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Good Ideas Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Michael Rosen (P)2014 John Murray Press

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  • L. Mcfarlane
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    11/19/14
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    "Question after question after question"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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


    What was most disappointing about Michael Rosen’s story?

    He asks question after question, with only the occasional morsel of storytelling to make it a teeny bit interesting


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Rosen’s performances?

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jocelyn Beales
    12/18/14
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    "This really does push you to be a better parent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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