Thursday, April 7, 2016

Book Review: "101 Ways to Have Fun"

101 Ways to Have Fun is a book of ideas for girls transitioning from toys to teens. Girls this age sometimes struggle with what to do with their spare time. This book is meant to jump start their creativity and help them find happy things to do.

The book is divided into nine categories of activity: alone, with a best friend, with lots of friends, makeovers, sleepovers, parties, fundraising, exercise, and crafts. It’s full of bright pictures and trendy talk. Each idea includes an estimated time frame, list of supplies, and just enough instruction to get things going. If your daughter has a tendency to complain she’s bored, you may appreciate this book.

While the book is fun, attractive, and has some great ideas, parents may have concerns about some of those ideas, especially depending on their daughter’s age or level of maturity. And some activities, particularly the best friend activities, assume the child has grown up in one location with one specific set of people. These activities won’t work for military kids, ministry kids, or foster kids who move often.

I thank Zondervan for sending me a complimentary copy of this Faithgirlz book in exchange for my honest review.

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