K. Fisher

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: UK


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How Children Learn (Penguin Education) by John Holt
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A fascinating book looking in some detail at how young children learn and how adults can help them to explore the world. It has dramatically changed the way I interact with my son.

John Holt's approach is narrative rather than strictly research-based, but I was interested to read 'Young Children Learning' by Hughes & Tizard shortly afterwards - a classic social science study of the way young children learn. The findings of the research were very, very similar to John Holt's observations.
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
We bought this book when our son was 11 months. I thought it would be too old for him as he was too young to grasp the amusing interaction between the text and pictures. However, by the second time of reading it, it was firmly established as one of his very favourite books and he loves us reading it with him before bed and naps.

The deceptively simple text has a lovely rhythm for reading aloud, and we certainly enjoy the way the text and pictures fit together.

My 2 year old nephew really enjoys this book too, and loves talking about oranges and pears.
Bickiepegs Doidy Cup (Red) by Bickiepegs
We love this cup. We offered sips of water in it to our baby from 6 months when he started on solids. It's easy to hold, and he was soon handling it himself with help from us to keep it upright.

By 11 months he was drinking entirely independently from it (although you have to put just a tiny amount of water in at a time if you don't want him to throw water down himself!) He's always found the Doidy much easier to use than a sippy cup.

Having got used to this cup, he can now drink from an adult glass if it's held for him. Lots of our friends and family are amazed that he doesn't need a 'beaker' style cup.