From the senior editors at Wired
's wildly popular GeekMom
blog, this book of projects, tips, and adventures (do you have a towel?) for moms & kids will take you to a galaxy far, far, away. . . and back again. Activities are organized by units on fun topics: imagination, connecting childhood curiosity to learning, motherhood & the digital revolution, bringing science home, geeky food in the kitchen, and geek crafts. Projects for time together and for mom alone are included, with each geared towards learning and discovery. Fun facts, information, articles, and engaging unit introductions are also included, and make reading this activity guide feel as if you're reading brand-new blog entries!
Each activity has icons that indicate the cost, time, age range, and difficulty level. A "materials needed" list lays out what you'll need in advance, and easy, detailed, and personable step-by-step instructions will keep everything on track. From basic coding to self-propelled boats to throwing a Hobbit-themed feast to crocheting an Amigurumi, you'll find tons of fun projects that will satisfy the geek in your family! 224 indexed pages, softcover.
Some readers may wish to note that- - as would be expected- - fantasy novels (i.e. Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter) are discussed, as well as physical role-playing games and MMORPGs.
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