What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses and maps. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and tes. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the American pioneers’ relentless push westward. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life on the trail and on the frontier. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the American Pioneer experience to life.… read more
Hooray for snow days! That brisk chill in the air signals that it's time to bundle up the kids in warm winter gear and get outdoors for some cool family fun and winter activities. Way better than riding in a one-horse open sleigh, soaring downhill on the slickest sledding equipment is guaranteed to be a blast! Easy to pack for a trip to the park, our top picks of sleds, saucers, tubes, and toboggans are great for gliding through the season. Be sure to have helmets handy to keep the little ones safe, and enjoy the ride!
Getting the family ready for work and school each morning can be quite demanding. Thankfully, with the right products, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your loved ones.
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Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
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It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
Your little one deserves the coziest, comfiest place to sleep—and you deserve a style that you love. We've compiled a list of the best crib bedding, made of baby-friendly materials, in a range of cute and trendy designs to complete your new baby's nursery space. Whether you're looking for baby girl crib bedding, baby boy crib bedding or gender neutral crib bedding with adorable woodland creatures, you'll find sets you love from retailers you know and trust, like Target, Wayfair, Pottery Barn Kids and more.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Eine zweisprachige Geschichte + ein Aktivitätenheft auf Deutsch - Polnisch. Lou muss ins Bett, aber sein Teddybär hat sich schon w...ieder versteckt. Findet Lou seinen Teddybär wieder? Eine lustige Geschichte für Vorschulkinder zum Lernen neuer Wörter der Raumwahrnehmung in ihrer Muttersprache und in einer Fremdsprache. Am Ende der Geschichte wird das Buch durch 24 Seiten mit Aktivitäten ergänzt. So kann geprüft werden, ob das Kind den Text verstanden hat und der kleine Leser wird außerdem zum Zeichnen und Schreiben, zum Wahrnehmen von Buchstaben, zum Lernen der Farben und zur Stärkung seiner Beobachtungsgabe angeregt. 3 - 5 Jahre. Kubus musi juz isc spac, ale jego pluszowy mis znow gdzies sie schowal. Czy Kubusiowi uda sie go odnalezc ? Oto zabawna opowiesc, ktora pozwoli malym dzieciom na wzbogacenie ich słownictwa i opanowanie jezyka obcego, zapoznajac sie jednoczesnie z pojeciami przestrzeni. Na koncu ksiazeczki, znajdziecie Panstwo, 24 strony zabaw, ktore pozwola na sprawdzenie zrozumienia tekstu oraz ulatwia malym czytelnikom poruszanie sie w przestrzeni. Zaproponowane cwiczenia sa rowniez zaproszeniem do rozwijania sie w sztuce obrazowania, do opanowania pisowni pierwszych liter oraz zacheta do zapoznania sie z kolorami poprzez rozwijanie zmyslu obserwacji. Od 3 do 5 lat. read more
Note: Noisy books are light activated; please make sure the lighting is sufficient for this book.Where are all the toys?Noisy Toys... Peekaboo! is perfect for curious toddlers who love to explore. Lift the flaps to hear a squeaky mouse, a noisy trumpet, a quacking duck, and more! A sturdy book filled with cute illustrations and adorable pictures of favorite toys, Noisy Toys Peekaboo! is a must-have book for young readers.The Noisy Peekaboo series encourages learning and play, as young readers lift big flaps and set off five amazing, light-activated sounds.Lively text from farm animals and diggers to baby's day, these preschool books cover appealing first subjects and encourage hands-on preschool play while building fine motor skills and confident book skills. The five inviting, double-page spreads each have an intriguing flap that will have little ones joining in, finding the peekaboo surprise, and making the funny noise. Clear photographs, colorful artworks, and lots of friendly learning make these noisy, lift-the-flap books great fun. read more
This is the story of a little girl, nearly 3 years old, who has to make a big decision in order to go to a preschool. "A potty sto...ry". read more
Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-o...n projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture. read more
Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building ...projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors. read more
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself exp...lores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt. read more
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War ...era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies and trivia, give kids a hands-on way to experience the fascinating history of one of the most important eras in American history. read more
From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings on...e of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through hands-on building projects and activities. Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia about the real-life models. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life at home and on the front lines during America's war years. read more
Don't throw out those old newspapers and paper bags. Use them to make something cool instead! Artistic readers will love making aw...esome paper projects such as origami puzzle cubes, Chinese finger puzzles, amazing space stations, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have readers making awesome paper creations in no time! read more
Why throw out tin cans, plastic bottles, and other materials when you can make something cool with them instead? Creative readers ...will love making awesome projects such as tin can robots, alien masks, rubber band cars, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young builders creating amazing recycled projects in no time! read more
Don't throw out those old cardboard boxes and tubes. Make some awesome projects from them instead! Inventive readers will love mak...ing amazing cardboard projects such as swords and armor, solar cookers, movie projectors, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young readers building incredible cardboard creations in a flash! read more
Grab some rolls of duct tape and get ready to make some awesome projects! Resourceful readers will love creating fun and useful du...ct tape projects such as laser swords, hats and wallets, board games, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have readers making fantastic duct tape projects in no time! read more
