Friday, July 30, 2010
Book Review: Geek Dad
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.