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[quote=”costaricafinca”]Sorry to say, most public schools here don’t use these type of learning tools.
Suggest you look for some of the very many variety of dominoes and other matching games. The ‘El Rey’ stores used to stock some good and inexpensive wooden learning ‘tools’.
I had a preschool and daycare for over 20 years in Canada and brought many items with me and shared many of them with local schools.
Make and laminate your own Bingo games using families, names, food, etc.
Purchase packs of regular playing cards and divide them up into sets of doubles, or colors, or shapes for more matching games.
Buy Lego and supply a plastic container to keep the pieces in.:wink:
Rubber floor puzzles are now readily available…but suggest you split them up into sets containing 5-6 ‘blocks’ as then there will be enough for multiple children.
Check the ‘net for ‘educational stuff’ you can download for free.
Check the cheap plastic stores for rubber puzzles.
Avoid paper games for younger children as they won’t last
For older children go to websites that make ‘wordsearch games’ and print some up containing items from the home, the garden, animals depending on the ages, realizing that this will be a one time use game.
Lots of inexpensive jigsaw pules available for older students.
Buy charcoal and show them how to ‘do’ rubbings of coins, leaves, etc,
Again, on the ‘net print out nursery rhymes…for yourself maybe 8-)… as students learn best when having fun and by repetition.
EXcellent! Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions! I will get to work and be creative in this endeavor. My pueblo has about 40 families and there are 13 students ranging in age from 7 – 11. They are very smart and I am looking forward to helping them any way I can. And having fun of course. Thanks again!
[quote=”Scott”]1. [url=https://www.libreriainternacional.com/]Librería Internacional.[/url]
3. [url=http://www.librerialehmann.com/]Libreria Lehmann[/url]
4. [url=http://store.officedepot.co.cr/OnlineStore/]Office Depot[/url]
Does that help?[/quote]
Kind of. Thank you very much. I got flash cards for learning English in the States and they love those. I was hoping to find instructional games in Spanish which I can’t find on Amazon. I want a good world map, which I can get easily enough in English but I was thinking there is probably a source for these types of things here – where do the schools in big cities get their stuff? Math flash cards are universal so I can get those in the states also, but am curious as to where the schools here get things. Thank you very much for responding! I will load up in things when I return to the states but still looking for a local source.
[quote=”Scott”]Sounds bloody expensive so it is probably correct 😀
If it’s any consolation, I also have a Toyota RAV except it’s a 1999 and I also paid just over 200,000 colones.
In spite of the increased cost of living here (and everywhere else) we love Costa Rica.
Ha! We love it too – moved here in the heart of the rainy season and have lived in our 500 square foot Tico house waiting to start renovations which we did last week. Bats, scorpions, ants and all, we love it here and have no regrets! Just wanted to be sure the marchamo was in the ball park as someone posted on here that the online service had them pay a higher amount and they weren’t thinking they would see a refund anytime soon. Thanks!
[quote=”waggoner41″]Diatomaceous Earth works for us. Nontoxic, it is the crushed skeletal remains of diatoms that cuts into the way coating of insects causing them to dehydrate.
It is totally safe for use around kids and animals. We also rub it into the coats of our animals to prevent fleas and ticks.
DE is used in swimming pool filters and can be purchased at any pool supply outlet.[/quote]
I have been researching this and from what I have read the diatomaceous earth found at pool supply stores is toxic. The only non-toxic is food grade. I read that you can find this at feed supply stores but have had no luck in my area (southern Nicoya Peninsula). Anyone found it is their area?
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[/quote]Thanks to all of you for the help! Will contact Mr. Zeller. Thanks again!October 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm in reply to: Moving to CR and want people to go in on charter plane #172897
[quote=”costaricafinca”]Is there a problem for the airline not accepting the breed of dogs?
I remember reading a request on a post, where a pilot had responded and said a larger plane, possibly a small jet or pressurized plane with a very long range would be required, then you’ll still be required to make a few stops in various countries along the way for fuel, clearing customs, immigration, etc at each stop.
If using a small plane, possibly a Cessna 206 that could carry multiple animals in their crates comfortably, he said, it would still take two full days to get here.
$12,000 may be a good estimate … or more like a expensive one.
So you would still need to purchase crates and the dogs would need to be in them, the entire time.
You would be required to use the service of a broker.
The pilot also stated that he would never even consider transporting his own pets this way, sent them here, on a commercial carrier.[/quote]
Thank you costaricafinca! That is good to know. I’m not giving up yet – but all info is good info as long as it answers our question. There is no problem with the breeds – just the thought of maybe them not making it – I saw some horror stories on dogs in planes. But we will get there one way or the other, and I’m still hopeful that we can do it the way we would like to. Thanks again!October 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm in reply to: Moving to CR and want people to go in on charter plane #172895
I contacted one private charter company based in FLorida and they said 12,000. But I also saw an article on a pet travel site that said a couple negotiated a flight for themselves and their two dogs for 2,000. Tried to track them down but no luck, so I figure the 12,000 is the highest and I think I can find something cheaper. But that’s all I have at this point.
[quote=”sprite”]I have been reading and participating in this forum for about 4 years now. Over that time, I have come to believe the host to be a sincere and honest individual who oversees a fair and responsible monitoring of the forum. The sentiment that keeps me coming here, and I suspect most of the other regulars, is the obvious and sincere love that Scott has for the theme of this forum, Costa Rica.
Whether or not the forum assists in his business, I have never had the impression that business was the only or even the main motive for its creation or its continuation.[/quote]
Yes – exactly what Sprite said!
That is one of the weirdest things I have ever heard! Who tears down buildings – I guess they sold the scrap? After catching up on forums today I think this reinforces the opinions people have expressed about living in Limon – I plan to stick to the San Isidro area when I can get there. Someplace with river frontage. But if I buy before I can move, I’m definitely sticking with vacant land!
That’s true, I was talking about land (but I’m she not he :)) – but I appreciate all input anyway. I hope to hear more!
[quote=”costaricafinca”]Be [i]very careful[/i] when offering to lease your property because they could claim ‘squatters rights’ if you have given them permission to use it.[/quote] Very good to know! Those are the kinds of things I must learn before doing anything. I will work with an attorney before doing anything – in the meantime, all advice is appreciated!
The only thing holding me back is money. I’m only 54 so SS isn’t an option for me for awhile. And I can’t get at my other retirement for 5 more years, so I don’t think it is realistic for me to move now. But I’m seriously considering buying some land this year – maybe a small farm or orchard – nothing big – and see if I can find someone that wants to lease it for next to nothing and work it until I can make the move. Heading down for my third trip this summer and I will be looking into that idea. I wish I could move sooner – my disillusionment with this country just gets heightened all the time, and I really do love CR. Maybe I’ll pick up a lottery ticket today!
Well, interesting discussion. it’s good to see that the 1st Amendment is still alive and well, at least here. And while I agree with sprite, completely, learning is about listening. I hope everyone is doing that. Here’s to peace and privacy.
I completely agree with Scott on this one – our government is very good at creating fear so that we ask for something they wanted to do anyway. SO many examples, but the “terror alert” color system is standing out for some reason. Of course, one of my concers is that if we citizens were more educated then GWB and others like him wouldn’t be elected – much less twice!!!!! So the people have to take responsibility, in the end. As long as we ignore what is going on and keep electing these people, it won’t change. ANd maybe it wouldn’t anyway, but I like to think there is hope.