Good Ideas: How to Be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher (Paperback)
  • Good Ideas: How to Be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher (Paperback)
zoom

Good Ideas: How to Be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 13/08/2015
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444796445
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 197 x 140 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Why curiosity is the key to life . . . inspiring and entertaining and thrilling. Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate, so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child . . . has written a book about how to educate kids at home. It's playful and eclectic . . . about telling stories and collecting stones, messing about with the wires in old plugs and recounting Greek myths. * GUARDIAN *
'Why curiosity is the key to life . . . inspiring and entertaining and thrilling. Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate, so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child . . . has written a book about how to educate kids at home. It's playful and eclectic . . . about telling stories and collecting stones, messing about with the wires in old plugs and recounting Greek myths. * GUARDIAN *
A spirit of enquiry makes learning child's play . . . Nothing ever seems to have come over as boring to Rosen as he roams cheerfully over his childhood memories . . . Science experiments in the bath, singing rounds, days out, quizzes and puzzles are all recruited as practical ways of discovering more about the ideas, knowledge and culture surrounding us but often simply taken for granted. Rosen includes so many ideas for making family life a springboard for further exploration [that] it would be hard for an adult to come away from this engaging study without at least one very good idea for what to do next when there seems nothing else to do * INDEPENDENT *
A spirit of enquiry makes learning child's play . . . Nothing ever seems to have come over as boring to Rosen as he roams cheerfully over his childhood memories . . . Science experiments in the bath, singing rounds, days out, quizzes and puzzles are all recruited as practical ways of discovering more about the ideas, knowledge and culture surrounding us but often simply taken for granted. Rosen includes so many ideas for making family life a springboard for further exploration [that] it would be hard for an adult to come away from this engaging study without at least one very good idea for what to do next when there seems nothing else to do * INDEPENDENT *
A truly wonderful book . . . engaging, thoughtful and very, very practical * Early Years Educator *
A truly wonderful book . . . engaging, thoughtful and very, very practical * Early Years Educator *
Offers thought provoking advice to parents in how to broaden the minds of their brood * Press Association *
Offers thought provoking advice to parents in how to broaden the minds of their brood * Press Association *
My favourite book on parenthood . . . A politics that neither takes childhood and parenting seriously nor can have a laugh in the process deserves to inspire nothing much more than apathy and antipathy. Michael Rosen is the polar opposite to such twin barbs, he cares about children, deeply and is richly amusing . . . extraordinarily good * Philosophy Football *
My favourite book on parenthood . . . A politics that neither takes childhood and parenting seriously nor can have a laugh in the process deserves to inspire nothing much more than apathy and antipathy. Michael Rosen is the polar opposite to such twin barbs, he cares about children, deeply and is richly amusing . . . extraordinarily good * Philosophy Football *

You may also be interested in...

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children
Added to basket
The Contented Toddler Years
Added to basket
Get Out of My Life
Added to basket
Go The Fuck To Sleep
Added to basket
Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls
Added to basket
Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer
Added to basket
French Children Don't Throw Food
Added to basket
Potty Training In One Week
Added to basket
Teenagers Translated
Added to basket
A Volcano in My Tummy
Added to basket
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“This man just knows kids!”

Michael Rosen is a former Children’s Laureate and poet – his best-loved book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. This is a man who clearly understands children (and the adults they... More

Hardback edition
18th February 2015
Helpful? Upvote 16

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.