Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities To Occupy 2-6 Yr Olds

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Meadowbrook, Oct 1, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 406 pages
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365 FUN, CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TO STIMULATE YOUR PRESCHOOLER EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for three- to six-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to:
  • Save money by making your own paints, playdough, craft clays, glue, paste, and other arts and crafts supplies.
  • Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects.
  • Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with fun reading, math, and science activities.
  • Encourage a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for music, dance, drama, and outdoor play.
  • Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities.
  • Keep children occupied during long trips or cross-town errands.

The Preschooler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching preschool-age children.

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User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

This is a fabulous list of fun, educational, easy, and inexpensive activities. I've tried several with Jonas and we've had a great time. One of her many great ideas is to keep a "Crazy Can" with ... Read full review

Contents

Help I Have a Preschooler
1
But Theres Nothing to Do
3
Planning Your Activities
7
Stocking Your Craft Cupboard
9
What about Television?
11
A Word of Encouragement
13
Weekly Activity Planner
14
Rainy Day Play
17
Cutting and Pasting
219
Crafts and Other Fun Things to Make
233
Birthdays and Holidays
263
Birthday Celebrations
264
New Years Day
270
Valentines Day
272
St Patricks Day
278
Easter
281

Kids in the Kitchen
55
Outdoor Adventures
87
Out and About
103
Reading Writing Rithmetic and More
111
Reading Readiness
112
Mathematics
125
Geography
135
Basic Botany
144
Music Dance and Drama
149
Music and Rhythm
150
Movement and Dance
156
Dramatic Play
160
Arts and Crafts
169
Drawing
172
Painting
183
Printmaking
199
Sculpting
210
PapierMache
215
Fourth of July
295
Halloween
298
Thanksgiving
303
Christmas
308
Hanukkah
332
Kwanzaa
339
Appendices
349
Fingerpaint
353
Playdough
354
Clay
358
Glue and Paste
362
Other Craft Recipes
364
Crazy Can Activities
366
Gifts for Kids to Make and Give
368
Best Books for Young Children
370
Resources
374
Index
378
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About the author (1998)

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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