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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,020 - Total Helpful Votes: 817 of 925
Melissa & Doug Classic Peg Puzzle Bundle by Melissa & Doug
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant puzzles, 31 Aug 2014
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My older children really enjoyed a similar lower-case alphabet puzzle when they were younger. This upper-case alphabet jigsaw is rated as 3+, although a two-year-old will probably have enough dexterity to do it, and to start learning the sounds and names of the letters. This three-puzzle set also contains two simpler puzzles for younger children (rated as 2+): the fish puzzle is the easiest, because the pieces are all the same shape, so can be mixed around between the holes (although the aim is to match up the correct colours); the number puzzle is chunkier than the alphabet and quicker to complete. The number puzzle can be used to teach the basics of quantity and counting, because the… Read more
Melissa & Doug Create-A-Craft Car and Train Bundle by Melissa & Doug
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My twins (aged 46 months) loved making these models. They get a definite five-star rating from them.

It took them about 45 minutes, with a bit of adult oversight (although they managed all the painting and stickers themselves). Key to maintaining interest was the use of a hair-dryer to accelerate the drying of the paint and the glue. I can strongly recommend this approach.

The paints seem to be water-based, but are quite tricky to clean off hands and surfaces (much worse than poster paints), so aprons are strongly advised.

My only very minor criticism is that the instructions suggested assembling the models before decorating them, whereas the train engine… Read more
Holman QuickSource Guide to Understanding Creation&hellip by Mark Whorton
This book provides an easy-to-read overview of an old-earth creationist understanding of Genesis. It is well written, if slightly disorganised in its structure. The authors believe that the bible is the inspired word of God, and seek to reconcile this with the modern scientific understanding of our planet and its creation.

What the book does not do is provide an unbiased overview and comparison of various different interpretations of Genesis. While it does describe some young-earth positions, it immediately criticises and finds fault with them, in a way that is not applied to the old-earth positions.

I have no problem with the authors promoting their own, old-earth… Read more

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