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365 Games Smart Toddlers Play: Creative Time to Imagine, Grow and Learn

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365 Games Smart Toddlers Play will help you make the best of the time you and your toddler share, every day of the year. Each day with your toddler brings new experiences for them and new opportunities for you to teach, share and grow closer to each other. Bestselling parenting author Sheila Ellison fills each page with fun, practical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments. Perfect Praise for the 365 "Parents struggling to discover new playtime ideas can finally relax. Now there is a solution to every day of the year." ― Parenting Magazine "Imaginative ways to raise healthy, happy families." ― Healthy Kids

440 pages, Paperback

First published November 1, 2003

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187 reviews
July 14, 2012
I picked this up looking for some fresh new ideas for my class, but found mostly ideas that are only new if you've never seen children play. Also some things are just bad advice, never tape paper to the wall & allow children to color on it, at the recommended age (20-24 months) they will think that means they can color on the whole wall.
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73 reviews3 followers
January 10, 2023
İçinde işe yarar bazı öneriler var ama pek çoğu Türkiye’deki yaşam şekline uygun değil. Bahçeli evler, geniş parklar vb. Çalışmayan anneler, çocuğa bakım veren yakınlar, saatlik ayarlanabilecek bakıcılar vs. koşulları sağlamadan gerçekleştirilemeyecek pek çok öneri var maalesef
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408 reviews4 followers
January 11, 2013
I read this digitally and sadly lost all my bookmarks. One idea I loved was to create an office box. As a working mom I never thought to create play where my daughter could emulate me. Old cells a keyboard. Other work type stuff.

Also I liked the idea of a random act of kindness jar to write down times you catch your child being kind.
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39 reviews2 followers
January 12, 2009
This book is full of ideas for activities for young children. They are very crafty and creative, but some are high maintenance or unrealistic. I used some fun ideas from this book while I was working as a nanny. However, you can probably find similar ideas just by searching the internet.
214 reviews
September 10, 2011
Some good ideas, but I think the title is misleading. There are some duplicate ideas in different sections of the book, and quite a few of the "Games" are parenting tips, not activities. Still, I made a list of quite a few activities I will try to do sometime in the future with my son.
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17 reviews
April 18, 2013
A creative book, but most of the ideas can be find online with the help of the Internet God. The drawings though is something you won't see anywhere online. So if you can get it from a library, it's a good resource. But to buy it is a waste of money.
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6 reviews2 followers
August 30, 2007
lots of very creative activities to do with your toddler. includes ways to enhance your child's life. my favorite: "masking tape madness!!!!!"
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22 reviews5 followers
January 23, 2008
Good to keep around and fill in the gaps of the day.
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157 reviews2 followers
November 6, 2008
wonderful ideas for playtime. great for stay at home parents.
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