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Gever Tulley was fortunate to grow up in a world full of possibilities and adventures. He and his big brother were free to explore their environment and invent their own projects while growing up in the wide-open rural environs of Northern California and interior British Columbia. Their curiosity was encouraged by their parents, who instilled early on a sensible approach to their experiments. Gever's famous rule while babysitting: "If you're going to play with fire, be sure to do it outside." (Note that this was in the ever-wet yards of coastal Northern California, not the tinder-dry inland desert!) In 2005, Gever founded Tinkering School to teach kids how to build things. He created the school since he believes we all learn by fooling around. Grand schemes, wild ideas, crazy notions, and intuitive leaps of imagination are, of course, encouraged and fertilized. After years of creating playful hands-on projects for kids of all ages, Gever wanted to share with a wider audience the discovery that comes from this directed "fooling around." Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do) is his first book on the subject.
Julie Spiegler is a project manager and editor who has collaborated with Tulley on virtually all of his projects.
Guess what? Our kids won't die if we stop encasing them in bubble wrap and hosing them down with sunscreen. Read morePublished 12 days ago by L. Ryder Jerrome
While my mother and mother-in-law may not agree, I feel the activities in this book will not only be educational and fun for my son and I, but also aid in his development. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jaclyn Miller
fun read even though im not a parent I see alot of kids that need some of the lessons in this book.Published 1 month ago by marsh
Excellent book, I've given this to half a dozen people and it never disappointsPublished 1 month ago by Bradley H Miller
I am sorry I spent so much on this book. Many of the activities we naturally did as kids growing up, when kids went outside to play. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PAM
Count me as underwhelmed. I was expecting something new or groundbreaking, but these are really basic.Published 3 months ago by Books & Fresh Air