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Raising Boys and Girls: Books that Build the Family July 12, 2007

Posted by moverstreet in Books, Family.

In a previous post, I mentioned the recent release of the Dangerous Book for Boys, and now I want to recommend several other titles that can make your home, backyard, and weekend far more exciting for your kids and you, without the TV.

First, I have no girls, but Mom, so I’ll recommend the girls’ book first, American Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others. Its filled with low tech entertainment for girls, from May-baskets to homemade fireworks, and it will not disappoint.

Now to the boys. Since I have already mentioned books like this in the past, I’ll jump right in:

Second, The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors. This book is authored by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Beard.

Third, The Boy Mechanic: 200 Classic Things to Build, this book will teach you and your son to build like a man. From the editors of Popular Mechanics, this book includes all sorts of gadgets that will keep the boys busy, without TV or PSP.

If you know of another book that helps out in the backyard, let me know.



1. Administrator - July 13, 2007

Thanks for the recommendations.

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