This series responds to the increasing awareness of role play as an exciting and effective approach to enhance children's learning. Each book provides a selection of themed drama activities that develop a range of skills while drawing on children's natural ability to play. Through their imaginative engagement with fictional worlds, children acquire new knowledge and understanding. The Toymaker's Workshop and Other Tales includes activities on: Humpty Dumpty Billy Goats Gruff The Lonely Dragon. User-friendly, visual and easy to read, this series is a must for classroom teachers, nursery nurses, playgroup leaders and learning support assistants within pre-school and Key Stage 1 settings who are unfamiliar or wary of role play but want to incorporate it into their teaching.
Hanni Sager, who has been severely disabled for many years by muscular dystrophy, reached out to disabled and disadvantaged children in Oaxaca, Mexico, by establishing four extraordinary toy-making workshops. By engaging children in the simple pleasures of playing and creating, she was able to offer not only a way to fill idle hours, but something far more important—a profound sense of purpose and joy. In lively language, Hanni shares the children's remarkable stories. Her own story is an eloquent reminder of the enormous power of a single individual to do enduring good for others.The Wondrous Toy Workshop is also an invitation to have fun. Beyond the inspiring story of Hanni and her children, is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step handbook for setting up toy-making workshops anywhere in the world. Included are patterns and simple instructions for making twelve charming, pull-string toys—not just for people planning to set up toy-making workshops, but also for those who just want to have the pleasure of making toys for themselves, their families, and their friends. Full-color photographs of the children and their toys will inspire budding artists young and old.
Written and photographed by members of the Slow Travel Berlin team, 100 Favourite Places draws on the contributors' deep knowledge and experience of the city to present one hundred great places that favour the timeless over the trendy, and the obscure over the obvious. From hundred-year-old cafes and hidden GDR watchtowers, speciality shops and esoteric museums, each entry has been thoughtfully chosen and written in a personal, highly informative style. 100 Favourite Places reflects Slow Travel Berlin’s commitment to sustainable travel and a professional content aesthetic. Every aspect of the book has been taken care of in-house, from the friendly, eye-catching design and the professional, full colour photographs that accompany each entry, to the charming hand-drawn maps (created by Berlin-based artist and illustrator Katrin Hagen, aka Mischief Champion) – which make 100 Favourite Places a perfect guide-on-the-go, as well as a handsome coffee-table enhancer.
Inspired by a 1932 Walt Disney Silly Symphony animated short, the Santa's Toy Shop Little Golden Book was originally published in 1950. In this delightful story, Santa wants time to play with all the wonderful toys he and the elves have made, but he's just too busy--until Mrs. Claus gives him an idea! Disney animator Al Dempster and the Walt Disney Studio artists created a holiday classic we are proud to reissue as a Little Golden Book--for the first time in over 20 years. Great for kids 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages!