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Toddler's Busy Book (Paperback) (Trish Kuffner)

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Toddler's Busy Book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for one-and-a-half- to three-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, babysitters, and daycare providers how to:—Save money by making your own supplies of “magic mud,” all-purpose bubble solution, homemade face paint, edible egg-yoke paint (for cookies), peanut butter playdough, and ornamental frosting.—Get organized for your toddler by keeping a “baker’s box” full of unbreakable cooking tools in the kitchen your child can help with or play with; make a “busy bag” full of toys and stuffed animals for your child when you take him to the doctor or hairdresser. Or make a “crazy can” full of stuff that’s fun to play with so when you don’t know what to do next, just reach for the crazy can.—Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like “hide the beanbag,” or making a homemade sandbox (fill a cardboard box or plastic baby bathtub with puffed wheat cereal or foam packing peanuts), or suspend balloons from the ceiling and give your child a plastic baseball bat or a gift-wrap tube to bat the balloons, or set up a “tickle trunk” to hold a variety of hats, wigs, masks and costume jewelry and princess crowns for imaginative play.—Get your child moving by making a “toddler obstacle course,” or by paint-dancing, or by holding a “mini olympics,” or by dancing (when the music starts) and falling down (when the music stops), or Jell-O jumping (in the bathtub).—Learn how to expand your child’s arts and crafts horizons by learning how to make a “popcorn picture” (with popcorn, construction paper, and a glue stick); a “gift-wrap collage”; fingerpaint in the bathtub, or make an “apple smile” (with a red apple and peanut butter).—Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit popsicles, zoo sandwiches, “mud balls” (using peanut butter and honey), “ants on a log” (using celery, peanut butter and raisins), and peanut butter sculptures (they’re fun to make and fun to eat).—Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a coffee can drum, a kazoo (starting with an empty toilet paper roll), or inviting your child to “strum” on corrugated cardboard with a spoon,—Show your child how to have fun with water by playing catch with water balloons (outdoors on a hot day), or inviting your child to catch bubbles you blow towards her; or by making a “toddler sprinkler” by punching holes in the bottom of a large plastic milk jug. Or make two cups of Kool Aid in different flavors; ask your child to pour the two cups into the mixing bowl and mix the Kool Aid with a whisk or eggbe
Provides activities to keep young children entertained while stimulating their natural curiosity and their physical, mental, and emotional growth
Number of Pages: 390.0
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Trish Kuffner
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 1999
TCIN: 11821441
UPC: 9780671317744
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2097

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