Archive for January, 2008
My son’s seventh birthday was this past weekend, which I hope to post on soon (as well as my daughter’s 10th birthday a month ago! Ack!). He did, however, receive one present that I’m so excited about and thought I’d go ahead and recommend as soon as possible.
If you have a son, you need to buy this book!!
In this age of video games and cell phones, there must still be a place for knots, tree houses, and stories of incredible courage.
It’s full of great guy projects, things boys should know, and basically how to entertain yourself without video games or television!
So far, my son has made the best paper airplane he’s ever made, learned to play battleship using paper and a pencil, and poured over the information on how to make a bow and arrows. He’s drooling at the idea of building a go cart, studying the constellations, and reading about famous battles. He’s even learning Latin phrases and Shakespeare!!
Other things covered in this book are knot tying, how to play marbles, first aid, learning your states and capitals, Morse code, how to juggle, how to skip stones, making electromagnets, penlights, periscopes, navigating in the dark, how to hunt, skin, cook a rabbit (and tan it’s hide), coin tricks, information about the solar system, how to wrap packages….you name it. I’m just naming a few things. Anything a boy wants to know.
So, if you have a son, run, don’t walk, to the nearest bookstore and get this book! Your son will love you for it! And you’ll love that he’s not parked in front of the television all the time!!
**If you do not have a son, there is a companion book, The Daring Book for Girls. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m guessing it won’t be long before it’s a part of our household as well!