Learning can be much more fun - and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five, and all-round national treasure Michael Rosen wants to show you how.
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge, and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more.
Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five, and all-round national treasure Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests, and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories, and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.
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This really does push you to be a better parent
Without a doubt would I recommend this book to anyone who'll listen. It's made me think a lot more about the little interactions with my child and what I can do in every situation to make this better for her.
- Jocelyn Beales
Question after question after question
Not at all sure who this book is aimed at, parents who want to get involved more in their kids education will already be doing all the stuff in here
He asks question after question, with only the occasional morsel of storytelling to make it a teeny bit interesting
- L. Mcfarlane