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The big book of nature activities : a year-round guide to outdoor learning

The big book of nature activities : a year-round guide to outdoor learning

Rodenburg, Jacob, 1960-
2016

"The average child can identify over 1000 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages develop a deeper appreciation of the natural world. This amazing compendium is packed with seasonal games, crafts, skills, stories and observations to make outdoor learning fun!"-- Provided by publisher.

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Chess for kids

Chess for kids

Basman, Michael, author
2006






Hopscotch around the world : [nineteen ways to play the game]

Hopscotch around the world : [nineteen ways to play the game]

Lankford, Mary D.
1992

Presents directions for playing variations of hopscotch, an ancient game still played worldwide.

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I like to play

I like to play

Konrad, Marla Stewart
2010

Photographs and simple text describe the games that children throughout the world like to play by themselves or with their friends.

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Logic puzzles

Logic puzzles

Virr, Paul, author
2020

Understanding logic is important to understanding many parts of life. With the help of this captivating book, readers gain important skills related to logic, problem solving, and reasoning. Accessible text introduces each activity, while colorful illustrations hold readers' attention and guide them through completing the puzzle. Solving a problem can result in a strong feeling of accomplishment and give readers a desire to keep learning. These engaging puzzles offer a fun way to develop key logic skills.

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Math art + drawing games for kids : 40+ fun art projects to build amazing math skills

Math art + drawing games for kids : 40+ fun art projects to build amazing math skills

Tripp, Karyn, author
2020

In Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids, you'll find an amazing collection of more than 40 hands-on art activities that make learning about math fun! Create fine art-inspired projects using math, including M. C. Escher's tessellations, Wassily Kandinski's abstractions, and Alexander Calder's mobiles. Make pixel art using graph paper, grids, and dot grids. Explore projects that teach symmetry with mandala drawings, stained glass rose window art, and more. Use equations, counting, addition, and multiplication to create Fibonacci and golden rectangle art. Play with geometric shapes like spirals, hexagrams, and tetrahedrons. Learn about patterns and motifs used by cultures from all over the world, including Native American porcupine quill art, African Kente prints, and labyrinths from ancient Crete. Cook up some delicious math by making cookie tangrams, waffle fractions, and bread art. Take a creative path to mastering math with Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids!

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Origami : classic paper folding

Origami : classic paper folding

Thomas, Rachael L., author
2020

"Origami will introduce you to the Japanese art of folding paper into fun creations. You'll learn how to make a cat, an ice cream cone, a koala, and more!"--Provided by publisher.

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Origami jets

Origami jets

Ard, Cath
2019

Jets are high-interest aircraft that many people of all ages are fascinated by. With the help of this captivating book, readers get a chance to make their own paper jets using paper and an assortment of folding techniques. These exciting origami projects take paper airplanes to a whole new level. -- provided by publisher.

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Sorting puzzles

Sorting puzzles

Virr, Paul, author
2020

By sorting things, or putting them in a particular order, it can become easier to find answers to other questions. Readers of this innovative volume work on sharpening their sorting skills by solving fun puzzles. Each activity is introduced with concise instructions explaining the age-appropriate puzzle. Colorful illustrations engage readers and guide them in drawing conclusions and finding answers. This invaluable resource supports the growth of important skills that are vital in early development.

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Super string games

Super string games

Gryski, Camilla, 1948-
1987


Taro Gomi's playful puzzles for little hands : more than 60 guessing games, twisty mazes, logic puzzles, and more!.

Taro Gomi's playful puzzles for little hands : more than 60 guessing games, twisty mazes, logic puzzles, and more!.

Gomi, Tarò„. author, illustrator.
2013

"Twisty mazes! Silly monsters! Rocket ships! Racing cars! More than 60 games for children that let them imagine, build, guess, observe, count, match, sort, add, subtract, read, think and play!"--P. [4] of cover.

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The ultimate player's guide to Minecraft

The ultimate player's guide to Minecraft

O'Brien, Stephen J., 1969- author
2014