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Author: Stephanie Mueller, Ann Wheeler
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback - Also available as an eBook
Pages: 160, © 2012
Children ages three to eight can make unique presents for moms, dads, grandparents, friends, teachers – all of the special people in their lives! Create a Made-It-Myself mouse pad personalized for Mom. Dad will love the peaceful chimes of his Terracotta Music Maker, and grandparents will be delighted with the Picture Puzzle. From the card to the wrapping paper, and everything in between, 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make has dozens of perfect gift ideas that will make gift-giving meaningful again!
""I love the ideas in this book! I help with my daughter's Daisy Scout troop, and we were able to find simple, yet creative ideas for the girls such as the cup photo holder. We can't wait to do the 'Come Cook with Me Jar' for Mother's Day. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for fun and easy activities to do with a a group of kids."
"This book is great for allowing children to make personalized gifts for mom, dad, teachers or anyone special. Most of the materials used to make these gifts are regular household items or things that would normally be thrown away, so it's so inexpensive to do these projects and my kids enjoyed making gifts rather than going to the store and buying them. They were so proud of what they were able to do on their own. "
"I have a 3 year-old son and 6 year-old daughter, and I was able to find activities in this book that were appropriate for both of them. I also used it to suggest craft projects for kids to do during meeting with my mom's group. These projects are nice because they don't require a lot of preparation, they're fairly mess-free and they don't take a lot of time so they hold the kid's attention."
"The best part of this book is that it has a wide selection of projects all in one place for young children to choose for themselves. It's well designed, organized, and the projects are easy.""
Stephanie Mueller is an adjunct instructor with Tulsa Technology Center in the Early Care and Education program and "on call" librarian with the Tulsa City County Library System. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, emphasis in Family and Child Development, and a M.S. in Library and Information Studies. Over the past 18 years, she has been a teacher in both preschool and kindergarten classrooms, and an active leader in local early childhood professional organizations. Stephanie continues to create and present continuing development workshops for early childhood education professionals.
Stephanie Mueller lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Ann Wheeler is a consultant and instructor for the Early Care and Education Department at Tulsa Technology Center. She has a B.S. in family relations and child development and is an experienced preschool teacher. Ann has spent the past decade implementing training for childcare providers and other early childhood professionals. She presents workshops for parents and teachers throughout the Tulsa area.
Ann Wheeler lives in Verdigris, Oklahoma.