Thursday, August 5, 2010
Geek Dad Book Review
I snagged this book up, because as most would say, my husband is very much indeed a Geek Dad. Often times he has a hard time coming up with things for him to do with the kids, that he is not going to be totally bored to death with doing.
Before i gave this book to my husband to read and go through. I sat down and skimmed through it. I was just amazed with the things it had for ideas. They were totally things my husband would enjoy as well as my son. I was eager for him to give this a try.
My husband loved this book, and found lots of things that he wants and has tried with our son. It is so on their level and fun for them both to try out. It was a fabulous time for them to bond. I was very excited to see them enjoying ideas from this book!
About the Book:
- because learning shouldn’t have to end when summer vacation starts. GEEK DAD is the ultimate guide to making those lazy summer days packed with fun and, dare I say, educational value. Keep the kids’ intellectual curiosity alive with projects like light-up duct tape wallets and electronic origami. Build future coders with your very own binary calendar, or future engineers with a home hydroponic food garden. Instill some environmental awareness and help the kids “go green” by building a compost bin. The possibilities for summer fun are endless with some imagination and a dose of geek.
Having trouble dragging the kids off the couch? GEEK DAD shows you how to take the video game excitement outside - by making backyard versions of favorites like Madden and Sonic the Hedgehog (extra geek points for costumes). Create your own mini-water park and be the envy of your neighbors with an awesome homemade Slip ‘n Slide. Time to break out your imagination and duct tape, you’re going on a “staycation”.
Warm summer nights can be spent playing with electronic lightening bugs of your own creation, or perched out on the lawn watching a movie on a self-built home movie theater! Staying at home will never be lame again.
Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He's also the editor of GeekDad, the parenting blog for Wired magazine's online presence, where along with a group of other dedicated, geeky parents he posts projects, book and movie reviews, weekly podcasts, and more about being a parent and being a geek.