Gardening contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and a deeper understanding of the world and are linked to the Early Learning Goals. Gardening offers children a wealth of knowledge and experiences and many opportunities to develop new skills.
About one in three people in North America and Europe collects something. Collecting is clearly an important social phenomenon and yet surprisingly little is known about how and why we collect. On Collecting explores the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere. The way people collect tells us about their notions of themselves and others, about their relationship to objects, and helps us understand people as consumers. Susan Pearce addresses many of the important issues surrounding the practice of collecting. She considers how European collecting practice is part of an essentially European mentality, how collected objects have cultural value and how the individuals who collect them help to affect the society they live in.
Pets contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and positive relationships and are linked to the Early Learning Goals. Activities based on the theme of pets help children, particularly those who are unable to keep pets at home, to learn to respect and care for animals and small creatures.
Divided into four tabbed sections, this illustrated guide shows you how to master the intarsia techniques, handle multiple yarns, and create grids for your own motifs. Arranged thematically, the book contains over 120 different motifs for you to copy with clear instructions on how to size, position, and combine motifs to fit your design needs.
Developing your own management ideas: Explore your intuitive approach, customize management ideas, create uncommon solutions. This guide will help you to understand your existing management philosophy, and the way it may be restricting your effectiveness at work.
Weather contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and a deeper understanding of the world and are linked to the Early Learning. The practical activities include enjoying and responding to weather poems; choosing the right clothes; making simple weather vanes and various ways of charting the weather.
Author and educator Anne Pearce Lehman captures intimate and poignant details of her family’s American experience, beginning with the journey of Catherine and James Dillen from Ireland to the New World in the nineteenth century and continuing up to the present. The author traces four generations of her family—rugged and enterprising settlers who carved a living out of the wilderness of northern Maine, followed the continent west in search of riches, and finally arrived in the halls of the nation’s government in Washington, D.C., in the person of “Uncle Ira” Hersey, US Congressman. Through her ancestors’ letters and her own research and conjecture, Lehman paints a vivid portrait of hardship and adventure in early America and learns something about her own past in the process—a secret that her own mother, Vera Adelma, took to the grave. Woven into the rich tapestry of Aroostook County in northern Maine, Mother’s Painful Secret is an artistically crafted portrayal of nineteenth-century American history and culture.
The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of museums, galleries and/or the heritage sector more broadly. Specifically, the book deals with how objects are constructed in museums, the ways in which visitors may directly experience those objects, how objects are utilised within particular representational strategies and forms, and the challenges and opportunities presented by using objects to communicate difficult and contested matters. Topics and approaches examined in the book are diverse, but include the objectification of natural history specimens and museum registers; materiality, immateriality, transience and absence; subject/object boundaries; sensory, phenomenological perspectives; the museumisation of objects and collections; and the dangers inherent in assuming that objects, interpretation and heritage are ‘good’ for us.