Recreational Activities
Compost: A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps
Compost
A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611801273
Set your family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost--what it is, how to make it, how to maintain it. Includes games, stickers, and more

Teach your kids that composting is fun with this funky guide that takes you from the nitty-gritty of compost composition and care to Worms and Ladders, a fresh take on a traditional board game. Find out the rules for setting up your very own Worm Lovers' Society, learn all about the garden-to-plate cycle together, and get your family's feet firmly set on the road to a planet-friendly lifestyle. Includes information on both kitchen and garden composting.
The Creative Family Manifesto: Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections
The Creative Family Manifesto
Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections
Paperback      ISBN: 1611805031
Timeless advice on the importance of imaginative and creative play updated for a new generation of parents.

Embrace family life with creativity at its heart. The Creative Family Manifesto is a guide to using the simple tools around you--your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials--to relax, play, and grow together as a family. When you learn to awaken your family's creativity, wonderful things will happen: you'll make meaningful connections with your children, your children's imaginations will flourish, and you'll learn to express love and gratitude for each other. This book is just what you need to get started.

Released on its ten year anniversary, this revised and updated edition of The Creative Family, carries on Amanda Soule's thoughtful perspectives on parenting.
Family Foraging: A Fun Guide to Gathering and Eating Wild Plants
Family Foraging
A Fun Guide to Gathering and Eating Wild Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1611806844
The ultimate family-friendly guide to foraging with kids.

Children are natural foragers -- they love to get outside and search for hidden treasures. And once they get the foraging bug, there's no turning back. Before you know it, they'll be asking where they can find the sweetest summer berries or the best wild apple trees.

This fun handbook includes information on finding 30 of the most commonly found wild plants in North America. You can find most of the plants in your nearest forest, park, and sometimes, even in your own backyard. In addition to identification information, the book includes clear instructions on how to best prepare these delicious wild foods with kid-friendly recipes like Puffball Kebabs, Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, and Wild Raspberry Muffins.
Stars: A Family Guide to the Night Sky
Stars
A Family Guide to the Night Sky
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611802830

Who isn't fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it--from the Big Bang to star nurseries andto the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can't draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we're all made of stardust.

Included inside:
- season-by-season guide to stargazing
- double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres
- pull-out activities, including Test Your Eyesight cards and a "What do you weigh on other planets?" spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers
The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 1611807204
Bring out your child's creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition

Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You'll learn how to:
* Pick the best materials for your child's age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities
* Foster a love of creativity in your family
Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1620556294

Balance your chakras, enhance health and prosperity, and connect with the gods and goddesses through meditative coloring

- Contains 42 illustrations by Indian artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari

- Includes chakra imagery to balance your energy body; power yantras to enhance health, prosperity, peace, and love; and illustrations of Hindu gods and goddesses such as Ganesh and Hanuman to remove obstacles and open your heart

- Provides meditative statements facing each piece to help focus your intent while coloring

Combining authentic Indian art and profound spiritual insight, the Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book pairs line illustrations from accomplished traditional Hindu artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari with meditative statements from his bestselling books. Focusing your mind on the accompanying mantras while you color supports profound relaxation and clarity of thought and allows the spiritual realizations of the mantras to penetrate deeply into your psyche.

Containing 42 coloring illustrations, the book includes chakra imagery, power yantras, planets, and scenes of Hindu gods and goddesses, such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiva, and Parvati. Coloring the chakras enables you to visualize the energy centers in your own body, enhancing your ability to open the chakras and balance your flow of energy. Coloring the power yantras allows you to align your mind and spirit with the energies of good health, tolerance, prosperity, peace, and love, attracting these virtues to your life. Coloring the planets, gods, and goddesses allows you to connect with these powerful entities, inviting their help and influence in your life.

Conveying the timeless wisdom of an ancient lineage passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, Johari's words and art reveal the tantric virtues of each yantra, chakra, mudra, celestial body, and deity, such as how Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and how Hanuman enables you to open your heart and experience the unconditional love for your friends, family, and loved ones. The meditative act of coloring these classical Indian images also kindles an appreciation for the sacred geometry embodied within these works of art and their transformative effects on consciousness.
Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families
Mindful Games
Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803691
A "superb and imaginative" guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions (Jon Kabat-Zinn, bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)

Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"--Attention, Balance, and Compassion--for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces:

- Anchor games that develop concentration
- Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus
- Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking
- Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships

Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives--especially our children.
Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer: Make 20 Awesome Ballistic Blasters with Ordinary Stuff
Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer
Make 20 Awesome Ballistic Blasters with Ordinary Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 1631594273

After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare.

Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more.

This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

Hidden Mandala Coloring Book: Inspired by the Sacred Designs of Italy
Hidden Mandala Coloring Book
Inspired by the Sacred Designs of Italy
Paperback      ISBN: 0738751685

Brilliant mandalas based on the symbols and sacred geometry of Europe

Inspired by the great architectural details of the Mediterranean region, these 60+ illustrations have been designed specifically to help you relax and meditate. Jean-Louis de Biasi--a master practitioner of magical arts and a Freemason initiated to the highest degrees--based these breathtaking mandalas on the mystical mosaics and bas-relief sculptures of Roman and European artisans. This book also includes brief meditative techniques and instructions to help you deepen the spiritual impact of your coloring practice.

Rest Easy Crosswords: 72 Relaxing Puzzles
Rest Easy Crosswords
72 Relaxing Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 1454919809
Rest easy—these puzzles won’t hurt your brain! When you want a gentle challenge to wind down after a hard day, this collection does the trick. Each of the 72 crosswords features a theme and is filled with common words, phrases, and names that even beginners can successfully figure out. With clues on the simple side, too, you can solve with confidence.