Your kid’s creativity starts with you, dad. That’s among the messages children’s book authors have in our latest Modern Dads Podcast.
Mike Adamick, the author of a series of books on art, crafts, science and cooking projects that parents can do with their children, talks about how he shares the experience of creating his books — including his latest Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes — with his daughter.
Adamick is a stay-at-home dad, writer, and inveterate tinkerer whose work has appeared on National Public Radio, KQED Radio and in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. He has been a keynote speaker for the BlogHer and Dad 2.0 Summit conferences, and he penned the “Daddy Issues” column for the Jezebel website. His blog, Cry It Out, was once named the “best dad blog in cyberspace” by the Babble parenting website.
His best-selling series of children’s craft books are designed to let kids take the lead, whether they’re working on a fun afternoon craft project, a simple science experiment, or making the family dinner. These books include Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects and Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments.
Mike lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dana, and their daughter, Emme.
Writer, artist and Portland Dads Group organizer Christopher Routly discusses how his kids helped spark a Kickstarter campaign to publish his newest work Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish. In addition to caring for his boys, he plays and sings with the kindie band Micah and Me, and currently serves as the president of the National At-Home Dad Network.
The Parents’ Phrase Book author Whit Honea, a City Dads Group columnist and a member of our L.A. Dads Group, finishes the podcast by talking about how planning a family trip allowed got the creative juices flowing for his whole family.