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365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do with Your Child (365 Activities) Paperback – March 1, 1996
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There are more than a handful of obvious choices, of course - #126, playing dress up; #229, paper, scissors, rock - but there are lasting treasures here, too - drawing an outline of your child's body on a large sheet of paper for later preservation; growing celery and carrots; drawing a silhouette of your child's head. There isn't enough room here for me to show it all.
The true joy of the book isn't in the ideas - after all, anyone could throw 365 ideas together on a couple of sheets of paper and hey presto! You've got a book...! What the Bennetts do is present the material with a warm humor (expertly offered with grin-cracking illustrations the kids will appreciate, too). This is a book for all ages - I bought mine in 1991, when my oldest was 4, and we still get great ideas from it.
Turn off the TV, pluck the youngsters from in front of it (I'm telling you, they'll still watch it even when it's turned off!) and bust open this book. Stand by for smiles!
365 activities to choose from which are grouped into 16 categories
Safety reminders are included to ensure safe play environments and to monitor potentially tricky materials
The authors explains the importance of quality tiem and quailty play
Few of the many activites includes:
Easy House of Cards
I've Got a List
What I liked about the book is that in the index, it seperates activies into specific categories
*Arts & Crafts *Recycled/Reused Household Materials
*Creativity *Group Play *Memory
*Fantasy Play *Indoor Play *Older Kids Play
*Food Stuff *Math & Numbers *Outdoor Play
*Tire'em Out *Toymaking *Your Time Only
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the book. The version I bought was the smaller, old school paperback size. I would have liked the larger size, but the content is goodPublished 18 months ago by Jaime W. Giraud
This idea of children doing without TV, and giving them creative and fun activities takes a little work on the part of parents, but it is the perfect idea. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Assoc For Natural Psych
I was wondering what my wife and kids could do this summer that wouldn't break the budget. Boy am I glad I found this book. Great customer service too. Thanks for the ideas!Published on June 17, 2008 by M. Hauser
My granddaughter is with me during part of the summer. When the books arrived, she was almost six.
We found some interesting things to do. Read more
This book is great for days when your board. You need almost nothing to to all the activities. We use it much more than our other craft books! You must by it!Published on December 2, 2005