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Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in t&hellip by Terri Couwenhoven
It's one of the better books I've found but the Amercian terminology e.g butt for bottom is unhelpful. The puberty "workshop" I attended and other guides I've read all stress it's important to teach vulnerable children the proper terms for bodily parts. My advice-try the Family Planning Association.
Whatever the Weather (DK Readers Level 1) by Karen Wallace
Bought this for my 10 year old daughter, who is autisic with learning difficulties. She's a visual learner, so the beautiful illustrations (basically the changes in the weather seen through the same window, onto the same garden) are appealing and provide a chance to discuss e.g what the cat's doing from scene to scene. The glossary at back ie a picture word list is a great concept. I am buying as many as I can in this range, as they offer excellent factual books and superb value. My daughter struggles with the usual reading scheme, used in mainstream primary schools, which has no meaning for her whatsoever and bores me rigid. A trip to the zoo and a trip to the library in this range are… Read more
Key Words: Boxset by William Murray
Key Words: Boxset by William Murray
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
We grew up with Peter and Jane and hated it. But for my autisic daughter, this scheme introduced her to the pleasure of reading and made her feel successful. Why? Because of the careful way the scheme is structured, the focus and repetition of the key vocabulary, and the setting of stories around everyday activities: shopping, going for a walk, making things, having tea, swimming in the sea. Contrast this with the Oxford Reading Tree, the normal reading scheme for primary schools, with its haphazard introduction of complex words and situations which have no meaning for a literal child (Blast that magic key)
And with 45 years of distance I loved the illustrations and the social media… Read more

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