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The Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Fun, Creative, Screen-Free Learning Games and Activities to Stimulate Your 3- to 6-Year-Old Every Day of the Year

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The Preschooler's Busy 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, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to: Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold wea The Preschooler's Busy 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, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to: Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like newspaper golf, magnet magic, the listening game, red light/green light, and hand puppets Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, popsicles, homemade peanut butter, a happy-face sandwich, alphabet cookies, animal pancakes, finger Jell-O, popcorn ball creatures, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world Teach your child practical skills like setting the table, putting away the silverware, sorting socks, sewing practice, and carpentry (hammering golf tees into Styrofoam, with a toy hammer) Introduce your child to numbers and counting with activities like "One-Two, Buckle My Shoe," telling time, coin and stamp collecting, sorting a mixed-up deck of cards by numbers and learning how to find today's date on a calendar Prepare your child for reading by working on an alphabet puzzle, making alphabet cookies, making an alphabet book, and connecting the dots in alphabetical order to make a picture Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a pie-plate tambourine, keeping the rhythm to a song on the radio with homemade rhythm blocks or shakers, or make music with musical glasses (filled with different amounts of water) Get your child moving with dances like "Hokey Pokey," "Skip to My Lou," "Ring Around the Rosie," and "London Bridge" Encourage your child to enjoy quiet activities like reading wordless picture books, working on puzzles, and watching clouds -- and then drawing them Introduce children to nature with a variety of outdoor adventures from nature walks and picnics to backyard camping, bird feeding, mud painting and making waxed leaves Start children growing things by planting apple seeds, avocado seeds or garlic cloves; or learning how to grow carrots, beets or sweet potatoes by putting cuttings into water Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter and Passover Keep children occupied on car trips by playing "I See A-B-C" or reciting "30 Days Hath September"


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The Preschooler's Busy 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, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to: Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold wea The Preschooler's Busy 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, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to: Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like newspaper golf, magnet magic, the listening game, red light/green light, and hand puppets Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, popsicles, homemade peanut butter, a happy-face sandwich, alphabet cookies, animal pancakes, finger Jell-O, popcorn ball creatures, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world Teach your child practical skills like setting the table, putting away the silverware, sorting socks, sewing practice, and carpentry (hammering golf tees into Styrofoam, with a toy hammer) Introduce your child to numbers and counting with activities like "One-Two, Buckle My Shoe," telling time, coin and stamp collecting, sorting a mixed-up deck of cards by numbers and learning how to find today's date on a calendar Prepare your child for reading by working on an alphabet puzzle, making alphabet cookies, making an alphabet book, and connecting the dots in alphabetical order to make a picture Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a pie-plate tambourine, keeping the rhythm to a song on the radio with homemade rhythm blocks or shakers, or make music with musical glasses (filled with different amounts of water) Get your child moving with dances like "Hokey Pokey," "Skip to My Lou," "Ring Around the Rosie," and "London Bridge" Encourage your child to enjoy quiet activities like reading wordless picture books, working on puzzles, and watching clouds -- and then drawing them Introduce children to nature with a variety of outdoor adventures from nature walks and picnics to backyard camping, bird feeding, mud painting and making waxed leaves Start children growing things by planting apple seeds, avocado seeds or garlic cloves; or learning how to grow carrots, beets or sweet potatoes by putting cuttings into water Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter and Passover Keep children occupied on car trips by playing "I See A-B-C" or reciting "30 Days Hath September"

30 review for The Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Fun, Creative, Screen-Free Learning Games and Activities to Stimulate Your 3- to 6-Year-Old Every Day of the Year

