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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Jean Oram's 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas: Free and Low Cost Crafts, Activities, Games and Family Fun That Will Help You Raise Happy, Healthy Children (It's All Kid's Play) is a fun and useful book for parents who find it difficult to keep their children occupied all the time without being bored. The ideas, suggestions, tips, and games suggested by the author will cure the boredom blues of all kids, no matter what their age and interests are. The book is a good mix of indoor and outdoor games and explains to kids not only the importance of play, but also its benefits to their health and overall well being.
This book is full of games and interactive activities that will entice any reader into trying them out. It’s easy and cost effective and has something for everyone, adults and children alike, which makes it a winner all the way. The instructions are clear and all the details given are helpful to anyone in understanding the games and the rules of the games. The author’s idea of bringing out a book like this is original and refreshing. It is definitely a life-saver, not only for parents, but also educators and all those who work with kids, as it gives them many ideas to chase away those boredom blues that kids often complain about.
There is so much choice for children and it will make young readers try their hands at new things, think, and be creative and imaginative. It’s a must-have in every home with children and also in libraries for children to try out familiar as well as new games and activities.