Research has shown over and over that kids learn best through play. This is because play is typically self-directed, meaningful to the child, and engaged in at an appropriate developmental level.
As regular readers know, here at Gift of Curiosity I love to engage kids in fun, playful, and educational activities on a regular basis. Playful learning is the BEST way to stimulate brain development and foster child-caregiver connections during the early childhood years.
And that is why I am so thrilled to be a co-author on a fun and engaging books for kids:
Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year-Round Fun & Learning
available in print, e-book, and kindle formats.
This book was created through the collaborative efforts of 94 talented authors from the Kid Blogger Network. The book features more than 150 amazing activities and ideas for helping babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners learn and thrive! Let’s take a look at some of the features you’ll find in this fantastic book!
About the book
The book features more than 150 activities and ideas broken down into the following sections:
- General play / arts & crafts / activities
- Early childhood education
- Life skills
- Organization and set up of play / reading / explore areas
- Seasonal/holiday activities
Two of my own activities are featured in the book, including my Halloween Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns Craft and a botany art project that is currently only available in the book. (So you’ll just have to go grab a copy for yourself!)
But if you purchase the book you’ll also benefit from the creative talents of more than 90 other authors, including early childhood educators, elementary school teachers, creative moms, and talented kid bloggers. With so many wonderful contributors, you are bound to find lots of activities your kids will enjoy.
There are activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The activities include fine motor skills, sensory play, DIY toys, play recipes, busy bag ideas, imagination play, color learning, math, shapes, letters, science, literacy, life skills, play area organization, and more!
Learn with Play: Print version
The print version of Learn With Play is a paperback book formatted to make it extremely easy to see the appropriate ages for each activity. In the Wild “Hair” Creatures activity below (written by yours truly!), you will see four circles on the right hand side of the page. The two colored ones indicate that this activity is most appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Other activities will be designated for babies and toddlers.
The print version of the book would make an excellent gift for parents with young children or for preschool and early childcare providers.
The print version sells on Amazon for US $29.95.
Learn with Play: E-book version
If you prefer the e-book version of Learn with Play, you will not only get the 150+ activities included in the book, but you will also have access to web links to 300+ additional activities from the authors of the book. This is a fantastic way to get so much more for your purchase!
The e-book version is available for US $14.95.
Learn with Play: Kindle version
The Kindle version sells on Amazon for US $14.95.