This book is an essential guide for anyone interested in the popular craft of needle-felting. Whether you are completely new to needle-felting or an experienced felter, this book has something to offer, from precise instructions to creative inspiration. Written by two authors, experienced in making and teaching crafts to students of all ages and abilities, instructions are easy to follow and include practical yet creative ideas to fix common mistakes. Projects arise from a genuine love of the natural world and animals, whether they be family pets ('Our Friend Dexter') or wild animals whose widespread ill-treatment has brought them into the limelight. Requiring no experience other than an interest in working and playing with wool, projects progressively build on skills throughout, and will transform you into an avid needle-felter in no time at all.
AWESOME boredom busting play ideas, kids crafts, travel games, and tricky challenges for kids all in one place! Beat the boredom blues and turn those frowns upside down with over 1,000 easy, fun, cost-effective play ideas for toddlers to school-aged kids. There's something for everyone--even parents--in this tried and tested one-stop book from NY Times bestselling author, Jean Oram. "A lifesaver for parents and educators." --Kenneth, reader. Get the kids busy and out of your hair all while helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in our busy, complicated world. Want to be the new favorite in the family? Check out some of the fun inside 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas: + 101 tricky, goofy challenges for kids + 36 Travel games PLUS 24 more word games that can be played in the car + Arts and crafts (and holiday crafts, too) + Classic games from your childhood such as Hot Potato & Red Rover + Outside play ideas + Playground games + Mad scientist safe & easy experiments--including Flubber! + Birthday party games + Easy arts & crafts for all ages + Improv games--Human Gumby! + Family day trip ideas + Group games + Rainy day activities--rain painting! + And more play, play, play! Now includes 26 BONUS activities for a grand total of 1,027 activities to keep your kids happy, and playing. The brain learns by playing and play is children's work. Build smart, happy, healthy children... let's play! A Tricky Challenge to Get You Started: Coin Catching à la Elbow! Put your right hand on your right shoulder. Point your elbow out in front of you. Lay a penny on the flat part of your arm just above your elbow. Without moving your arm, turn your hand so the palm of your hand is facing up. Very quickly move your elbow down and try to catch the penny with your right hand as it falls. The record for caught pennies when I was a kid was a stack of 14. How many can you catch? Want more fun? Try licking your elbow. Balance a spoon on your nose. Make a paper snowflake. Make an edible ice-cream cone Christmas tree. There's so much more inside! Grab 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas --and have your best sleepover, birthday party, road tip, babysitting experience, snowy day, or play time ever!
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Announcing that rare parenting book that will not only help you become a more effective parent but actually change how you see your children. Written by Montessori educator Simone Davies, this book shows you how to bring the educational values of a Montessori classroom into your home—while turning the whole idea of the “terrible twos” on its head. Here is how to set up Montessori-friendly spaces in your home. Principles for fostering curiosity in your child—and in yourself. Specific Montessori skills—the winter coat flip; getting your toddler to pour his or her own water and clean up whatever spills might occur. And it goes much deeper, showing how a parent can really be present, be the child’s guide, and handle tantrums and problematic behavior without resorting to bribes, threats, or punishment and truly celebrate every stage. It’s also that rare parenting book that’s beautiful to look at, with a bright, airy design and simple color illustrations and photographs.
Relaxing in your "comfy" clothes will never be the same! From traditional bunny slippers, elf shoes, and ballet slippers to loafers, saddle shoes--even cowboy boots--this collection of 25 original designs brings fun and whimsy to your feet!