Making Toys for School Age Children: Using Ordinary Stuff for Extraordinary Play

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What do you get when you combine jingle bells, ribbon, a glove, and some thread? A Garden Glove Windsock, of course! This series is a teacher’s dream! You’ll find more creative ways to use a tube sock, milk carton, and other inexpensive things found around the house than you ever imagined. Create unique, exciting toys and props to help children learn in appropriate ways. Don’t recycle that cereal box . . . reuse it to make a simple puzzle! Each age-appropriate Making Toys book will make you look at the everyday items around you in a whole new way.

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Dr. Linda Miller is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant for early childhood programs, leading her own company, Innovations in Education, Inc. She has developed curricula for numerous child care companies and also acts as an expert witness in cases involving curriculum and supervision. In recent years Dr. Miller has taught for Wheelock College of Boston in Bermuda, Singapore, and The Bahamas. Mary Jo Gibbs has worked with young children for more than 25 years. She has been a kindergarten teacher, a curriculum writer, and a training specialist for child care providers.

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"The Making Toys series supply teachers with a wealth of age-appropriate crafts...creative low-cost or no-cost crafts for every classroom." -- Children’s Ministry Magazine

"You’ll find hundreds of creative ideas... that will entice you into transforming ordinary household items into surprisingly interesting toys..." -- Today’s Parent

"...Hundreds of creative ideas transform ordinary items into extraordinary toys can be found in Making Toys, an innovative new series..." -- allaboutbaby.com

"...Packed with creative ideas for making classroom learning materials from recycled items. Directions are easy to follow..." -- Product Guide

"...bound to keep your kids spellbound, and lead to hours of cheap fun for everyone..." -- Parents Express

"...ideal for teachers, camp counselors, babysitters, day care workers or grandparents looking for fun things to do with the kids...." --Central Penn Parent

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