by Brianna & co
Do you have a dad in your life who is a proud nerd? Is he a science or literature buff? Does he dream of rolling nat 20s in battle? Does he spend as much time in other worlds as he does in this one? If you answered 'YES!' to one or more of these questions, we have the list for you! Use this guide to select the perfect Father's Day gift for your favorite nerd/father. Using our affiliate links helps keep Busy Nest News up and running. Thanks for your continued support!
Dads with hobbies are a breeze to shop for. When it comes to nerdy dads, you're truly spoiled for choice. It might not seem that way if you aren't in on the same nerdy passions, though. Or, perhaps you think you've already purchased every geeky gift the internet has to offer. That's why it's good that you came here. My husband and I are both HUGE nerds. Our interests overlap quite a bit, but we have some different ones, too.
Whether the dad you're shopping for is your own father, a friend, or your husband, we have a bunch of fresh ideas that are sure to thrill any nerd. I know Monkey's daddy would be excited to get anything on this list. Bonus: some of these gifts are meant to be shared with the daddy's littles, too! Share the love and help him share his imagination with the next generation.
In which Brianna reviews two picture books ideal for Women's History Month. This article contains affiliate links. When you purchase something using these links, you're supporting Busy Nest News. Thanks for your continued support.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
This month, we’ve been reading and writing about children's books that celebrate Women’s History Month. While learning about women from the past is very fun, I also enjoy finding books that depict girls and women living and working in a way that is true to who they are. Whether these books are fiction or nonfiction, it is important for all children to see that girls can be and do just about anything they want. In short: representation matters. The latest book in this vein that I’ve read to Monkey is Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts.
Rosie Revere is a little girl who is very quiet in her grade two classroom, but in her attic at home she builds amazing machines and inventions with her classmates’ cast-offs and broken things. She used to build and demonstrate her inventions for her family, until an uncle reacted in a way that she did not feel was very supportive. From then on, she hid all of her inventions, and kept them to herself. That is, until her great-great-aunt Rose, who used to build aircraft, comes to visit. Rosie can’t resist building her a machine to help fulfill her dreams. When Aunt Rose witnesses the failure of Rosie’s machine, she surprises Rosie by offering sincere congratulations on her efforts, as well as encouragement to try again, and books to help her along the way. After that, Rosie feels free to invent in the open, and she and her classmates celebrate trial and failure every day.
In which Brianna reviews Women in Science, a book that attempts to restore women in history as the scientific pioneers that they were or are. This article contains affiliate links, by using them to purchase the items we describe, you're helping to support Busy Nest News. Thanks!
Women in Science, by Rachel Ignotofsky
Women’s History Month exists because the default version of history tends to leave women out. Of course women throughout time have made substantial contributions to the world. We must always remember that history (as my professors drummed into my brain on a daily basis for four years) is not what actually happened, but rather what we write about what happened. A logical first step to put women back into history is to examine- in writing- their contributions to various subjects, and allow them to regain their place in the timeline. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is Rachel Ignotofsky’s attempt to do just that.
Ariel and Brianna are friends who met while working in a library. Now they collaborate to develop life-enhancing book club experiences.
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