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All the Ways to be Smart: the beautifully illustrated international bestseller that celebrates the talents of every child

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stars for the illustrations but no stars for the text I'm afraid, reading lists can be really boring! Every page of this book in joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … All the Ways to be Smart is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic. That's not to say it didn't open an interesting conversation because we did talk about what smart means, although I don't think that was by design. Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys have done it again, following up the absolutely beautiful 'Under the Love Umbrella' with this gem! This paired perfectly with a lesson on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, and the 8 different modalities (art, music, word, people, self, math, body, and nature).

It would be cool to do a spin off of this and have kids dive into all they ways that they are smart! The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Between games, drawing exercises, group activities and questions, the resource helps children to identifying feelings, understand anxiety, express love and celebrate our differences. I think this unique book with colourful illustrations by Allison Colpoys can help children feel proud of what makes them special. Children will want to pore over each page, while the seamless read-out-loud rhyming pattern will ensure this is a favourite for years to come.An online friend didn't care for the text here, and I do think that it sometimes felt a little too convenient and list-like, but I was willing to forgive it, because overall I enjoyed it, and because I found the artwork simply beautiful! Some of the ways highlighted in a pleasing rhyme include creativity, physical activities, music, emotional sensitivity, memorising information, math, and traditional academic knowledge . Also 'Smart at bugs and squeezy hugs' doesn't make much sense to me, then 'feeling scared but taking chances. This is a wonderful book to introduce this multiple intelligence notion to students, and serves as a reminder of the diversity we have with our peers, as well as inside ourselves.

P Maar wel een erg motiverend boek voor kinderen (en volwassenen), slim is niet alleen maar academisch maar ook in andere kleinere dingen, zoals dapper durven te zijn, beslissingen maken, te kunnen springen en kopjeduiken, aardig kunnen zijn.Great for discussing how we are all different and celebrating all of the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are.

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