Theresa Fort, a homeschooling mother, and her children, Amy and Alex, the “homeschoolees,” have assembled a delightful boating-activity book for families who enjoy being together on the water. Dad, Chuck Fort, also made significant contributions to this family project which combines the foursome’s favorite learning activities in 170 pages of action and entertainment.

This book can be part of any homeschooling curriculum for liveaboards, but it need not be. It’s useful any time families are on the water together, whether for weekends or vacations. It might just be the thing to keep stashed in a locker for the times that grandchildren or other small visitors come aboard. “Bored? Nothing to do? Not a chance on this boat!,” you’ll say.

The pages are full of energy, with lively graphics, and the activities have been tested and approved by Amy and Alex at various ages and stages of development. Get the book and get ready for the coming boating season by stocking up on a few handy supplies recommended within. Then anticipate a fun-filled season for kids on your boat from ages 5 to 75.

Fun Afloat! by Theresa Fort (Fortworks Publishing, 2001; 170 pages)