Schools are closed across the nation, most parents are home and things are feeling a little scary right now. While health officials take care of the virus, we can focus on our family and making the best of our time at home. Many families are taking advantage of this time out and cleaning, painting, and learning new things.
Kids are easily distracted and need a variety of things to keep them occupied. Books are great for kids. Books are interactive educators filled with fun subjects and colorful photos that make all the topics more captivating. DK Books has a plethora of kid’s books that will inspire them to learn and expand their knowledge. I found two books that I think kids will enjoy during their school break.
Kids’ Fun & Healthy Cookbook
The Kids’ Fun & Healthy Cookbook, Canadian edition will get kiddos into the kitchen making the yummiest recipes ever. With over 100 recipes for delicious breakfasts, light meals, main meals, and desserts, kids can learn, improve and build on their kitchen skills. Plus, they will be educating themselves on combining healthy ingredients to make nutritious meals for their families. The cookbook is divided into seven chapters:
- Light Meals
- Main Meals
First, they encourage and motivate kids to take up cooking, a fun and useful skill that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. The introduction teaches kids about safe cooking, kitchen hygiene, and how to read and use the recipes. Kids will also learn about fruits, veggies, whole grains and carbohydrates, proteins and fats and sugars.
Each chapter is filled with easy to follow step-by-step recipes along with full-color photos. In addition, the recipe shares what equipment you’ll need, so kids will get comfortable using both small and bigger appliances. Plus, there are additional nutritious and flavor tips under Healthy Hint, Tasty Twist, Did You Know and Food Facts.
Some of the included recipes are Eggs in Rolls, Corn Chowder, Minestrone, Griddle Cakes, Sausage Hotpot, Peach Orange Popsicles, Crumbly Cobbler, Fruit and Nut Cookies and many more. Kids will be on their kitchen game as they practice preparing nutritious recipes for every meal of the day. It’s a great cookbook for newbies or seasoned kid chefs.
Yoga For Kids
Children have a lot of energy to burn off, so the Yoga for Kids is a fun way for them to not only learn some poses, but to also enjoy different physical activities. Yoga also teaches kids to center, focus, get quiet and to be mindful. Kids are far more agile and flexible, so the 50+ poses will be fun and easy for them to learn.
The onset of the book teaches kids about warming up, breathing, what gear they will need and how to use the book. It also introduces kids to the chant sound Om and the beginner Namaste position.
Each of the postures has a child sharing all the steps along with written instructions. Some poses may also include a data box called For the Grownups. This useful information to educate the whole family. If kids are finding some of the more challenging poses too difficult, there are “Try This’ boxes that show a modified and easier version of the pose. It’s a great way for kids to work their way up and get stronger so they can perform the original pose.
Some of the poses children will learn include Tall Tree, Downward Dog, Sailing Boat, Bendy Bow, Twisted Eagle, Happy Baby, Monkey Squat, Little Bridge and many more. It wouldn’t hurt if parents joined their kids and enjoyed these energetic stretches with them. Yoga increases flexibility, improves balance, tones muscles and can improve heart and lung health. It’s an awesome book for the whole family.
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