50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Paperback)

By Gever Tulley, Julie Spiegler

New American Library, 9780451234193, 127pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2011

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Description

An activity book about danger, safety, and the incredible world around us.

In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes:

- Activities, like walking a tightrope
- Skills, like throwing a spear
- Projects, like melting glass
- Experiences, like sleeping in the wild

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About the Author

Gever Tulley is an American writer, speaker, computer scientist, and founder of the Brightworks School and Tinkering School, whose work centers around the concept of students learning through building projects. He is the coauthor with Julie Spegler of 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do). Julie Spiegler cofounded Tinkering School with Gever Tulley in 2005 to explore the notion that children could learn by building real things using real tools and real materials. Projects built by the tinkerers range from sailboats to roller coasters to suspension bridges and much, much more. She is the coauthor with Tulley of 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do).


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