Recently I had a chance to review a new e-book, written by Angie Kauffman (The Homeschool Classroom, Many Little Blessings), titled “Finding Educational Activities in the Most Unexpected Places: More than 200 Activities and Ideas for Using Commonly Found Objects to Enhance the Learning of Your Young Child”.
Sounds like a cool title, doesn’t it?
Well, it certainly is! This little book is a great resources of activities to do with, as the title says, objects commonly found in your home – from blankets to boxes to lids, passing through sponges and cookie cutters, and etc. No need to spend a fortune on specialty toys with promising claims: you have everything you need right in your own home to entertain and stimulate your child, in the most simple, natural – and fun – way. The activities are simple in idea and in explanation, but will guarantee hours of fun for you and your young child, whether infant, toddler or preschooler (although even older child might like some of the activities in there, such as pasta and rice dying – recipe & instructions included!)
I especially like the layout of the book, with all the activities under a same theme (or object) listed together in short paragraph form. Also included when applicable are possible variations, as well as indications on what an activity helps develop, and adaptations for children with sensitivity or sensory concerns. It makes for a clear and organized book, and it is very easy to flip through it to find something to do when, say, you have a couple of toilet paper rolls on hand and your toddler needs distraction, NOW.
So how can you get your copy of that little gem? Right here, on Angie Kuffman’s personal blog: http://www.manylittleblessings.com/finding-educational-activities-in-the-most-unexpected-places/. On her page you will also find a detailed table of content, as well as some example activities from the book – and at $7.50 for a 58-pages download, it’s a pretty good buy. 🙂
I have received no compensation for this review, other than a free copy of the e-book in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.