The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick [NOOK Book]

Overview

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book ...

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The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick

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Overview

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781011140
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    I loved browsing through this book with my kids! It spurred them

    I loved browsing through this book with my kids! It spurred them on to so many ideas. It is a bit colder outside now, but once we get some warm days again I want to take an afternoon outside and create some of the projects we found. I know my 10 year old wants to make a fort. We have a small section of woods so sticks shouldn't be hard to come by. I love the idea of making a mini village with sticks, and using little figures to run through it. I remember seeing something like that at a museum once and it was so creative!!

    This is a beautiful book, rich in imagination and ideas!!

    I received a copy of it in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Great Christmas Stocking Stuffer for grandchildren!

    No review, just think this would be a great stocking-stuffer for grandchildren!

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