A compendium of activities and fun facts for girls.
Jumprope rhymes, hand-clapping games, the rules of 4-square, and facts about famous female explorers are just a selection from the wonderfully random assortment of Things Girls Should Know. The Daring Book For Girls is a fun piece of nostalgia that I want to share with all the moms of girls I know.
Reading through the book makes me sad that Superfast Baby has inherited a world so unlike the one I grew up in, one where I can’t let her run wild all summer long. I remember staying outside all day, and coming in for dinner with my eyes so sun-blasted that everything was murky green for a few minutes. Not only do we live in a city, but kids just don’t play that way anymore.
I’m looking forward to teach her how to knot friendship bracelets and knit, and hope that she finds a way in our small apartment and scheduled life to go a little crazy. And I adored the list of classic books for girls at the end–couldn’t find anything to disagree with, and much to love.