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Explore the landscape, climate and produce of different regions of India and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Indian dishes, such as aloo ka paratha, rajma and chicken biryani, to share with your family and friends. Ideal for readers aged eight and above, this fascinating book supports the geography national curriculum.
Explore the history, landscape and produce of different regions of Italy and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Italian dishes, such as minestrone soup, Margherita pizza and tiramisu, to share with your family and friends. Ideal for readers aged eight and above, this fascinating book supports the geography national curriculum.
Bring back playtime, all the time! Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime. With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as: -Natural Dye Fingerpaints -Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough -Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World -Fizzy Rainbow Slush -Taste-Safe Glow Water Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
Keeping a child engaged and happy can be a tall order, but with "1000 Kids Art Ideas," you'll never run out of inspiration This fun, visual reference features a thousand arts and crafts projects for adults and children to do together. With an emphasis on recycled materials and nature, a wide range of art is covered. From making dolls and edible treats to sculpting and printmaking, everything is simple enough to recreate, but also up to interpretation. Add your own creative twist to make them your own and ask your child to do the same Not only will you be engaging your children and activating their imagination, but also teaching them critical skills. "1000 Kids Art Ideas" also features purposely open-ended art meant to bring families closer together. You'll be able to connect with your child on a deeper level in no time, letting them know that you can be fun, too
What can you do with a cardboard box? Plenty! No longer destined for the recycling bin, turn your spare scraps into amazing things, from a hot air balloon and space rocket to a Chinese dragon and Tiki totem pole! Welcome to a world of crafting, creativity... and cardboard! Lonely Planet's Cardboard Box Creations will take you around the globe as you build 20 travel-themed objects, icons and famous landmarks. Including step-by-step instructions and a starter kit of cardboard sheets with cut-out template guides, you'll soon become a master cardboard crafter! Cardboard projects include: Suitcase and camera London bus Shadow theatre Empire State Building Tent and campfire Amazon canoe and caiman Japanese-inspired tea house Redback spider Didgeridoo Aquarium About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
Kids will love to fold the papers in this kit and decorate them with stickers. But that's just the beginning! The paper models can be used to play 15 simple but highly entertaining games that will keep them engaged for hours and allow them to collaborate as well as compete. Everything you need is in this box; a full-colour instruction book, 48 sheets of high-quality folding papers plus over 50 stickers to decorate the 14 finished models. It only takes just a minute or two to fold up each game piece, and then you use them to play the following exciting games: Balancing Act;Who can keep the spinning wing balanced on the pyramid longer? Basket Bombs;Shoot the ball through the hoop using the catapult! Bowl 'Em Over;How many bowling pins can you knock down at one time? Can You Top This?; Build a tower of triangle chips as high as you can! Chip Toss; How many triangle chips can you juggle between two inverted pyramids? Fill 'Er Up; Who can flip the most balls into the box using the dragon's nose? Football; Scoot the football in between the goal posts to score! Frog Olympics; Spring the frog into, over or on top of the box! Ghost Dodgers; Can you slide a triangle chip under the ghost without knocking it over? Leap Frog; Keep the leaping frog leaping as long as possible! Pick Up Chips; Carefully remove the triangle chips one at a time without jostling the adjacent ones! Slay the Dragon; Take turns launching footballs at the dragon on the goal post until he's knocked down! Snap Dragon; Slide a penny under your opponent's dragon without getting pinched! Stormy Seas;Who can blow the sailboat from one end of the path to the other in the shortest time? Timber!; Stack as many sheets as possible on top of the tree before it falls over!These games will appeal to kids of all ages and personalities. And beyond having fun, origami paper folding engages their minds with the physical world; allowing them to make discoveries and solve problems. It teaches the basics of geometry and has concrete benefits for developing minds. Research shows that origami stimulates the logical AND creative sides of the brain, so both zones are actively engaged when folding. Whether at home, at a birthday party, on vacation, or in the classroom; Origami Games for Kids will provide hours of creative, hands-on fun for everyone! This kit contains: A full-colour 48-page instruction book 48 sheets of high-quality, double-sided origami paper 14 different paper models used to play 15 exciting games Over 50 colourful stickers to decorate the models
.Star Wars(r), Star Trek(r), Battlestar Galactica(r), spaceships, shuttlepods, droids, and much more .Big and small, young and young at heart, this book is for all LEGO(r) fans "One day, long long ago, someone had the idea to build space ships etc. from the Star Wars movies. I was immediately excited by that idea, got all the necessary LEGO(r) bricks and started building. My passion has not dwindled since."Joe Klang LEGO(r) Galaxycomes with complete instructions as to how to build your favorite spaceship, droid or space station it only takes a little ambition, imagination and intuition. Simple step-by-step instructions complete with clearly arranged parts lists make it easy to bring your favorite science fiction mov
Which legendary creature will you be today? Transform into your favourite mythical beasts with these incredible masks! A unicorn, a griffin, a dragon, a basilisk and more are waiting to be brought to life inside these pages - all they need is you... Making and wearing these magical storybook masks leads children on an imaginative crafting journey through creative play. Great for occupying young readers at home, these beautifully-designed masks stimulate and encourage children's imaginations to run wild. This stunning book features 10 3-D paper masks, each of a different mythical beast, to press out and build. Each mask is accompanied by clear simple step-by-step instructions as well visual guides, making the building easy and stress-free. Not only can readers become their favourite beasts but they can also learn about the creatures' tales, origins and behaviour by reading the accompanying descriptions. Readers can choose from a dragon, phoenix, basilisk, griffin, werewolf, unicorn, vampire, sphinx, mermaid or Hydra.
