and to learn. The content follows that same theory by having subtly more challenging questions and vocabulary – all to help you have great conversations!
Your initial purchase arrives in a boxed set filled with 65 daily cards arranged in 13 themed weeks for the season of your choice. We've also included summary cards for each week to help parents start, shape, and develop the conversations around each theme and to avoid the “uh-huh”, “that’s nice”, and non-sequitur answers that come with end-of-the-day parent exhaustion. Finally, you'll find one week of blank cards for you (or your child) to start the conversations of your choice. TiffinTalk’s Primary A cards will help to develop creative and critical thinking skills that are often lost in our crowded classrooms or within our structured curricula.
NOTE: 2 name labels are also included with a boxed set purchase so that your child can decorate his or her own box (or forehead, as the case may be). (PLEASE FILL IN THE NAME FIELD ABOVE and include your child's preferred color(s) so that we can print them accordingly.)
ABOUT THE CARDS
The card fronts feature images that have been chosen to appeal to younger primary school children, while the progressive weekly puzzle 'reveal' of the card helps develop your child's analytic, predictive, and creative thought processes. By Primary A, the weekly puzzle becomes more interesting and more challenging.
The back of every card features our tiffintidbits, weekly themed facts that don't involve pop culture or celebrity facts. The backs are deemed a "no adult zone" because we want kids to learn something fun on their own. Let them share spontaneously. No quizzing allowed!
Inside the cards, you will find original content with provocative questions ranging from silly to serious depending on the theme for that week. There is always enough room for you to address the card, sign it, and include additional thoughts or reminders.
For additional information, please contact us using the contact form or by calling 610 299 1107.
BOXED OR UNBOXED?
TiffinTalk recommends that you purchase your first set of cards WITH the box. It's lovely, reusable, and will keep your cards in optimal condition for daily use – rather than having loose cards lost in a desk drawer.
PLAN AHEAD. SAVE MONEY.
You can purchase the full year set, which comes with one custom-made box and all four seasons of Primary A1 cards at a discount to the "individual season" box. That said, if you want to buy a full-year set (at the full-year discount!) and your child will be moving on from grade 3 (the end of our Primary A1 set) in less than a year's time, call us at 610-299-1107 and we can put together a mixed-level, full-year package for you!
* If your child is delayed or advanced, please contact Kat if you have any questions as to which set of cards would be best to share with your child.
For additional information, please click the Additional Info tab above, contact us using the contact form, or call 610 299 1107.