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Seasonal Fun: Totline Parent Flyer Series


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Book Name: Seasonal Fun: Totline Parent Flyer Series

Author: Jean Warren

Publisher: Warren Publishing

ISBN: 0-911019-15-4

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 128

Illustrations: Black and white drawings

Experience Required: Beginner


Book Review

This book was compiled from Totline newsletters that were published before schools and daycares went "peanut free" so keep this in mind while you are reading, however, there are lots of good activities that shouldn't be overlooked because of this.  Something else to be aware of is that all of the activities need to be considered safe for your child before engaging in them (i.e. Hammering on the second page of the No Lose Party Games section).  Parents know their own children and what they are capable of safely.  Teachers also need to be concerned about safety so some of these activities are not appropriate for group settings.  It all comes down to how much supervision is necessary while engaging in certain types of activities and if one-on-one attention is available for those activities that require it. 

I really appreciate that the recipes are all healthy and sugarless; in this way the writer is ahead of her time because this book was published before obesity really became a problem with some of today's children.  It is a bit inconvenient that no complete index or page numbers are available when looking for specific activities; there is only the index at the front of the book that divides the activities by months and under each month, the subcategories (i.e. Fall Science Activities) they fall under. I don't like that some of the activities are to be started by an adult and finished off by the children.  The Mystery Pictures activity is one of my favorite activities but when using it with children I would modify it to have them create the entire activity.  The age of the children would determine how close they came to recreating the images they have listed in this book for the adult to draw but the children will enjoy the activity more.  The children will also understand the entire process and get more out of the activity because they've done it themselves.  Not all the activities are written up like this but it is something that should be kept in mind because the children can be proud of what they have accomplished on their own.

Favorites:

  • Tips for Entertaining the Swing Set (5th  & 6th pages of the October section)
  • Banana Pumpkin Foamy (2nd page of the Snacks for October section)
  • Toys and the Young Child (3rd & 4th page of the December section)
  • Cheese Puffs (2nd page of the Snacks for December section)
  • Individual Terrariums (2nd page of the March Spring Science Activities section)

Overall Rating:

3.5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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