  1. 5 out of 5

    Janey

    Love this book! I'm definitely the type who needs a list of ideas. I can't wait to try these activities with my son. It's a tad advanced for my 2yr old; truly for the 3+ age group, so I will soon buy the toddler activity book for 2-3 yr olds. I love the idea of the "crazy can" for times when I might be occupied with cleaning or cooking. I love the ideas in the intro and all the different craft recipes (playdough, paste, etc) at the end of the book. Great chapters: Kids in the Kitchen, Outdoor Fu Love this book! I'm definitely the type who needs a list of ideas. I can't wait to try these activities with my son. It's a tad advanced for my 2yr old; truly for the 3+ age group, so I will soon buy the toddler activity book for 2-3 yr olds. I love the idea of the "crazy can" for times when I might be occupied with cleaning or cooking. I love the ideas in the intro and all the different craft recipes (playdough, paste, etc) at the end of the book. Great chapters: Kids in the Kitchen, Outdoor Fun, Arts and Crafts, Birthdays & Holidays.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lynnea Taylor

    I've been exploring ways to get crafty with my kids and this book along with the Toddler's Busy Book has been indispensible for inspiring ideas. Though I would say you could get away with just picking up one. Especially if your kids are two or older, get the preschooler's one. In any case, we've been having loads of fun and are really looking forward to summer so we can try out a bunch of the outdoor activities too. I've been exploring ways to get crafty with my kids and this book along with the Toddler's Busy Book has been indispensible for inspiring ideas. Though I would say you could get away with just picking up one. Especially if your kids are two or older, get the preschooler's one. In any case, we've been having loads of fun and are really looking forward to summer so we can try out a bunch of the outdoor activities too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Archibald

    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 strips of paper that list easy activities that can occupy your preschooler during a crazy time like dinner prep. Your child can draw an activity out of the can and keep himself occupied while you're busy. 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 strips of paper that list easy activities that can occupy your preschooler during a crazy time like dinner prep. Your child can draw an activity out of the can and keep himself occupied while you're busy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Great resource for young parents! I love all the ideas. There are several different sections, including "Rainy Day Games," "Kids in the Kitchen," "Arts and Crafts," "Music and Dance," even "Early Learning," so it really covers every area you need for preschoolers. I homeschool and after I completed my son's preschool year of homeschooling, I found this book and realized I basically could have used all its ideas for homeschooling. Highly recommend. Great resource for young parents! I love all the ideas. There are several different sections, including "Rainy Day Games," "Kids in the Kitchen," "Arts and Crafts," "Music and Dance," even "Early Learning," so it really covers every area you need for preschoolers. I homeschool and after I completed my son's preschool year of homeschooling, I found this book and realized I basically could have used all its ideas for homeschooling. Highly recommend.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eva

    Good projects

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle

    A great number of ideas for activities to keep your preschooler busy!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alysha Gaskins

    I honestly could have wrote this...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Meaghan

    We are having much more success with this book. I have recently read that when you stay home with your children, you are essentially homeschooling them. Obviously, one might say, but truthfully? Never crossed my mind. We are experiencing much more peace in my house now that I am challenging him on an appropriate level. Also, he is totally surprising me with his capabilities. Oops. I hate it when my kid has moved onto the next step, and I didn't notice. Same cheesy graphics, and not all ideas are We are having much more success with this book. I have recently read that when you stay home with your children, you are essentially homeschooling them. Obviously, one might say, but truthfully? Never crossed my mind. We are experiencing much more peace in my house now that I am challenging him on an appropriate level. Also, he is totally surprising me with his capabilities. Oops. I hate it when my kid has moved onto the next step, and I didn't notice. Same cheesy graphics, and not all ideas are winners, but there are enough life-savers in this book that I can't wait to get my own copy.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Erica Okane

    Alot of these ideas are either already mentioned in her previous books, or ideas anyone with half a brain cell could think up. Letting your child play with pots and pans while you make dinner? Great if you can take the noise. Putting a blanket over a table to make a tent, going on a nature walk, kicking a ball around, thanks but I could have thought of that on my own. Im giving it 3 stars only because there were a few original ideas. But most were not appropriate for the 3-6 age group, but more Alot of these ideas are either already mentioned in her previous books, or ideas anyone with half a brain cell could think up. Letting your child play with pots and pans while you make dinner? Great if you can take the noise. Putting a blanket over a table to make a tent, going on a nature walk, kicking a ball around, thanks but I could have thought of that on my own. Im giving it 3 stars only because there were a few original ideas. But most were not appropriate for the 3-6 age group, but more for the 1-2 age group with supervision.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This is such a handy book to have around when you're stuck around the house with antsy kids. Lots and lots of fun activities and projects to do using ordinary household supplies. One of our favorites is to color cups of water with food coloring and let the kids go nuts mixing the colors with medicine droppers. This is such a handy book to have around when you're stuck around the house with antsy kids. Lots and lots of fun activities and projects to do using ordinary household supplies. One of our favorites is to color cups of water with food coloring and let the kids go nuts mixing the colors with medicine droppers.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Phoenix

