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Featured cottage activities:

Kids Cottage Book, The: Official Activity Book of Summer (Family Fun)

This book in the Family Fun series is made to be left at the cottage, ready for the first sign of the “we have nothing to do” blues. Parents can quickly send the kids to the lake, where they can work on their canoeing skills, build a diving raft or play water games such as Marco Polo. If the kids are waterlogged, they can go out back to grow a vegetable garden, or to the woods to build a treehouse or on a hike to look for signs of wildlife. Regardless of the weather, time of day or night, mood or age, The Kids Cottage Book is the essential survival guide to a fun summer at the cottage.

List Price: $ 16.95
Price: $ 5.49

Chicco Animal Cottage

A small cottage with rooms and doors for 5 fun animal characters and 5 shapes, which can be inserted into the coresponding slots. Children can either find the correct key to open the door, or lift the roof off and remove all of the contents in an instant. The Animal Cottage Shape Sorter helps children develop their hand & eye cordination and logical association skills.

  • 5 blocks and 5 keys to improve shape and color recognition as well as coordination skills
  • 5 colored animals that can even be used as stencils
  • Develops logical associative and visual skills
  • Store the pieces in the animal cottage and use the carry handle for easy transport

Rating: (out of 3 reviews)

List Price: $ 0.00
Price: $ 11.50

Chicco Animal Cottage Reviews

Review by Donna M. Votino:

I ordered this toy because my two year old had mastered his other shape sorters and I really liked the fine motor component the keys provide. However, upon receiving the toy I was a little let down. The reason being that the animals fit into the regular shape spaces. This means that a child can put the animals through the shape holes and since they fit, they think they’ve done the task correctly. This toy requires hands on for parents (which isn’t a bad thing) so your child won’t be able to play on his/her own without garnering a false sense of correctness. Also, the plastic locks are not very sturdy and seem as though they will break easily. I have seen older versions of this toy in other settings and they did not have this issue. So if you can find a used one at a garage sale buy it. If not, I would pass on this toy.

Review by Scott Cohn:

Our 2 year old has good fine motor skills but finds the keys too hard to use on this toy. She has lots of fun matching the shapes and colors, but we wish that the keys worked more easily.

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summer cottage activity table & chairs

Kids like to hang out around stuff that’s just their size. These sturdy summer classics have that weathered “been at the cottage for years” look. Perfect for picnics and playtime. The pine table is 33″ x 24″ x 23″; rubberwood chairs are 24″ x 24″ x 27″. Generations of little ones in your family will enjoy these. Assembly required. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Made in USA. (Sorry, express shipping and gift wrapping not available.)

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Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma’s Bag of Tricks

Make leaf rubbings, learn the neighborhood bird songs together, turn an aquarium into a worm hotel, create a firefly lantern. There are garden projects, both for the outdoors—grow a container snacking garden, a pumpkin patch in a pot—and the indoors, i.e., how to use something called “indoor garbage gardens” to grow pineapple tops, sweet potato vines, peanuts, and more. Cooking projects, both in the sunshine—baking in a solar oven—and in the kitchen—what child will ever forget the time the two of you made Potato Volcanoes with Lava? And lots of rainy-day activities for times when nature’s in a cranky mood.

Created by Sharon Lovejoy—a grandmother of four and the author of two classic books of garden activities for grown-ups and kids, Sunflower Houses and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots—Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars is an ecologically inspired guide that combines more than 130 green activities with timeless grandparenting advice. Illustrated with Lovejoy’s distinctive, delicate watercolors, it’s an inventive resource for grandmother and grandchild to connect with each other through nature. It is the book to make sure an afternoon, a day, or a weekend turns into a memory that lasts forever.

  • ISBN13: 9780761150435
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 5 reviews)

List Price: $ 14.95
Price: $ 9.19

Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma’s Bag of Tricks Reviews

Review by Story Circle Book Reviews:

If you’re a grandma or a mom (or even a nature-loving, kid-daffy grandpa or dad), you’re going to be delighted by Sharon Lovejoy’s latest book, Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars. It is the ultimate Granny Handbook, designed especially for those of us who are lucky enough to have at least one small child to introduce to life in the kitchen, the backyard, and the garden.

