Simply Fun Things to Make and Do Author:James Razzi Simply Fun is more than a keep-busy book. Using simple cut-and-paste methods, a child may learn to better grasp such concepts as size, shape, color and texture, not to mention simple mechanics. He may propel a pop-stick boat or make operative a heat-and-air toy. And all the while, many necessary manual skills, such as eye-hand coordination, are ... more »being more fully developed.
Each activity is explained in easy-to-follow terms with numbered illustration figures for added visual clarity. But no cutting, please! Simply Fun is a book-shelf book, to be passed down through a line of active youngsters and used over and over again. And there's no need for exotic hobby materials. A few sheets of construction paper, a jar of paste or a tube of glue, an assortment of buttons, yarns, paper clips and such household items, plus a pair of scissors, will handle all the activities nicely.
Learning can be especially fun when the experience is backed by creative motivation. Should a child be enthusiastic about construction, then he's encouraged to assemble a miniature town. For the aspiring scientist, a play microscope's just the thing, and a bright young musician can strum an oatmeal-box guitar. Excited youngsters will find many things to do alone, leaving the adult with little more to do than be an admiring audience!« less