Good Ideas

Good Ideas How to Be Your Child's (And Your Own) Best Teacher

Hardback (11 Sep 2014)

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Synopsis

We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more.

Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it.

Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.

Book information

ISBN: 9781444796421
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 371.192
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 504g
Height: 222mm
Width: 147mm
Spine width: 33mm