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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (43 of 43)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 430,671 - Total Helpful Votes: 43 of 43
Doing it Their Way: Home-Based Education and Auton&hellip by Jan Fortune-Wood
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The book is based firmly in theories of learning that are already widely accepted as valid by those involved in both education and psychology. While the focus is on home-based education, the philosophies are equally applicable to some future where education ceases to be a business/economic tool, and moves forward to focus on learning.
Initially the author sets out three popular learning theories in an accessible way, explaining how they effect both the school learning models and their relevance to autonomous learning. We then move into a more indepth view of three possible approaches to autonomy, until the author settles on what she considers to be the best model for true autonomy. The… Read more
Munchkin Color Card Game by Steve Jackson Games
Munchkin Color Card Game by Steve Jackson Games
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Munchkin, 5 Aug 2011
My eight year old learnt how to play this game very quickly from friends explaining to him. I read the rules which required a lot of cross referencing with other rules, re reading and evetually I drew a flow chart! So it loses a star on 'educational' for the complexity and length of the official rules if they are intended for a novice ten year old. However kids just seem to get it, it was just the grown ups that had difficulty.
The game takes about an hour to play, especially when you are all learning so set time aside and a few games to get to grips with it. Once you understand what you are doing it is fiendicshly good. In fact spend an evening reading all the cards so you can get the… Read more
Kids Learn to Crochet by Lucinda Guy
Kids Learn to Crochet by Lucinda Guy
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 27 July 2010
My seven year old son is not a typical example of a child wanting to learn to crochet. He saw the pictures in a copy of Inside Crochet and was desperate to get it-who am I to argue.
He says,"It's got excellent projects. It is very good at teaching you how to crochet because it's quite simple and the pictures have got arrows to show you where the hook and thread go. It teaches you all the basics you'll need to know to do crochet."
I agree with him. I have a shelf full of crochet books but this stands out as fuss free, clearly explained in writing and pictures, which is important as I think crochet is a hands on skill not a reading and comprehension skill!
Peg and Pip are the… Read more

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