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Summer is a great time to make things with your kids. Whether you are a dad or a mom, you'll find good ideas for collaborative projects to DIY with daughers and sons in Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter Projects. Written by Mark Frauenfelder, the editor in chief of MAKE Magazine, these projects vary in complexity. Most require some kind of tooling but can be adapted in different ways. There are woodworking projects like laminating up wood veneer layers while it's bent to make a pre-sprung long board to cruise the streets. There are imaginitive electonics projects like a kite-mounted video camera. There are plenty of whimsical, imaginative projects here. Also included are tips for devoping practical skills like creating and hosting your own podcast and using a variety of tools. I thought this book was suitable for parents and their elementary or middle-school aged children and up. ...
Posted by Bill, Jul 3/, 2014 04:22:08 PM
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Do your kids go to school at MLK Westwood? If so, I am confident that they are reading this summer! This sign made me smile when I saw it:...
Posted by Sue, Jul 24, 2014 10:34:04 AM
Kalamazoo Public Library’s 37th annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar features bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr and others.
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