What do you do when your child is Bored?

Betty - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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What to do on a summer day when there's no school, nothing on TV, no friends around, and it's too hot to play outside? Slow down, cool off, and chill out with a good book! Go on an armchair adventure, bring the outdoors in, create in the kitchen, explore some science that isn't usually found in school, tickle your funny bone with a bit of a math problem, and more.

1 2 3: I Can Make Prints!
1 2 3: I Can Make Prints!
By: Irene Luxbacher
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Clearly organized instructions provide not only the know-how but ideas on how to make prints from easily found materials. As children craft their own artwork, they may just want to reread other books which use comparable techniques (such as Eric Carle). Also in the 1 2 3 series are the equally doable I Can Sculpt! and I Can Paint!



Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes
Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes
By: J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrated by: Frank Remkiewicz
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Each lively rhyme or riddle about everyday things actually asks a math question; some easy, some more difficult, all playfully involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Humorous spins on recognizable situations are enhanced by comical illustrations.



Danny's Drawing Book
Danny's Drawing Book
By: Sue Heap
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Join Danny and his friend, Ettie, as they visit the zoo on a snowy afternoon — and then on a trip to a sunny place in Africa with the elephants and aardvarks…all with the help of Danny's yellow drawing book, of course! This imaginative, playful jaunt may inspire other armchair adventures.


Easy-to-Make Pop-Ups
Easy-to-Make Pop-Ups
By: Joan Irvine
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Make a special card or gift that really stands out — or pops up, literally! Easy to follow instructions and ideas are generously illustrated to allow even the neophyte to make eye-catching pop-ups with easily found materials.



Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss
By: Georgeanne Brennan
Illustrated by: Frankie Frankeny
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Eat chocolate rocks? Or sizzling hot pebbles? Real — and edible — recipes inspired by green eggs and ham and other zany Seuss characters are presented in an easy-to-follow, clearly organized (from breakfast to dinner) cookbook illustrated with Seuss' own illustrations as well as an occasional food photo. This is an ideal book for young cooks and the adults in their lives — all while sharing or even creating their own Seussian recipes!

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Amy Michelle - posted on 07/16/2010

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Hi! I just finished creating a CD with fun sing-a-long activities to do when your kids are bored! It's called "Get UP and Sing!" for kids 2-8, and is available through my website www.songsandart.com

When my kids were bored as preschoolers we used to dance and sing in my living room. I hope you have a chance to check out my cd and have fun using your imagination with your children! Take Care,
Amy Michelle

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