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107401 (Softbound)
978-192961081-5 (Softbound)
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Learning through play is as natural and important for young children as breathing. With Do-It-Yourself Early Learning, you can create toys that help children become more confident, develop their intellect, and encourage play and exploration—all with materials easily found at your local hardware store or home center.

Written by two experienced family child care providers, this book explains the construction and use of a variety of engaging and kid-tested play props, equipment, and activities. Each of the activities is:

  • affordable—the toys and activities won't strain your budget
  • durable—with proper care, many of the items you make will last for years
  • flexible—make toys to fit your own curriculum
  • available—all of the materials listed are easily purchased from one location—your local home center or hardware store
  • fun—create memorable projects together that children will remember for years to come

Do-It-Yourself Early Learning also tells how you can aid skill development in key areas, including language and literacy, math and logical thinking, science, art, music and creative representation, initiative and social relationships, and physical skills.

232 pages

About Jeff A. Johnson

Jeff A. Johnson spent twenty-five years as a child care provider in center- and home-based programs. He now works full time as an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, toymaker, and early learning more..

About Tasha A. Johnson