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The artful parent : simple ways to fill your family's life with art and creativity

The artful parent : simple ways to fill your family's life with art and creativity

Van't Hul, Jean, author
2019

"Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children's creativity through art. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions. The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they're a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids' art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family"-- Provided by publisher.

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Backyard adventure : get messy, get wet, build cool things, and have tons of wild fun! : 51 free-play activities

Backyard adventure : get messy, get wet, build cool things, and have tons of wild fun! : 51 free-play activities

Thomsen, Amanda, author
2019

The backyard has long been a space associated with recreation and relaxation, a private patch of earth to escape to, and a springboard for the imagination. In her signature style and drawing on her personal experience as a mother, gardener, and author, Amanda Thomsen encourages kids to create kingdoms of their own making, right in their own backyards. With whimsical projects for every season and any setting, from forest to pavement, fun-seeking kids and their families will rediscover the yard as a placefor inspired play, using repurposed materials and existing features of outdoor spaces. Whether they're creating tiny gardens inhabited by action figures, weaving a secret hideaway out of a loom of twine and twigs, or setting sidewalk cracks on fire with Coffeemate, Backyard Adventure lets kids of all ages turn their yards into a place they can call their own.

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Drawing robots

Drawing robots

Franklin, Carolyn, 1956- author
2016


Everyone wins! : cooperative games & activities for all ages

Everyone wins! : cooperative games & activities for all ages

Luvmour, Josette, author
2019

"This 3rd edition of the best-selling, Parent Choice Award-winning book Everyone Wins is an easy to use, quick reference guide featuring over 170 well-designed cooperative games and activities for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being in a diverse range of environments."-- Provided by publisher.

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Wonder art workshop : creative child-led experiences for nurturing imagination, curiosity, and a love of learning

Wonder art workshop : creative child-led experiences for nurturing imagination, curiosity, and a love of learning

Haughey, Sally.
2020

"In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover. The author's wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori. Become a catalyst for cultivating your child's curious mind through these steps and activities, which start with art and apply to other subjects, including science and literacy: Take stock for your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, preparing a space, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices. Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play. Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child's inner alchemist with "potion trays" they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more. Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes. Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop"-- Provided by publisher.

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