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Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (And Any Parent Can Teach!)

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Presents activities that parents can teach their children offering quality time together, including riding a bike, making an apple pie, building a fire, and planting a tree.

Synopsis:

Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent!

Well, maybe not better, but you'll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew!

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want to learn--even the skills you never mastered or haven't practiced in a few decades. This book contains clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching more than twenty little life skills that every child should know, including how to:

Work a yo-yo

Build a fire

Eat with chopsticks

Skip a stone

Fly a homemade kite

Throw a Frisbee

While you teach your children, you get to learn the skills too, or at the very least improve on them. Activities range from practical, like locating the constellations, to completely frivolous fun, like turning a blade of grass into a musical instrument. Some are simple enough for four-year-olds, and others will appeal to the most jaded adolescent. Each skill is

About the Author

JEFFREY LEE, M.D., graduated from Harvard Medical School, trained in family medicine at the University of Washington, and now lives in Seattle. Dr. Lee is the author of the young adult novel True Blue. He has taught every one of the skills in Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite to his children Madeline (age ten) and Juliana (age five).

Table of Contents

Catch a fish — Throw a ball — Catch a ball — Plant a tree — Ride a bike — Bake bread — Fly a kite — Juggle — Build a fire — Make a sandcastle — Play a blade of grass — Skip a stone — Make a paper airplane — Do a magic trick — Eat with chopsticks — Build a wooden box — Spin a yo-yo — Grow a garden — Make apple pie — Throw a frisbee — Name the stars.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307516954
Subtitle:
21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (And Any Parent Can Teach!)
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Lee, Jeffrey
Author:
Jeffrey Lee
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Activities
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Life skills
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Family recreation
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Learning
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040427
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (And Any Parent Can Teach!)
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Product details 288 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307516954 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent!

Well, maybe not better, but you'll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew!

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want to learn--even the skills you never mastered or haven't practiced in a few decades. This book contains clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching more than twenty little life skills that every child should know, including how to:

Work a yo-yo

Build a fire

Eat with chopsticks

Skip a stone

Fly a homemade kite

Throw a Frisbee

While you teach your children, you get to learn the skills too, or at the very least improve on them. Activities range from practical, like locating the constellations, to completely frivolous fun, like turning a blade of grass into a musical instrument. Some are simple enough for four-year-olds, and others will appeal to the most jaded adolescent. Each skill is

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