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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Siegfried Engelmann
0671631985
June 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
* Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read?* Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading?* Are you worried that your child will become lost in overcrowded classrooms?* Did you know that early readers hold an advantage over their peers throughout school?* Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong?SRAs DISTAR® is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTAR® method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and...


Team-Building Activities for Every Group
Alanna Jones
0966234162
January 10, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
107 interactive games and activities can be found in the pages of this easy-to-use book. Each game is fun, experiential, easy to lead, unique, and requires minimal resources. With 65 team challenges and 42 activities that help any team get to know one another, become comfortable with each other, and open up, there is something for every group. If you work with youth, corporate groups, therapy groups, church groups, scouts, families, school groups, sports teams, at camp, or with any other group who must work together you will find helpful games and activities in this fun, energetic, and purposeful book!

About the Author
"Team-Building Activities for Every Group" is Alanna's third book. Her first two books, "The wRECking Yard of games and activities", and "104 Activities That...


The Ultimate Book of Unplugged Family Activities: 365 Ideas for TV-Free, Video-Free, and Computer-Free Fun You can Have with Your Kids
Steve Bennett
0738210005
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A year's worth of unplugged activities to keep kids entertained and keep the family connected. Recent studies show that too much time spent in front of the television can lead to attention deficit disorder in children. But most parents don't need science to tell them that there are better ways to entertain kids than to prop them in front of "electronic babysitters." Full of amazingly simple, easy-to-implement suggestions, The Ultimate Book of Unplugged Family Activities provides a year's worth of inspiring alternatives. Here are ideas for entertaining kids while you cook or for turning sick days into indoor crafts days; ideas for distracting kids while waiting in a long line or for engaging them in games during a long car trip. With The Ultimate Book of Unplugged Family Activities, parents can turn spare time into...


Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids
Clark Howard
0786887796
Apr 2005
Paperback
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USA Today
"Clark teaches you how to get the best deals."

Book Description
From the bestselling author of Get Clark Smart comes this valuable new resource enabling parents to pass 'Clark Smart' skills for saving and spending wisely on to kids of every age lark Howard-bestselling author, money-saving expert, and host of the popular syndicated radio program The Clark Howard Show-is back with more of his winning financial wisdom, this time aimed at helping parents teach kids real-world financial skills for today and every day. Parents of children of all ages-from elementary school through high school, college, and beyond-will benefit from Clark's sound, uncomplicated advice across a comprehensive range of topics. In Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids, he addresses everything from allowances-when...


The Notebook Girls
Julia Baskin
0446578622
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The creators of The Notebook Girls are four contemporary Manhattan teens, who started the notebook as a way to stay connected with each other. The power here is in the raw honesty, and the format--handwritten pages and pasted-in photos--gives even more immediacy. These are girls who speak in bawdy, vulgar language; tease and tell fart jokes; worry about their bodies, their futures, and their friendships; and experiment with drinking, drugs, and sex. These girls share sharp observations and a strong sense of identity. "Who the fuck are these guys?" asks one girl. "Who gave them the right to comment on girls' bodies like that?" The communal format creates more jockeying and joking and less personal revelation than a diary might. But this title offers a fascinating view of what it means, then and now, to grow up...


Where is Baby's Mommy
Karen Katz (Illustrator)
0689835612
April 1, 2001
Board book
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From Publishers Weekly
A lift-the-flap format invites toddlers to join in a game of hide-and-seek in Where Is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz. A child clad in red overalls leads a search for Mommy behind a green closet door and under a checked tablecloth in the kitchen before discovering her under a blanket in the bedroom. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Is Mommy behind the chair? Is Mommy behind the plant? Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share.


Wonderplay: Interactive and Developmental Games, Crafts and Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Fretta Reitzes
1561385751
May 1995
Paperback
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The Little Big Book for Moms
Lena Tabori
094180741X
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Little Big Book for Moms is packed with all the fun, magic, and wonder of early childhood in a beautifully designed, chunky little package. Illustrated throughout with early 20th-century work by artists like Jessie Wilcox Smith and Ida Waugh, this is a delicious treasure for the expectant mother to savor in anticipation, and for the new mother to share with her little ones.
Mother Goose, the brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, e.e. cummings, E.B. White, J.M. Barrie, Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, Ogden Nash and Lewis Carroll are like old friends bearing gifts of song, verse, and tales for the new child. Humpty Dumpty, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan, and Goldilocks are but a few of the other well-loved characters who visit these pages.
And there's more! Mother and child will delight in activities...


