The 2,000 Best Games and Activities: Using Play to Teach Curiousity, Self-Control, Kindness and Other Essential Life Skills

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005 - Games - 344 pages
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?Want your kid to be the next Einstein, Olympic gold medalist or CEO? Maybe you?re just looking for some great playtime ideas, with a little creativity and brain building thrown in? This fun, easy guide contains 2,000 games and activities that will help your babies,
toddlers and children reach their full potential-
through play.
The 2,000 Best Games and Activities will keep your kids laughing while learning seven essential life skills:
--Communication
--Curiosity
--Decision making
--Kindness
--Playfulness
--Self-control
--Self-esteem
?Including activities that mostly take five to ten minutes and use ordinary household items, this book is essential for parents or caregivers of children from babyhood to eight years old. More than a recipe book for dazzling children or filling their time, this is a guide to how to use play,
the most natural of childhood activities, as a teaching tool.
 

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Contents

THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME 1
ix
How TO USE THIS BOOK 9
xvii
COMMUNICATION 21
xxix
CONCENTRATION
59
DECISION MAKING 157
92
KINDNESS
197
PHYSICAL ABILITY
231
PLAYFULNESS
279
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 344
274
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Susan Kettman has 20 years of experience teaching, directing and coordinating curriculum and child care in educational settings; doing regional child-care planning for local governments; and teaching preschool parents and teachers in community colleges. She is the author of two family/parenting books: Family-Friendly Childcare and The 12 Rules of Grandparenting. She lives near San Francisco, California.

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