After School Activities

Meaningful Education without Electronics

Finding meaningful ways to keep children busy when they are not in school can be challenging. These books give fresh ideas and activities for kids can stay engaged and have fun without their electronic devices.
Before and After School Activities: Managing Your Before and After Programs by Denise Theobald offers fun and easy ways to plan activities outside the classroom. The projects have time-frames and strengthen parent involvement. Before school, kids can start the day on a good note using these exciting ideas.

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Children can unwind after a long day after-school with less demanding activities.

Homespun Curriculum: A Developmentally Appropriate Activities Guide also by Denise Theobald has complete lesson plans for home schools or classroom environments. This massive resource guide has detailed instructions on how to form themed stations in classrooms or learning centers. Build a curriculum that will best benefit your students with the scheduling and organizational suggestions in this book. Subjects are broken down into age groups and by developmental skill levels. Teachers can use this educational guide for infants, toddlers, and elementary school children. Full of activities, educators can reinforce and enhance skills as children learn reading, math, science, social studies, and nutrition. Activities include arts and crafts, music and theatre, creative games, and seasonal projects.

Electronics now encompass us, and everyone spends too much time staring at their screens. These titles from Green Dragon Books show that stepping away from devices and disconnecting can make us all feel more connected to others.

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