Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.50
List price: $12.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Child Care and Parenting- Learning

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: Twenty-One Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!)

by

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: Twenty-One Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

Well, maybe not better, but youll 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 illustrated and is rounded out with fascinating trivia (did you know that the worlds largest sand castle measured six stories high?) or funny jokes. Age-appropriate information is given for each skill, but they all have one thing in common: You and your kids can do them together!

Review:

"Lee's approach is friendly and down-to-earth....He also addresses common problems and shares trivia and jokes related to most of the skills, making this a playful and refreshing parenting guide." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"While some skills...may be better illustrated in an audiovisual format, Lee's clear descriptions, along with illustrator Philomena O'Neill's line drawings, provide competent and entertaining guidance. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A renowned family physician, YA author, and father of two offers this guide to 21 classic skills that parents can teach their children — from lighting a campfire to riding a bike to folding a paper airplane. Includes illustrations, anecdotes, and trivia and jokes related to each subject.

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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400048106
Illustrated by:
Philomena O'Neill
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Lee, Jeffrey
Location:
New York
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Life skills
Subject:
Family recreation
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
April 27, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 BandW LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.82x6.30x.60 in. .68 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Toddler Play Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book: 365... New Trade Paper $9.95
  3. 97 Ways to Make a Baby Laugh Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Play and Learn: More Than 300... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  5. Coaching Families and Colleagues in... Used Trade Paper $14.95
  6. A Good Enough Parent: A Book on... Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects


Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Learning
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » General

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: Twenty-One Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400048106 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lee's approach is friendly and down-to-earth....He also addresses common problems and shares trivia and jokes related to most of the skills, making this a playful and refreshing parenting guide."
"Review" by , "While some skills...may be better illustrated in an audiovisual format, Lee's clear descriptions, along with illustrator Philomena O'Neill's line drawings, provide competent and entertaining guidance. Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , A renowned family physician, YA author, and father of two offers this guide to 21 classic skills that parents can teach their children — from lighting a campfire to riding a bike to folding a paper airplane. Includes illustrations, anecdotes, and trivia and jokes related to each subject.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.