With activities that promote social and emotional growth, imaginative play, listening & communication skills, this fantastic resource provides parents, teachers, and others with plenty of ideas to get children moving and learning. Children love parachute play. They get the chance to move around, be silly, and have fun. But there's more to parachute play than games. The activities in 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun are sure to get kids laughing while they're learning to count, cooperate, follow directions, and move in new ways. The book is divided into three parts: an Introduction offers safety tips, information on purchasing a parachute, and ideas for more fun ways to use parachutes; the chapter Parachute Games: No Props Necessary includes activities that only require a parachute; and, the last chapter Playing Parachute Games with Props is full of activities that use easy-to-find props. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions, and many also include ideas for expanding activities to support further learning. Children ages 3-10 years will love these easy and fun activities.
Clare Beswick trained and lives in the UK as an early childhood teacher, and 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.