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The Wonder Book of Things to Do
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How many times have we heard ourselves say that kids these days are missing out on the world, ensconced in television and video games? Give them this book and watch - or join in! - as they learn to improve their tennis serve, spin-bowl, find winter-loving plants, make a model railway, learn about ciphers and codes, optical illusions, tricks with the number nine, master an array of useful knots and many other fun and engaging activities that are all to often swept aside.This fantastic book gives a wealth of great ideas for how to fill free time. Each activity develops skills and knowledge and shows that there is always plenty to do and that everyone can get involved, whether it's learning a new trick, or improving at sports. It also gives a great insight as to how children entertained themselves before being inundated with technology and shows that it's still possible to have fun with nothing more than the great outdoors or a pencil and paper and, above all, imagination. From tricks and tests to sports skills and crafts, model making, sketching, nature watching and team games, "Things To Do" offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor pastimes to engage and astound all year long.
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Making Model Aeroplanes Camping Silhouette Portraits An Aeroplane Made of Paper If You Like Boxing How to Make a Model Aerodrome Out of Doors I - What to Look for In Spring Indoor Games - With Pencil and Paper Football, Our Most Popular Sport The Magic Number Nine How to Use a Pantograph Electrical Contrivances The Boxers The Mysterious Doll The String and Button Puzzle Is Seeing Believing? - I Better Hockey How to Make Scenery for Model Railways Some Amusing Tricks Memory Test Collecting Postage Stamps The Call of the Open Air Be a Better Cricketer Some Invisible Inks Out of Doors II - What to Look for In Summer Memory and Speed Test Some Tricks With Matches Skating for Beginners Ice Hockey The Hectograph Walking on Newspaper The Horseshoe Puzzle How to Make a Weather-Teller Collecting Butterflies The Penny Puzzle Puzzle Page - What Animal is This? How to Make a Paper Tree Party Games Models Made from Matchoxes Tennis Tips How to Make a Model Farm Out of Doors III - What to Look for In Autumn Toys Made with Matches Getting Down to It - Stalking Athletics - A Fine Sport Ciphers and Codes Is Seeing Believing? - II Some Useful Knots What Dogs are These? Pressing and Drying Flowers and Plants Rowing and Canoeing Physical Exercises for Fitness A Paper Snake The Boy in The Bottle Out-Of-Doors With a Sketch Book How to Whistle a Door Shut How to Make a Box Kite How to Make an Electric Alarm Three Tricks with Coins Handkercheif Tricks Be a Better Swimmer Round Games Some More Good Tricks Out of Doors IV - What to Look for In Winter How to Make Pharaoh's Serpents What's Wrong Here? The Expanding Postcard How to Make a Simple Telephone Some More Indoor Games - With Pencil and Paper How to Make a Model Garage A Paper Ladder Organising a Paper-chase

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Brimming with practical fun ideas. The father of the "Dangerous Book" phenomenon - this is the real thing. A nostalgic and beautifully reminiscent gift. Photographs from the era give an authentic glimpse into childhood life. For all children of any age, from 8 to 80.

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