Needing a bit of quiet time?  There is nothing like a new book for half term.  These two will also provide some activities to keep your kids engaged longer.

superkids bookFor Big KidsThe Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day by Dayna Abraham.  It’s promise?  To show you how to conquer your day like a rock star, every day!

Contains: table of contents, superkids manifesto, how to use this book, resources and templates and an index.  Chapters for rocking morning routines, magical mealtime solutions, whizz-bang waiting hacks, stellar learning secrets, incredible play ideas, maxin’ and relaxin’ night-time rituals.

My ten-year-old road tested this book with me.  He gave it an 8 out of 10.  Here are our favourite parts.

  • This book tells older children about ALL of their senses with pronounciation guides for each sense, which is really helpful when a book introduces your proprioceptive, vestibular and interoceptive senses.  Each activity is designed to help you get into a “just right” speed.
  • Each activity tells you how to train your adult to see the benefits you will get from using it

The activity that we started using right away: animal walks for rocking morning routines

The first activity we will start making: a magnetic morning routines chart with a to do column for your routine and a done column where you can move your magnet when its activity is done.

DIY ABC

For Little KidsDIY ABC by Eleanora Marton.  It promises a new take on the alphabet format and a four year old friend shared their copy with me.

Each letter has a page and an activity.

My favourite part?  G is for gardening!  Who wouldn’t like the page that allows you to trim the strips of green grass.  Drawing ants to add to the anthill also provided some fun.  This book also has:

  • Flaps
  • Stickers
  • A page for kisses that you can add a kiss to with a lip print in lipstick or chapstick
  • A page with space for a picture of your family

Happy Half Term!!!

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