Book Description: Now you can make the very most of your precious time with your child. The editors of Parents Magazine, America's #1 family magazine since 1926, have collected over 300 activities that promote your child's learning and growth-from zany things to do with paper boxes to silly sentences to help your child remember sounds. Best of all, they allow you to become your child's number one teacher, deeply involved in every aspect of her development and able to guide and shape her mind and body, social skills, and wonder at the world around her. This essential playtime resource includes:* Arts and crafts from inexpensive household items.* Physical games and gentle sports* Learning and creative play* Outdoor games and nature activities* Excursions and travel outside the neighborhoodApple picking... snow angels....a puppet show...a United States-shaped pizza--these smart, safe alternatives to computer and video games help make childhood the time of innocence and exploration it was meant to be...and create memories you and your child will cherish forever.