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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Geek Dad- book review

I have to tell you neither my husband nor myself are geeks, but the title of the book Geek Dad was to intriguing to pass up.  Geek Dad was written by Ken Denmead, a self proclaimed super geek.
The idea of the book is that
Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery.

The author, Ken Denmead is an engineer and editor of the incredibly popular Geek Dad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any time frame or budget.

This book is great for those that love hands on projects with their kids.  The book takes each project and lets you know the cost, time, and skill for each activity.  With the handy guide you will be able to tell in minutes if the project is right for you.
 A few of the projects:

•Fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons

•Construct the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride

•Build a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs

•Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o'-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links

I think my favorite project to try is going to be the Windup Toy Finger Painting- doesn't it sound fun!

Brimming with endlessly fun and futuristic tidbits on everything from gaming to gadgets, Geek Dad helps every tech-savvy father unleash his inner kid-and bond with the next generation of brainiacs. (edited by author)

This book is for you if you are a Geek Dad (or mom) and are looking for some fun activities to do with your kids this summer.  You can purchase your copy on Amazon.com  for $11.59.

***Disclaimer***  I was not paid for this post.  I was sent a free copy for review purposes.  Thank you to the PR company for the review copy.


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