- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: DM Writing Services (13 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0957357400
- ISBN-13: 978-0957357402
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 459,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kids' Clubs and Organizations: A Comprehensive UK Guide: 1 Paperback – 13 Sep 2012
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About the Author
I am a freelance writer and have operated Diane Mannion Writing Services (www.dianemannion.co.uk) for the past six years. Having ghostwritten several e-books on behalf of clients I decided to start writing and publishing books under my own name. The idea for "Kids' Clubs and Organizations - A Comprehensive UK Guide" was first conceived more than 10 years ago. My own kids were toddlers at the time and I noticed that there was a growing trend for parents to get their kids involved in all kinds of after school activities. I felt that it would be useful to provide something that parents and carers could refer to in order to find information about suitable kids' clubs and activities in their regions. The book has already been well received since the launch of the Kindle version with a number of positive reviews on parenting websites and magazines. I intend to follow this book with other books on parenting topics in the near future. Long term I plan to publish novels and have already written my first, a crime thriller, which I hope to publish in early 2013. To receive regular updates regarding my books please visit the book page of my website at: http://www.dianemannion.co.uk/books.html or my facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diane-Mannion-Writing-Services/285019144850839.
Top Customer Reviews
This guide is indeed comprehensive, current and very well researched and I have already recommended it to several mothers that I know.
The Kindle Book Review
"Kids' Clubs and Organisations" provides a list of activities that are suitable for kids, from babies to teenagers. Examples of the activities listed are toy libraries (chapter 1), Scouts and Guides (chapter 7) and arts and crafts (chapter 15).
Let's be clear, this book provides general information on the activities that are available, including contact information for nationwide organisations. It is not a list of every single toddler group, club or sports centre in the whole of the UK. Not only would that be an impossible task, it would also create an unwieldy book that would be a nightmare to navigate!
Mannion has clearly spent a lot of time researching what activities are available for children of all age ranges. Furthermore she has presented the information in a clear, easy to navigate way.
As I said, the book gives you information about the types of activities that are out there and it does that extremely well. Every chapter follows the same format:
There's an overview of what you can expect from that type of activity;
A 'Who can join?' section, which gives details about age and membership requirements;
Benefits of that activity;
And finally how to find the activity.
In some cases there is also a section on how to set up the activity yourself, which is especially pertinent for toddler groups.
My favourite section of each chapter is the benefits. It's nice to see what positive effect an activity might have on my daughter, as this helps me to decide what to do.
As the activities become targeted at older children, there is also information on how adults can get involved as volunteers.Read more ›
I'm sure that this book will be a valuable reference resource for my own family and friends. I wish Diane much success in all future writing ventures!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book with lots of activities so it covers everything for everybody. Highly recommended for parents who need fresh ideas of what to do to keep their children entertaned.Published on 18 Oct. 2012 by Chrissie Tebb
This is a really good guide for children's activities. It contains such a vast range of activities, so something for everyone. Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2012 by Extra Tuition Centre
This book is fantastic. It has everything you need to help with occupying a child of all ages. It has been such a huge help since i got it. Read morePublished on 26 July 2012 by sarah
A must for all parents ! Very well researched & easy to follow layout. This book can be used as a quick reference, as well as read fully to obtain some inspiring ideas. Read morePublished on 25 July 2012 by E.Price