Review: Dadcando by Chris Barnardo

Dadcando by Chris BarnardoThe ideas in this book originated as a website that Chris Barnardo set up for divorced and separated fathers to help them spend quality time with their children Now he’s written a book that although aimed at single fathers is equally as useful for married dads, and mums too or grandparents or carers to inspire crafty ideas of things to make with kids.

The activities are aimed at children who are older than six, and the majority are for those who are a couple of years older than that at least. I wasn’t entirely sure how the ages had been decided upon as I think younger children could easily join in with some of the activities, though they would need the adult to do the trickier parts or anything with hot glue or sharp knives. All the projects in the book look very professional of course, no paint drips or streaks, no fix-ups with sticky tape, so perhaps that’s why there are age suggestions for the projects – to give you a fair chance to make something resembling the picture!

Read the rest of my review for The Bookbag.

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