Wth the kids out of school, parents are always looking for something to entertain the kiddos between summer camp, trips to the swimming pool and the next family vacation. Instead of letting them veg out in front of the TV or with video games ad infinitum, stimulate their senses with some good, old-fashioned fun.
The Dangerous Book for Boys is the quintessential book for boys. Chock full of all sorts of information ranging from project ideas (learn to make a treehouse or a go-cart), to history (the Battle of Lexington, or a time-line of American history) to simple games your kids can play in the car (five pen-and-paper games or paper football), this book is a wellspring of useful and fascinating information that your boys (girls, too) will enjoy. Created by brothers, Conn and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book for Boys is meant to put a little bit of risk back into playtime. Nothing serious, mind you. Just a bit more than they'd get sitting in front of their Playstation. Plus, it's what boys are hard-wired for, so giving them a creative outlet for risk can help offset some of the danger.
For busy kids on the go, The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Do is a quick and easy reference guide for boys to carry with them everywhere. Excerpts from The Dangerous Book for Boys are included with a focus on activities and projects. Help your son learn the "five knots every boy should know", "fishing" or "basic coin tricks". By the end of summer he'll have a wealth of knowledge up his sleeve and some great memories of his "dangerous" summer.
We're giving away one copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys. To enter, leave us a comment and tell us what your son's (or nephew's, grandson's, etc) favorite "dangerous" activity is (don't forget your email!) Deadline is Midnight, EST, July 1. Please note, all comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.