This book is not only a life saver, it's amazing amounts of fun. I have a very busy six-year-old who loves to get messy. We've been working our way through this book and have loved all the activities so far. With just some corn meal, corn starch, and vegetable oil we made sand that kept us both happy and playing for over an hour. Asia Citro was a science teacher for years and it shows in the creativity and cleverness of the projects. I loved how easy they are without lots of hard to find ingredients. This would be the perfect gift for any parent whose can't wait to feed the hungry imagination of their little ones!
Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.
With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as:
–Natural Dye Fingerpaints –Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough –Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World –Fizzy Rainbow Slush –Taste-Safe Glow Water
Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
About the Author
Asia Citro has an M.Ed in Science Education and was a classroom science teacher for many years before deciding to stay home full time after the birth of her daughter. She lives near Seattle with her wonderful husband, two awesome children, and two destructive cats. She started writing Fun at Home with Kids in February of 2013 and has since spent many late nights experimenting with new play recipes, sensory materials, and science experiments. She is the author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, The Curious Kid's Science Book, A Little Bit of Dirt, and the chapter book series Zoey and Sassafras. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Chicago Tribune, Today, Disney Baby, MSN, King 5 TV, and Highlights, among others. To read about her most recent late night discoveries or to see more photos of her adorable kids at play, visit FunAtHomeWithKids.com.
"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