101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest Funnest Ever

Author: Holly Homer
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781624140648
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Easy, Creative and Fun Things to Keep Your Children Entertained and Happy Never again will you hear the all-too-common call of, "I'm bored!" with this kid-pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old, there are hundreds of fun, educational and engaging things to do in this book. When they ask to watch television, you'll have the perfect solution. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time-tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for the whole day, every day. Holly Homer and Rachel Miller are the women behind the wildly popular site KidsActivitiesBlog.com, which gets more than 2 million hits a month and has more than 71,000 fans on Facebook and 100,000 followers on Pinterest. One-of-a-kind activities--never before seen on the blog--range from making edible play dough and homemade sidewalk chalk to playing shoebox pinball and creating a balance beam obstacle course. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, this book will provide hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family.This parenting life raft is also the perfect way to make sure caregivers are spending quality-time with your little ones.

The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments

Author: Holly Homer
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781624141355
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Perform Mind-Blowing Science Experiments at Home! You’ll have the time of your life conducting these incredible, wacky and fun experiments with your parents, teachers, babysitters and other adults. You’ll investigate, answer your questions and expand your knowledge using everyday household items. The Quirky Mommas from the wildly popular Kids Activities Blog and authors of the bestselling 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! have done it again with this book of ridiculously amazing, simple science experiments. You can do things both indoors and outdoors. The handy mess meter, preparation times and notes on the level of supervision will keep your parents happy, and you safe. Experimenting is really fun, and you will have a blast being a scientist! You will be so entertained, you might not notice you’re also learning important things about the world around you. Some experiments to master: - Balloon-Powered Car - Burst Soap Clou - CD Hovercraft - Creeping Ink - Bendy Bones - Electromagnet - Paper Helicopters - Unbreakable Bubbles Now put on your lab coat and let’s get experimenting!

150 Screen Free Activities for Kids

Author: Asia Citro
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440576157
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides over one hundred fun and creative activities for children that take them away from screens and gadgets, including making "slime," crafting paints, and designing toys.

Red Ted Art

Author: Maggy Woodley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780224095556
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Handicraft for children

From stone people to fabric maché bowls, more than 60 easy, fun craft projects for kids and parents of all ages Using recycled and inexpensive materials, this book offers utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, toilet paper roll marionettes, egg carton fairy lights, stick men, shell crabs, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. The end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts. With a funky, modern design and vibrant photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.

100 Fun Easy Learning Games for Kids

Author: Amanda Boyarshinov
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781624141973
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn While You Play With These Fun, Creative Activities & Games From two experienced educators and moms, 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids prepares your children to thrive in school and life the fun way by using guided play at home to teach important learning topics—reading, writing, math, science, art, music and global studies. Turn off the TV and beat boredom blues with these clever activities that are quick and easy to set up with common household materials. The huge variety of activities means you can choose from high-energy group games full of laughter and delight, or quiet activities that kids can complete on their own. All activities highlight the skill they teach, and some are marked with a symbol whether they are good for on-the-go learning or if they incorporate movement for kids to get their wiggles out. In Zip-Line Letters, children learn letter sounds as the letters zoom across the room. In Parachute Subtraction, place foam balls in a parachute, then kids shake the parachute and practice subtraction as they count how many balls fall off. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re gaining important skills! The activities are easy to adapt for all ages and skill levels. 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids is the solution for parents—as well as teachers, caregivers or relatives—to help kids realize how fun learning can be and develop what they’ll need to do well wherever life takes them.

Project Kid

Author: Amanda Kingloff
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579656133
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY, ProjectKid is everything you could want in a craft book: 100(!) stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photographs; tips for the novice crafter; easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look. What really sets these projects apart are the unexpected, ingenious ways Kingloff uses everyday objects and materials. (Did you ever think a body-wash bottle would make a perfect rocket ship?) And these are projects for things kids want to make—and keep—from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewelry, and more. Also included in the book are basic crafting lessons (such as pom-pom making and weaving) to help children of all ages build a DIY arsenal, a handy guide to must-have tools and materials, and a source directory.

Babysitter s Business Kit

Author: Harriet Brown
Publisher: Amer Girl
ISBN: 1593691866
Release Date: 2007-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Girls can learn to be the best sitter on the block with this kit that includes helpful information on how to care for kids, please parents, and make smart business decisions. It contains business cards, a client address book, a game pad, reward stickers, parent checklists, and a copy of "The Babysitter's Handbook." Consumable.

The Sand Bucket List

Author: David Hoffman
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762442614
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes hundreds of things that parents can do with their children, including building a fort in the dining room, making a lemonade stand, planning an all-chocolate dinner, and turning the home into a haunted house.

Power of Reading

Author: Frank Furedi
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1472914775
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre: History

Eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and the choice of reading material endow individuals with an identity that possesses great symbolic significance. In ancient Rome, Cicero was busy drawing up a hierarchy of different types of readers. Since that time, people have been divided into a variety of categories--literates and illiterates, intensive and extensive readers, or vulgo and discreet readers. In the 19th century, accomplished readers were praised as "men of letters," while their moral opposites were described as "unlettered." Today, distinctions are made between cultural and instrumental readers and scorn is directed toward the infamous "tabloid reader." Power of Reading explores the changing meanings attributed to the act of reading. Although it has a historical perspective, the book's focus is very much on the culture of reading that prevails in the 21st century. It is a fascinating insight into understanding the post-Gutenberg debates about literacy in a multimedia environment with such a strong emphasis on the absorption of information. Taking a cue from George Steiner, Furedi argues vigorously for the restoration of the art of reading--every bit as important as the art of writing.