Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing disorder, also known as sensory integration dysfunction, affects affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.
*How the senses actually work and integrate with each other
*How and where to get the very best professional help
*"Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
*Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings
*Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems
*The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart"
*How to empower your child and teen in the world
*Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comprehensive information is presented in a way that permits easy comparisons and that facilitates decision making. There are detailed plans and profiles of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are presented in "at-a-glance" formats that provide for near instant communication of the most salient information. Profiles are supplemented by indexes. In short, we've got a plan for every reader.
The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland's research team is a multi-disciplinary group consisting, among others, of data collectors, computer scientists, statisticians, and psychologists. Their singular goal is to provide a guide that will let you get it right the first time and every time. With their help, advice, and touring plans the reader will have a one-up on anyone else not using The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. The book is the key to planning a perfect vacation in a great destination location.
Ball and Cups
Bows and Arrows
Buttons on a String
Tops or Dancers
Whimmy Diddles or Jeep Sticks
Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.
Functions as a visual dictionary of tools, materials, and terms that will be a go-to reference for young sewistsWide range of projects appeal to both boys and girls of different skill levels Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio are extremely well-known in the quiltmaking and textile design fields
Ultimate Origami for Beginners Kit is the perfect paper craft kit for origami beginners and children. World-renowned origami designers and artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander have selected paper folding projects from several popular origami categories that include: traditional origami, modern origami, origami flowers, paper airplanes, cute cuddly animals and much more! Use Ultimate Origami for Beginners to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home—or as a wonderful gift for paper craft lovers. All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. None of the projects require paint or glue so just unpack the origami paper and start folding right away!
This origami kit contains: A full-colored 62-page origami booklet Clear step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and photographs Folding techniques and tips Downloadable or streamable video with easy-to-follow tutorialsIt seems that everywhere we look, people are folding paper origami. While previous generations may have made greeting cards with cranes folded from pretty scraps of paper, the art of origami has advanced to such a degree that we are now seeing it around the world. They grace retail store windows, as clever dollar bill folds displayed in restaurants and even on TV! This delightful array of projects and papers provided in Ultimate Origami for Beginners Kit are sure to get your feet wet, and your fingers folding!
Origami Projects include: Crane's Egg "Kanji" the Dog Petallunia Moon Flowers Scallop Seahorse Dollar Yacht Ninja Jet And many more…
These help foster critical thinking skills and creativity in toddlers and pre-schoolers. Both parents and teachers will find these activities great for learning games for kids, as fun toddler games and activities as well as fun preschool craft ideas for kids.
Youngsters can play these little kids games indoors or outdoors.
These include games to help children learn the basic colors, learn new words, learn shapes, learn to correctly put puzzles together, match similar items and much more.
All games and activities combine doing with learning. Kids learn as they do something. They'll learn that colors have various shades, and how to pick out a specific color in their indoor and outdoor environments. Fun activities include art drawing and making a collage.
The new words games focus on kids' interaction and problem solving skills as well as putting a focus on responsibility. Find fun money games for kids, nutrition games for kids, problem solving activities and fun spelling games.
There are also many activities for kids to learn shapes and sizes which hone in on children's cooperation, concentration and discovery skills.
You'll find animal games for kids, art games for kids, card games for kids, counting games, kids memory games, matching games and much more.
Preschool educational games include Christmas activities for kids, cooking games for kids, Easter games for kids, Halloween kids games, kids science games and lots more fun activities including making colorful paper chains and play dough.
Little kids love, and want, to learn! Once learning is made fun for them and incorporated into everyday living, they'll be eager for more learning each day.
Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.
This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.
They're fun family games to be played at home, fun classroom games for teachers to play with their kids, fun travel games for kids and cool picnic games.
These games can also be played as camping games for kids and birthday party games for kids. They're educational and foster learning and thinking skills.
You'll find kids reading games, word games, writing games, spelling games for kids and more. Games include Dictionary, find a word games, jumbled word games, sentence building games, vocabulary games and much more.
Let your child stretch his mind and learn new words he never heard of before. Make learning fun and kids will be begging for more.
Based on the authors' more than seventy combined years of professional success working with children of all abilities, Growing an In-Sync Child provides parents, teachers, and other professionals with the tools to give every child a head start and a leg up.