Little Big Book for Grandmothers
Lena Tabori
0941807576
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lena Tabori, publisher of Welcome Enterprises, follows up on her earlier success with The Little Big Book for Moms as she reaches out to the older generation in The Little Big Book for Grandmothers, ed. by Tabori with Alice Wong. The weighty volume contains an impressive array of poetry (from Vachel Lindsay to Shel Silverstein), fairy tales, activities and recipes alongside period illustrations by a variety of artists.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Following the tremendous success of The Little Big Book For Moms and The Little Big Book For Dads, here is another charming book filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, songs, stories, words of wisdom, activities, finger games, and recipes to enchant and delight. The Little Big Book...


10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids: 52 Fun and Simple Games and Activities to Teach Your Child Honesty, Trust, Love, and Other Important Values
Jamie C. Miller
0060952555
October 1998
Paperback
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Dr. Kevin Steede, author of 10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES GOOD PARENTS MAKE: AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
"A wonderful book. Teaching values to our children has never been this easy--or fun!"

Roger Crawford, author of HOW HIGH CAN YOU BOUNCE?
"10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids is an inspirational, upbeat and practical guide to teaching our children powerful principles needed for lifetime success. I love this book and am using it with my family."

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Outdoor Family Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Lisa Gollin Evans
0898869722
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks—updated activities that everyone will enjoy! •More than 50 outings that the entire family will relish in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks •New features include PARC (Pretty Amazing Really Cool) fun facts to capture children’s imaginations and a "Choose Your Adventure" chart that directs families to outings that perfectly suit their interests •Includes tips on biking, hiking, horseback riding, and paddling with children From abundant wildlife to towering geysers, from deep canyons to 13,000-foot peaks, this updated guide will help your family discover the best that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have to offer. With water sports, biking, camping, and hiking, there are activities to suit families of all ages and interest...


The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun
Carol Stock Kranowitz
0399528431
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child presents activities that parents of kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction can do at home with their child to strengthen their child's abilities-and have some fun together along the way.

About the Author
Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., a preschool teacher for over 25 years, has a special interest in children with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. She collaborated with leading SI authority Lynn A. Balzer-Martin, Ph.D., OTR, to develop an innovative program to screen young children for this disorder. Ms. Kranowitz writes and speaks regularly about the subject and is a consultant to schools wishing to provide SAFE activities for strengthening all children's healthy neurological development.


Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
Nina Simonds, et al
0152019839
October 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz and the Children's Museum, Boston, illus. by Meilo So, each of a quartet of holidays includes a brief background and introduces a bevy of crafts, recipes and legends. "The Story of the Kitchen God" kicks off the section on the Chinese New Year (and the reason behind serving the traditional tanggua, or candied melons); a recipe for Five-Treasure Moon Cakes stuffed with apricot preserves, pitted dates, sweet coconut and raisins helps youngsters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Step-by-step illustrations aid in food preparation or crafts such as New Year Prints or Good Luck Characters in this elegantly designed volume. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Quizmas: Christmas Trivia Family Fun
Gordon Pape
0452287049
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Start a new Christmas tradition with Quizmas Ever wonder why we kiss under the mistletoe? Are the lights on the Christmas tree just pretty decorations or do they symbolize something deeper? And speaking of Christmas trees, where did that idea come from? Why would we bring a tree into our homes, hang ornaments on it, and treat it as the focal point of Christmas morning? Answers to these questions and hundreds more can be found in this delightful and utterly unputdownable collection of fabulous Christmas trivia. "Loads of fun…the perfect stocking stuffer."—Santa

About the Author
Gordon Pape is the author of many acclaimed books, including bestselling investment guides, novels, and non-fiction humor. He is the father of three and grandfather of seven, and has...


The Toddlers Busy Book
Trish Kuffner
0671317741
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your toddler every day of the year.This 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 and day-care providers how to:Prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects.Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities.Encourage a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for fun music, food, water, and outdoor activities.Keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or cross-town errands.The Toddler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or...


Reading Magic
Mem Fox
0156010763
Sept 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Two books for adults pay tribute to children's books and to the artists and writers who create them. In Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, bestselling picture book author Mem Fox extols the benefits of reading to preschoolers even newborns and gives suggestions for helping children learn to read by themselves. Line drawings by Judy Horacek inject some levity. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
An introduction for parents about reading aloud to their children. Fox explains that babies are born learners, discusses the importance of books in the home, and stresses the value of a read-aloud ritual. She also includes a chapter on...


