150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com! Paperback – Nov 1 2014
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"Citro's activities are like nothing we've ever seen before. They combine colors, smells, tastes, and textures that would be irresistible for any child." --Ashton Kutcher, Aplus.com
"With the irresistible fun in...150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids kids...will be clamoring to get their hands on paint and slime instead of the TV remote. If you're looking for the perfect present...pick [it] up." --Seattle's Child Magazine
"150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids is a book by Asia Citro that tries to bolster parents' arsenals in the war against screen time by providing a number of simple but fun projects that parents and kids can enjoy together. If you have the time and energy to give even one of these activities a try every week, you'll be doing both your children and yourself a huge favor." --BabyCenter
"150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids provides easy, step-by-step instructions for creating open-ended activities for babies, toddlers, and older children. Whether you're new to sensory play or just looking for some fresh ideas, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids can help you inspire hours of screen-free fun." --Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
"If you want your kids to enjoy more doing and less watching, get this book." --Boston Mamas
"A refreshing and extensive new book...Citro's activities are multi-sensory and wonderful for getting little hands and minds going, and her book is a great reminder to parents that creating a stimulating exploratory environment for our kids can be inexpensive, simple, and homegrown." --Inihabitots
"Remember childhood before iPads and laptops? It's still there, and it's still fun.... 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids offers doable indoor ideas for children's play, using easily acquired materials." - The Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Asia Citro, MEd, creator of the popular blog, Fun at Home with Kids, has a strong science and education background, and is an experienced teacher and mother of two. Fun at Home with Kids launched in 2013 and has been featured on Babble, Red Tricycle, Disney Baby, Apartment Therapy, and MSN.com, among others.
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COLORED RICE - She now plays with for over 20 minutes while I enjoy my coffee in the morning... 20 minutes in Toddler time is like a year! It took a couple times to teach her to keep it in the bin, but it's nothing our vacuum doesn't fix in a few minutes. She uses kitchen stuff in the bin with it, measuring cups, funnel, spoons, etc. I didn't buy anything, I had it all on hand.
Love the blog, love the book even more.
CLASSIC PLAY DOUGH - she loves sticking noodles, Popsicle sticks or other things into it. I love it doesn't smell super gross like the store bought stuff.
FOAM CUT OUTS ON THE WINDOWS - Can't actually remember what it is called int he book. But it requires foam sheets and water, so easy and works like stickers without the mess. We also use them in the bath.
If you aren't sure, check out the blog and try a couple of things first www.funathomewithkids.com
I plan on buying these as christmas gifts for a few people, highly recommend!
If anyone finds Water Colors for a good price let me know, they are four times the price here in canada compared to the US, it's very aggravating.
Before I got this book, when I wanted to try an activity, I found I would spend too much time on my phone searching for something to try, then reading the comments which would often discourage me from trying it. Since this book arrived 2 weeks ago, I have found it so much easier to pick and activity and get started, and almost every day since we have tried something new
LOVE the sections on slimes, dough, paint and sensory baskets. all ingredients that are easy to find at home or at local grocery stores or dollar stores. very excited to try these out with kiddos.
Most recent customer reviews
Love this book so many wonderful ideas and creative takes on things use it so often!Published 27 days ago by stacy*
Great book! Just what I needed to start activities with my pre-toddler. Images and instructions are great. I really love it!Published 4 months ago by Teodora Opris
Not worth the money. Too many activities the same . I returned the book.Published 10 months ago by RH.
This is an amazing resource! It went way beyond my expectations. Thank you!Published 15 months ago by Carrie Reiter