How to Amaze Your Daughter can help parents experience life with open eyes. It has more than 50 truly creative and inspiring projects that will enthuse and enrich girls. There are crafts, science experiments, creative experiences, recipes and easy magic tricks. Each is cheap and easy.
All the amazements use items found in the home. Here are some examples:
How To Amaze Your Daughter is a practical and inspiring resource for all parents, teachers and caregivers.
Raphaele Vidaling has published two novels and many illustrated books. She is the author of How to Amaze Your Toddler.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." This sentence is Picasso's. But what is an artist? Someone who looks at the world with a curious eye, gifted with a creativity that transforms raw material into poetry? Yes, children have this talent, this perpetual wonder that makes them enthusiastic for new experiences, capable of investing themselves in a little project with as much enthusiasm and seriousness as they would if their life depended on it: making soap bubbles or paper airplanes, tying a remote-control motor to a stuffed animal on wheels, or making a skirt of flowers to put around a little doll. Playing is about inventing, testing, letting your imagination and concrete experiences rub up against one another. And, in the end, it's about growing as well. Only while growing up, we sometimes lose our open mind. We throw out bottle caps without seeing the possibility of them being wheels; we no longer pick up feathers on the sidewalk. Sometimes, even, we forget to sculpt volcanoes in our mashed potatoes! That is, we forget unless we have the chance to have children of our own, who remind us not to neglect the most important things: play, fantasy and making wonderful things for the sake of making something wonderful!
This book is a helping hand for parents who haven't lost their inner child, for those who, between the "brush your teeth" and "don't forget to say thank you," will add the essential insight: "Never forget to see the extraordinary in the ordinary!"
Table of Contents
ACTIVITIES TO DO TOGETHER
DOLLS made of Popsicle sticks
DECORATIONS AND OTHER LITTLE PRECIOUS THINGS
MINIATURE VASE NECKLACES a bouquet around your neck
DOLL CANOES made from water bottles
EXPERIMENTS AND MAGIC TRICKS
THE MAGIC MILK that draws by itself
AND YOU CAN EAT IT!
FAKE MUSHROOMS made of mozzarella and tomatoes
What you'll discover in How To Amaze Your Son