The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy

The Toddler s Busy Book Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your to Year Old Busy The Toddler s Busy Book is a must read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers This book contains over activities one for each day of the year for kids ages months to years using items found

  • Title: The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy
  • Author: Trish Kuffner
  • ISBN: 9780671317744
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Toddler s Busy Book is a must read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers This book contains over 365 activities one for each day of the year for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home It shows parents and day care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather, stimulate a child s natural curiosity withThe Toddler s Busy Book is a must read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers This book contains over 365 activities one for each day of the year for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home It shows parents and day care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather, stimulate a child s natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor skills activities, encourage a child s physical, mental, and emotional growth, celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities, and keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or while running errands The Toddler s Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight.

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    1. Knygoje aprašyta daugybė, daugybė idėjų, ką galima veikti su vaikais įvairiausiose situacijose, panaudojant įvairiausias priemones - tiek paprastas, lengvai randamas namuose, tiek kažką sudėtingiau ir reikalaujančio pasiruošimo. Taip pat yra pasiūlymų, ką veikti tiek su pačiais mažiausiais, tiek su kiek vyresniais. Ir netgi receptų, švenčių idėjų. Skaitydama pagalvojau, kad įvairiausius tokius žaidimus ar darbelius būtų buvę be galo smagu išbandyti vaikystėje.

    2. I can't say that the ideas in this book are overly creative. They get very repetitive, too: Sit your diapered kid in the tub with a bucket of water and some cups! Sit your diapered kid in the tub with some soap bubbles and let him blow bubbles himself! Sit your diapered kid in the tub and let him finger paint! The subtitle boasts 365 ideas, but I think that's stretching it.Still, if you're at a complete loss for things to do, it might inspire some new projects and games that your kiddo might enj [...]

    3. I love this book. I turn to it again and again in a parenting pinch. When kids get unruly and bored and bratty, I pull this out and voila, a simple activity and everyone's happy again for another 20 minutes.One thing I REALLY appreciate about this book is the activities are things I can actually do. They require no special preparation, generally don't create a giant mess, and a lot of time don't involve tons of parental supervision. Perfect for me, the mostly-hands-off mom.It's cheap, too. I thi [...]

    4. As I read the reviews, I'm surprised by the number of people who feel that this book has activities to do that DON'T require prep time, or require minimal prep time. I have not used this book a great deal yet, but, as I flipped through it, I was struck by the number of activities requiring stuff that I just didn't have.The other thing I will say is that the majority of these activities are more appropriate for the older toddler. I have a 14-month-old who is technically a toddler, but a lot of th [...]

    5. While this book has a cheesy feel to it- something about the type? Headings? I found it useful as a guide to keeping Owen busy. Basically, it was explicit about being prepared (as in, lesson plan prepared) because with a two year old, there is no time to come up with something on the fly. Prep work is crucial, which i never would have thought about unless i read this book. However, many of these activites were not a success with Owen. Once I read the Preschooler's busy book, I see why. At two an [...]

    6. This book was a disappointment. It has some good ideas in it, and it's not very expensive, so it might still be worth it to buy it, but I was disappointed. A lot of it is the same kind of advice for entertaining the age group that can be found in a lot of other places. The number 365 is a huge stretch, since there are a bunch of different ways to fingerpaint, or a bunch of different ways to do printmaking, with each material listed as a separate idea. In the Birthdays and Holidays chapter, many [...]

    7. I'm sure this book was innovative before Pinterest. Nevertheless, I wrote down four new ideas that's more than I had before I read the book!

    8. A great book with quick ideas for enjoyable toddler activities, crafts, nursery rhymes, finger plays, food prep and more. Many of the crafts use common materials, such as: paper and crayons for foot tracing; paper plates and ribbon/yarn for a toddler pouch; photos, tape, paper, and Popsicle sticks to make people puppets. The book is only a 5" x 7" paperback and its small size makes it super appealing and manageable for families on the go. Fun ideas for a snugly day at home or for preschool curri [...]

    9. I was given this book when I had a toddler. My Toddler is now a preschooler, so we're past a lot of these activities. This was an OK book. I do like that is has several paint and play dough recipes- which is great if you have to watch the ingredients due to food allergies! I would say the best way to approach this book (and probably ones like it) is to see it as a resource. Once I put the mom stick away and stopped wondering why I don't do super-creative things with my kid every day, I could loo [...]

    10. Jessica reminded me of these wonderful books! They are small and handy and easy to pull out. Each page has an activity and the few things you need to make a fun time with your toddler. I bought two of her books around the time Julia was born so I could focus on creating fun at home for Elizabeth and give her more attention. I will freely admit we did only about a dozen of the many many activities in here but what it did do is inspire me to think outside the box about what fun we can have with a [...]

    11. This book has lots of great ideas to do with my 18-month-old as well as fun activities for older toddlers. I would say it gears more towards older toddlers, but still has some fun games for the younger ones. She also has a great list for things to keep around after we're done using them and a list for some essentials.But I will admit that some of the activities or games are just not my style. I'm either too lazy or not creative enough to even attempt these. I would say overall the activities loo [...]

