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Jan 26, 2011

The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders Review & Giveaway - TWO WINNERS CLOSED

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Award winning writer, educator and family issues advocate Susan Magsamen begins her book, The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders (National Geographic Children's Books), with this simple yet powerful thought:

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."

Catching your shadow. Daydreaming. Banging pots. Dress-Up. In today’s fast-paced and over-scheduled world of carpools, activity spreadsheets and Nintendo DS, simple wonders of childhood - and the special moments between parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and the little ones they love - are often lost. In Childhood Wonders, Susan masterfully blends a vintage design and feel with a collection of activities, poems, nursery rhymes and art that underscores her philosophy on the best ways to encourage learn-through-play experiences and create special memories to last a lifetime.

Divided into five sections that illuminate a child’s world and interests - Magic and Make-Believe; Outdoor Exploring; Crafts and Construction; Yummy for the Tummy; and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime - Childhood Wonders is more than a great gift book. It gives families a tool to reconnect with childhood whimsy and explore the importance of learning through play. Childhood Wonders is a unique and lasting gift for kids, families, new parents and grandparents.

Be sure to check out Susan Magsamen's Family Stories website.

My Take
This is such a great book for kids. Each section is formatted in the same way, beginning with a page of poems/sayings/stories/songs, then a page with information related to an activity, and finally a page with a specific activity with directions. For example, in the section about going to bed, there's a set of pages about stuffed animals and getting tucked into bed. The first page has the song "Frère Jacques", the poem "Starlight, Star Bright" and the story of Sleeping Beauty. The second page talks about stuffed animals and getting tucked into bed, and the third page has directions on the "best" way of getting tucked into bed.

I really enjoyed reading all of the different poems, songs, and stories, and there are so many great ideas for activities to do with your child. Each activity has specific skills that children can master - such as communication, critical thinking, and confidence. And the activities are fun, too, so your child doesn't even realize he/she is learning important life skills. I can't wait to try some of these activities out with my kids...especially some of the recipes in the food section! YUM!!!!! Heck, why wait? I may make some Chocolate Crackles or Cherry Limeade right now.

Cost: You can buy The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders on Amazon.com for $14.96. ($$$)

Overall: We give The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders a 10/10!

Two very lucky readers will each win a copy of The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders!

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We were sent The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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