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INTRODUCTION Each chapter concludes with a family information page and a take-home family activity page, both of which can be photocopied from the book and dis- tributed to families. These pages can also be downloaded from the Growing, Growing Strong page at for electronic sharing. INTEREST AREA MATERIALS Dramatic Play multiethnic dolls and toy people with body parts that move and bend centerpieces dream catchers cloth napkins and napkin rings yoga mats spice containers sleepwear and robes pillows and cushions edible herbs, such as mint and lemongrass chef hats tongs pot holders serving spoons aprons green beans to string and snap sleeping bags notepads exercise clothes writing tools tablecloths empty, clean food containers Blocks catalogs of kitchen cabinets and furniture toy food to haul toy pots and pans for hauling large seeds to haul, including clean peach pits and avocado seeds clean, empty food boxes for building clean, empty food cans for building (Cover sharp edges with heavy tape.) clean, empty milk and juice containers for building artificial aquarium plants for land- scaping pictures of restaurants and groceries napkin rings for hauling and building paper cups for building Table Toys food and plant puzzles exercise- and sports-related puzzles lotto and domino games that feature food toy fruit to sort and match to pictures tongs, trays, and objects to manipulate wind-up toys 3