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Wiggly Caterpillar's Big Change
Wiggly Caterpillar's Big Change
Price: 1.02

1.0 out of 5 stars oh dear., 30 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Been done before, rather a lot better! Not a very innovative story line to say the least. Feel a bit cheated.


Note From Lapland
Note From Lapland
Price: 0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent blog, 29 Jan 2011
This review is from: Note From Lapland (Kindle Edition)
A blog full of topical comment, funny stories, parenting larks and life in Lapland. Always something to provoke thought, make you laugh or get you involved. I'm a relatively new reader, but I really enjoy it.


Spieglein, Spieglein...: Modelliertes aus dem Elfenreich mit Fimo und Miniacrylspiegeln
Spieglein, Spieglein...: Modelliertes aus dem Elfenreich mit Fimo und Miniacrylspiegeln
by Eike Eschholz
Edition: Perfect Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 16 Jan 2011
This is really not worth the money at all. Obviously it is in German, but a modelling book should be able to overcome that as pictorial descriptions should be all you need. But all this book actually offers is some single pictures of very poorly made fairy models and absolutely no step by step instructions at all. My 11 year old can make better models and there is nothing to learn from it in the slightest.


Typecast
Typecast
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5.0 out of 5 stars Opinions galore & all with lashing of humour, 16 Jan 2011
This review is from: Typecast (Kindle Edition)
Nicki's blog is full of her opinions on life, thrashed out in a very unique writing style that draws you in and makes it easy to imagine her sat across the room having a chat with you. From parenting ponderings to product reviews and thoughtful posts about life, the universe and everything, you won't regret signing up to Typecast. It definitely has something for everyone.


More Than Just a Mother
More Than Just a Mother
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Mummy Blogging with real heart, 28 Dec 2010
Blogging from a mother who has seen more than her fair share of the ups and downs of parenting. A genuinely good blog, well written with the joys and despairs of bringing up small children in glorious technicolour. Every day irritations and funny anecdotes alongside the brutal reality of what making a new human life can sometimes mean. Honest, funny and a woman well worth getting to know in cyberspace.


My Word Coach (Nintendo DS)
My Word Coach (Nintendo DS)
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 10.95

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A goos brain stretcher!, 8 Jan 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Bought this to try and improve my (dreadful!) Scrabble skills and I've really enjoyed it. It's a great rendition of the brain train type game and remarkably compulsive. I've been totally hooked (and my Scrabble is slowly improving) for the last week and I still am.

I nearly didn't buy it after reading one review on left-handed problems with the game. It would be great if it did swap over, but I've been left-handed for 34 years and I haven't found it to be any more difficult to cope with than most of the rest of the right handed world! It's perfectly acceptable on that score.
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Zoombinis Special 3 CD Pack (Maths Journey, Mountain Rescue & Games)
Zoombinis Special 3 CD Pack (Maths Journey, Mountain Rescue & Games)

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great package, 15 Mar 2004
As value for money goes, this is a great package. It was recommended to me for my "logic enabled" :~) 3 year old (although technically its for a much older age range) and she has had a whale of a time with it. It relies on sorting out the patterns made by a set of blue creatures with varying noses, hair, feet etc and guiding them through puzzles set in a fabulous landscape.
The games start simple and its reasonably possible for a young child to get through the first level unaided. But then extra facets of logic are added in, always with a natural progression, always with help available. By the top levels, i CAN'T do it!!!!! But i know plenty of 7-8 year olds who do a better job than me!
My 3 (now 4 year old) plays it all the time, it really suits her need to order and organise things, my older child loves the gentleness of the early levels - and well.. i am still hoping that playing it "after dark" might improve my logical thinking!


Free Range Education: How Home Education Works
Free Range Education: How Home Education Works
by Terri Dowty
Edition: Paperback

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply THE UK book for Home Educators!!!!, 15 Mar 2004
This book was one i didn't read until we had "made the decision" to HE - i so wish i had read it while i was deciding!!!! Its a manual of different peoples lives as home educators, many of whom i am privileged to know now and as such it is an incredibly warming, comforting book. It illustrates how differently people learn and "do" HE and yet how positive an experience all those people have.
In terms of stories and legal information, this book is an absolute MUST.


How Children Fail
How Children Fail
by John Holt
Edition: Paperback

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an eye-opener!, 15 Mar 2004
This review is from: How Children Fail (Paperback)
John Holt is well respected among the home educating/homeschooling world which given that he was a maths teacher, is impressive!!!!
This is not a negative book about childrens failure, it is a positive book about the failure of organised classroom maths and how children inevitably flounder in it. Its a manual of the techniques they acquire to cope rather than learn and as such is immensely useful. Its a description of what is not learned when someone is "taught" but at the same time it is a case study based advocate of the positive power of discovery based learning
His thoughts can be applied to any subject but as a person who floundered at maths throughout school, it gave me a masive understanding into how not to repeat those mistakes with my own home educated children.


Oz The Magical Adventure
Oz The Magical Adventure

2.0 out of 5 stars All right as far as it goes, 15 Mar 2004
This review is from: Oz The Magical Adventure (CD-ROM)
This is a very simple story telling cd rom. It gives three levels to choose from and tells the story with more complex words each time. There are animations to trigger but no more player involvement than that. THIS IS NOT A GAME CD. Its still nice and in tandem with its sister game cd, it makes a nice addition, but its playability as a stand alone is limited.
My children looked at it once or twice but didn't come back to it.


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