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Here you can find sample pages from the book. The samples are all in PDF format. See below for info on PDF files if you are unfamiliar with this format.
To make the files smaller to download I reduced the resolution of the images and removed some complex shapes. However, they should give you a good idea of the quality of the book and the amount of content. Also take a look at the Table Of Contents to see the overall content.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Story Basket
The first sample is from Part I, One Story Told in Many Different Ways, pages 54-59. Part I takes the well know story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and tells it in many different ways. The sample shown here is a story basket version of the story. There are 20 more story basket ideas in Part II, Story Baskets.
View the six page PDF File (233 kBytes).
The second sample is from Part IV, Math Concepts, pages 172-173. Part IV discusses ways to teach your children math concepts. The puzzle described in this sample is a puzzle which Susan often uses to demonstrate to parents how a toy can teach concepts.
View the two page PDF File (52 kBytes).
Old MacDonalds Farm - Action Puzzle
The third sample is from Part V, Puzzles. The puzzle is an action puzzle for the song "Old MacDonald had a Farm". It is found on pages 225-227 of the book. This is just one of 14 puzzles presented.
Here is a picture of the completed project (click on the image to see a larger version):
View the three page PDF File (125 kBytes).
About PDF (Portable Document Format) Files
PDF files are the standard way of exchanging electronic versions of paper documents on the web. To view the images you need a free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader. Most new computers will already have this program. If you don't have it you can download it using the button below. If you have Acrobat Reader you can just click on the links and the files will open in your browser. So if you are not sure if you have the program try clicking on the "View" link. If the file opens you are set, if you get an error message then install Acrobat Reader.
If you would like to download the sample pages from the book, right click on the "View" link and choose "Save link as". Once it is on your computer you can open the file with Adobe Acrobat and view it on screen or you can print it out.