A must-have for papertoy fans and soon-to-be fans of all ages! In this book you will find 25 robots to assemble. Each wild and unu...sual design comes with its own interesting and unique background story. These robots and their stories were created by the most renowned papertoy artists from around the world. The artists were selected by one of the foremost papertoy designers, Nick Knite (www.nickknite. com), who has a network of fans and fellow artists worldwide. All the robot templates in this book are perforated and scored, making them easy to assemble. Just pop out the individual parts, fold them, glue them together according to the instructions, and then—set these robots loose! read more
Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of... Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Because all but the Egyptian pyramids have been lost to the ravages of time, a new list of seven wonders was established in 2007. These monuments, including Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall of China, symbolize the creativity and ingenuity of human civilization.Seven Wonders of the World introduces kids ages 9–12 to the seven wonders on the original list and the seven wonders on the new list. Learning about these icons of world culture offers opportunities to discover amazing civilizations, technological innovations, and our shared world heritage. Sidebars, fun trivia, and entertaining illustrations break up the text, making it easily accessible and engaging, while hands-on projects encourage active learning read more
Offers step-by-step instructions for activities involving robots, including making a mini monster robot that responds to light, a ...spinning robotic pencil holder, and a bouncy solar bugbot. read more
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely―these species are both extinct, wh...ich means the entire population has died out. More than 99 percent of all species, or about 5 billion, have gone extinct since life first formed on Earth 4.5 billion years ago. Some of those species went extinct at the same time in an event know as a mass extinction. What type of event could cause such a massive die off? This is a question that scientists have asked for decades as they explore the causes of extinction. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific investigative work necessary to answer these questions and find the culprit behind mass extinctions. Follow the scientists as they look at all potential reasons for extinction, including asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions, excessive gases in the atmosphere, climate change, and more. Where do scientists find clues to help them answer their questions? In rocks―scientists travel the globe to excavate the evidence. They look for fossils that might tell them what lived before an extinction and what lived after. They also examine the chemical elements in rocks at the boundaries between geologic eras, as well as the structure of rocks. As they follow the evidence, the pieces of the puzzle come together to form a clearer picture of events that happened millions of years ago, whether it’s an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Extinction is not just a thing of the past. It is happening right now, at a higher rate than is typical. Because of this, there is debate about whether or not the presence of humans on Earth is having the same effect as an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Are we currently experiencing the sixth mass extinction? And if so, what are the causes? Can we stop it? Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? includes hands-on activities and critical thinking exercises to encourage readers to consider humans’ role in the current extinction, what we can learn from past extinction events, and how they can be part of efforts to prevent extinction. Hands-on activities, a fun narrative style, interesting facts, species spotlights, and links to primary sources combine to bring the subject of extinction to life in a fun and engaging way. read more
Shows how to make toys, including a yo-yo, penguin family, and a race car.
Everyone likes a private place where they can get away from it all. Follow the simple steps inside to build a fort, a teepee, or s...everal other hideouts. Its easier than you think and youll have your own private hangout in no time. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and B...uild Again, kids will build a working wrecking ball, pulley elevator, bridge, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Code It! Programming and Keyboards You Can Create Your...self, kids will make a computer key out of a banana and use popular software programs to code music, game characters, and more! Step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Contains Instructions for More Than 20 Borax-Free Recipes!It’s colorful! It’s gooey! It’s gross! It’s your little one’s new favori...te icky activity (and maybe yours, too)! It’s SLIME!Included within this book are step-by-step instructions and recipes so that you can make your own slime right at home. The book features fifteen slime projects to teach you how to create all different types of slime, including holiday-themed slimes using glitter glue and different colorings! Also included are lists of what supplies you’ll need for each project as well as vibrant, slimy, full-color pictures to see how your concoctions will turn out!So grab a copy and experience all the sticky madness of Slime! It’s sure to be tons of gross fun for everyone! read more
Why throw out tin cans, plastic bottles, and other materials when you can make something cool with them instead? Creative readers ...will love making awesome projects such as tin can robots, alien masks, rubber band cars, and much more. Easy step-by-step ins read more
Don't throw out those old newspapers and paper bags. Use them to make something cool instead Artistic readers will love making awe...some paper projects such as origami puzzle cubes, Chinese finger puzzles, amazing space stations, and much more. Easy step-b read more
Don't throw out those old cardboard boxes and tubes. Make some awesome projects from them instead Inventive readers will love maki...ng amazing cardboard projects such as swords and armor, solar cookers, movie projectors, and much more. Easy step-by-step in read more
Do you feel the need for speed? With the simple instructions in this book you can build your own cars, rockets, and other fast mov...ing vehicles. Gather up your tools and get ready to build some speedy projects that will impress your family and friends. read more