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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671316338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671316334
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fabulous resource! -- Early Childhood News, October 1999

For little hands that are eager for action, "The Preschooler's Busy Book" has multitude of answers. "The Busy Book" will offer hours of entertaining activities for parents and their children. As the years go by and the book becomes worn, no doubt many of the activities will have provided a wealth of fond memories. -- Capital Parent, March 1999

Parents, preschool teachers, and caregivers would all find this book a ready resource for each day of the year. -- BookPage, January 1, 1999

This book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humourous and insightful quotes on life with young children. -- Boise Family, May 1999

About 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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Trish Kuffner lives with her husband and five children just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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I like this book quite a bit.
year_of_the_mama
I borrowed this book from the library, and now I'm going to buy my own copy!
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It has A LOT of great ideas to keep your preschooler busy.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

146 of 150 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 4, 2003
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I have gotten a lot of use out of the author's book for toddlers, and feared this book might contain too much overlap, but I figured it was worth a few dollars to find out and I was pleasantly surprised. This edition dives into math, reading readiness and more challenging crafts. Kudos to the author, who could have been lazy but wasn't!
The book is nicely organized and the author writes with humor and affection. A chapter of introduction helps you plan, supply and mentally prepare for those long days when you are running out of ideas, and subsequent chapters organized projects into the following sections: Rainy Day Play; Kids in the Kitchen; Outdoor Adventures; Out and About; Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic and More; Music, Dance and Drama; Arts and Crafts; and Birthdays and Holidays. Most activities are simple to set up, generally using two to four common household items. Appendices list recipes for basic paints, doughs, glues and clay; activities for a Crazy Can (a random drawing setup implementing activities that aren't messy and need little supervision); gifts children can make; best books for young children; and resources. The index lists projects (but not materials, which would be helpful in later editions).
The book subtitle, 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 3- to 6-Year-Old Busy, says it all. I found quite a few good ideas in this well-organized, friendly guide.
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100 of 102 people found the following review helpful By busy mom on October 21, 2004
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I am a working mother with an active, highly imaginative 3 1/2 year old. I used to be a teacher and always prided myself on being able to come up with great lesson plans. But with the fast-paced, frantic lifestyle of a working mother trying to succeed at 3 and four full time jobs (career, mother, wife, housekeeper), I have temporarily lost that creative spark.

I was shocked at myself when I realized I had fallen into the easy TV trap and was encouraging my daughter to watch TV so I'd have some time to take care of all of my things. I knew that something else had to be done, but I couldnt' come up with any great ideas on a spur of the moment, and I didn't have time to sit and figure out activities. This book was an exciting discovery. I have expanded the book's idea of a "crazy can" and developed several categories-including activities she can do by herself while I'm making dinner, paying bills, etc, and do-togethers for quality time together. Everything is already planned out for me, so we can use the time we have on the activities, not planning and wondering what is age-appropriate.

They are simple, engaging, creative, and quick enough that they don't over extend short attention spans. Most of the materials are already on hand. And, they are "Mom-tested". The first time I read this book my daugther was asleep and I wanted to wake her up just to do them because I knew how excited she would be. She loves the activities as much as I expected and I am able to decrease her TV time, and increase her mind, and our time together.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By The Travelin' Hrncirs on October 10, 2005
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I ordered the two books together and they are highly recommended. Ms. Kuffner doesn't repeat (much) in the books so it's worth it to have both. My 3 year old and his 11 year old sister love the activities in this book as well as many adults who have played with us.

I have been using both books to put together a homeschool preschool program for my 2 sons, and they're great for that.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By D. Lane on September 27, 2005
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I get a TON of ideas from Preschooler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner. I'm a home daycare provider and I'm always looking for ideas to do with my daycare kids. I don't know what I would do with out this book. It'a MUST have for home daycare providers and parents of small kids
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Oregon Farm Mama on November 25, 2013
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I own three of the books in this series, and I have honestly tried really hard to make them useful for our family. I have a four year-old and a one year-old, and I am a stay-at-home mom planning to homeschool. I thought that these books would really help me fill our days with fun, but I have only implemented a few of the activities. I look through the books regularly but find that the activities require quite a lot of prep work for how much "fun" is had by the children -- I don't immediately have the supplies and preparing them takes time too. When I have tried things out, the kids are interested for a few minutes, and then they're done. Many of the activities are just too narrow in their focus to sustain my children for long. Or not child-led enough. I'm not sure. It just doesn't click for us.

For parents of young children looking to enrich their lives, I would instead recommend reading "Heaven on Earth" by Sharifa Oppenheimer. She talks a lot about young child development and what kind of open-ended activities are really healthy and joyful for these little ones — things like having a sand area or wooden blocks or water play. I know these things may seem too obvious on the surface, but WOW they have been powerfully fun for our family! The kids aren't just "occupied," they are truly engaged with this type of imaginative, open-ended sensory play.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on January 20, 2002
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Before I had a child I felt that I was a pretty creative person, but I soon realized that I had run out of ideas. It was difficult to figure out projects that my toddler, now preschooler could do and that we could do together. We only recently purchased this book and have done several of the projects. The projects are inexpensive and the things you will need are easy to find. My son and I have enjoyed what we have done so far and look forward to doing many more of the projects listed in the book. The projects are grouped in such categories as "Rainy Day Play", "Outdoor adventures", "Music, Dance and Drama", "Arts and Crafts"... so things to do are easy to find. We love it.
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