Unplugged Play: No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun. [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the joy of smearing glue on paper to the screaming delight of a bubble-blowing relay, kids love to play. In fact, it's every kid's built-in tool for experiencing the world at large. A parent-friendly encyclopedia, UNPLUGGED PLAY ("A wonderful guide," says Daniel Goleman) offers hundreds and hundreds of battery-free, screen-free, chirp-and-beep-free games and fun variations that stretch the imagination, spark creativity, building strong bodies, and forge deep friendships...and keep kids busy at the table ...
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Unplugged Play: No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun.

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Overview

From the joy of smearing glue on paper to the screaming delight of a bubble-blowing relay, kids love to play. In fact, it's every kid's built-in tool for experiencing the world at large. A parent-friendly encyclopedia, UNPLUGGED PLAY ("A wonderful guide," says Daniel Goleman) offers hundreds and hundreds of battery-free, screen-free, chirp-and-beep-free games and fun variations that stretch the imagination, spark creativity, building strong bodies, and forge deep friendships...and keep kids busy at the table while mom or dad makes dinner.
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Editorial Reviews

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You could call them "couch taters": According to a recent study, approximately 90 percent of toddlers two years and younger regular watch television, DVDs, and/or videos. Other new research findings even more troubling: "The amount of television children watched when they were fourteen was positively linked with having attention problems later; not doing homework; being bored at school; dropping out and hating school." Many parents despair that they can never "unplug" their children. But help is here: Bobbi Connor's Unplugged Play Book provides 500-plus pages of electronics-free activities for kids. The creator/host of radio's Parent's Journal has selected more than 700 games and projects that cover every age group and every type: indoor; outdoor, crafts, music, cards, guessing, grouping, solitaire -- you name it. Family-friendly fun.
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Gr 4 Up- In this engaging and helpful book, Conner has compiled more than 710 games and activities sorted by age level. Good old-fashioned play and fun are the motto here with simple props from around the house or just an imagination. The book is separated into three major parts: "Toddler Play," "Preschool Play," and "Grade School Play." Each has a section on solo play, ideas for parent and child, playing with others, and birthday-party activities. Each chapter and section is loaded with ideas and suggestions for simple crafts. There is such a wealth of information in this book; older siblings and babysitters should have a ball using it.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761152729
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/18/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 1,226,615
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Bobbi Conner is the creator and host of the award-winning national radio program The Parent's Journal. She is also the author of Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting and the mother of three kids, now in college.
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Table of Contents

Preface: Play Matters: Why—and How—I Wrote This Book

Introduction: The Power of Play
• Dare to Unplug
• What’s Wrong with Electronic Play?
• How to Use this Book

Part 1: The Toddler Play (age 1 to 2)
• Solo Play
• Play Ideas for Parent and Child
• Playing with Others
• Birthday Party Play

Part 2: Preschool Play (age 3 to 5)
• Solo Play
• Play Ideas for Parent and Child
• Playing with Others
• Birthday Party Play and Large Group Games

Part 3: Grade School Play (age 6 to 10)
• Solo Play
• Play Ideas for Parent and Child
• Playing with Others
• Birthday Party Play and Large Group Games

Appendix 1: Family Game Night
• What Goes on at Family Game Night?

Appendix 2: The Well-Stocked Toy Cupboards
• The Toddler Toy Cupboard
• The Preschool Toy Cupboard
• The Grade School Toy Cupboard

Parent Planner

Index


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Silverleaf

    *Talks sarcastically.* Well glad im first to the imposter!

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    Posted April 12, 2013

    Dark to Luckyleaf

    Go read my post at the imposters contest...he will be afraid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    The real Luckyleaf to al

    The real luckyleaf(me)was the one who did the contest. The one impostering posted the winners here.

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    Posted April 12, 2013

    To the real lucky

    I know it was an imposter! I was testing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Great Ideas!

    As a Grandmother and found many things I had forgotten. Great ideas for entertaining kids the old fashioned way. Highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2011

    This was packed full of great ideas!

    If you're a mom like me, you're tired of replacing batteries in all these electronnic toys. I wanted some back-to-the-basics ideas for entertaining the kids without having to buy stock in Duracell! This book has them! It's organized by age so you know right where to look when one of your kids gives you the dreaded "I'm bored". These activities can get you involved in playing with your kids instead of them tuning out to some electrical gadget. Exploring play for toddlers, to fun games for the older kids. Outdoor and indoor games are noted. This is a bookshelf staple for any parents out there! Would also be great for daycare providers!

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