Prepare your son to be helpful, handy, courteous & resourceful on the Homefront – and beyond!
If you’d like your boys to learn all the skills mentioned above (and more), you’ll find THE BOY’S GUIDE TO HOME SKILLS: A YOUNG MAN’S HANDYBOOK by Gail Kappenman & Martha Greene to be the perfect “how to” guide! Designed for boys age 9-15, this 183 page PDF manual provides a wealth of practical, old-fashioned, boy know-how, with enough information (and helpful illustrations) on each topic to give your son a chance to try his hand at cooking, cleaning, gardening, building, whittling, camping, fishing, home repair – just to name a few. It also includes loads of recipes, basic sewing skills, and laundry information – for when Mom isn’t home! This is a great guide for any boy wanting to learn about things that don’t require a computer, an ipod, or a smart phone!
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Are you Homeschooling? Much of the book can be used by homeschooling moms as a resource for various subjects: Home Economics, Health & Safety, Art, etc.
Not Homeschooling? Doesn’t matter. The truth is, ANY family will find this manual a treasure-trove of common-sense, practical instruction & inspiration for their growing boys. Dads will need to get involved in some of the bigger projects, like building the log cabin and the split-rail fence. Dads may also want to test out the camping, hunting, or fishing sections with their sons, and help them stock their toolbox once it’s completed. A wide range of “hands on” projects and activities are included in this unique and practical guide!
About the authors – Between them, authors Gail Kappenman of KapNPenPublications.com and Martha Greene of MarmeeDearandCompany.com have 17 children, 10 of whom are boys! Their handyman husbands and clever sons provided the inspiration for all the topics covered in this book, one of the most popular resources that they have written. Originally titled “The Young Man’s Handybook” and priced at $29.95 in printed form, it is now available in this very affordable new PDF edition so many more families can benefit from it.
Ages 8 – 15 (and up), 180 pages, PDF format – Immediate Download