Because early motor development is one of the most important factors in a child's physical, emotional, academic, and overall success, the In- Sync Program of sixty adaptable, easy, and fun activities will enhance your child's development, in just minutes a day.
Discover how simple movements such as skipping, rolling, balancing, and jumping can make a world of difference for your child—a difference that will last a lifetime.
Partners want to be more romantic but often do not know how to offer romantic gestures or romantic words to their significant other to ignite or rekindle the romantic relationship spark.
You'll find the best romantic movies for at-home date nights, romantic gifts for guys, romantic gifts for her, cheap romantic gift ideas that show you care without breaking the bank, and romantic ideas for Valentine's Day to show you're thinking about your loved one on the most romantic day of the year.
There's lots of romantic date ideas for spending alone time with your partner, top romantic songs to surprise your loved one with, ideas for a romantic birthday, inexpensive romantic ideas and ideas for a romantic dinner at home or at a restaurant.
Get romantic picnic ideas, romantic anniversary ideas and romantic recipes you can make for a special and romantic night in. Keep spontaneity and fun in your relationship with romantic surprise ideas.
With over 4000 romantic ideas, including romantic places to see in the U.S., spiritual romance ideas, romantic bedroom ideas, cheap romantic ideas, romantic evening ideas and romantic Christmas ideas, romance will easily become a daily habit in your relationship.
Romance doesn't have to cost a lot! You'll find lots of free romance ideas, ideas for special occasions and romantic tips for having and sustaining a harmonious and romantic relationship with your soulmate. Put these romance ideas into practice right away. "How To Be Romantic" gives you the ideas; you just have to do them! All of the ideas are easy to understand, read and implement. Start using these right away.
Even if your relationship is happy and fulfilling, it can always use an extra dose of romance. Newlyweds to couples married 50 years or longer will find ideas they can implement to make their relationship bond stronger, more caring, and more loving. Grow together in love as your romantic gestures become stronger and more frequent.
Letting relationships coast along without any romantic effort leads to boredom, stagnation and neglect. These romantic ideas let couples re-ignite the romantic spark and bring back romance and excitement to the relationship.
Each of the 101 secrets in this wonderful gift book is explained in short descriptions accompanied by a drawing and a fact or tip. Many of these skills involve a simple secret to do them successfully. Knowing these secrets will enable any dad to look like a hero to his children.
Included are instructions for...How to fly a kite How to find the north star How to skip a rock How to make a paper airplane How to tie a necktie How to change a spark plug How to carve a whistle How to bait a hook How to pitch a tent How to identify five icky things under a rock Which properties to buy in Monopoly How to tell how tall a tree is How to whistle with a blade of grass How to photograph lightning
"The perfect gift for any father, grandfather, or mother who wants to teach children skills that will increase self confidence, raise self-esteem, and foster self-reliance." - Nashville Lifestyles
You've probably already scouted some model railroad shows. You've no doubt recognized the camaraderie and the passion these folks have. And yes, you're interested in becoming a part of that.
"The Wonderful World of Model Trains" will help you do just that! It's a comprehensive guide to model railroading written for someone who is new to this hobby, starting with some basic "train knowledge" & terminologies, and continuing on to the more detailed aspects of the hobby.
And yes, this hobby can indeed get quite detailed. And that tends to be intimidating to some people. The beauty of this hobby is that you can get involved at just the level you care too. You'll discover that every model railroader is in it for the love of the trains and the history. The vast majority of us are not out to make a fast buck from our interests.
Here's some of the things you'll learn in "The Wonderful World of Model Trains":
- How to create stunning terrain in your scenery with these 3 simple techniques...
- Different scales, gauges, standards in the world of model railroading and what they all mean...
- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to build your own benchwork...
- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring...
- A pennies on the dollar approach to finding model train parts...
- How to avoid derailing problems...
- 3 proven steps to running multiple trains on one track...
- 6 time tested and proven strategies for laying out train tracks...
- When to add onto your set with locomotives and rolling stock...
- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for building the best layouts for your scenery...
- How to do general maintenance on your model trains and tracks...
- And much more...
