101 Secrets a Good Dad Knows

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 29, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Dads have a special way of relating to children. They tend to rough-house and tease children more than moms do. It is usually a father who teaches a child how to shoot a free throw, catch a frog, or fix a broken bicycle chain. Knowing how to do these things raises a child's self-esteem, increases self-confidence, and fosters self-reliance because they expand a child's ability to cope with and understand the world.

Each of the 101 secrets in this wonderful gift book is explained in short descriptions accompanied by a drawing and a fact or tip. Many of these skills involve a simple secret to do them successfully. Knowing these secrets will enable any dad to look like a hero to his children.

Included are instructions for...

  • How to fly a kite
  • How to find the north star
  • How to skip a rock
  • How to make a paper airplane
  • How to tie a necktie
  • How to change a spark plug
  • How to carve a whistle
  • How to bait a hook
  • How to pitch a tent
  • How to identify five icky things under a rock
  • Which properties to buy in Monopoly
  • How to tell how tall a tree is
  • How to whistle with a blade of grass
  • How to photograph lightning

"The perfect gift for any father, grandfather, or mother who wants to teach children skills that will increase self confidence, raise self-esteem, and foster self-reliance." - Nashville Lifestyles

 

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User Review  - stuttr - Overstock.com

Great gift for a dad with young kids or a grandpa. I am purchasing additional copies because everyone I show it to wants their own copy. This book has many great ideas both simple and a little more complex. It can provide ideas for many hours of fun and learning. Read full review

Contents

How to Climb a Ladder
127
How to Attract a Deer So You Can Hide and Watch It
129
How to Make a Curve Ball Curve
131
How to Shoot a Free Throw
134
How to See the Big Picture
136
How to Break In a Baseball Glove
138
How to Find a Needle in a Haystack
141
How to Cast with a Fly Rod
143

How to Row a Boat
26
How to Carve a Whistle
28
How to Catch a Baseball
31
How to Use a Hoe
33
How to Tie a Fly
35
How to Feed a Horse
38
How to Fly a Kite
40
How to Find the North Star
42
How to Whistle through Your Fingers
45
How to Give a Cat Its Medicine
47
How to Shinny Up a Tree
49
How to Find the Leak in a Flat Bicycle Tire
52
How to Make a Paper Boat
54
How to Get a Cricket to Tell You the Temperature
57
How to Coo through Your Hands
59
How to Make a Baby Laugh
62
How to Pick Up a Cat
64
How to Change a Tire on the Car
66
How to Go to Bat
68
How to Use a Screwdriver
70
How to Get a Boomerang to Come Back
72
How to Catch a Boomerang
75
How to Get a Cat Out of a Tree without Calling the Fire Department
77
How to Tie a Really Fast Knot
79
How to Tell a Moth from a Butterfly
82
How to Give Your Kid a Star
84
How to Walk on Stilts
86
How to Build a Snow Candle
88
How to Oil a Bicycle Wagon or Anything Else That Needs It
90
How to Tie a Bow Tie
92
How to Throw a Frisbee
95
How to Head a Soccer Ball
97
How to Throw a Baseball
99
How to Tie Four Really Handy Knots
101
How to Pick Up a Bug without Using Your Hands
105
How to Pick Out a Good Puppy
107
How to Pop a Wheelie
109
How to Receive a Soccer Ball
111
How to Pick Up a Lobster
113
How to Build a Snow Fort
115
How to Tell Time by the Stars
117
How to Find an Owl
120
How to Mount a Horse
122
How to Identify Five Icky Things under a Rock
124
How to Bait Cast
145
How to Make a Better Paper Airplane
147
How to Build Confidence on the Baseball Field
150
How to Pick Out a Good Kitten
152
How to Identify a Meteorite
154
How to Use a Hammer
156
How to Use Glue
158
How to Make a Buddy
160
How to Pick Up a Crab
162
How to Multiply Any Number by 11
164
How to Use a Level
166
How to Paddle a Canoe
168
How to Choose Properties to Buy in Monopoly
171
How to Tel How Tall a Tree Is
173
How to Dribble a Basketball
175
How to Rescue a Baby Bird
177
How to Skip a Rock
179
How to Identify a Bird
181
How to Pass a Soccer Ball
183
How to Read a Compass
185
How to Find Your Way with a Compass
188
How to Get a Closeup Look at a Snowflake
191
How to Win a Chess Game in Two Moves
194
How to Change the Oil in a Car
197
How to Signal SOS
199
How to Tie a Necktie
201
How to Make Kindling
203
How to Build a Campfire
205
How to Slide into Second
207
How to Identify Six Animal Tracks
209
Howand Whereto Dig for Clams
212
How to Hold a Puppy
214
How to Get a Close Look at a Bird While Its Nesting
216
How to Find a Fossil
219
How to Straighten a Nail
221
How to Whistle with a Blade of Grass
223
How to Perform in a Clutch
225
How to Build a Sand Castle
227
How to Get a Toad to Live in Your Yard
229
How to Change the Spark Plugs on the Car
231
How to Walk on Your Hands
233
How to Use Those Rare Letters in Scrabble
236
How to Photograph Lightning
238
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