Sunday, March 4, 2012


Some fabulous books arrived for me in the post this week.

Maths in Nature, Space and Time.
We've drawn quite a lot of the geometric patterns in this over the last year, but there's some extra details and explanations in this that just make it really useful IMO. Particularly some of the details about Fibonacci patterns, and noticing the patterns of maths in Nature.

Perspective and Other Optical Illusions.
This was purchased to complement Willow's perspective block. The main text that she will be using is Perspective by William Powell, however we have a few of the Wooden Books and have found that they have lovely details and pictures to add to a variety of topics.

I also purchased a couple of books by George MacDonald. 'Phantastes: A Faerie Romance' and 'The Lost Princess'. I've loved all his books that we've read so far, and I just finished 'The Lost Princess' last night- worth all parents reading IMO. As well as being beautifully descriptive, it illustrates well what it means when we encourage our children to believe that they are entitled and deserving, without raising them to be responsible.

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