Geek Mom: Projects, Tips and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families  -     By: Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, Jenny Williams
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Potter Craft / 2012 / Paperback

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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.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Potter Craft
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9 X 7.4 (inches)
ISBN: 0823085929
ISBN-13: 9780823085927
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science.
Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.

Author Bio

Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams are the cofounders and senior editors of Wired.com’s GeekMom blog. The only female contributors to the GeekDad blog, they joined together to create a website where women could share some of the special aspects of being geeky and being moms. Today the GeekMom blog’s loyal followers—men and women, parents and others—flock to hear them talk at conventions around the country. In addition to its editors, the GeekMom blog has more than twenty regular contributors and many more occasional writers from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. This is the first joint book project for the four coauthors.

Editorial Reviews

"Geek Mom is ADORABLE. It's filled with fantasy and science-y games, projects, and activities for parents, kids, and anyone who wants to feel like a kid again! I can't wait to share this with my son."
-- Danica McKellar, actress and bestselling author of Math Doesn't Suck and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape

"Make a monster! Throw a hobbit feast! Learn to LARP! Geek Mom shows you how to share fun projects with the next gen of artists, scientists, and tinkerers!"
-- Bonnie Burton, author of The Star Wars Craft Book and host of Geek DIY web series

"Calling all mom geeks: Want to boost your kids' imagination and have some fun together too? The women behind the excellent blog Geek Mom have collaborated on a new book for families." --Parade

"The four women behind the Wired GeekMom blog…have put together a guide…full of tips for science-minded parents and their curious kids or, say, you. So skip the potato battery in favor of cooler ideas, like a homemade lava lamp." --Wired

"Whether you're a homeschooler, an avowed geek, or just a parent looking to try something new and interesting with a science or science fiction-minded child, this book is bound to be dog-eared and scribbled in and splattered with bits of food from a Hobbit feast. If there's one thing we geeks know how to do, it's have fun while learning." --CoolMomPicks.com

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