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Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!)

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

Well, maybe not better, but you’ll 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
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Three Rivers Press
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Kristen
Feb 07, 2008 Kristen rated it liked it
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This was a fun book to skim through. It has detailed instructions on how to teach children 21 different skills, ranging from baking bread to throwing a ball. I didn't expect it to be so thorough, so much so, that if you'd never even seen a ball before, you could follow each step and teach a kid to throw one (as in, throw and catch in a T-ball game). And it was kind of enlightening to me to realize how many of these I don't even know how to do (or do very well) -such as, eating with chopsticks, c ...more
Christina
Jun 25, 2009 Christina rated it liked it
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While this is a very detailed instruction manual, I used it more as a checklist to see if there were any new "projects" we could tackle as a family. It's a fun book, but there's not anything in here that is not available on the internet.
Missy
Jan 12, 2011 Missy rated it liked it
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This book explains different skills you could teach your child. I think I enjoyed the writing style even more than the information. I may revisit this when my children are older.
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Great book. I read it out of curiosity, but it really is well written.
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