150+ Screen-free Activities For Kids: The Very Best And Easiest Playtime Activities From Funathomewithkids.com! by Asia Citro150+ Screen-free Activities For Kids: The Very Best And Easiest Playtime Activities From Funathomewithkids.com! by Asia Citro

150+ Screen-free Activities For Kids: The Very Best And Easiest Playtime Activities From…

byAsia Citro

Paperback | November 1, 2014

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Bring back playtime, all the time!

Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.

With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as:
  • Natural Dye Fingerpaints
  • Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough
  • Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World
  • Fizzy Rainbow Slush
  • Taste-Safe Glow Water
Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
Asia Citro, MEd, creator of the popular blog, Fun at Home with Kids, has a strong science and education background, and is an experienced teacher and mother of two. Fun at Home with Kids launched in 2013 and has been featured on Babble, Red Tricycle, Disney Baby, Apartment Therapy, and MSN.com, among others.
Title:150+ Screen-free Activities For Kids: The Very Best And Easiest Playtime Activities From…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2014Publisher:Adams MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1440576157

ISBN - 13:9781440576157

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from neat book neat book , full of activities my kids love and keep asking for
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My life (money) saver! I looove this book! So many great ideas! And the best Moon Sand recipe! No more super expensive kinetic sand! Now I can make it at home!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK! I work with young children and I use this book at least once or twice a week. It's very user friendly and well organized! I purchased it for my own personal collection after I purchased it for my office. It is my go to book for fun messy play!
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic resource! I got my copy of this book a few weeks ago and it's been sitting out on the kitchen table ever since - because we keep using it! This book has entire chapters each on slimes, doughs, and homemade paints. Some of my favourites are the taste-safe glowing-slime, melting ice-cream dough, and magic expanding paint. All of the unique recipes (and there are tons of them!) have easy to follow instructions, pictures of kids playing with the materials, and tips for storing, using and troubleshooting recipes. As a parent of a boy with severe peanut allergy, I also appreciated that each recipe indicates whether the product is taste-safe, and contain any allergens (nuts, soy, dairy, gluten, eggs, etc.). In another chapter dedicated to small world play, the author describes the value of these activities for storytelling, language development, and role play. My 3 year old son is just starting to get into this kind of activity and I found so many great ideas here for inspiration for our play! (Oh, and I LOVE the fizzing-foaming car wash idea.) Our favourite activity of all, the Pom Pom Shooters, came from the chapter of Do-It-Yourself-Toys. We had so much fun making and playing with this craft/toy. I highly recommend this book. It's a great resource for great value, that you will use over and over again.
Date published: 2014-12-02

Editorial Reviews

"Citro's activities are like nothing we've ever seen before. They combine colors, smells, tastes, and textures that would be irresistible for any child." --Ashton Kutcher, Aplus.com"With the irresistible fun in...150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids kids...will be clamoring to get their hands on paint and slime instead of the TV remote. If you're looking for the perfect present...pick [it] up." --Seattle's Child Magazine"150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids is a book by Asia Citro that tries to bolster parents' arsenals in the war against screen time by providing a number of simple but fun projects that parents and kids can enjoy together. If you have the time and energy to give even one of these activities a try every week, you'll be doing both your children and yourself a huge favor." --BabyCenter"150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids provides easy, step-by-step instructions for creating open-ended activities for babies, toddlers, and older children. Whether you're new to sensory play or just looking for some fresh ideas, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids can help you inspire hours of screen-free fun." --Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood"If you want your kids to enjoy more doing and less watching, get this book." --Boston Mamas"A refreshing and extensive new book...Citro's activities are multi-sensory and wonderful for getting little hands and minds going, and her book is a great reminder to parents that creating a stimulating exploratory environment for our kids can be inexpensive, simple, and homegrown." --Inihabitots"Remember childhood before iPads and laptops? It's still there, and it's still fun.... 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids offers doable indoor ideas for children's play, using easily acquired materials." - The Chicago Tribune