Unplugged Play was a great resource for me as a new mom. I needed something quick and simple to fill time when my son was restless and I didn't want to turn on the TV. Many of the games and ideas are not new but I needed something to remind me of all the simple things you can do to entertain a young child. The book is divided into age groups so you can easily find something age-appropriate for your child. Most of the supplies are things I have around the house. I have also used this book to plan my son's first two birthday parties. It is a great resource. Thanks.
This was a life saver! Although we don't shy away from TV or iPad [there are excellent educational programs and games out there], every now and then, it was time to shut it all off and have family fun, or teach my children to have fun WITHOUT all these gadgets and gizmos. It brought back quality time!
This book has more ideas for more ages than any book that I have seen. Playing "Unplugged" is so much better for children. It stretches the mind, a child's imagination, problem solving and working with others. Excellent! I gave it to everybody.
Our TV recienly broke, and we are moving so decided to wait to purchase another. My kids entertainment thus far was to torment the dog...so, to keep our favorite boxer happy, I ordered this. Games are fun! We love to play some of these. We are not missing our TV! (except on Monday, when Castle comes on, but that is for me...haha)
With so much technology out there these days, parents forget how to play with their children. It's so important for children to play and learn with all their senses. This book is a must for every parent, especially those of a toddler.
I absolutely love love love this book. I am not a creative mom and I hate my kids vegging out in front of a video game or DVD. This book has such great ideas for engaging your kids in activities that are hands on. I have three kids (1, 3, 6) and this book has activites that are applicable to each of them. I highly recommend this book to any mother that is looking for some great activites for their kids that don't involve a controller!
This book is divided into section based on age to insure an age appropriate activity, song or game. This is my go to for ideas for the " mom, I'm bored". The only thing I thought that could have been added was things to do for older than 7 years old.