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The perfect antidote for rainy-day sulks and backseat boredom
Your kids are buzzing bundles of energy, ever eager for new experiences and new challenges. And one of your toughest jobs as a parent is finding ways to channel kids' energies that promote healthy development while keeping them entertained. Good news, your job just got a little easier.
Great for car trips, rainy days, and even power outages, the Great Big Book of Children's Games is a treasury of games and activities for all occasions, every setting and every mood. You'll find indoor games and outdoor games, party games and solo games, sidewalk games, beach games, ball games and water games. There are games that stimulate young minds and those that promote physical development. You'll find skill-building games and games designed to sharpen individual faculties, card games and word games, and an abundance of pencil-and-paper games. And to help you do your part to keep our highways safe (and your sanity intact), there's an entire section devoted to games to be played while on the road.
Fair weather or foul, the Great Big Book of Children's Games helps you keep the peace and banish bad moods with:
- 450 indoor and outdoor games for pre-school to middle-school age kids arranged by age group
- Games for every occasion, setting and number of players
- Solo games, team games, party games, and family games, many including innovative twists on old favorites
- Colorful text, 375 illustrations, and amusing game trivia that add to the fun and make the book easy to use
Debra Wise is a writer specializing in women's and children's topics, and has written for the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and GQ.
Sandy Forrest has designed and illustrated over 40 books and won a Parent's Choice Award for Illustration.
Games play a crucial role in a child's development, helping children to discover and understand the world around them. Parents are always on the lookout for new games and activities to play with their kids.
The Great Big Book of Children's Games features more than 450 indoor and outdoor games for kids.
Arranged according to appropriate agegroup, the games run the gamut in theme and mood. There are games designed for quiet times and intellectual stimulation as well as those that contribute to physical development, such as strength and wrestling games and races and relays. This book presents parents with a vast array of games for children of all ages, including:
- Card games
- Word games
- Sidewalk and blacktop games
- Tabletop games
- Party games, road games, and more
Games are an integral tool and play a crucial role in the individual's development and parents are always on the lookout for games to play with their kids. Here is an array of games for children of all ages and for all situations, including card games, party games, word games, and water games.
About the Author
is a freelance writer specializing in women's and children's topics. She has written for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour
, and GQ
and also for the New York Times
Sandy Forrest has designed and illustrated more than 40 books and won a Parent's Choice Award for Illustration.