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Original edition © 2007 Boyds Mills Press, Inc. This edition © 2008 by Learners Publishing Pte Ltd published under licence from Boyds Mills Press, Inc, United States First published 2008 by Learners Publishing Pte Ltd 222 Tagore Lane, #03-01 TG Building, Singapore 787603 Reprinted 2008 (twice) All rights reserved. No part of this book shall be reproduced, or transmitted by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Email: learnpub@learners.com.sg Visit our website: http://www.learners.com.sg ISBN 978981 4151 900 Printed by B & Jo Enterprise Pte Ltd, Singapore

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Contents Preface Making music at home Playing our recorders Performing as a band Getting a snack Enjoying an indoor game Building a domino track Watching birds in our yard Making our own aeroplane Flying our toy aeroplanes Listening to Dad reading Celebrating Mother's Day Having tea with Grandma Quilting with Grandma Baking with Grandma Learning to make pretzels Picking apples from the tree Harvesting fruits together Helping to fold the laundry Having fun washing the car Playing basketball at home Acting grown-up at teatime Finding hidden treasure Camping out in the garden Setting out for school Boarding the school bus Riding on the school bus Celebrating Teachers' Day Listening to a visiting author Dancing in a concert Learning about fire safety Cleaning up Pets' Corner Coming out tops in a contest Visiting the town aquarium Studying a dinosaur exhibit Following the nature trail Seeing animals in the wild Casting animal tracks Getting our pets to the park Taking our dogs to the vet's Attending an animal show Parading before judges Raking leaves at autumn's end Snowboarding downhill Setting up a snow family Wrapping Xmas presents Rehearsing the dragon dance Answers 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30-31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38-39 40 41 44 47 48 42 43 45 46 49 50 51 52 53-64 .

say what the picture shows or is about. this potential can be realized. Learning occurs with every human activity. kind of activity.is produced in the belief that not all learning is text-based. Educators have shown that working on such puzzles can also enhance a child's attention to detail. Solving hidden pictures puzzles is just this. Then he/she could be encouraged to talk about the details. With time and practice. increase both word and general knowledge and aid in developi ng self-confidence. At the start of the activity.Prelace Hidden Pictures. reinforce good work habits. the child could become quite expert at solving the puzzles and would have kept him/herself entertained while he/she was at it! . the child's attention could be drawn to the things illustrated in the margins and he/she asked to identify them in the big picture. Finally. Besides being enjoyable. it develops figure-ground perception and improves the ability to establish object constancy and size relationships. With guidance. It is especially effective when the activity is purposeful and focused while at the same time exciting and pleasurable. the child could be told to look at the big picture and describe the scene as a whole-that is. a series of four books.

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Watching b:irds i'n our yard Lool( for these things in the big picture~ slice of bread o slice of pie e. tack candle .

Making our own aeroplane Can you find these things in the big picture? spatula golf club needle drinking straw 1 duck screw comb slice of pie slice of cake II tack ring ice-cream cone .

safety pin II .Flyi!ngour toy aeroplanes Can you find these things in the big picture? ring radish pushpin slice of cake needle \ (§) dish cupcake tI51 mushroom candle slice of pie .

slice of cake ~usical c!J n note banana carrot candle ~ baseball cap CJ ~~~ crown ~Ck II pennant mushroom ~g fishhook 0. snail crescent . !:f0n f nail .Listening to Dad reading Look for these things in the big picture.

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Finding hidden treasure Lookfor these things in the big picture. wishbone lollipop candle pencil nail golf club T tack mouse paintbrush torch II f'3 V heart leaf ~3:I=====" artist's brush .

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Setting out lor school Can you find these things in the big picture? _ ball ~ scrub brush {j jar mitten mushroom paper aeroplane bowl screwdriver II sock mouse lollipop skippi ng-rope .

