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Donna's day : fun activities that bring the family together
Erickson, Donna, 1949-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [1998]

Physical Description:
x, 158 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Format :


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AZ108 .D74 1972 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
OVERSIZE T223 .V2AD Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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From Donna Erickson, host of public television's Donna's Day and creative parenting expert, comes an illustrated parent-child activity book that's chockfull of fun for the whole family.

A Must-Have for the Busy Parent, This Interactive sourcebook is designed to help nurture parent -- child bonds and create memorable family experiences. Illustrated with Donna Erickson's trademark color illustrations, it provides practical instructions for dozens of projects, and includes all of the activity recipes she has presented on her national PBS show (none of which has ever before been available in book form). Throughout, the author shares her philosophy of creative parenting, explaining the thinking behind the creation of these activities, games, and strategies. Including activities for any time of the year and with materials found mostly around the house, this parenting sourcebook is the sure-fire solution for making every day special and building family.

Author Notes

Born in 1949, Donna Erickson earned a Master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota. Her expertise in the field has served her well. She is recognized nationally for her writing focused on creative activities and games for children and families. Her book Prime Time Together with Kids, published in 1989, won the prestigious Parent's Choice Gold Award. The follow-up book, More Prime Time Activities with Kids published in 1992 won the Midwest Booksellers Silver Angel Award and Award of Merit for best "how-to" book.

Erickson has hosted her own show on public television, Donna's Day, and serves as the producer for national Children's Radio Ahhs. She is a syndicated columnist for King Features and her column Prime Time Together with Kids appears weekly in more than fifty newspapers. She is a contributing editor to Parent's Magazine, where she writes her Do It Together page.

The mother of three children, Erickson lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)