Catch a fish, throw a ball, fly a kite: 21 timeless skills every child should know (and any parent can teach!)

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Publisher:
Three Rivers Press,
Pub. Date:
c2004.
Language:
English
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Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent!Well, maybe not better, but you’ll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew!Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want to learn--even the skills you never mastered or haven't practiced in a few decades. This book contains clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching more than twenty little life skills that every child should know, including how to:• Work a yo-yo• Build a fire• Eat with chopsticks• Skip a stone • Fly a homemade kite• Throw a FrisbeeWhile you teach your children, you get to learn the skills too, or at the very least improve on them. Activities range from practical, like locating the constellations, to completely frivolous fun, like turning a blade of grass into a musical instrument. Some are simple enough for four-year-olds, and others will appeal to the most jaded adolescent. Each skill is illustrated and is rounded out with fascinating trivia (did you know that the world’s largest sand castle measured six stories high?) or funny jokes. Age-appropriate information is given for each skill, but they all have one thing in common: You and your kids can do them together!
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9781400048106
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subject_facet Family recreation, Fun, Games, Games for children, Life skills, Parent and child, Parenting, Sports, Sports for children
title_display Catch a fish, throw a ball, fly a kite : 21 timeless skills every child should know (and any parent can teach!)
title_full Catch a fish, throw a ball, fly a kite : 21 timeless skills every child should know (and any parent can teach!) / Jeffrey Lee ; with illustrations by Philomena O'Neill
title_short Catch a fish, throw a ball, fly a kite :
title_sub 21 timeless skills every child should know (and any parent can teach!)