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If You Live with Little Children | by Carolyn Kauffman and Patricia Farrell



This book is a collection of ideas for having fun with preschool children.

TitleIf You Live with Little Children
AuthorCarolyn Kauffman and Patricia Farrell
PublisherG.P. Putnums Sons
Year1957
Copyright1957, G.P. Putnams Sons
AmazonIf You Live with Little Children
-Preface
This book is a collection of ideas for having fun with preschool children. It is during these first five years that parents have their main opportunity to know and play with their children. Yet these ...
-Please, Won't You Play Outdoors?
To dig and delve in nice clean dirt Can do a mortal little hurt. J. Bangs Setting Something to dig in, something to swing on, something to splash in, something to climb on, something to ride ...
-Something To Climb. A Homemade Jungle Gym (Giant Sawhorse)
If you can make one between six and eight feet long and four to five feet high, so much the better. It must be at least four feet high in order to make it worth the crosspieces that make the ladder th...
-Things To Do For Little Children
These suggestions require few materials, little clean-up, and once you have given the child the general idea for the use of the material, he can carry on from there. Plain Or Colored Toothpicks ...
-Things To Do For Little Children. Part 2
Children can make their own cereal bowl by pressing clay over an inverted wooden salad bowl. When the clay is dry, it will shrink from the bowl. It is ready to be fired, glazed, and fired again. If...
-Things To Do For Little Children. Part 3
Stick Painting Dip ends of short pieces of dowels, blocks, or triangular shaped pieces of wood into paint, which has been mixed in a bowl, and press on paper. Paint Blobs Use a spoon and plac...
-Making Things For Little Children
Although the fun is in the doing, in these activities you have a finished product, too. In some of these suggestions, help from the mother or father is essential. In most of them, it is on a partne...
-Things To Make With Paper. Paper Tearing
Instead of using scissors, which are hard for small fingers to use anyway, try paper tearing, which is slowly twisting and turning a piece of paper as you tear it so that it will have an interesting d...
-Things To Save, And Why
If you save a thing for seven years you will find a use for it -Anonymous At first glance this chapter will seem to suggest that things be saved so that Mother may make them into toys and games ...
-Things To Save, And Why. Continued
Gallon Ice-Cream Cartons Wastebaskets: Cover the carton with the wallpaper which only needs a wet sponge to make it stick, old greeting cards, or pictures from calendars or magazines. If you paste ...
-Cooking With Little Children
Warm water + bouillon cube = Soup. A great part of the child's life is centered around FOOD. And so is mother's: even with freezers, frozen foods, instant puddings and box mixes, mothers are still ...
-How Children Can Help With Dinner
Bread: The child can help in the kneading of bread and rolls. He will like a chunk to roll out and pound and bake in his own miniature pan. Pie: In this case, children must have their own piece of ...
-You Can Make Your Own Music
People who make no noise are dangerous. -La Fontaine Some children at a very early age reveal a musical talent that parents often overlook. Rhythms at the table are very popular with young ch...
-And You Can Dance Too
Don't we look pretty when we're dancing, So early in the morning? -Folk Song Turn on the phonograph or radio, or use the Rhythm Band. You can do circle dances, or Follow-the-Leader dances, or...
-The Art Of Eating
If you're really hungry, you'll eat your broccoli. - Famous Folk Saying we hope dies out Before they eat they have to wash their hands. Talk it- First we put the stopper in, then we turn o...
-Some Good Ways To Go Night Night
Rock-a-Bye baby, thy cradle Is green, Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen; And Betty's a lady, and wears a gold ring, And Johnny's a drummer, and drums for the king. -Old Lullaby Nigh...
-Other Things That Happen with Little Children
Hippity hop to the barber shop To get a sUck of candy I -Nursery Rhyme Haircuts. At The Barber Shop Haircuts can be frightening, because most barbers wear white coats just like doctors wh...
-What To Do With Little Children When Company Comes
Little children should be seen and not heard. -Old Folk Saying Sometimes, when company comes, little children act particularly bad. Then you have to say, I don't know what has got into them. Th...