The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Everyday
Meg Cox
0762414421
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Overcoat Day. Welcome Summer Party. Monthly Pizza Blast. Bus Stop Party. These are just some of the enjoyable and inventive new traditions you 'll find in The Book of New Family Traditions. Life isn't like it used to be, and we need to invent new traditions for today's families. Meg Cox guides you through the simple steps that help families fully cherish all of those special moments and milestones, help heal the wounds of trauma and loss, and strengthen that indomitable spirit of identity within a family. With The Book of New Family Traditions, your family can create the kind of celebrations that lead to everlasting happy memories. When author Meg Cox became a mother in 1994, she started a personal quest to find inspiring, contemporary family rituals. She sought rituals that were simple but profound, practical and...


The Goodnight Book
Alice Wong
1932183728
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Goodnight Book for Moms and Little Ones is filled with stories to read, songs to sing, poetry to inspire, activities to delight, recipes to soothe, and prayers to calm. Perfect snuggling material for moms and little ones, this magical book is sure to guarantee a love of bedtime and sweet, sweet dreams. The Goodnight Book for Moms and Little Ones includes:
Literary Excerpts: Ten excerpts relating to sleep, stars, and dreams from beloved children’s classics. In Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte sings Wilbur to sleep; in Mary Poppins, she glues stars to the sky; and in James and the Giant Peach, James falls asleep in the web hammock under the soft light of a glowworm.
Tales & Legends: Fourteen stories from Sleeping Beauty and Rip Van Winkle to creation tales of the moon and stars from...


Summer Bridge Activities: 2nd Grade to 3rd Grade
Julia Ann Hobbs
1887923055
December 1996
Paperback
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Baby Signs
Linda Acredolo
0071387765
June 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
After studying baby sign language with a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Acredelo (psychology, Univ. of California, Davis) and Goldwyn (psychology, California State Univ., Stanislaus) conclude that babies who are taught to use signs to express basic ideas (e.g., fingers to the lips for eat, fingers raised in a V for bunny) before they can say the words are both happier because they can communicate with others and more adept at speaking once they begin to acquire language. This is not a scholarly exegesis of their findings but a practical, easy-to-use guide to teaching baby signs. The authors begin with an explanation of their findings and then offer a portfolio of suggested signs in which simple pictures are accompanied by description, memory aid, and suggested situations for use. The book has an...


Baby Play
Wendy S. Masi
0865734348
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
All new parents are eager to help their baby discover the world around them, and BABY PLAY was designed to help parents engage their infant in activities that will encourage developmental skills. From the first month home through the twelfth, BABY PLAY offers doctor-approved, age-appropriate activities that stimulate discovery, begin communication, and nurture parental bonding. Developed in close consultation with the play experts at Gymboree Play & Music, the book contains an introduction that explains the value of "play with a purpose," information on how babies learn, and tips outlining what a parent can do to help their little on get off to a good start. The book also includes a glossary of key terms in child development, beneficial to any new parent, as well as detailed information on how parents can identify...


The Little Big Book for Dads
Lena Tabori
0941807436
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Welcome published The Little Big Book For Moms in April 2000. Now in its fourth printing (150,000 copies in total), it has been a bestseller for everyone. For Spring 2001, there will be a new Little Big Book filled with stories, poetry, activities, recipes, and songs: The Little Big Book For Dads. All the selections are made with a dad, not a mom, in mind. There are outdoor activities and jokes, even tongue twisters and riddles. Kids can learn to juggle with marshmallows, make one-eyed sailors for breakfast, create electricity with balloons and identify insects, birds, leaves, and stars. With text by writers as diverse, as funny, and as profound as Bill Cosby and Gordon Lightfoot, Shel Silverstein and Kenny Loggins, Ogden Nash and Dr. Seuss, and illustrated throughout with early twentieth-century art from artists...


Montessori Play And Learn : A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
Lesley Britton
0517591820
December 29, 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
We all want the best possible starts in life for our children, and one of the best possible starts in life, educationally, is the "method" pioneered by Maria Montessori and taught successfully today throughout the world.

Now, Lesley Britton, the leading Montessori practitioner in England for more than twenty years, will show parents how to bring Montessori home. If you would like to facilitate the development of your child's unique personality, make it possible for him to develop to his full intellectual capacity, and help him become socially and emotionally well adjusted, then this is the book for you.

Montessori Play and Learn is packed with ideas, activities, and games that can fit into your normal routine and help supplement preschool learning for your child. For planning your home,...


The Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 3-6-Year-Old Busy
Trish Kuffner
0671316338
November 1998
Paperback
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Early Childhood News, October 1999
A fabulous resource!

Capital Parent, March 1999
For little hands that are eager for action, "The Preschooler's Busy Book" has multitude of answers. "The Busy Book" will offer hours of entertaining activities for parents and their children. As the years go by and the book becomes worn, no doubt many of the activities will have provided a wealth of fond memories.

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