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Parents in Touch
In a world where education cuts are headline news, I can see teachers picking up this book with great enthusiasm. Parents and teachers of young children are generally well aware of the potential learning value of everyday objects, but we can always do with a boost to our ideas, and that's just what this practical book offers. Along with identifying educational value, it suggests practical object-related activities to help develop learners cross-curricular skills. Four key skills are particularly emphasised - communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. The book is attractively laid out for easy reference, and ideal to have to hand for ongoing inspiration with its encouragement of imaginative use of resources - it's more than just a one-off read and will have lasting value. It includes: background information and interesting facts about the object, questions and focus points for the teacher to consider pre delivery, guidance on the resources and preparation required to carry out the suggested activities, and further ideas and signposts to follow up on and extend the learning. Topical and practical, there is plenty here to inspire teaching and ensure practical use of ever-decreasing resources.

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