    12. A great book with quick ideas for enjoyable toddler activities, crafts, nursery rhymes, finger plays, food prep and more. Many of the crafts use common materials, such as: paper and crayons for foot tracing; paper plates and ribbon/yarn for a toddler pouch; photos, tape, paper, and Popsicle sticks to make people puppets. The book is only a 5" x 7" paperback and its small size makes it super appealing and manageable for families on the go. Fun ideas for a snugly day at home or for preschool curri [...]

    13. I think that this is an awesome book for anyone that has toddler/preschool age kids. It has 365 ideas (one for each day) for you to do with your child. I love it because most of the items that you need are things that you already have on hand. They also have tons of recipes for homemade play dough, clay, paint etc. I do a home preschool and it has saved me many times when I needed a last minute easy actvity that doesn't require a lot of set up. I would say it is definitely worth the time and mon [...]

    14. A good book to get you in the right mindset for coming up with new and simple activities for your toddler. Her ideas in and of themselves are helpful but also allow you to see that entertaining your child doesn't have to involve unusual materials or a lot of prep time. After reading this, I didn't feel that I needed her books for older children (I perused them) as I was able to figure out myself how to creatively use household objects in unique and diversionary ways.

    15. Not a bad book to have on your shelf when you need a quick idea and are feeling brain dead. I liked the sensory stuff and recipes for art materials (I get a lot of satisfaction from making things for kids to play with out of things in my kitchen). But a lot of this stuff is just silly (Give them a tissue box and let them pull all the tissues out?? I have this book precisely because I don't want them to do that).

    16. What a great book for mom's, caregivers or teachers working with toddlers. It's packed with ideas for everyday use. Most of the activities are very simple and require inexpensive supplies, often things you would normally have on hand. I can't wait to use these activities with a little guy I'm going to be working with.

    17. Ten! I give it a TEN! (Clearly, I love the movie Varsity Blues.) This book is awesome. There are so many activites easy to do in a pinch with stuff you have lying around the house. None of it is rocket science, but they're all excellent ideas for the age group, and also things I wouldn't have thought about myself. If you have a toddler (or a friend with a toddler), BUY IT NOW!!!

    18. The vast majority of these ideas wont make an active 20+ months boy busy for more then a couple of minutes, and some of them will soon after that become a potential for a big mess in his hands.Maybe we will have more luck with this book if the second one is a girl :-)Many of the ideas are just slight variations that are there in order to pump up the number to 365 I guess

    19. I really like this book. It gives so many great ideas of things to do with your toddlers and children. The actitvities use basic supplies from the house. The book formatting is easy to understand and accessible when needing an idea for a game. I would like to purchase this book and mark it up for my favorite ideas.

    20. Fun activities for little ones - with advice on what to do and how to do it, things to save and ways to improvise. It's a handy book for new parents. There are so many different arts and crafts, recipes to make and specific holiday selections, that it would be virtually impossible to do them all!

    21. Fabulous activity book--full of tons of ideas of things to do with the little ones. None of the activities are cost prohibitive, and most involve stuff I already have around the house. It is all divided into sections, like "water" and "car trips" and "grocery shopping" which makes it easy to find what I need. Great book!

    22. I am not that great at entertaining kids. Most days are spent running errands and cooking. Sometimes I can go a whole day without a book or a game and feel terrible about it at the end of the day. This is a good way to incorporate some fun and creativity.

    23. Again, in my quest for creative activities for evan, I picked up this little gem. Some of the ideas are quite simple, but the compilation is great with playdough recipes, nusury rhymes and more that help you "remember" the fun activities you used to do as a kid.

    24. When I first looked at this book I thought it was full of common sense ideas and not much help. But after a second run-through and the return of cold winter days with two little children, I'm thinking it's pretty good to have around.

    25. Excellent quickie ideas to keep toddlers busy. I love that it has a list in the beginning of the supplies needed for th rest of the book, and that if you have those supplies on hand, you can do an activity without much prep. If it had more inside activities, I'd give it five stars.

    26. It's a good book, it's just not great nor offers info that different from what you can find online or come up with yourself. I bought it at the recommendation of a friend. My life isn't richer because of it.

    27. Great book with many ideas that are simple and creative. I have looked at many books of this type and this is my favorite I have come across because the ideas are easily applicable with few household items usually. Fun!

    28. Pretty good book with a long introduction about toddlers development and the author's interactions with her own kids, followed by 365 pages of ideas to: do, make, play, create, sing, and generally keep from going insane on those long day (of rain, or endless winter, or when everyone is sick!)

    29. Same idea as the preschooler busy book, but this is designed for younger children. Good ideas. Didn't think it was quite as full of ideas as the preschooler, but still great. Lots of the ideas can be used for older children. Especially liked the rhyming/singing portion.

    30. This book has so many simple ideas that are easily transformed into something appropriate for Wonder Bugs or for doing at home with my daughter. The recipe section in the back is particularly helpful.

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