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.
The Children's Busy Book: 365 Creative Learning Games and Activities to Keep Your 6- to 10-Year-Old Busyby Trish Kuffner
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for six- to ten-year-olds using things found around the home.
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year. The Children's Busy Book is from the line of all-time #1 selling line of Busy Books.
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for six- to ten-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to: ?? Prevent boredom during bad weather with games, kitchen activities, and arts-and-crafts projects. ?? Stimulate a child’s natural curiosity with entertaining math, reading, writing, science, geography, and fine-arts activities. ?? Encourage a child’s physical growth with fun outdoor activities. ?? Foster a child’s emotional growth with fun family-centered and social activities. ?? Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects. ?? Keep children occupied during long car trips. The Children’s Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching school-age children.
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The author is not trying to reinvent the wheel; she does want to help you make the most of your child’s free time. Contents of this book are designed to stimulate creativity, social skills, imagination and thinking skills. They can be used after school, during the summer, or on a weekend. The ages six to ten are recommended but not arbitrary as younger children as well as adults might also enjoy them. They are not gender specific; the categories are generalized with much overlapping. Let’s look at some of the chapter headings: rainy days, indoor Olympics, fun outdoors, my family and me, arts and crafts, and holiday fun. Under these headings the reader will find some traditional games like jump rope and hopscotch, marbles and card games. There are some great recipes in the kids in the kitchen section like oatmeal pancakes and Teriyaki chicken. In the math area there are activities like naming that coin and calendar games. Budding scientists learn how to make rock candy crystals fossils, and invisible ink. For a family project children might want to research a family tree, create a scrapbook or set up a “praise box.” In the Appendix, Kuffner lists more suggestions for reading, resources for parents, and an index of supplies needed to complete or create the projects. This book leaves nothing to be desired. Everything needed is clearly delineated and indexed. The guide is a valuable resource to be placed on the shelves of parents, camp counselors, librarians and teachers. Just the thing to reach for as soon as an adult hears a child say, “I’m bored.”