These final two book recommendations are a little different. They’re both books primarily for dad but also for kids. They’re full of ideas for dad to entertain, engage and educate his kids. It’s about reading, doing and parent involvement. We continue to say that parents are the ultimate teachers. These books should help you with that in a fun way.
Be the Coolest Dad on the Block by Simon Rose and Steve Caplin. The complete name for this book is “Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: All of the Tricks, Games, Puzzles and Jokes You Need to Impress Your Kids (and keep them entertained for years to come!)” Quite a title and it pretty much sums up what the book is about. There are things in this book to surprise, entertain and engage children of all ages (including, just maybe, Dad). After Dad performs the tricks let the kids read the book to find out how it’s done.
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead. Ken is an engineer and editor of the popular GeekDad blog on wired.com and considered a “supergeek”. Ken’s book was created to provide great, geek idea projects for dads to do with their kids. This book, like the “Coolest Dad” book, is appropriate for kids of all ages, especially Dad.