Kids will enjoy a hearty three-course meal at Chef Academy. First they learn about food, then how to manage a kitchen and lastly how to run a restaurant and create imaginative food. Filled with facts about nutrition, food preparation and international cuisine, there are fun activities for kids to enjoy, such as designing the perfect three-course meal, making a chef's hat, and much more.
Turn your LEGO world kawaii with more than 50 adorable ideas, plus an exclusive Owlicorn model! Get inspired by this colourful collection of original LEGO build ideas, all based around cute "kawaii" style. Use your LEGO bricks to create quirky builds, such as unicorns, hotdogs, cacti, cupcakes, and many more. Plus, express your cute style with bag charms and zany pencil pots. Perfect for little LEGO fans who are obsessed with all things cute! (c)2020 The LEGO Group.
This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photography, Weave It! teaches kids one of the oldest worldwide craft traditions. Using natural and recycled materials, Maria Sigma, a professional tapestry weaver, helps you share the joy of creating beautiful woven items with a new generation of young crafters.
Pencils and colouring pens at the ready! In this fun and interactive book, kids can learn to sketch, illustrate and colour in. With sections on how to draw people and understanding perspective, plus step-by-step instructions and imaginative prompts and ideas, it'll inspire any child to get creative on their next trip. My Holiday Drawing Book makes a great companion on any getaway. Designed to be carried and used almost anywhere, it'll keep kids entertained whether they're waiting at the airport, having a picnic in the park or playing on the beach. Highlights include: Drawing an object without looking Shading, circles and creating tones Still life Gesture drawing and capturing movement Basic perspective, horizon lines and the rule of thirds Landscapes Animals - dogs, elephants, giraffes, bumblebees and more Animals - closely observed and gesture drawings People - faces, bodies, moving bodies People - in the city, in nature, in restaurants Other Lonely Planet Kids family activity books also available: -My Holiday Scrapbook -My Travel Journal -Backyard Explorer -My Family Travel Map -My Family Travel Map - North America -My Family Travel Map - Europe -My Family Travel Map - Australia -My Family Height Chart -Boredom Buster -Round the World Quiz Book -Brain Teasers About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
Help kids bring their holidays back home! This colourful and fun scrapbook provides a place for children to collect and store mementoes from their travels. There's plenty of space to stick in tickets, photos and other souvenirs collected from any trip. Includes a page of stickers and a pouch to keep memories safe. My Holiday Scrapbook has lots of room for kids to get creative on their own, as well as providing ideas and suggestions to help younger children get started. And with lots of stickers to add, it's easy to personalise each journal and make it stand out. Highlights include: Create a city skyline with ticket stubs Fill a pirate's treasure chest with super-shiny scrap Make an icky sticky food diary Complete a mosaic masterpiece Go leaf collecting and create a miniature park Record the weather. How sunny has it been? Create a zoo with pictures of animals you've seen Collect teeny tiny shells and fossils Design a flag for your holiday destination Make a self-portrait out of sticks and twigs Other Lonely Planet Kids family activity books also available: -My Holiday Drawing Journal -My Travel Journal -Backyard Explorer -My Family Travel Map -My Family Travel Map - North America -My Family Travel Map - Europe -My Family Travel Map - Australia -My Family Height Chart -Boredom Buster -Round the World Quiz Book -Brain Teasers About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
A rich and abundant treasury in celebration of the forest, this book is about encouraging children's natural fascination with the forest and its inhabitants. The authors have produced an enchanting book where imagination, story and play bring alive the world of the forest. Full of games, facts, celebrations, craft activities, recipes, foraging, stories and Forest School skills, The Children's Forest is much more than a manual: it is an invitation Engages children with nature through play and imagination in the forest and woods. Appealing to teachers, parents, and children, this book focuses on British and Irish trees, plants, animals, stories, poems, songs, crafts, and activities
