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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Review: I Am Never Bored: The Best Ever Craft and Activity Book for Kids

I Am Never Bored: The Best Ever Craft and Activity Book for Kids is packed full of simple ideas to keep children busy.

There are a total of 100 craft and activity ideas. At the rate of one a day, that would be enough to make it through more than one third of the year!

Each idea is set out on a single page, with required supplies, step-by-step instructions with diagrams, and a photo or drawing of the final product.

Adults will likely recognise many of the ideas as something from their own childhood -- things like tissue paper stained glass windows, a cardboard tv, paper bag masks, salt dough, and snow globes.

Perhaps less recognisable, but just as fun, are ideas like crazy cork men, a marble track, and a marionette dog.

A detailed table of contents shows the craft and activities are set out under themes, particularly seasons. There are also tips for managing mess and frustration, and on 'hoarding' supplies ready for a sudden burst of crafting (craft-itis is what the book calls it).

Parents are also given a little basic advice on the the four phases of development and associated skills for children aged two to eight -- a helpful reminder.

I Am Never Bored: The Best Ever Craft and Activity Book for Kids is a great tool for parents (and teachers) to have at hand as inspiration and for when kids are becoming restless for something to do.

Get your scissors, glue, and craft supplies ready and get crafting!

Title: I Am Never Bored: The Best Ever Craft and Activity Book for Kids
Author: Sarah Devos
Illustrator: Emma Thyssen
Publisher: Quarry Books, $19.99
Publication Date: May 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781631594687
For ages: 5-10 years
Type: Activity book


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