Sharon Lovejoy has always helped us to work with our kids in the garden, from her delightful Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots to Sunflower Houses; Hollyhock Days; and A Blessing of Toads.

But Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars is special, because it is designed as a “manual” for grandmas, and Lovejoy has crammed it full of playful activities that even grannies without green thumbs can manage and kids will absolutely love. To whet your appetite, here is a short sampling from the six chapters: Faerie Mailboxes, Firefly Lanterns, No-Bake Nests, Be a Pumpkin Parent, Potato Volcanoes, and Worm Hotel.

Want more? How about these chapter titles? Preparing Camp Granny (lots of fine ideas, even if you’re a long-distance granny). Or The Neighborhood Naturalist, Kids in the Kitchen, the Kitchen Garbage Garden (starts with an activity called “Learning from Leftovers”), Kids in the Garden, and Rainy Day Activities. Each chapter offers recipes (Moon Pizzas, anybody?), games, and activities–each one a learning opportunity for both granny and grandkid. And best of all, the book overflows with color photographs and Lovejoy’s delightful drawings of bugs, plants, food toys, and faeries. Every page is a treasure.

In her introduction, Lovejoy notes that being a grandmother is “one of the truest and purest joys” of her life, for her grandchildren have given her the gift of “child-sight”: “the ability to stop, hunker down, and see things through their fresh, young eyes and minds.” In Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars, Lovejoy shares that gift with her readers, through her playful art and the creative, imaginative activities she suggests. “Grandmotherhood is a state of grace,” she says, a place of wonder and child-like delight. Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars will help you and your lucky grandchildren find that place and enjoy it–together.

by Susan Wittig Albert

for Story Circle Book Reviews

reviewing books by, for, and about women

Review by Alexandra Daley:

Very interesting ideas to share with your children or grandchildren. Recommend it very highly.

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Storybook Cottage & Sand and Water Activity Table

OverviewThe Naturally Playful Cottage includes a decorative thatched roof, chimney, working shutters and pretend fire place that all add to the fun and charm of this cottage. Also included is a full size door, working electronic door bell (requires 2 “AAA” batteries not included), fold down table top, kitchenette with sink and swivel faucet, two burner stove and clcking knobs. Cuckoo Style clock with movable hands and electronic phone (requires 2 “AAA” batteries not included) are special extras. Easy adult assembly. Ages 1 1/2 years and up! Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Table with 5 ft. umbrella, offers water and sand play and includes 8 piece accessory kit: 2 bridges, 2 boats, 2 pots and 1 shovel. Durable lid includes built in tie downs. Umbrella offers additional protection from the suns harsh rays. Ages 2 years+!SpecificationsNaturally Playful Cottage: Decorative thatched roof, chimney, working shutters and pretend fire place add to the fun and charm of this cottage Full size door, working electronic door bell (requires 2 “AAA” batteries not included), fold down table top, kitchenette with sink and swivel faucet, two burner stove and clcking knobs Cuckoo Style clock with movable hands and electronic phone (requires 2 “AAA” batteries not included) Easy adult assembly Ages 1 1/2 years and up Cottage: 64.25″ x 55″ x 50.5″ Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Table: 5 ft. umbrella Offers water and sand play Includes 8 piece accessory kit: 2 bridges, 2 boats, 2 pots and 1 shovel Durable lid includes built in tie downs Umbrella offers additional protection from the suns harsh rays Ages 2 years+ Sand & Water Table without lid: 18.25″ x 46.5″ x 26″ Table with lid on: 20.75″ x 46.5″ x 26″

Price: $ 789.99

‘Phoenix birds’ flying north; Arizona retirees beating heat by buying cottages on Lake Winnipeg.(Business): An article from: Winnipeg Free Press

This digital document is an article from Winnipeg Free Press, published by Thomson Gale on May 2, 2007. The length of the article is 815 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: ‘Phoenix birds’ flying north; Arizona retirees beating heat by buying cottages on Lake Winnipeg.(Business)
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: Winnipeg Free Press (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 2, 2007
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Page: b5

Distributed by Thomson Gale

List Price: $ 9.95
Price: $ 9.95

Bible Activity Pad:

The Bible Activity Pad is full of puzzles and games for kids ages 5 and up and is ideal for travel, rainy days, or days home sick in bed.

List Price: $ 1.75
Price: $ 4.25

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