Get-Into-It-Guides: Hands-on hobbies for kids

A timely release as education focuses on the “maker movement” and the importance of hands-on active learning. The six titles in this series focus on indoor leisure and hobby interests that embrace crafts, games and the arts. Each book provides clear step-but step instructions supported with explanatory and informative photographs. img_0585

 Image sourced from Crabtree website of pages in Get into Dioramas and Models.

Kids will love these for personal pursuits and teachers will find inspiration in guiding students for creative responses to projects. They also make ideal gifts for children aged 8 to 12.

Get into Minecraft: One of the most popular video games in the world, Minecraft is all about using creativity, collaboration, and skill to create and protect exciting digital worlds. Readers will delight in this engaging title, which reveals tips and tricks for using the digital version of the video game as well as creative offline projects. With clear instructions and exciting ideas, this book will motivate readers to “get into” the exciting world of Minecraft!

Get into Chess: This engaging title covers the rules, pieces, moves, and strategies. Step-by-step photos bring matches to life and connect readers to the instructions. Fact boxes highlight fascinating facts and records including the longest match, extreme chess games, and more.

Get into Photography: Smartphones and basic digital cameras have made photography more accessible than ever before, and the creative possibilities are endless! This engaging title takes readers through photography basics and photo editing techniques, giving them the skills to creatively picture their world. Exciting photography ideas and tips encourage readers to refine their skills and create personal photo projects.

Get into Knitting: Knitting projects are more than just scarves and hats! Creative readers will “get into” knitting with this title, which offers a clear and easy-to-follow look at knitting techniques, opening readers’ eyes to the fun possibilities of extreme knitting projects! A comprehensive guide to knitting basics and trouble-shooting will allow any reader to let their creativity shine in knitting!

Get into Diorama Models: It is amazing what children can do with recycled cardboard boxes, paper tubes, and other easy-to-find materials! Instructive text and photos guide readers as they create dioramas, models, and structures. Engaging questions prompt young builders to unleash their unique creative design skills to make the project their own.

Get into Cartooning: From tools and materials to different styles and techniques, this book is an ideal resource for kids interested in the world of cartooning. Creative projects motivate and inspire readers as they build skills in this creative art form.

The Get-Into-It-Guides encourage creativity and problem solving in primary students  from Year 3 to 6. With easily accessible language, clear processes and close up photography these books are perfect for children with creative interests. They also make excellent presents.

Available from INT Books for schools and libraries. For personal orders in Australia you can now order direct at intbooks.online.

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About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.
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