A book of ideas and activities from science and the arts, all related to seeing the world with a sense of wonder. Useful either as an ancillary text or as a book on which to base a curriculum. From its reviews: It is the sort of book that will first intrigue the child by its beauty and then by its simplicity of expression. In its study of the world around us and inside us it will accompany the child's own essential questioning. Truly a labor of love.
Features of the book:
Each section of the book, including the preface, consists of four pages (five for the sections at the end of a chapter): two pages of ideas, followed by two or three pages of activities, most of which relate to the ideas in the section.
The books is a sturdily bound hard cover book with smyth sewn pages.
One hundred and fifty pages in full color.
39 colorful and engaging decorative borders (including the front and back covers of the book and the chapter covers)
A total of 100 activities, some original and innovative, others chosen from the "classics" of children's activities, all carefully explained in a friendly narrative style.
A careful consideration of the safety issues involved in doing activities, including a comprehensive safety section, careful choice of appropriate activities, and safety reminders where necessary in the activities.
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