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Hooray for books like this that encourage children to reuse and recycle, and turn stuff heading for the bin into something else altogether. Like the other books in this excellent series, it’s full of information and things to do, presented in a friendly and accessible way with step-by-step instructions and lots of photos. The ‘old jumper to beanie’ and tin can nightlight will be favourites in many houses but there’s lots to appeal and, best of all, everything can be re-recycled afterwards so that nothing goes to landfill. Guaranteed to keep children occupied and happy and to get them thinking about how we live and how much we throw away too.
September 2019 Book of the Month | This lovely book is packed with a whole host of ideas so that parents, with the help of their children, can throw a fabulous party themed around Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much loved Room on the Broom picture book. It’s all there, from invitations to party games and decorations, to tasty food – cauldron sandwiches and ice cream potion anyone? All the ideas are fun but straightforward and well-explained, while extras helpfully include photocopiable and traceable pages. Guaranteed to make the party preparations lots of fun while the two hours party time itself will fly by!
We all want our children to be happy and resilient, but may not realise that they can be taught skills to make them happier people. Written by a psychologist with the charity Action for Happiness, this book explains ten keys to happier living and sets out practical, fun activities for children to do that will make a real and lasting difference to their lives. The text is friendly and reassuring, broken down into easily accessible paragraphs or charts while bright graphics with animated characters make it attractive to look at too. Each of the ten chapters has tips for children to use in their everyday lives, including a section on developing mindfulness. Happiness really matters, and the more children and adults who read this book, the better. ~ Andrea Reece
Make-and-do with Maisy with this great big beautiful book, now in paperback! With seventeen simple, exciting and fun craft ideas, from making a shoe box house to a magic wax painting, every spread is a feast for the eyes! The book blends together easy-to-follow instructions, classic Maisy illustrations, and spectacular photos of the finished crafts - all made by the inimitable Lucy Cousins herself! And with wipe-clean pages, this title is perfect for messy hands!
Celebrate Easter with some seasonal activities! Designed with a handle so that it can be easily carried this includes an Easter story as well as guides to draw round to make flowers and cards as well as loads of stickers to decorate them with.
A busy book full of creative activities and stickers to help young children make attractive additions to Christmas. There’s a recipe for gingerbread bears, a pattern for making a delightful bed for a toy bear and a Christmas story to get all children in the mood!
Busy Bee is getting ready for Christmas and that means loads of activities. Busy Bee shows readers how to make a Beautiful Bow, a Mitten Wreath, a Christmas Star and how to cook some delicious Christmas treats! Attractive stickers are included to make it easy for readers to create their own beautiful crafts.
All mums will treasure a handmade present from their child. Packed full of ideas for handmade presents to show mum how special she is, whatever the occasion. The step-by-step instructions are incredibly clear and will provide know-how on using items and materials that can be found in every home.
In this enchanting book you'll find all kinds of exciting Easter activities. Just follow the simple steps to find out how to make pretty decorated eggs, paper flowers and an Easter crown. Other ideas such as fingerprinted bunnies and painted flowers are great for decorating cards for your family and friends not only at Easter, but at other times, too.
3+. A keep-busy book for children during Advent and at Christmas with a distinctive cut-out handle so it can be carried around wherever they go! Simple, brightly illustrated activities will appeal to younger children and photo-illustrated step-by-step crafts will give older children something to get their teeth into as well. It is a perfect solution for grown-ups looking for activities for families and groups of excitable children.
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