The perfect gift for Father's Day or any time, 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates is sure to help Dad connect with his daughter in new and fun ways.
Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to learn how to draw, including a lion, a giraffe, a dinosaur, a penguin, a bunny, a shark, and much more. It's easy to bring these animals to life the Draw 50 way.
Over the past thirty years, celebrated author Lee J. Ames' distinctive drawing method has proven successful for those wishing to draw anything from animals to airplanes. The books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than 5 million copies and have shown artists from beginning to advanced levels how to draw.
In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for
· Special Events
· Everyday Occasions
Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.
Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get on their feet again.
Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa found that a life of self-sufficiency and simplicity could be charming and blissful. She set out to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, the “Little House” way, and as a result, she slashed her household budget by nearly half—saving thousands of dollars a year. She started to write about homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch, and over the next few years developed the recipes and DIY projects that would one day become part of her now beloved website, LittleHouseLiving.com.
As whole foods became staples of the family diet, Merissa realized the dangers of putting overly processed ingredients not only into our bodies, but on or near them as well. In addition to countless delicious, home-cooked meals, she developed natural, easy-to-make recipes for everything from sunscreen to taco seasoning mix, lemon poppy hand scrub to furniture polish. With their simple ingredients, these recipes are allergen friendly and many are gluten-free.
With over 130 practical, simple DIY recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and Merissa’s trademark charm in personal stories and tips, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.
Talk to Me! Listen To Me! is as a tool to help turn things around. Although this book is a short read, it may take days, to weeks, to possibly months to implement, since the latter questions take time to emerge, develop, and unfold. The more thought-provoking questions may also run into chats that last for hours, either because of the time it takes to reveal the answer, or because the answer may lead to even more questions and deeper discussions.
The questions can be chosen cafeteria style from the light and fun, to the more weighty and serious. They can be used during one-on-one situations or in groups such as classroom settings, college dorms, orientations, sorority and fraternity interviews, and even in corporate team-building meetings.
They may also be used as a quiz type game, or as an icebreaker at parties, or as a “get to know you” handbook while dating or making new friends. All 150 questions can be worked through over time with a companion, a relative, or a spouse to deepen existing relationships. A couple may also choose a few of the more provocative questions to answer while on a weekend retreat.
“Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it, it dies,” Unknown
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Key terms: parenting, discipline, raising a child, parenting skills
Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you’ll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you’ve always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.
Cell phone case
Daisy chain bracelet
Blooming beaded bracelet
Sports fan keychain
Rocker cuff bracelet
And many more!
This origami kit includes a collection of projects designed for paper folders of any level of skill to practice the increasingly popular art of folding origami dollars.
This easy origami kit contains: A full-colored 32-page booklet Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams Downloadable or streamable video tutorialsMini Money Origami Kit is full of original designs to learn origami quickly and easily. At such a great value—folding money has never been so easy or affordable!
Origami projects include: Four-Pointed Star Heart Locket Dolphin Three Dollar Japanese Crane And more…
Now, you too can collaborate with your little one on art masterpieces and decorative crafts, as well as play educational games. Whether you’re a parent, nanny, day care provider, or preschool teacher, you can benefit from this long list of activities to stimulate children’s minds and keep their hands busy for hours.
In this book you will find a wealth of ideas to share with your young child. Some of the activities require your close supervision. Many of the arts and crafts projects will result in beautiful seasonal decorations to display in your home. You will be astounded by the creations you can make with your preschooler, who will, alternatively, be enthusiastic about tapping their imagination, enhancing their knowledge, and most of all, spending valuable time with you.
The 103 activities are split into four main categories that correspond to the four seasons. Many of the projects can be done during any season, but the subcategories are themed. Here are what the subcategories look like:
The Best Way to Use This Book
Let’s Go Fishing
Pirates and Princesses
Let’s Go on a Safari
Gnomes and Fairies
Fourth of July
Let’s Be Detectives
Cowboys and Native Americans
Let’s Make Music
Snowmen and Penguins
The adorable designs in Little Crochet are worked in a range of washable fibers and vibrant hues that babies and toddlers are sure to love. Make tiny sweaters, dresses, pants, and accessories while exploring a range of construction techniques, including top-down cardigans, side-to-side sweater vests, motif-based yokes, and traditional seaming. Beautiful blankets, sweaters, soft toys, bibs, booties, and hats employ simple stitches that are sure to steal the show at baby showers. Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of weeks till the baby's due date—you'll find the perfect project in this book.
