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A fantastic book that takes you through the journey of Umar's love of keys!


While on the surface, this book seems to be about a boy called Umar and his love of keys, when you understand why David wrote this book, it takes on a whole new level.

The story takes you on a journey with Umar, following his fascination with keys and his determination to learn how they work and what they can help us to do. The illustrations are beautifully clear and colourful, making this book a fun one to share with children.

This book isn’t just for children though! After Umar’s story, there is the background to why David wrote this book. Like Umar, David’s journey was one of discovery, not of keys but in child development. He reflects on how ‘young him’ reacted to situations and how now he understands that Umar’s fascination with keys was more than a minor annoyance and more about opportunities to help him with his overall learning and development.

Without going into too much detail, David explains briefly about the neuroscience of child development, and this alone would be enough to help most practitioners, new and experienced, to understand a bit more about what they are seeing while working with children.

I really recommend this book to those who want to understand more about child development, and how a child’s interest in something can tell you so much about what they know and where they are ready to go next in their learning. And that’s aside from the fact that it is a wonderful and inspiring book to share with children everywhere.

You can order a copy of the book from here. https://davidncahnbooks.bigcartel.com/products


Edited by BenC

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