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Toddler Craft Supplies

August 4th, 2010 by admin

Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box ($23.46) is a great collection of craft materials and intructions for craft and art projects for toddlers. This kit includes two plastic frames, four animal punch outs, ten colors of dough and more.

This box is a very convenient way to keep you creative kids busy for hours! A mom says:  “I appreciate the ability to whip out a pre-packaged craft project that engages my little one without pre-planning or looking up ideas online, or taking her to buy supplies (in small quantities) for similar projects”.

Buy Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box from Amazon.com.

Printable Flat Stanley

August 4th, 2010 by admin

The Flat Stanley Story

Inspired by Jeff Brown’s book entitled Flat Stanley, this activity is designed to encourage children to share ideas and information with others, and taking part in the project is a good way to improve reading and writing skills. It also combines writing with many school subjects, including math, science, geography, social studies, and art.

To participate, the child creates a drawing of the book’s main character and cuts out the figure. Next, he takes him to visit other people or to see local points of interest, and he records his paper pal’s experiences in a journal. Then Flat Stanley, the journal, and a letter explaining the project are mailed to someone else who continues the activity and documents the character’s adventures in the small book.

After a few days, the flat friend and journal are returned to the original sender. Sometimes the character returns with souvenirs, postcards, or photos showing places to which he traveled or people with whom he visited. Flat Stanley has had some exciting adventures during his lifetime. He’s met several presidents, appeared on television, and even gone into space on a NASA Space Shuttle!

Read more: http://www.flatstanley.com/how.html