And here's the best part: Little Crochet includes size ranging from 0–4+ years, so you can keep crocheting as the little ones in your life grow. Plus, Linda has included lots of wearable patterns for both boys and girls, with swatches showing alternate colorways sprinkled throughout. Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity, complete with how-to instructions for adding your own crafty touches like sewing, embroidery, and appliqué. Work confidently from Linda's easy-to-follow instructions, clear stitch diagrams ,and schematics, and her illustrated guide to basic and advanced stitches and finishing techniques.
Whether you’re new to crochet or experienced with a hook, you'll find these little designs a joy to stitch and share.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kids will love to fold and fly these sturdy, aerodynamic paper airplanes!
In this brand new origami book with folding papers, paper airplane expert Andrew Dewar presents his ultimate collection of easy-to-fold, high-performance planes for kids who are fascinated by paper or origami airplanes. These planes are brightly colored and designed to fly beautifully each and every time.
The book opens with a fascinating primer to the principles of flight so kids can learn about the forces that enable a plane to fly and affect the performance of their planes. They'll have fun coaxing the planes through their paces: doing loops, barrel rolls, glides and dives. The sky is the limit once they understand how planes interact with the atmosphere!
This paper airplanes kit contains: 12 innovative designs 48 pre-cut paper airplane models Detailed instructions for each paper plane Special durable lightweight cardstock Printed folding lines for perfect folds Colorful and realistic designs A pull-out airport runway for landing maneuvers
Fairy House are spreading beyond the coast of Maine and becoming a fun and popular subject for people around the country. This book will be a very fun hands-on how-to book that will be popular with parents looking for something whimsical and creative to do outdoors. It will also have great pictures, stories, and activities that will capture the imagination of a child.
Written for children, or anyone with a child's heart.
“Another fabulous addition to the Grayson Brothers series. How I love these characters and their world. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Loved it!” ~Mmoore
“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot
“A charming story of a boy learning lessons of family, friendship, community, and young love.” ~Patricia
“Very sweet story of two young people falling in love, two orphans finding a home, and the spirit of giving.” ~Mike
When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?
· Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.
Grayson Brothers series:
Book 1: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 2: SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner!
Book 3: THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 4: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 5: KISSING IN THE DARK
Book 6: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 7: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is a wonderful Christmas story that reminds me of what the meaning of Christmas really is. It is a heartwarming story about a family that provides love and support to all. It will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.
“This is a great Christmas story. if you are missing the Christmas spirit read this book I guaranty it will put you in the mood to do something for someone in need. Will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.” ~Julie S
“Heartfelt, suspense, loving and filled with kindness.”
Lindstrom continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. A Christmas Promise is a coming of age story emotionally, not physically, and sets up the next book that follows Adam and Rebecca's [adult romance] story. This is a sweet read and sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit. ~Whodat
“While reading the Grayson Brothers series you will fall in love with each and everyone that they represent. These books are filled with love, compassion , heartache and longing. From the moment I started reading them I didn't want to put them down. There were moments I felt that I was watching the books unfold right before my eyes. If you enjoy a book that will fill you to the brim please read for yourself The Grayson Brothers.” ~KButler Photography
“This is so great as you see people helping friends, neighbors, families, and strangers. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning comes across so great.”
“One of the better books I've read ever.”
“This is a heartwarming story of how a boy who has just been adopted and found a place of his own with his new family deals with jealousy and insecurity when a couple of brothers in a situation very similar to himself come along. As he struggles with his feelings, Adam finds the true meaning of Christmas.” ~Mary Dieterich
“The author is very good in her stories. This story had a very heart warming meaning to it. Giving is a gift, but also being able to receive a gift with thanksgiving is also a gift. I hope the author will write again about a group of people or family.” ~Joan
“Love the Grayson world and this glimpse of Rebecca and Adam growing up into such remarkable adults.”
Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century – 1800s. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.
These games will provide hours of fun for elementary and junior high school aged children.
Kids can play guessing games, acting games, word games and more!
Help kids learn teamwork with team building games for kids. Kids will learn how to cooperate with each other and accomplish the objectives and goals of each game while having lots of fun!
These mind games are great imagination games, indoor and outdoor games for kids, educational kids games, party games for kids, logic games, kids travel games and kids learning games.
You'll find games for rainy days and games for playing in the car on a long car ride. These games can be played any time all year round.
Teachers will find good ideas for classroom activities to keep the kids engaged.
These games foster kids' learning and creativity skills while helping them grow in their knowledge of their faith and the bible.
Some games use common household and classroom items while others require inexpensive supplies like construction or computer paper.
These games can be printed off for use at home, Sunday school, religion education classes at schools and for vacation bible schools.
They can be played at home or school anytime during the year and offer children a fun way to learn about the bible and biblical characters while playing fun games.
A few dollars wasted here, a few minutes lost there...it all adds up, and soon you're stretched thin, stressed out, and wishing you had more free time and financial resources for the important things, like your family-and yourself. These authors know-as busy moms with nine children between them, they've been there! It's time to get your house- and schedule-in order. The secret to streamlining your life is in the timing: knowing exactly when to do, buy, travel, or try...
FIND OUT THE SMARTEST TIMING FOR getting a haircut * flipping a mattress * buying a grill * taking a family vacation * filling the gas tank * buying (and applying) sunscreen * stocking a gift closet * seeing the dentist * getting a mammogram * buying a bike (and learning to ride) * filling a prescription * and much more
PLUS: LEARN THE SECRETS TO CUTTING YOUR GROCERY BILL WITH OR WITHOUT CLIPPING COUPONS
Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over twenty years, teaching and working with children in various environments. She presents hundreds of workshops and keynotes at national and international audiences each year on various topics related to early childhood education.
As the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc., Lisa's mission is to assist in the transformation of early childhood education by offering the best workshops and trainings, the most up-to-date materials and resources, and insightful conversations and connections through the power of social media. She is recognized for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered and play-based early childhood environments.
For readers on a short or impromptu trip to Walt Disney World the contents of Mini-Mickey can easily be digested on the flight or drive down, or at the hotel the night before visiting the parks. Scientifically created touring plans for each park will save four or more hours of standing in line.
Mini-Mickey will take the guesswork out of visiting the parks and ensure that the reader will see as much as possible with the least amount of stress and effort. This book provides expert authority on how to make the most efficient and most practical use of any family's time.
Because every minute and every dollar counts,Mini Mickey: The Pocket-Sized Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World provides the information needed to tour Walt Disney World like a pro.
• A learn-to-sew book created especially for girls like you
• You can make awesome things to use, wear, and give like pom-pom earrings, bags, t-shirts, softies, and much more
• 30 projects to make yourself or with your friends
Albert E. Waugh, professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut for 40 years, and an expert on the subject of sundials and their curious history, presents, on the one hand, a rigorous appraisal of the science of sundials, including mathematical treatment and an explanation of the pertinent astronomical background; on the other hand, he presents simple and non-technical treatments such that several of the dials can be built by children!
The subject matter is arranged in 19 chapters, each covering a different aspect of dialing science. All the common types of dials are covered, but the reader can also learn about analemmatic dials, polar dials, equatorial dials, portable dials, memorial dials, armillary spheres, reflected ceiling dials, cross dials, and old-fashioned noon marks. There are also sections on dial furniture, mottoes, the actual layout out of a dial, the equation of time, finding time in other cities, how to find the meridian, how to find time by moonlight — even how to estimate time from the length of one's own shadow! Directions are given for designing dials for any part of the country, or any place in the world. The author has designed many dials, and his text is filled with helpful hints based on his own personal experience. There are over 100 illustrations, charts, and tables, followed by an appendix which is filled with material which reduces or eliminates the need for calculation on the part of the reader.
Kites and China are practically synonymous, since these childhood toys were originally invented there before becoming popular around the world. For over 2000 years, kites have been a common sight in China, from the imperial court to the common people, and over that time period the craftsmanship of the kite has been perfected—and includes a diversity and richness of styles.
