The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games
J. J. Ferrer
Charlesbridge, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
n an age when so many children turn to electronic gadgets to amuse themselves, this book provides a breath of fresh air. You'll find a varied collection of games children have played for decades, if not centuries, in this book.
ach entry contains an explanation of how the game is to be played, its purpose, the number of players needed, the necessary equipment, and
on how to make the game easier to play or more challenging.
he author divides the games into seven sections. There are games played with a ball, car games, card games, games one can play alone, brain games and games that require either a partner or a group.
hile some of these games like
Duck, Duck, Goose
Red Light, Green Light
may be familiar to adults, unfortunately many youngsters today have never heard of them.
f you believe it is time to set aside the handheld gizmos and resort to some type of activity that engages more than just the child's thumbs or fingers, then this is a book you'll want to purchase.
ot only will you discover scores of games that will build skills like hand-eye coordination and problem solving, and encourage being a good team player but they will also be lots of fun and won't require a major expenditure of money.
urn off the computer, shut down the Play Station and Xbox and open this book for new ways of engaging your child. You won't be disappointed!
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