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  1. Made to Play!

    Made to Play!

    Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations

    • by
    • Joel Henriques
    Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success… Read More

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  2. Playful Learning

    Playful Learning

    Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder

    • by
    • Mariah Bruehl
    Children are natural scientists, artists, mathematicians, authors, and scholars. From the time they are born they seek out information about the world around them in an effort to construct meaning and further their development. While children have an inherent drive to make sense of their reality, parents have a unique opportunity to harness their children’s curiosity and channel it into a love of learning. Playful learning is the magic… Read More

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  3. It's a Jungle Out There!

    It's a Jungle Out There!

    52 Nature Adventures for City Kids

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your… Read More

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  4. Rip the Page!

    Rip the Page!

    Adventures in Creative Writing

    • by
    • Karen Benke
    Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page! This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and letters of encouragement written directly… Read More

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  5. The Green Hour

    The Green Hour

    A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

    • by
    • Todd Christopher
    The National Wildlife Federation, on its website GreenHour.org, recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day—a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Whether in the backyard, the local park, or a green space farther afield, time spent outdoors is essential to the healthy development of young minds, bodies, and spirits. Todd Christopher, the creator of the GreenHour.org, has filled this book with… Read More

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  6. Handmade Home

    Handmade Home

    Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures

    • by
    • Amanda Blake Soule
    For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children. In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and… Read More

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  7. Let's Go Outside!

    Let's Go Outside!

    Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to… Read More

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  8. I Love Dirt!

    I Love Dirt!

    52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator,… Read More

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  9. The Creative Family

    The Creative Family

    How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

    • by
    • Amanda Blake Soule
    When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and… Read More

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  10. Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

    Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

    • by
    • Mark W. McGinnis
    Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Instead of populating these stories with people, they cast the animals of their immediate environment in the leading roles—which may have given the tales a universal appeal that helped them… Read More

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