The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Learning Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy

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The Toddler’s Busy Book is a must-read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers! This book contains over 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather; stimulate a child’s natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities; encourage a child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth; celebrate holidays and ...

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The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Learning Games and Activitied to Keep Your 11/2-to 3 Year Old Busy

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Overview

The Toddler’s Busy Book is a must-read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers! This book contains over 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather; stimulate a child’s natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities; encourage a child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth; celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities; and keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or while running errands. The Toddler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight.

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"A godsend! It's packed with quick-and-easy activities that will keep your toddler creatively stimulated, entertained, and busy for hours." —Penny Warner, author of Baby Play & Learn
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671317744
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 508
  • Sales rank: 122,501
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.43 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    Toddlers Busy Book

    In the USA we generally refer to a child as being a "toddler" between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. However, my 5-year-old "preschooler" enjoys many of the activities in this book as well as his almost 2-year-old sister. I have learned that the best "gift" a parent can give a child is his/her undivided attention for a period of time. I have personally found that by spending one-on-one time with each of my children, even if only for 5-10 minutes one or two times a day, there is a positive change in the daily demeanor and degree of cooperation I get. They look forward to it. It's not that I can't think of things to do with my children, but on one of those really bad days (I'm sure you know what I mean), it's a big help to get some creative simple ideas to choose from at a glance. Also, this book comes in handy when a play-date becomes boring or unfriendly. When I am able to redirect the unhappy kids to the kitchen table for a "mommy supervised activity" from this book, the enthusiastic smiles almost always instantly return. When my daughter was born, and big brother's jealousy was on the rise, I used many ideas in this book for the much appreciated "mommy/big brother time" and "daddy/son time" without baby sister. I learned about the importance of one-on-one time with my children in "The Pocket Parent," my compassionate A-Z trouble-shooting guide that has saved my sanity many times. These two books have brought more peace to our family, more cooperation from our children, and more ways for us to enjoy one another. Also recommended:

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2006

    A reviewer

    Trish Kuffner's, The Toddler's Busy Book was exactly what I was looking for. She breaks the book up into activities for indoors, outdoors, etc. The ideas are very easy to follow, the supplies are fairly simple. Many items we had laying around the house. As a stay at home mom, I was getting bored with just playdough and crayons. This book is easy to flip through and find a new, short activity to do. There is not much prep work needed for each activity. As a former teacher, I found the activities to be developmentally appropriate for 1 1/2 -3 year olds.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Just downloaded and not excited

    Seriously annoyed by the silly suggestions. Nothing in here has excited me and the TWO that has were not a hit with my kid. Stay at home mom annoyed

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2009

    The Toddler's Busy Book

    I gave this to my daughter who has two children 15 months apart. She called and said that it was wonderful because she was able to come up with games and things to do that stimulated their attention using items she had around the house. She said it was a definite "must buy"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2002

    Toddlers Busy Book

    In the USA we generally refer to a child as being a ¿toddler¿ between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. However, my 5-year-old ¿preschooler¿ enjoys many of the activities in this book as well as his almost 2-year-old sister. I have learned that the best ¿gift¿ a parent can give a child is his/her undivided attention for a period of time. I have personally found that by spending one-on-one time with each of my children, even if only for 5-10 minutes one or two times a day, there is a positive change in the daily demeanor and degree of cooperation I get. They look forward to it. It's not that I can¿t think of things to do with my children, but on one of those really bad days (I¿m sure you know what I mean), it¿s a big help to get some creative simple ideas to choose from at a glance. Also, this book comes in handy when a play-date becomes boring or unfriendly. When I am able to redirect the unhappy kids to the kitchen table for a ¿mommy supervised activity¿ from this book, the enthusiastic smiles almost always instantly return. When my daughter was born, and big brother¿s jealousy was on the rise, I used many ideas in this book for the much appreciated ¿mommy/big brother time¿ and ¿daddy/son time¿ without baby sister. I learned about the importance of one-on-one time with my children in ¿The Pocket Parent,¿ my compassionate A-Z trouble-shooting guide that has saved my sanity many times. These two books have brought more peace to our family, more cooperation from our children, and more ways for us to enjoy one another.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Cant delete

    Waste of time an money....annoyed mommy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Nothing special

    I have seen many activity books but this one offers nothing new or unique. Nothing I couldn't think of myself.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    im+only+11

    is+this+good+for+babysitting%3Fi+havent+read+it.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++thanks+for+any+answers

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Great for home or use as a Toddler Teacher

    I used this book for an internship I was doing in a Toddler room. It's size made it easy to have handy for reference. There are many good activities to try, and the ones I used worked great.I highly recommend this book for anyone who as daily interactions with Toddlers, whether in groups or individually.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2008

    A reviewer

    I got this book as well as The Preschooler Busy Book and it is amazing i made little jars for the girls to paint and typed out each activity and put it in its appropriate jar such as rainy day play etc and each day we pick out an activity. And all the items we already have YEAH!!

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