Here's what I LOVE about the cases:
1. They are stored in ABC order. Perfect....love it! Makes it super easy to find the one you want quickly!
2. The letter is on the bottom of the case. Perfect....love it! Makes is super easy to replace the letters to the correct spot quickly (which of course all my perfect kinders do every time.............hahahahahahaha!)
Here is what I do NOT like about these cases:
1. Little fingers find it hard to take the letter out of the case and replace them. I'm blaming this mainly on the fact that the slot is only slightly bigger than the stamp and the fact that the stamps are stacked pretty tightly together.
2. This is the one that really has me frustrated: The lids keep breaking off of the cases!! I have 6 of these sets now and only 1 set still has the lid on it. Without the lid the stamps obviously don't stay in place at all! While it is the highlight of my day to help the kids pick up 26 alphabet stamps (again and again and again) I think maybe I should find a better use of my time. Sigh....
I think I have #1 solved. by buying these stamps:
They have a nice curved handle top on them which my kinders like a lot better than the flat ones. However, the cases are almost exactly the same and I'm dreading the day the lids break off.
So my question is: Does anyone have a better way to store these stamps???? I would really really really love to hear if you have a solution! If I had a million dollars for your awesome thoughts I would gladly pay it but I don't get paid for another 13 days (teacher pay humor).
This post might have been a little dramatic. If you read all the way to the end....bless you. I tend to ramble when I'm tired.