DK is having a fun sale to coincide with March break. The Time to Play Boutique has books that teach in a fun way. Until the end of March everything in the Time to Play Boutique is 30% off. There are books on cooking, crafts, arts, Lego, Star Wars, games and science. You will have no trouble finding something that your school aged kiddo will love. Here are some that my kiddos picked out for themselves. This is the collection of books that are going to keep my kids busy, happy and learning this Spring Break.
The quality of DK books is noticeable as soon as you pick it up! They will hold up to years of loving from my two kids.
With foods like hummus and Pad Thai becoming as common as meatloaf and apple pie, it’s no surprise that international foods are hotter than ever. Kids today are growing up in an increasingly multicultural world, and with Around the World: An International Cookbook for Children, they can eat like it, too!
While cooking these traditional cuisines, kids also learn about the countries they’re from: how a tandoor oven works, what smorgasbord really means, and how to make a croque monsieur into a croque madame. Together with DK’s fun and innovative visual style, the information and recipes in this unique cookbook tie in beautifully with school curriculum and make it an essential part of every young foodie’s library.
This is a colorful fun tour of the culinary world! Already my daughter is planning a meal that she wants to prepare all on her own. A sign of a great book for me is when the girls repeatedly say, “Mom, did you know…”. This is one of those books. Every recipe has lots of interesting bits of information with it. Learning the fun way!
Fun on the Farm Activity Box includes everything young readers need for a make-believe day of fun on the farm. The colourful two-sided play-mat is just the right size to set up the farmhouse, barn, and a book’s worth of pop-out equipment and animals. So set it all up and drive your real toy tractor all around your farm!
The girls picked this one out for when their cousin, who is a John Deere fan, comes to visit. They are excited for him to come for a visit so they can play with him. They have set up the barn and town and have “tested” it out. They gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Make science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home. Science writer Neil Ardley shows how you can use everyday objects to discover the basic principles of science and understand how these apply to the world around you. So if you want to make a volcano erupt, see around corners, find out how your eyes work, or build an electromagnet, this fascinating book will show you how.
101 great science projects will be just about enough to keep my girls busy throughout their March Break. A lot of these projects we can do with items we already have around the house. A quick look through the book and I know the girls will be drawn to the science experiments that have immediate reactions. I predict a lot of oozing gooey fun this March Break.
Aimed at the novice artist, the book is organized around simple guidelines, which help the reader to progress in a structured manner and achieve satisfying results. The book is structured into four sections – drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oils. Each section opens with an overview of materials and basic techniques, and then moves on to achievable step-by-step projects that will help to train the reader’s eye and develop their painting or drawing skills. Clear explanations of basic principles encourage readers to tackle subjects ranging from simple studies to landscapes and portraits, and galleries of contemporary artwork illustrate how successful artists approach different topics and techniques. Written by practicing artists, whose enthusiasm will inspire as well as guide, this book brings a breath of fresh air to practical art teaching. With vibrant artworks and engaging text, the books encourage the reader to experiment in order to develop their skills and gain confidence.
My eldest daughter is a bit of a budding artist. She has filled our walls with one of a kind canvas paintings that are remarkably good! She has snuck this greatly detailed book in to her room. She is scanning it for ideas and tips.