THE LEARNING BOOK by Susan Dorritt

THE LEARNING BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The process of learning is sometimes baffling for both children and parents. This may provide the approach for both of them, by taking the successive steps in the story of a very normal small boy. First there is sound suggestion as to Listening and Watching. (This, a first step since he didn't start out knowing all the things he wanted to do himself and for parents, the follow through of hearing the results might be further stressed). Then there's the Trying It Yourself, sometimes with needed help from an adult or older child. And always there's the process of Questioning -- which David learns can be answered sometimes with the help of a book. So that leads to Reading, in its various ramifications. Here's for the child who says: ""Why should I go to school?"" as well as for the child eager to go on learning. There's no talking down in this simple story. Its own lessons are driven home in experiences that every child will identify with.

Pub Date: Dec. 7th, 1960
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman