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Being a parent who, and raising a child who, gets into the nuts and bolts of things,
This review is from: Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families (Paperback)
I'm a dude, and previously have enjoyed the Geek Dad project books very much. The Geek Mom book is another animal, with a different approach and contents, but one that ultimately I think even more highly of. The Geek Dad books are almost entirely project-focused: a few pages of a project, followed by another project, on and on. There are some good projects and recipes in the Geek Mom book, but the book also adds more than this, it helps inspire both in its adult reader (of either gender, I must add!) and the kids (or students, etc.) involved with the projects and recipes to *think* beyond the surface level of "Cool Project! OK what's the next project..." to approaching life as an experiment, as an experience of joy whether it's "build this gizmo" or noticing something odd about the vines snaking around a tree on a hike. It's about getting *out there* into life, a self-kick-starter package of "there's more to being human and especially being a parent than making sure the kid's 100% safe all the time, let's go ADVENTURING and take something apart". While the projects etc. are certainly suitable for all ages and genders, it is especially awesome that this book will (hopefully!) be enjoyed by lots of girls who can grow up to tinker and make and ask questions. Recommended highly for parents and teachers, and hopefully there'll be a book 2 with even more projects and such before too long.
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