The Everything Toddler Activities Book: Games And Projects That Entertain And Educate

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Everything Books, Jun 5, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Keeping toddlers happy and stimulated at the same time isn't easy - as any parent can tell you. But in The Everything Toddler Activities Book, parents find hundreds of exercises that keep youngsters smiling even as they advance their mental and physical growth. Designed to challenge their minds as well as their bodies, these activities include active play, art, and movement exploration as well as memory and discovery games, crafts, and nursery songs.

Includes age-appropriate activities for:Going to the playground, park, and beachBuilding social and emotional skillsTraveling by car or planePracticing movement and danceCelebrating seasons and holidaysPacked with a variety of creative games to speed their cognitive, physiological, and emotional maturity, The Everything Toddler Activities Book is the perfect tool for parents looking for fun ways to stimulate their child's development.

 

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Contents

Activities Throughout the Day 11 BathTime Activities 12 Calming and RestTime Activities 14 Mealtime
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What to Do on a Rainy Day Z7 Shake Out Your Sillies 28 When Bad Weather Threatens 30 A Day at
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Away from Home 43 AirTravel Activities 44 CarTravel Activities 46 In the Hospital 47
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Art and Exploration
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Painting 63 Sculpting 67 Making Collages 70 Other
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Playdough and Clay 84 Bubbles 86 Miscellaneous Materials
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Action Plays 97 Exercise Activities 100 Creative
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Pretend Themes 112 Props for Pretend Play 114 Dolls 117 Block
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Skills and Readiness 158 Using Books 161 Storytelling 163 Verbal
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Exploring Themes
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Dinosaurs 198 The Ocean 199 Birds 201 Pond Life
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Colors 210 Numbers 213 Letters 216 Time
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Let It Snow 231 Arctic Animals and Hibernation 234 Springtime
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Passover and Purim 251 Easter 252 Fourth of July 254
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Theme Parties 264 Birthday Parties for TwoYearOlds 266 Birthday
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Recommended Resources
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Games for Two 135 Paper Games 137 Create Your Own Game
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Outdoor Activities ISO Nature Crafts 153 Astronomy and Nighttime
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About the author (2006)

Joni Levine, MEd, a mother of a child with special needs, has been working with young children and their families as a daycare provider and consultant since 1981. She writes articles for both parents and child care professionals on www.childcarelounge.com. Levine is also the author of The Everything Toddler Activities Book, 2nd Edition and The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums. She resides in Dormont, PA.

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