Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Review: Geek Dad

Remember those geeky guys you went to school with?  You know, the nerdy ones into dungeons and dragons and the weird sci-fi books and movies?  The ones who begged for the 101 Electronics Kits for Christmas?  The ones who didn't have an athletic bone in their body?   Well, they are grown up now (and most with high paying jobs) and a lot are now dads.  Hence, comes Geek Dads by Ken Denmead. 

Geek Dads is an awesome book filled with great projects for dads to do with their kids.  Are they geeky projects?  Well, I will let you decide that.  Are they cool projects?  Most definately.

This book is great for a few reasons.  First, it gives dads hand's on projects to do with their kids that both dad and kids will enjoy.  Second, these projects can involve science, math and engineering (but nothing too hard).  Exposing children to this type of learning can only be a good thing for them and help them in school.  The most important reason this book is great is that it encourages quality time spent between dad and kids, which makes for a more emotionally sound child.

Is this book only for Geek Dads?  Absolutely NOT!  This is for any dads (trust me, projects are not too hard and are pretty cool), grandpas, mothers or anyone who wants great projects to do for with children. In addition,

A few of my favorite projects are:  Electronic Flash Cards, The Science of Composting, Wind Up Finger Toy Painting, See the World from the Sky, and The Best Slip and Slide Ever.

This book retails for $17.00 but can be purchased from Amazon.com for just $11.56 with free supersaver shipping on orders over $25.

Disclosure:  Thanks to Penguin Books for providing me with a copy of this book to review.

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