Penny Whistle Sick-in-Bed Book: What to Do with Kids When They're Home for a Day, a Week, a Month, or More Paperback – Oct 1 1993
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From the Publisher
A healing dose of fun for sick kids and the parents who love them!
Whether your preschooler is home with the chicken pox, or your fifth-grader is laid up with a broken leg, The Penny Whistle SICK-IN-BED BOOK comes to the rescue with a delightful collection of absorbing activities to occupy young patients, and advice and ideas for their parents, from setting up a sickroom to helping a bedridden child stay physically fit. In this book, concerned parents will find:
Games, crafts, and activities to be enjoyed alone or with friends and family
Inventive ways of keeping up with schoolwork
"It worked for me" anecdotes and tips from parents and kids
Advice on coping with the special physical and emotional needs of a sick child
Videotapes, audiotapes, and books that will engage and stimulate a child's imagination If laughter is the best medicine, then The Penny Whistle SICK-IN-BED BOOK is just what the doctor ordered.
About the Author
Meredith Brokaw, former teacher, mother of three, and wife of TV anchorman Tom Brokaw, is the founder and owner of the Penny Whistle toys stores, dedicated since 1978 to providing original, creative playthings. She lives in New York.
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I especially liked the idea of putting together a special sick in bed box full of treasures and activities that may only be accessed when kids are sick at home, as during those times, games/toys that are played with on a daily basis tend to not hold a child's attention for too long.
I would have given the book five stars if the recipes were more healthy. Although there was the token recipe for chicken soup, most of the recipes were extremely high in sugar and/or dairy. Two things that should be avoided when kids are sick with a cold/flu/infection. Still, this book has much to offer. I don't look forward to our next sick day, but when it comes, we'll be ready!
It worked wonders and kept us from relying on the electronic babysitter too much.