What can you do to help yourself (and others) feel happier? This colourfully illustrated book is packed full of science-backed activities and ideas for kids to try with family, friends and on their own - whether they feel happy right now and want to stay that way or they need some ideas to help them feel happier. 50 Ways to Feel Happy is a cheerful, fun, inspiring and varied collection of projects for creative and thinking individuals. The book includes a mixture of step-by-step projects and shorter activity ideas that encompass happiness-inspiring crafts, mindfulness, relaxation and positivity techniques, and fun ways to get active and boost happiness outdoors. Children can either read through the book from start to finish or dip in and out as the mood takes them. What's more, these activities are great to repeat time and again as a child builds their happiness skills and incorporates techniques into their daily life. For younger children, parents and carers may wish to work through the book with them, offering guidance and support, whereas more confident readers, tweens and young teens will be able to enjoy engaging with the book independently. Each of the 50 activities relates to one of Action for Happiness's 10 key evidence-based ways to increase happiness and well-being: Giving - doing things for others (create and give out compliment cards and more) Relating - connecting with people (interview a friend and more) Exercising - taking care of your body (complete a circuit of 100 movements and more) Awareness - living life mindfully (take a mindful walk and more) Trying out - keep learning new things (create a curiosity collage and more) Direction - have goals to look forward to (write a recipe for one of your dreams and more) Resilience - find ways to bounce back (draw a comic strip about a resilient person and more) Emotions - look for what's good (make a positivity pack of things that give you a boost and more) Acceptance - be comfortable with who you are (make a super-self portrait and more) Meaning - be part of something bigger (make a paper chain that connects things that mean a lot to you and more) Put on your explorer's hat and discover the many different ways to lead a happier life!
'This book is a great read for any young nature lover and is a fantastic way to get children more interested in the outdoors. In no time at all they will be chasing down bugs, bees and butterflies.' - LandLove magazine Learn at home about the mini-beast friends and foes in your garden Have you ever wondered what all the bugs you see in your garden are doing? Are they eating your precious plants or are they pollinating them and helping them to grow? Here is the essential fun-packed guide to pests and pollinators and what they do. Find out how plants attract pollinators, such as butterflies, bees and even ants and bats, and what you can do to tempt these creatures into your garden. Help your kids learn about the power of pollinators and how to make your garden more appealing to them with loads of creepy-crawly facts and fun activities, including: Planting flowers bees and other bugs love Making a ladybird hotel Keeping butterflies happy with wild flowers and nettles Pull-out activities include: 64 colour stickers Big bugs survey sheet Garden Heroes card game Make a stag beetle mask Who Eats Who? board game For more about pollinators and how we can help them, have a look at Love Bees.
This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends! The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals, including Divali, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
This book explores the festival of Easter and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Easter both in church and at home. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Easter school project or simply to wow your friends! The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
In this special mini edition for World Book Day, enoy two stories and two recipes, plus exclusive puzzles, written and devised by Britain's favourite baker, Nadiya Hussain. - Bake some delicious blueberry and orange soda bread and, while it is in the oven, enjoy the story of Little Red Hen and her friends - Meet some very confused elves in 'The Elves and the Chouxmaker', then make the salmon and green bean curry from the story Combining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this is a glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories.
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This is a comprehensive book covering all the basics of cooking, perfect for children or beginner cooks of any age. It is fully illustrated with colour photographs, and clear step-by-step diagrams show what to do at each stage of a recipe. Dishes included range from simple sandwiches, salads, soups, stews and desserts through to straightforward classics such as roast chicken, homemade bread, sponge cake, chocolate chip cookies and even profiteroles. Each recipe is marked clearly with allergy advice, and variations on recipes are also included to cater for different food preferences and tastes. Each recipe also comes with a difficulty rating, indicating clearly which are very easy and which require a bit of extra time or effort.
One of the first Usborne books to be published, reissued for the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing in 2013. This book is all about keeping secrets. It shows you how to set up secret meeting places and a secret post office and how to disguise your messages and maps. It shows you lots of secret codes and signals. On the first page you will meet the Black Hat Spy. Watch out for the tricks he plays in Spy Trick - these are things real spies have done. There are messages in code all through the book - see if you can work them out. As used in evidence at the high court trial of Soviet spy Oleg Gordievsky, who testified that this book gave away the KGB's tradecraft.
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