- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (Nov. 1 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440576157
- ISBN-13: 978-1440576157
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 535 g
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com! Paperback – Nov 1 2014
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"150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will take you back to a time before Minecraft when giggles didn't require an iTunes password. Chock-full of brilliant but simple ideas, this is a must-have for parents."
--Bunmi Laditan, founder of TheHonestToddler.com and author of The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting
--Dr. Michael Rich, "The Mediatrician," founder and director, Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children's Hospital
"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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To Make Simple Two-Ingredient Slime
- Two 4-ounce bottles of Elmer’s Washable School Glue
- 1 bottle Sta-Flo Liquid Starch (usually found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store)
- Food coloring or liquid watercolors (optional)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Ages: Preschooler, Ages 5 and up
This Simple Two-Ingredient Slime recipe makes a great base for a multitude of fun slime variations. This is the stretchiest and longest lasting of our slime recipes!
This slime is only for children who understand not to taste the slime or touch their mouths while they play. Children should wash their hands after playing with this slime.
1. Pour your glue into a bowl or metal or glass container. The amount of slime you’d like to make will be controlled by the amount of glue you add. The amount of slime pictured in the photos requires two 4-ounce bottles of glue. If you are coloring your slime, add several drops of food coloring or several squirts of liquid watercolors to the glue and stir well.
2. Give your liquid starch container a few shakes as it has a tendency to settle over time. Slowly pour liquid starch into the glue mixture, about 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir thoroughly between each addition. Continue adding liquid starch to your slime until the slime is no longer sticking to the sides of the container. Watch for it to form a big clump in the center of your container.
3. Once your slime has formed a big clump, you can switch to stretching and kneading it by hand to mix it completely. If the slime continues to be sticky, add a bit more liquid starch, approximately 1 teaspoon at a time, and knead it in. On the other hand, if the slime is stringy and not sticky, add a bit more glue, 1 teaspoon at a time, and knead it in.
4. Continue stretching and folding the slime to combine it thoroughly. Within another 5 or so minutes, the slime will become uniform, smooth, and very stretchy. It’s now ready for play!
5. Store at room temperature in a sealed container, such as Tupperware or a Ziploc bag, when not in play. Simple Two-Ingredient Slime will keep for several weeks.
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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.
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.
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