Table of Contents for Unplugged Play : No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun.


Preface
Play Matters: Why---and How---I Wrote This Book ix
Introduction: The Power of Play xi
Dare to Unplug xii
What's Wrong with Electronic Play? xvi
How to Use This Book xxii
Part I: Toddler Play (age 1 to 2)
1(90)
Solo Play
4(32)
Busy-Body Play
4(13)
Busy-Body Play on-the-Go
17(4)
Clapping and Counting Games
21(3)
Spontaneous Solo Play
24(6)
Role-Play and Pretend Play
30(6)
Play Ideas for Parent and Child
36(25)
Indoor Play
36(1)
Rhyming Games
36(2)
Songs and Lullabies
38(2)
Reading Aloud
40(2)
Action Games
42(4)
Arts and Crafts
46(7)
Outdoor Play
53(5)
Beach Day
58(1)
Let It Snow!
59(2)
Playing with Others
61(15)
Indoor Play
62(1)
Pretend Play
63(4)
Art Play for Two or More
67(3)
Musical Play
70(2)
Outdoor Play
72(4)
Birthday Party Play
76(15)
Create a Party Itinerary
77(1)
Mom & Me or Dad & Me Party Activities
78(5)
Play Stations
83(3)
Group Play Activities
86(5)
Part II: Preschool Play (age 3 to 5)
91(150)
Solo Play
91(38)
Busy-Body Play
96(13)
Self-Directed Play
109(8)
Arts and Crafts
117(2)
Spontaneous Art
119(7)
Creative Crafts
126(3)
Play Ideas for Parent and Child
129(22)
Reading Aloud
129(2)
Tell Me a Story!
131(3)
Indoor Play
134(4)
Board Games and Card Games
138(1)
In the Car
139(3)
Crafts
142(5)
Outdoor Play
147(4)
Playing with Others
151(52)
Pretend Play
151(20)
Musical Play
171(3)
Make Your Own Musical Instruments
174(2)
Sing It!
176(4)
Sing Your Own Family Songs
180(2)
Games and Activities Around the House
182(5)
Craft Activities
187(2)
Outdoor Play
189(10)
Beach Day
199(1)
Let It Snow!
200(3)
Birthday Party Play and large Group Games
203(38)
Arrival Activities
204(1)
Birthday Party Arts and Crafts
205(5)
Cake-Time Activities
210(2)
Indoor Party (Group) Games
212(14)
Outdoor Party (Group) Games
226(11)
Ten Terrific Theme Parties
237(4)
Part III: Grade School Play (age 6 to 10)
241(118)
Solo Play
244(29)
Kitchen Table Play
244(6)
Indoor Play
250(6)
Arts and Crafts
256(9)
Outdoor Play
265(1)
Let's Play Ball!
266(7)
Play Ideas for Parent and Child
273(18)
Indoor Play
273(1)
Kitchen Table Play
273(3)
Reading Aloud
276(8)
Craft Activities
284(5)
Outdoor Play
289(2)
Playing with Others
291(31)
Indoor Play
292(6)
Theatrics and Music
298(3)
Guessing Games and Wordplay
301(3)
Outdoor Play
304(14)
Beach Day
318(2)
Let It Snow!
320(2)
Birthday Party and Large Group Games
322(37)
Indoor Party (Group) Games
324(7)
Outdoor Party Games
331(18)
Water Play Party Games
349(3)
Large Group Games
352(1)
Sunday Afternoon Play Club
352(7)
Appendix I: Family Game Night
359(6)
What Goes on at Family Game Night?
359(6)
Games that Require Moving About Indoors
360(1)
Games Played at the Kitchen Table
360(1)
Classic Board Games for Family Game Night
361(1)
Games for Outdoors
361(1)
Family Game Night Favorites
362(3)
Appendix II: The Well-Stocked Toy Cupboards
365(12)
The Toddler Toy Cupboard
365(3)
For Freestyle Play
365(1)
Household Items
366(1)
For Arts and Crafts
366(1)
For Music
367(1)
The Preschool Toy Cupboard
368(4)
For Freestyle Play
368(1)
For Building, Inventing, and Creating
368(1)
For Outdoor Play
368(1)
Household Items
369(1)
For Arts and Crafts
370(1)
For Music
371(1)
Store-Bought Games
371(1)
The Grade School Toy Cupboard
372(5)
For Freestyle Play
372(1)
For Outdoor Play
372(1)
Household Items
373(1)
For Arts and Crafts
374(1)
For Music
375(1)
Board and Card Games
375(2)
Parent Planner 377(2)
Index 379