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100 ideas for dads who love their kids but find them exhausting - Dr. Willem van Eekelen

100 ideas for dads who love their kids but find them exhausting

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The idea for this book is an eclectic range of activities and suggestions for fathers (but could be of appeal to all parents/carers), encouraging them to engage with their children in fun and creative ways while eliminating the adult's boredom and/or exhaustion that can accompany such engagement. With a humorous tone and written from a personal perspective, the author gives every activity a suggested age range and provides tips and golden rules along the way. Willem loves his children, but finds them exhausting. Then one day, he challenges them to find games that require him to lie on the sofa. They have the best day ever! In the years that follow, Willem and his children invent games for in the car, at the park, in the pool, at the forest - pretty much anywhere where parents and children spend time together, and all these games are simultaneously fun and relaxing (at least for Willem). In this original quirky book Willem aims to demonstrate that nurturing play between parents and children can be successful with minimal preparation, energy or perhaps most importantly money! With a bit of creativity, you can even make children believe that doing household chores is fun. You can keep them quietly entertained during long drives, and make them realise that some games require parents to doze off. After a long day at work, your children can either finish you off or get you to recover - depending on how you play it. Initially, readers benefit from some of the games and tricks described in the book. Instead of watching television with a vague sense of guilt, parents get to play with their children - and enjoy it. After a while, they adopt the principle behind these games. In addition, the book is designed to make people smile!

A nifty little pocket-sized book dosed heavily with humour, and the perfect father's day present for slacker dads. -- Read it, daddy * Read it daddy - a book and media blog for parents * an intriguing book * Parents in Touch *

Part 1: in and around the house Inside In the garden Work and play Part 2: out and about When travelling In the forest On the beach In the pool When stuck

ISBN: 9781472906038
ISBN-10: 1472906039
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 26th February 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1