365 Days of Creative Play

365 Days of Creative Play

by Sheila Ellison, Judith Gray
     
 

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"Projects that you can do with your kids, and even better, activities they can do by themselves."-Family Circle

"Now there is a solution to every day of the year."-Parenting

This amazing resource of fun and thoughtful activities for kids ages two years and up will help encourage their creativity and learning through play. Using only safe, simple

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"Projects that you can do with your kids, and even better, activities they can do by themselves."-Family Circle

"Now there is a solution to every day of the year."-Parenting

This amazing resource of fun and thoughtful activities for kids ages two years and up will help encourage their creativity and learning through play. Using only safe, simple household supplies, 365 Days of Creative Play is great for parents, grandparents and childcare providers. Illustrated by children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517219386
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/20/2001
Edition description:
3 ED
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.05(d)

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Magic Wand Materials:
long stick or dowel; fabric scraps or crepe paper; sequins; gift bow; glue

Directions:
Help your child make a magic wand which he or she can use to make spells, make people disappear and make wishes come true. Wrap the stick in strips of colorful fabric or crepe paper. Glue on some sequins. Attach a gift bow or streamers to the top. Glue more sequins on the top piece. Let it dry. Now the wand is ready for its magical use.

Backwards Day Directions:
Today you are going to turn your child's day around! Everything that happens at the start of the day, will take place in the evening, and vice versa. Begin the day with a bedtime story and a bath, take the afternoon nap in the morning and have breakfast at night. Think of other things that you could do in keeping with a "backwards" day. Do not forget to let your child know what's going on and ask him or her for ideas.

Who Remembers?
Materials:
Photos of a family trip, a birthday party or a visit to the zoo

Directions:
In this activity, your child is encouraged to remember as much as possible about an important event in his or her life, preferably in the right sequence. the photos are for jogging the memory. Give plenty of hints to help the story along and paraphrase from time to time to keep the sequence on track.

Meet the Author

Sheila Ellison has a BA degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and is the creator and author of the very popular and successful "365" series. The mother of four children, she has recently completed national media tours presenting her ideas on successful parenting along with new products that make life with children easier.

Dr. Judith Gray is internationally known as an author, teacher, leader in dance research and speaker on future trends in education and dance. A former Executive Director of the Girl's Club of
Tucson, Dr. Gray has been an educator at both the high school and university level.

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