    I just happened to see this book in the library and grabbed! Its amazing! I wish I had this like two years ago! I'll include this gift as a must have for baby shower gifts for new moms.We've tried a ton of the stuff and can't wait to try as much as possible. I just happened to see this book in the library and grabbed! Its amazing! I wish I had this like two years ago! I'll include this gift as a must have for baby shower gifts for new moms.We've tried a ton of the stuff and can't wait to try as much as possible.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Missy

    I loved this book as well, though I thought that the toddler version was slightly better I still gave it 5 stars and would reccomend it to people with preschool age children. Tons of easy, cheap and fun ideas to fill your days with kids at home.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    This book is totally saving my sanity right now!! Lots of great ideas and classic ideas I'd forgotten about. Who knew playing with dry pasta or hiding the kitchen timer could be so fun? For only $10 it's a great investment. This book is totally saving my sanity right now!! Lots of great ideas and classic ideas I'd forgotten about. Who knew playing with dry pasta or hiding the kitchen timer could be so fun? For only $10 it's a great investment.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    I love Kuffner's books! On some days, they are a life saver from boredom! I can quickly pick up the book and choose just about any activity and Soraya will love it! I highly recommend any of her books! I love Kuffner's books! On some days, they are a life saver from boredom! I can quickly pick up the book and choose just about any activity and Soraya will love it! I highly recommend any of her books!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Beth Stratton

    This is by far the best toddler/preschooler idea book I have ever come across. It has EVERYTHING in it, from recipes for homemade glue and gingerbread house frosting to crazy outdoor activities and fun ways to teach basic math and pre-reading.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Karebear

    I actually only glanced at this one and it is just as good as the Baby Busy Book (by the same author) which I did read, but couldn't find. :) This book made me think differently about my house and what can entertain/be used for art and games! Loved it! I actually only glanced at this one and it is just as good as the Baby Busy Book (by the same author) which I did read, but couldn't find. :) This book made me think differently about my house and what can entertain/be used for art and games! Loved it!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kenzee

    Why didn't I buy this book a year or two ago? It is so helpful in keeping my kids occupied when they say those dreaded words: I'm bored. My favorite thing is that these activities are easy, cheap, and typically require things that I already have on hand. A lifesaver for moms with young kids! Why didn't I buy this book a year or two ago? It is so helpful in keeping my kids occupied when they say those dreaded words: I'm bored. My favorite thing is that these activities are easy, cheap, and typically require things that I already have on hand. A lifesaver for moms with young kids!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    It has a lot of fun ideas of what to do to keep your kids busy inside, outside, on the go and more!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Child960801

    Lots of great ideas and things that are easy to do, you just don't remember them in the moment. Lots of great ideas and things that are easy to do, you just don't remember them in the moment.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bella

    Some of this book contains very good ideas. I had to laugh at one busy idea is set the table... well duh!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This is such a handy little book to have around. It's packed with hundreds of ideas to do and play with your children. This is such a handy little book to have around. It's packed with hundreds of ideas to do and play with your children.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alise

    Got this from "Ready for Kindergarten". I like that the ideas are simple with things you have around the house. My kids have already enjoyed several of them. Got this from "Ready for Kindergarten". I like that the ideas are simple with things you have around the house. My kids have already enjoyed several of them.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Reading For Sanity

    read this review and others at http://readingforsanity.blogspot.com/... read this review and others at http://readingforsanity.blogspot.com/...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Great for toddler years when your brain is fried!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Great book we are really enjoying doing the activities mentioned.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jill

  28. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jen Doyle

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sandi McKee Walter

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