By Bobbi Conner
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Unplug your toddlers! Here is screen-free play for ages 1-2 that’s creative, fun, and makes the most of everyday household objects. Here are games to play alone and games to play with siblings and friends and parents. Games to play indoors and games for outside. There are toddler-friendly hand-clapping games, games to play with stuffed animals, and games to let off a little steam, plus lots of ideas for keeping toddlers busy (perfect for when you’re making dinner). These are the kinds of truly fun games and activities deliberately designed to stretch the imagination, spark creativity, build strong bodies, forge friendships, and explore the real world—the opposite of hunkering down in front of an addictive screen.
Originally published as a single, parent-friendly encyclopedia of more than 700 screen-free, no-batteries-needed games and activities, Unplugged Play is acclaimed as “A terrific prescription for much of what ails children and parents today” (Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods) and “Just plain fun! . . . Will help parents give their children the kind of childhood that more and more children are missing” (Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia).
These new editions are brightly designed books targeted to a specific age group. And the need, of course, is even greater than when the book was originally published—screens are far more ubiquitous, causing parents even greater concern about their overuse—and these timeless, imaginative, easy-to-implement games are here to the rescue.
- 224 pages
- Workman Publishing (8/18/20)
- 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches