For many children, learning is enhanced when they can make something that helps them understand or reinforce concepts and facts. In addition to educational value, activities that are fun, easy to do, and which don't require extensive or exotic supplies are undoubtedly the most attractive. For really young kids, DK has published Making Things and Growing Things both by Dawn Sirett and Lara Tankel. Toddlers meet Dib, Dab, and Dob who introduce them to spoon puppets, pasta jewelry, pop-pop pets, raising bean sprouts, and growing and arranging flowers. Also in the "Play and Learn" series are Printing Things and Sticking Things.