More than 35 activities and ideas that inspire children to explore the world around them.
An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix earth with water, or drop a blob of paint from a great height? These childhood experiments are vital for development and provide hours of entertainment.
Recipes for Play contains easy and inexpensive ideas for engaging your child’s senses. Many wonderful hours can be spent playing with natural ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard or backyard garden. Make your own face paint in minutes, whip up a batch of oozy slime, create clouds of color with rainbow rice, and so much more.
Sisters Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener have created Recipes for Play for parents and teachers—or anyone with a child in their life—who want to encourage tactile learning but don’t want their lives to be controlled by chaos. Each recipe has easy-to-follow instructions for setting up activities and simple steps for cleaning up once the fun is finished.
“This book is filled with wonderful, inexpensive playtime activities for children age two and up that will engage all five senses, and spark imagination.”—San Diego Family
“Fantastic playtime activities provide hours of entertainment with very little fuss” —Parade
“This book is filled with really great indoor and outdoor activities that will keep the littles busy all summer long. If you want messy or clean, loud or quiet, portable or not . . . there is something for every need.” —MariReads
“A great book for parents who are trying to keep their children stimulated with fun activities”—The Baby Spot blog