The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play is a perfect guide for setting up fun and imaginative activities and creative crafts that children and adults can enjoy together. A brilliant selection of easy, mindful and fun things to do – indoors and outdoors – that will inspire and entertain both the kids and their grown-ups.
Includes a foreword by Fearne Cotton.
The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play by Laura Brand showcases fifty engaging activities for creative, everyday playtime to encourage a connection to nature, sense of joy and bonding with your kids, while nurturing your own inner child too.
The activities are mindful, creative and, crucially, very easy things to make and do with children that you will enjoy as much as they will. From moon sand to flower soup and nature wands there are short, long, loud and quiet activities to take you from morning to evening - each with a focus on the risk factors: volume of effort vs child engagement and mess. Laura Brand has been testing these while writing and raising her two-under-two, and shares the happy accidents and road blocks she's hit along the way in honest, open and often funny introductions to each of the exercises.
This beautiful handbook will help you to inject fun, mindfulness and craft into bath-times, rainy afternoons, long journeys and play dates and to resist (as much as possible!) the temptation to succumb to screen time. Chapters take you through the seasons, with indoor, outdoor and on-the-go activities that are easy and fun every day.
The Joy Journal will arm you with a variety of fun, focussed activities made with store cupboard and easily foraged supplies that you can turn to time and again. All activities are suitable for toddlers, pre-schoolers, grown-ups and everyone in between.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 158 x 16 mm
From wand making to flower soup, and from 30 minutes to the entire day, there's an at-home craft to suit every family. * Sheerluxe *
Full of wonderful creative DIY projects to make with your child (and most using household objects!) . . . gave me a whole new perspective -- The Frugality
Perfect for parents wondering how to pass yet another day with bored kids. * Grazia *
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