Like getting them to support a decent football team, listen to music you grew up on, or enjoy the music you like to listen to now, and also to instill a love of your favourite hobbies.
Two of my favourite things to do are read and sew, so you can imagine how happy I was when my friend "blogless Judy" found this little gem at the library a few weeks ago.
This book is, quite simply, adorable.
It's the story of a little girl whose Grandmother sews her a special dress each year using fabric from her 'stacks of material' (aka The Stash).
She takes her measurements and then the book talks about how Grandma goes about making the dress, showing all the tools of the trade as they go.
For those of you good with two sticks and wool - there's even a little something in there for you - Grandma knits a little cardi to go over the top of the dress as well.
The background in some of the pictures includes cut up pattern pieces and it's bright, colourful and easy to read.
I'm telling you - this book is a winner! (even if it's themed a little too close for comfort to something I one day hoped to write about...).
You can see the author details in the first pic, so don't just sit there, go and reserve it at your local library - or request (no demand!) they get it in.
PS - how do you like my new wider blog with bigger pics?? Pop over to this post at Leonie's to see how it's done.