Diana Edwin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (4 of 5)
Location: Southampton


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The Adventures of Prickly Porky (Dover Children's &hellip by Thornton W. Burgess
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Our kids loved listening to this story, as it unfolds the reader becomes aware of what the "mystery" is all about but the characters in the book (all forest creatures native to North America) are still clueless. They were chuckling so much at the storyline that they wanted to hear it all the way to the end! I very cruelly only read a chapter a day and they couldn't wait for the next instalment. Our kids are 6 and 4 but I'm sure it would entertain older children too.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers Hi&hellip by Sally Lloyd-Jones
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is my favourite children's Bible ever, mostly because it does not contain trite "Sunday school story" snippets from the Bible with no context or application for the children to learn from. This Bible explains how each of the Old Testament stories contained relate to God's plan for all mankind, and how Jesus fulfilled all of God's promises. Try reading each of the Old Testament stories in Advent, it leads up to the Nativity wonderfully and gives you (adults too!) a very memorable overview of the history of God's people up to that point. The pictures by Jago are modern enough to appeal to "cartoon"-oriented kids but beautiful and awe-inspiring enough to keep parents (and other old… Read more
Learning Resources LER0134 Plastic Pattern Blocks &hellip by Learning Resources
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
We bought these to have fun creating pictures and patterns as part of a fairly informal approach to Early Years "maths". My four year old made some lovely patterns with them and appreciated the bright colours, my 6 year old did pretty much the same but we talked more about which shapes fitted together and why. We also bought the pattern "cards" with pictures to replicate, but these on their own are great and you don't have to be too prescriptive in what the kids do with them. They are made of fairly solid-feeling plastic, not too flimsy and I think they will last us a fair few years.

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