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The Bright Stuff (häftad)

The Bright Stuff

Playful ways to nurture your child's extraordinary mind

Häftad Engelska, 2009-10-09
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'If my parents had had this goldmine of a book, I'd be a brighter and happier person. Buy it, read it and sprinkle your child's life with its wisdom.'

Professor Guy Claxton, Co-Director, Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester


Teach your child the real secrets to success in life.


There is so much your child will learn at school. But there are other vital things, all too frequently absent from a busy schools syllabus, that are increasingly recognised as being just asessential to your childs future.  These secrets of success include qualities such as curiosity, independent thinking, perseverance, determination, individuality and a willingness to weigh up risks and solve problems.


In The Bright Stuff, leading child education expert C. J. Simister takes one secret of success at a time and offers a treasure trove of imaginative, playful and fun activities, games and exercises.  These can be used to preserve, nurture and enhance your childs extraordinary potential, making sure it does not remain untapped. 


All these games are designed to fit in with everyday family life, involving little or no preparation. Appealing to a wide range of ages, they are ideal for keeping children amused in spare moments over a meal, in the car, even when stuck in the queue at the supermarket.  And while they are enjoying themselves, your children will be developing crucial qualities such as initiative, alertness and an investigative spirit.  They will also be learning to form innovative ideas, to discern sense from nonsense and to use failure as a useful springboard for progress.


With this ground-breaking book, you can make sure your children have the skills they need to thrive in the real world, while helping them to become happy, successful and well-rounded individuals.
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 "If my parents had had this goldmine of a book, I'd be a brighter and happier person. Buy it, read it, and sprinkle your child's life with its wisdom"- Professor Guy Claxton, Co-Director, Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester.

"C.J. Simister's The Bright Stuff provides a really excellent resource for parents looking for imaginative ways to illuminate young minds. Lots of simple, easy things to do with your kids in one handy package. I will be using it with my own children." - Dr Stephen Law, Editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's journal: THINK

Many of those I most admire have few formal qualifications, but do exhibit all the qualities that are the focus of C. J. Simisters book.  As a parent and a risk-taker, I applaud her work. - Luke Johnson, entrepreneur, columnist and Chairman of Channel 4 and the RSA

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As the director of an innovative school programme designed to help children of all ages become more independent, more critical and more creative in their thinking, C. J. Simister is in demand throughout the UK and internationally as an expert on this subject. She is a Cambridge graduate whose regular and hugely popular workshops for parents are frequently described as excellent', thought provoking', mind blowing'.



  1. How to stimulate independent thinking

  2. How to grow a vivid imagination

  3. How to be alert and observant

  4. How to kindle a burning curiosity

  5. How to develop a lets find out approach

  6. How to encourage originality and creativity

  7. How to become innovative and inventive

  8. How to discover the magic of persistence

  9. How to take the right sort of risk

  10. How to learn from failure as well as success

  11. How to sort sense from nonsense

  12. How to think flexibly

  13. How to make wise decisions

  14. How to enjoy solving problems
  15. How to have social savvy

  16. How to develop initiative and forward thinking

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