Based on her popular blog, Not-So-SAHM , Rebecca Green takes readers on an inspiring journey using beautiful color photos that she took of her children doing activities she describes in the book. Taking a lighthearted approach to the serious business of parenting, Banish Boredom helps parents find activities that they enjoy, while their children learn and have fun. Green suggests ways for parents to maintain their own identities and pursue their own interests while raising children who are creative, confident, and independent thinkers.
Although it offers valuable tips to parents, this book is not a parenting book. Rather, it’s a source of inspiration and new ideas for parents who are looking for fun and educational activities that they can do with their kids, but that are also fun and interesting for the parents themselves. The book emphasizes adapting activities to suit the particular interests of each child, while also taking into account the personality of the parent.
“Looking for ideas to occupy, entertain and even educate your kids during those lull periods when they are complaining about being bored? Banish Boredom is full of suggestions for parents that they will enjoy as much as their kids. The book preaches the importance of considering not only the child’s personality when choosing activities, but to consider their own interests as well, because a happy parent makes for happy kids. The book has something for everyone, from creative art projects to interesting science projects. From exciting sensory projects to fun outdoor activities and field trips. Banish Boredom does much more than simply tell you the activity ideas, it also explains how to prepare for each activity and lists what you will need before you begin. Parents found the book to be easy to read and understand thanks in part to the helpful pictures that illustrate the activities. It even gives resource ideas for the activities including online sources for arts & crafts and science project suppliers. Since we tested this during the summer months parents were especially thrilled to have discovered it and the ideas inside.”
Mom's Choice Awards
“There'll be no boredom in homes with Banish Boredom in the hands of parents and kids! What a great way to do activities together that are enjoyable, fun, easy, and inspiring. The delightful natural color photos highlight how kids and parents can easily enjoy being creative together without stress.”
MaryAnn F. Kohl
author of process art activities