This blog is here for you to find fun learning activities to do with your children. We share great ideas we find and love on the Internet, as well as ideas we come up with on our own! We also like to share resources we find helpful.

To find ideas for your child, click on the age range blog label or on the theme/topic you are looking for (on the left side of the page). In each post, we try to list optimal age ranges for the activity, but you must judge for yourself if it is appropriate for your child. When you try an activity out, please comment and let us (and everyone else) know how your child liked it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Preschooler's Busy Book

I have reviewed this book on one of my other blogs before, so if you follow both, sorry for the repeat. The The Preschooler's Busy Book,by Trish Kuffner, is a wonderful book full of fun ideas to do with your preschool age children.

The Preschooler's Busy Book also has 365 learning games and activities. It is for the age range 3-6 years old. Here is a list of the activities found in this book:

  • Tips for planning activities
  • Rainy Day Activities
  • Kids in the Kitchen: This chapter has a lot of recipes that are easy to make with kids.
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Out and About: This chapter has good ideas for things to do while driving in the car. I think this is great because you can do things that developmentally help your child rather than just turning the DVD player on.
  • Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic, and More: This chapter has reading readiness, math, geography, and basic botany.
  • Music, Dance, and Drama: This chapter has ideas for music and rhythm, movement and dance, and dramatic play.
  • Arts and Crafts: including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, paper-mache, and crafts
  • Birthdays and Holidays
  • Recipes: Recipes for paint, finger paint, playdough, clay, glue, paste, and more.
  • Gifts: Gifts ideas your preschooler can make
  • Books: Good books for children in this age range
I really like this book. It is so inexpensive and has so many ideas. The activities are easy to do and inexpensive to implement (most are free).

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