The Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Fun, Creative, Screen-Free Learning Games and Activities to Stimulate Your 3- to 6-Year-Old Every Day of the Year

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Hachette Books, 1. 10. 1998 - Počet stran: 408
The Preschooler's Busy Book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for three- to six-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to:
  • Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies
  • Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like newspaper golf, magnet magic, the listening game, red light/green light, and hand puppets
  • Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, popsicles, homemade peanut butter, a happy-face sandwich, alphabet cookies, animal pancakes, finger Jell-O, popcorn ball creatures, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world
  • Teach your child practical skills like setting the table, putting away the silverware, sorting socks, sewing practice, and carpentry (hammering golf tees into Styrofoam, with a toy hammer)
  • Introduce your child to numbers and counting with activities like "One-Two, Buckle My Shoe," telling time, coin and stamp collecting, sorting a mixed-up deck of cards by numbers and learning how to find today's date on a calendar
  • Prepare your child for reading by working on an alphabet puzzle, making alphabet cookies, making an alphabet book, and connecting the dots in alphabetical order to make a picture
  • Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a pie-plate tambourine, keeping the rhythm to a song on the radio with homemade rhythm blocks or shakers, or make music with musical glasses (filled with different amounts of water)
  • Get your child moving with dances like "Hokey Pokey," "Skip to My Lou," "Ring Around the Rosie," and "London Bridge"
  • Encourage your child to enjoy quiet activities like reading wordless picture books, working on puzzles, and watching clouds--and then drawing them
  • Introduce children to nature with a variety of outdoor adventures from nature walks and picnics to backyard camping, bird feeding, mud painting and making waxed leaves
  • Start children growing things by planting apple seeds, avocado seeds or garlic cloves; or learning how to grow carrots, beets or sweet potatoes by putting cuttings into water
  • Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter and Passover
  • Keep children occupied on car trips by playing "I See A-B-C" or reciting "30 Days Hath September"

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This is a fabulous list of fun, educational, easy, and inexpensive activities. I've tried several with Jonas and we've had a great time. One of her many great ideas is to keep a "Crazy Can" with ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

Help I Have a Preschooler
1
But Theres Nothing to Do
3
Planning Your Activities
7
Stocking Your Craft Cupboard
9
What about Television?
11
A Word of Encouragement
13
Weekly Activity Planner
14
Rainy Day Play
17
Cutting and Pasting
219
Crafts and Other Fun Things to Make
233
Birthdays and Holidays
263
Birthday Celebrations
264
New Years Day
270
Valentines Day
272
St Patricks Day
278
Easter
281

Kids in the Kitchen
55
Outdoor Adventures
87
Out and About
103
Reading Writing Rithmetic and More
111
Reading Readiness
112
Mathematics
125
Geography
135
Basic Botany
144
Music Dance and Drama
149
Music and Rhythm
150
Movement and Dance
156
Dramatic Play
160
Arts and Crafts
169
Drawing
172
Painting
183
Printmaking
199
Sculpting
210
PapierMache
215
Fourth of July
295
Halloween
298
Thanksgiving
303
Christmas
308
Hanukkah
332
Kwanzaa
339
Appendices
349
Fingerpaint
353
Playdough
354
Clay
358
Glue and Paste
362
Other Craft Recipes
364
Crazy Can Activities
366
Gifts for Kids to Make and Give
368
Best Books for Young Children
370
Resources
374
Index
378
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O autorovi (1998)

Trish Kuffner lives with her husband and five children just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the author of The Toddler's Busy Book, The Preschooler's Busy Book, The Arts & Crafts Busy Book, and The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book.

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