-What To Do With Little Children When Company Comes. Continued
Sample Situation. Fight Over Toy Train Your child is complaining that William Pennington is touching it, and he is the only one who is supposed to. Your child picks up a hammer. Mother steps in, ta...
-Doctors Orders
They expounded the reazels For sneezles And wheezles, The manner of measles When new They said, If he freezles In draughts and in breezles, Then phtheezles May even ensue. -Now We ...
-What To Do With Little Children On Stay-In-Bed Days
When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day. -A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson It is easier to keep ...
-Little Children and Very Special Events. Holidays
Christmas is coming, The goose is growing fat Please to put a penny in an old man's hat -Nursery Rhyme Holidays Children don't know the reasons for some holidays, but they still enjoy a...
-Little Children and Holidays. Part 2
Christmas One suggestion for keeping Christmas civilized, eliminating a lot of bad tempers and Christmas nerves (which also accompany the holiday) is to plan with the calendar the four weeks preced...
-Little Children and Holidays. Part 3
Several weeks before Christmas, ask the mothers of the children you plan to make the books for to give you some snapshots of their children. Assure them they will get the pictures back, and they will ...
-Little Children and Holidays. Part 4
Christmas trees-A. Spread an ice-cream cone with powdered sugar frosting which has been tinted green. Before the frosting dries, press popped corn all over the tree. Cinammon drops and cut-up gum drop...
-Children's Birthdays And Parties
At last, the Dodo said, everyone has won, and all must have prizes. -Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll If you have no birthday traditions, you might start a few. 1. Other members of the ...
-Children's Birthdays And Parties. Continued
Party Food Finger foods are what children like best and eat best This would include sandwiches, such as cream cheese and olive, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, buttered raisin bread, and egg sala...
-Children's Games
I put my right foot in, I take my right foot out, I give my foot a shake, shake, shake, And turn myself about The following games are suitable to preschool-aged children, if they are all...
-Children's Games. Continued
Hide And Seek One child hides his eyes and counts. The others hide themselves. When all are hidden, he tries to find them. Run And Chase Games Join the Gang: One child is the leader. He stand...
-Traveling With Little Children
East, West, Home is Best -Old Saw You can no longer impetuously decide to climb in your car and, ignoring all reservations, speed off to you know not where. Now you have to plan-and not be too disa...
-Games For Traveling with Children
1. I see a horse, I see a cow. 2. What kind of noises do cows make? And donkeys and diesel engines and ferry boats and babies and thunder and rain? 3. How many different kinds of machinery d...
-Games For Traveling with Children. Part 2
Nature And Science Spring is showery, flowery, bowery; Summer: hoppy, croppy, poppy; Autumn: wheezy, sneezy, freezy; Winter: slippy, drippy, nippy. -Mother Goose A child learns through his se...
-Games For Traveling with Children. Part 3
Bring some snow inside and watch it melt, or make snow ice cream by adding a few drops of vanilla and a little sugar to clean snow. Snow is the time to feed the birds. Birds like bread crumbs, crac...
-Games For Traveling with Children. Part 4
Pretending electricity isn't invented yet: Everything wasn't always the way it is now. When Grandpa was a boy, there weren't any airplanes or telephones or electricity. You can pretend you are Gran...
-Games For Traveling with Children. Part 5
Bread that is left uncovered gets dry. Bread that is covered too long gets mold on it Melting: Butter melts if you leave it out on a hot day. Butter melts if you heat it in a saucepan on the sto...
-Little Children and Money
I had a penny, a bright, new penny, I took my penny to the market square. -When We Were Very Young A. A. Milne (As your child will probably attach the same value to money as you do, we won't go ...
-How to Deal with Babysitters For Your Little Children
Everything was just fine, Mrs. Brown, until you came home. -What Sitters Say Sometimes you have to be away, and sometimes you just want to be away for a while. This is when sitters are necessary...









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