Book Review | 101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child
Author: Steve and Ruth Bennett
I am excited to share my ideas about a gem of a book by Steve and Ruth Bennett called 101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child. This book is written by the same duo who wrote 365 Outdoor Activities You Can Do With Your Child and 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child.
I have to say with my house full of kids, internet time is a huge problem with us. If allowed my teenagers would sit in front of the computer all day and do nothing else. My 12 year old already wants to be on Facebook like all the other kids her age. Seriously? No, way! Not going to happen, sorry sweetie. Even my little ones know how to maneuver the internet, they start so young. 101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child was written for families just like mine.
I have to say, most of the ideas in this book are not going to go over well with a child 12 or older, unless they are really good sports, which mine are not. If I told my older kids we were going to make mazes on the kitchen table with cooked spaghetti, they’d probably think I’d finally really lost my mind, which I tell them they are slowly driving me to. Now if I were to offer the same activity to my little ones, age 7 and 4, they would look at me wide eyed and ask me really? I then would be trampled so they could both give me a big hug with lots of kisses and thank you’s. It is activities like these, out of the ordinary and very creative, that smaller children will remember forever, far more than the movies we rented and watched. I plan to do #59 Noah’s Noodle Stamps and Brushes very soon with my kids! The idea is to use uncooked pastas as stamps and also has instructions how to make simple brushes using uncooked pastas. Again, I know my little ones will end this summer thinking they have the coolest mom ever. That is fine with me! If you want to attain The Coolest Mom level with me, you will want to get your own copy of 101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*