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Your kids are buzzing bundles of energy, ever eager for new experiences and new challenges. And one of your toughest jobs as a parent is finding ways to channel kids' energies that promote healthy development while keeping them entertained. Good news, your job just got a little easier.
Great for car trips, rainy days, and even power outages, the Great Big Book of Children's Games is a treasury of games and activities for all occasions, every setting and every mood. You'll find indoor games and outdoor games, party games and solo games, sidewalk games, beach games, ball games and water games. There are games that stimulate young minds and those that promote physical development. You'll find skill-building games and games designed to sharpen individual faculties, card games and word games, and an abundance of pencil-and-paper games. And to help you do your part to keep our highways safe (and your sanity intact), there's an entire section devoted to games to be played while on the road.
Fair weather or foul, the Great Big Book of Children's Games helps you keep the peace and banish bad moods with:
Debra Wise is a writer specializing in women's and children's topics, and has written for the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and GQ.
Sandy Forrest has designed and illustrated over 40 books and won a Parent's Choice Award for Illustration.
Debra Wise is a freelance writer specializing in women's and children's topics. She has written for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and GQ and also for the New York Times Style section.
Sandy Forrest has designed and illustrated more than 40 books and won a Parent's Choice Award for Illustration.
This is a great book for teachers and parents.
The Great Big Book of Children's Games is full of fun games of all sorts: Ball Games, Water Games, Chase Games, Card Games, and so on.
The games in the book are a wonderful way to teach children language and social skills and to begin developing "executive function".
My daughter loves this book. She has bookmarked her favorites. There are games for the indoors and outdoors. We take it on camping trips too.Published 8 months ago by Dedicated Dad
This book is awesome! I'm soooo glad they have it in soft back. I use to be a P.E. teacher and this book was sooo helpful with game ideas. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Megan Tolosa
I got this book when I was having my 11 year old niece and her friend over for a few days in the summer. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. McLaughlin
I was amazed at the scope of games in this book. All the games I remembered ( and many that I forgot) that I played when I was a youngster are described in this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Carilyn Alarid
It is OK book, but it has WAY TOO MANY games for different kinds of kids and number of players. Like, if I simply need to entertine my 2 grandsons, I have to go though whole book... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lana K.
This is a great book for teachers and parents. It has many ideas for what to do from in the classroom to the backyard, as well as, travel.Published 22 months ago by Regis Holme
Simple, easy to understand instructions for all sorts of games. Most require little or no money and have kept my child and her friends busy on many a rainy day.Published 22 months ago by K. Henson