Each volume contains hundreds of age-appropriate activities to build young children's competence and confidence as they develop and improve their motor skills abilities. The series is especially recommended for children ages 5 and up who have coordination and movement difficulties.
Luckily, famed German designer Ulrich Koch has provided solutions to the 50 outrageous mazes he created for this dazzling volume. Otherwise, even the gifted connoisseur might not escape some of his more challenging labyrinths.
Although most of the intricate puzzles can be deciphered by intermediate solvers -- and there are even a few amusements easy enough for the novice -- some, like the African Queen, Cyclist's Nightmare, and Frankfurt Labyrinth, require a special talent you'll acquire only after a few evenings of stimulating practice.
Many of the more challenging designs add a special excitement by incorporating bizarre op art effects, Escher-like illusions, and three-dimensional fabrications. Take your time and start with an easy one or, if you're already a dedicated puzzlist, leap right into the fray with one of the more convoluted configurations. Either way, you'll enjoy hours of sensational, inexpensive fun while you test your skills and sharpen your imagination.
Each maze has a useful caption explaining the objective and your possible routes. Even if you can't solve them immediately, the brilliant originality of these unusual mazes will intrigue and delight you and your friends for hours.
Any marksman knows that the key to becoming an accomplished shooter is to practice, practice, practice, and Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Targets contains more than 100 perforated targets that minimarksmen can use to develop their skills. The targets are divided into three themes--Basic, Secret Agent, and Dark Ages--with a variety of game-play scenarios, including blasting the lock off a chained door, knocking down a castle gate, or taking out a security camera. On the back of each target are rules for basic and advanced play. Ideas for setting up an in-house firing range that will protect walls and furniture are also included. In addition to the targets, instructions for five new Mini Weapons are provided, including a Paper Pick Blow Gun, a Toothpick Tape Dart, and a Semi-Automatic Pen Pistol.
Your favorite little globetrotter will create a masterpiece of memories with The Children's Travel Journal. While on the road, this unique diary is a fun-filled work-in-progress. When completed, it becomes a treasured keepsake that vividly preserves memories of a special trip.TOPICS include: Calendar * Making Plans * The Destination * First Impressions * People * Food & Restaurants * Money * Landmarks & Monuments * Museums & Galleries * Best Day / Worst Day * I'll Never Forget & more SPECIAL FEATURES: Fits easily into a backpack * Plastic cover for durability * Pocket for mementos * Heavy paper stock
An entertaining guide to the world's slimiest stuff.
A Little Book of Slime reveals the sticky secrets of more than 30 slimy substances, from frothy frog nests to scrambled egg slime, each with its own important (if unpleasant) characteristics and functions. Magnified photos and fascinating text transform the gooiest substances on the planet into extraordinary stories of our natural world.
Everything that oozes and leaves a trail of gunk lurks in the book's pages: goopy secretions of the "killer" slime plant, glistening spittle of the revolting froghopper insect, bucketsful of slime made in minutes by the most repulsive fish. Decomposing vegetables, living snot mold, phlegm and saliva. Slime is widespread.
The book describes what slime is and then explores where it lingers: Slimy Stuff in Water, Slimy Stuff on Land and Other Slimy Stuff. Readers can use the "slime-ometer" to gauge stickiness, smelliness and sliminess, and Slime Alerts point out particularly slimy, scary or mind-boggling facts. A glossary supports the descriptions.
Fun to read with pictures that almost drip with goo, A Little Book of Slime turns disgusting slime into a surprisingly appealing topic. Slime may look and feel revolting but it's there for a reason
A child's introduction to the world of optical illusions.
Optical illusions are a window into how the brain perceives. Part of the fun is being fully aware that you're being tricked, fooled and misled. This collection of illusions will definitely do that
Amazing Optical Illusions features thirty of the most fascinating images guaranteed to dazzle the eye and trick the mind. It includes examples of every type of optical illusion:
- Ground/field reversal images where one shape switches into another and back again
- Escher's Impossible Crate
- Eternal spirals and dazzling graphic patterns
- Enigmatic designs and hidden figures
- Baffling shapes that change before your eyes.
The illusions are rendered in photography, artwork and the latest computer imaging. Each illusion is explained in clear language for young readers.
Amazing Optical Illusions is a child's exciting introduction to the world's most startling optical illusions. It is a fascinating collection that will have all ages wondering exactly what they are seeing.
Join the merry band of mechanical men as they march through this high-tech collection of 33 fun-to-follow mazes. Can you help SubBot find his way to the sunken treasure? Or guide SnowBot as he snowboards down a mountain to the finish line? Kids will love helping these space-age characters -- and they can color each page afterward. Solutions are included.
Knitting is a popular, fun and creative pastime that yields items kids can wear or give as gifts. Once kids learn how to cast on, knit and purl, the whole world of knitting is theirs to discover. In this book in the Kids Can Do It series, all eleven projects, including cool striped mittens and soft slipper socks, feature easy stitches, full-color photos and simple-to-follow directions.
Includes instructions for
? a pom-pom scarf
? a book bag
? a rolled-brim hat
? a cozy blanket
This entertaining activity book is filled with activities children enjoy -- navigating their way through mazes and looking at animals in a zoo. Thirty full-page, colorable puzzles ask young maze lovers to help a prairie dog reach his burrow, show an ostrich how to reach her egg, lead a seal to her friends, and more.