. ~ torch Ii ~ u b shoe needle flowerpot (J pear ~ snake tube of toothpaste ~ paintbrush jar crown carrot e-.1.c " o -" "C Q} >I ~ J 1ii candle II . o m Q} o "" .B08'rdingthe school' bus Can you find these things in the big picture? ~ slice of pizza y wishbone -z:z=.

1 Q bell envelope lollipop ? ~ moth scissors t r spoon dustpan . hi tJ stickingplaster banana caterpillar torch ~ sock .Rid-ng on the school bus Look for these things in the big picture.

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I \' I nail i earthworm banana crescent moon o boomerang ~ 8J bagel snake hatchet Qid) Affi canoe fish hook scissors clam needle .Celebrating Teachers' Day Can you find these things in the big picture? 1\ ~ bowling pin 0 I II .

paper clip banana pencil If:> o WELCOME slice of pie hammer ice-cream cone star bowling pin bell II .Listening tal a visiting author Can you lind these things in the big picture? F (t I \ I toothbrush iTIril r:::=".

heart screwdriver ice-cream cone hammer iii c. C <11 aJ ti .Dancing in a concert Look lor these things in the big picture. ~~ __ ~ __ ~~L-~~~~~~~ i __ ~ ~ __ ~ fish hook [J5f tube of paint spoon mmm toothbrush II wishbone £.:===:~:> fork slice of pizza artist's brush .c -o ~ Ii J!! ».

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Cleaning up Pets' Corner Can you find these things in the big picture? ice lolly ruler mitten pizza cutter @""___:l key J J W u needle fish hook fish bird's head golf ball flag .

Coming out tops in a contest Can you find these things in the big picture? needle c <==::::9 spoon IT11IJ toothbrush Vfi 1111I1IIl1' comb hand bell flower banana heart mushroom shoe bird II .

bell banana hammer slice of pie teacup f\ c SJ coat-hanger chicken paper clip ice-cream cone paintbrush deer .Visiting the town aquarium i Look lor these things in the big picture.

butterfly c candle carrot duck crescent moon mushroom ~ ~ bat pencil toothbrush snake II .

Studying a dinosaur exhibit Can you find these things in the big picture? shoe bottle mitten light bulb banana heart glove saw cone II sailing boat candle .

Following the nature trail Can you lind these things in the big picture? slice of cake umbrella w~ C2:rt muffin iii .

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c "C e-. candle • II ----~~--------~~~----------~---------~ OJ bowling ball canoe 2 teacups candy cane fish .- f-' c (fJ til " .Getting our pets to the park Can you lind these things in the big picture? gingerbread man ~ butterfly ~ cupcake @ cinnamon bun 0 button \\I?-/ .

Taking our dogs to the vet's Can you lind these things in the big picture? toothbrush ~ ~ ~ fish ~ high-heeled shoe heart slice of pie bowling pin bell paintbrush feather glove paper clip sailing boat pencil II .

Attending an anim'al show Looklor these things in the big picture. ice-cream cone needle artist's brush candle golf club fish hook J (Ii I .. ~./7r"C -7"7 T'"' II :) baseball bat . \l s:P" heart (J teacup ~ pencil ~ saucepan ~ II bowl magnifying glass grm toothbrush Q_:/-.

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ulumn's end Can you lind these things in the big picture? ~ spoon light blub banana glove paper clip pencil II ice-cream cone 9 ------.Raking lea'ves al a. flyswatter sailing boat fish bell 4 bird ~ bat .

Snowboard~ngdownhill Can you find these things in the big picturet_ penguin mug saw ~ caterpillar ~ ~ sailing boat bowling pin bell mushroom boot II .

Setting up a snow lamiy Lool( for these things in the big picture. wishbone I ice-cream cone clothes peg golf club slice of bread i: comb I handbe~ fork paintbrush vase II V crescent moon saucepan ~ ice lolly slice of pizza dog bone W light bulb snake .

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Rehearsing the dragon dance Can you lind these things in the big picture? ice-cream cone glove baseball pencil star frog owl II snake candle f:j W palette pretzel carrot .

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