Friday, May 7, 2010

Everyday Activities for Young Children

There are just some days when I'm not as prepared as I need to be and my toddlers need a structured activity and I just can't think of any off the top of my head. Angie, from Many Little Blessings and The Homeschool Classroom has come up with a solution to my can't-think-of-any-ideas problem---a new e-book that is full of easy to implement activities to do with your kids.

Angie shares one of her goals of this new book:

"I hope that you have fun with your child as you work through some of the activities in this book. I also hope that looking at some common household items in a new way will lead you to come up with your own ideas for activities to try with your child."

Finding Educational Activities in the Most Unexpected Places has over 200 activity ideas that use common household objects. Though most of the activities I had heard of before, it was nice to have a huge reference list on hand. While reading this book I kept thinking, "Oh, I forgot about that activity! 1yr. old DD would love this one, 3yr. old DD could do this one... " and so forth.

Some of the topics are:
  • Balloons
  • Balls
  • Blankets
  • Blocks
  • Books
  • Boxes
  • Bubbles
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Cotton Balls
  • Dishpan (Plastic Wash Tubs)
  • Egg Cartons
  • Fabric
  • Just You! (No Props Needed)
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lids
  • Painting
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Poker Chips
  • Sponges
  • Miscellaneous Ideas

I think this book would be a wonderful resource for parents of toddlers/preschoolers or anyone who works with young children. It is written in an easy-to-follow manner and the activities use things you probably already have in your home. I plan to use it as a reference idea book when planning workbox activities for my 1 1/2 yr. old and 3 yr. old.

This 58 page eBook is available for immediate download for just $7.50. But Angie has allowed me to share a special discount for 20% off: Spell20 (good until May 31 2010)

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book for review purposes only. Opinions are mine. You can find my full disclosure policy: Disclosure Terms

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