Red Rover, Red Rover!

Red Rover, Red Rover! : Games from an Irish Childhood (That You Can Teach Your Kids)

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England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Inside, Outside, Donkeys' Tails Were you the local Elastics champion growing up? Did you spend every waking moment obsessively playing Kerbs with your best mates? Have you never had more fun than racing to Tip the Can? Then this is the book for you. Packed with classics like Marbles, Conkers, Bulldog, and Hopscotch, party games like Blind Man's Buff and Snap Apple, and rainy day fun with Battleship, Murder in the Dark, and paper Fortune-Tellers. `What you need', how to play, handy tips, `risk' ratings and stories of great craic will whisk you back to those carefree days of childhood and, if your creaky old bones are up to it, inspire you to get out with the kids and revel in those games all over again. Coming, coming, ready or not, keep your place or you'll be ... caught!show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 145 x 207 x 19mm | 428g
  • O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 15 Diagrams; 30 Halftones, duotone
  • 1847179460
  • 9781847179463
  • 13,527

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we love Kunak McGann's new book, Red Rover, Red Rover, and other fun games from your childhood to play with your kids, because it lists and explains how today's kids can play the games we loved so much growing up * * it will encourage children to park the remote control in the holder & engage in some physical activity in the fresh air. This book is definitely a stocking filler for the teacher or parent in one's life * * So many of the games children used to play are being forgotten, so this book is a great idea to ensure future generations rediscover the fun their parents and grandparents had ... parents and grandparents will find it nostalgic and children will love to see what previous generations enjoyed * Parents in Touch * Hopefully there's a bit of a mini change in society off the back of it * Gavin Grace, Clare FM * Well done for compiling all these things because we forget how much craic we had as kids * The Dermot and Dave Show, Today FM * These games...tick a lot of boxes; there's physical activity, social activity, skill levels & there's fresh air! * Ray D'Arcy, RTE Radio 1 * you have ... documented a little bit of Irish history that was in danger of being forgotten ... It's going to be a nice little Christmas stocking filler * Tommy Marren Show, MidWest Radio * this book is smashing * LMFM's Late Lunch * Childhood memories fantastic book #redrover @OBrienPress -- Kevin Dundon a wonderful trip down memory lane. Readers are prompted to use the collection as inspiration ... a laudable aim indeed, and a technique that will likely be successful in passing on these traditional games to very young children * Evening Echo *show more

About Kunak McGann

Kunak McGann grew up in Drogheda back in the days when electronic tablets were unheard of (she can still remember the excitement when the family got a ZX Spectrum - Luna Crabs, anyone?) and playing out on the street was the most fun kids could imagine. Eventually, she had to grow up and get a proper job. Now she works in publishing and lives in Kildare with her husband, two lively sons and one chilled-out more