Old Fashioned Children's Games Over 200 Outdoors, Car Trip, Song, Card and Party Activities by Sharon O'Bryan
  

Synopsis

Old Fashioned Children's Games Over 200 Outdoors, Car Trip, Song, Card and Party Activities by Sharon O'Bryan

Whatever happened to the old-fashioned children's games and songs? Old favorites like Kick the Can, Fox and Geese, and Red Rover encouraged camaraderie, physical activity, coordination and social interaction--as electronic and computer games never can. Family and campfire singalongs helped preserve the folksong and storytelling tradition while instilling in children a sense of community and a confidence in their musical capability. Writer and poet Sharon O'Bryan has gathered a collection of the old games and songs. She brings the old days back to life with instructions for outdoor games like King of the Mountain; car games like Graveyard; card games including Old Maid; and favorite party games such as Blind Man's Bluff. Lyrics and music to singing games and campfire songs are added to this collection to offer old style amusement for every child and occasion.

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has all the standard games together in one place...a quick easy reference...a useful title --Reference & User Services Quarterly

a collection of more than 200 outdoor, car trip, song, card and party activities...target audience is parents, grandparents, teachers, camp counselors, scout leaders, babysitters or anybody who works with kids --The Cincinnati Enquirer.

About the Author

Award-winning writer Sharon O'Bryan lives in Florence, Kentucky.

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Format

Paperback
168 pages

Author

Sharon O'Bryan
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Publisher

McFarland & Co Inc

Publication date

31st December 1998

ISBN

9780786405589


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