838 Ways to Amuse a Child Author:June Johnson This book is a mine of wonderful ideas with which your child can keep himself creatively entertained. — Supplemented with one hundred and twenty-two excellent illustrations and diagrams, here are easy-to-follow directions for hundreds of simple and inexpensive things for boys and girls to make, to do, and to enjoy by themselves or with the family... more ».
This book inclues -
-suggestions for such crafts and hobbies as: whittling, weaving, modeling and scupturing, home decroating, sewing, cooking, making toys and gifts, knot tying, leatherwork, flower arranging, carpentry, stamp collecting, and designing or creating with paper, paste, crayons and paint;
-interesting and easy experiments with chemistry, astronomy, soil conservation, meterology and physics;
-ways to better enjoyment and understanding of insects, animals, geology, flowers, geography and trees.
The whole family will welcome the helpful suggestions for the special problems posed by travel and convalescence, and the useful references to other books and many other sources. Parents will be especially pleased with practical ideas for making use of household odds-and-ends and leftovers.
838 Ways to Amuse a Child is a book that requires no special skills of the child or parent, nor difficult or hard-to-get tools. It is planned for convenient, everyday use, and will provide many hours of creative enjoyment and useful preparation for the years ahead.