I’m bored - JD, 6 (usually within no more than 24 hours of a significant adventure)
Kids, eh? Eh? Kids? Eh? They are hard to please. Well no, they’re easy to please, but you can’t let them eat cake in front of Adventure Time indefinitely, can you? That would be bad, right?
So, you need ideas. Lots of ideas. And you need to maintain enthusiasm even when they shuffle off, shoulders slumped, huffing loudly because you’re making them put their shoes on. “But we’re going to a park!” you cry. And they drag themselves there, and they love it, and they wax lyrical about it all the way home, and it’s all lovely, and then they immediately deny ever loving any part of their lives EVER the second you refuse them a second chocolate pudding at dinner. Kids, eh? EH? *cries*
Unbored is a rather brilliant book that will keep your kids busy, potentially forever and ever and ever. Ok, maybe not that long, but it’s got LOADS of engaging stuff in its 350 pages. It’s aimed at kids aged 8 years and up, but JD (6) is a mature kid, so there’s plenty to suit him and plenty for him and his sister to come back to as they grow up.
The eclectic range of topics include how to…
- Build a tipi or an igloo
- Learn to knit
- Take stuff apart and fix it
- Be constructively critical
- Film a stop-action movie or edit your own music
- Do parkour like James Bond
- Make a little house for a mouse from lollipop sticks
- Design a board game
- Go camping (or glamping)
- Get proactive and support the causes you care about
- Develop your taste and decorate your own room
- Make a rocket from a coke bottle
Have a look at these sneak peeks inside, then hop over to Amazon and buy it. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Disclosure: we were sent Unbored for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.