It’s Up, Up, and Away with Children’s Favorite Active Play Tool: Parachutes

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A new book from Gryphon House, Inc., gives anyone working with children ages 3-10 fun and educational games and activities that are sure to get kids moving and learning.

There’s nothing like the excitement when a teacher, parent or caregiver brings out a parachute! Children love the chance to move around, be silly, and have fun with their friends. 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun, a new book from Gryphon House, Inc., gives anyone working with children ages 3-10 fun and educational games and activities that are sure to get kids laughing while they’re learning to count, cooperate, follow directions and move their bodies in new ways.

3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun provides a wealth of activities and play ideas that are easy to do using a parachute and everyday materials. With activities that promote social and emotional growth, imaginative plan, and listening and communication skills, this fantastic resource is full of ideas to get children moving and learning.

Each activity has step-by-step instructions, including key words to use as the children play and learn with a parachute. Many activities offer additional ideas, providing plenty of inspiration to support children’s learning. Most ideas can be adapted for children at different developmental stages or to accommodate multi-age groups.

Trained as an early childhood teacher, author Clare Beswick specializes in working with babies and very young children with special needs and their families. She writes for many early childhood publications and has written several books for parents and for children.

3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun (ISBN 978-0-87659-300-4) by Clare Beswick, 96 pages. Available May 2010, $9.95.

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Jennifer Lewis
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