In Chinese Kites, you'll learn not only the history and varied forms of the Chinese kite, but also how to produce, step-by-step, a beautiful Chinese kite of your own! Learn how to: Create the kite's framework Paint colorful designs Master the techniques of putting the painted cover on the framework Fly your creation!With Chinese Kites, you will be able to experience firsthand the joy of seeing a kite you made soaring across the sky.
Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results.
Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts.
Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.
Baby showers are joyous occasions, but also involve a lot of planning and work. If you’re looking for a fun, easy to follow, step-by-step guide to planning and hosting a baby shower, look no further--you’re definitely in the right place.
"Baby Shower Planning Like A Pro" includes everything from theme ideas, decorations, games and activities to menu planning advice and baby shower etiquette. There’s even a handy checklist at the end to make sure you stay on track and organized while planning the baby shower.
By the end of this guide you’ll be well on your way to hosting a fun, special, and best of all low-stress baby shower for your friend or loved one.
Whether you are planning a low-key, casual baby shower or a dressier, more formal brunch or dinner, there are tips here that will help you all along the way. The mom-to-be and her friends and family will be thrilled with your thoughtfulness, and you will feel the pride of being an integral part in celebrating this special time in her life.
Here are some of the things you will learn in "Baby Shower Planning Like A Pro":
- How to decide on the best type of baby shower to have
- How to decide on your guest list
- Where is the best location to throw the baby shower?
- Best way to prepare invitations
- Baby shower themes
- How to get decorations ready
- The best way to delegate tasks
- Baby shower games, activities, favors, prizes
- How to prepare food & refreshments
- Step by step to hosting your baby shower
- Baby shower etiquette
- Handy checklist
- Things to avoid when hosting a baby shower
- And much more...
The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by charming drawings and photos that clearly illustrate each project. Girls and boys will be captivated by these antique instructions and plans, and adults will appreciate the projects' nostalgic appeal.
Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.
With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as:Natural Dye FingerpaintsTaste-Safe, Gluten-Free PlaydoughErupting Volcano Dinosaur WorldFizzy Rainbow SlushTaste-Safe Glow Water Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.
Inspires and instructs families on how to create, personalize, adapt, and preserve relevant traditions that reflect how we live today. Explores the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs, and milestones, both uncommon and familiar. Includes holidays, holy days, annual events, once-in-a-lifetime occasions, and personal celebrations. Reviews"A lovely new book that pays tribute to hundreds of celebrations from around the world and offers new ideas for marking important occasions."—Pregnancy Magazin "Be inspired to preserve, personalize and create meaningful holiday and year round traditions with the more than 400 multi-cultural activities found in The Joy of Family Traditions."—Senior Wire News Service "...read The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, so you can celebrate the holidays even better than you celebrate them now."—Washington Post Recommended in Q&A Column"If you love family traditions, you will take pleasure in The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson."-Tom McMahon's syndicated "Kid Tips" Column appears in 62 newspapers nationwideFeatured in two wedding themed pieces on 5/1/08 and 5/8/08.-Content That Works
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Once you’ve glimpsed the inspired creations in Paper Goods Projects, you’ll never look at your pantry shelves or recycling bins the same way. Here are 60 fun and simple crafts that transform everyday items: paper towel tubes turn into safari animals, coffee filters dyed bright colors bloom into water lilies, doilies make a charming crown, and cereal boxes become the building blocks of a mini city.
Paper Goods Projects has crafts for birthday party favors and decorations, cake toppers, greeting cards, children’s toys, and so much more. Tap your creativity like never before to create fun, beautiful objects out of the simplest materials.
Organized alphabetically by material, each week features one everyday material (address labels, fabric scraps, leaves, rocks) and provides five days of unique activities, increasing in complexity with each day. Art with Anything uses materials like buttons, cardboard, hole-punch dots, junk mail, masking tape, sandpaper, and salt, which encourages recycling and reusing!
Children will love making “Glitter Photo Jars” or working on “Shake-It-Up-Bag Paintings,” and projects like “Family Finger Puppets” and “Fluff-N-Puff Mobiles” will keep them entertained for hours and stretch their imaginations.
Whether at home or at school, in child care or an after-school program, exploring the process of creating art is one of the most compelling ways children learn, and Art with Anything keeps children learning creatively all year long!