The table below includes all the parenting books related to doing activities with kids that I’ve read and reviewed so far. This category of book was much more important to me when I only had one child. Now that I have 3, I find that they mostly entertain each other, and my involvement seems to more get in the way than be beneficial. It’s much more fun (and productive) to watch them play and come up with their own activities than to have their fun centered around and structured by me.
However, when I only had one toddler, some of these books were a lifesaver. I was able to keep my son entertained, engaged, and learning for much of our day together, which made for a happier mom and child. As I’m planning to homeschool kindergarten for the same child next year, I can see this list growing to include more books related to learning activities for older children in the future.
Reviews of Parenting Books on Activities
Note that by clicking the triangles at the top of each column you can choose to sort the list by title, author, or my own personal rating of these parenting books on activities. Click on an individual title to see my review of that work, as well as a summary of the most useful information and wisdom I obtained from each.
|The Toddler's Busy Book||Kuffner||9|
|Partners in Play||Singer & Singer||8|
|Mom's Handy Book of Backyard Games||Cava||7|
|The Arts and Crafts Busy Book||Kuffner||7|
|The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping With Kids||Olsson||7|
|The Wiggle and Giggle Busy Book||Kuffner||6|
|Great Games for Young Children||Pica||5|
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