On-the-Go Fun for Kids! has more than 250 activities; that’s a lot of rainy (and no-s0-rainy) day fun packed in the pages of one book!
Author Amanda Morin introduced me to quite a few creative games and ideas, aimed at banishing boredom right out of my kids. I was very excited to receive this book for the review and jumped right in by playing “What’s the Best Superhero Power?” with my 4 and 3 year olds. Although they have seen the movie The Incredibles a gazillion times, I found they didn’t understand what having a superpower was! Mom Fail! Needless to say we spun a game from the book into a new game, which not only taught the girls something new but opened a new door to their imagination.
“What would I do if I could fly?” or “What would I do if I was invisible?” (mawahaha … Mommy could quickly think of lots of things!)
On-The-Go Fun for Kids has a variety of activities that are grouped into different categories to choose from.
- car trip games
- planes and trains
- hotels and vacations
- things to do when you’re waiting around
- shopping trip games
- bonus activities for work from home days
Each category has different puzzles, imagination games, word games, math games, science games, search challenges and word games. These fun activities get our kids’ noses out of the easily accessible electronics and provide an interesting “old school” way to communicate fun with our kids to help ease boredom as well as save our parental minds!
Author Morin has a degree in education and has completed Special Education Law and Advocacy training. Morin is a member of the 2014-2015 cohort of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) Special Education Advocacy Training (SEAT) program. Morin has experience in working with experts to assist parents with information on child development, parenting, and a variety of educational topics.
Morin is also the author of two additional books, The Everything Parents Guide to Special Education and The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book. Morin has also contributed her writing and knowledge to post articles for the National Center for Learning Disabilities website, Education.com, PopSugar Moms and About.com.
Morin has her personal website http://www.everythingkidslearning.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AmandaMorinTeaches that provide excellent information on a variety of child development issues.
Her book is a must-have for parents of grade-school aged children and provides a variety of creative ideas. Many of the activities are geared toward kids who can read and know how to count a bit higher than preschool age. However, keep in mind there are 250 activities so parents can find a a way to use the activities for children of different ages as well.