Sprig of Broom is a coming-of-age novel about Geoffrey Plantagenet, a count, who at the age of 15 marries King Henry’s daughter, Empress Matilda, and fathers the dynasty of Plantagenet kings. The story begins with the count on his journey to Rouen in Normandy to become a Knight of the Bath. From Rouen, he and [...]
Family Games – by Kathi Wyldeck
This reference book contains over 300 games, and is designed to help parents and other adults who supervise and entertain small groups of children. The book is divided into three sections: physical and mental, life skills, and educational. The physical and mental games are for fun and fitness, birthday parties, family get-togethers, and rainy days indoors. The life skill games teach children map and compass reading, first aid, outdoor cooking, home safety, campcraft, knotting and other handy things to know. These activities are designed to encourage independence, resourcefulness and self-confidence in young people. The educational games include fun activities in maths, English, science, history, geography, foreign languages, art and music. Home-schooling families and teachers will find this section instructive, stimulating and very unusual. The games are suitable for 7 to 17 year olds, and some of the activities will stretch the minds of even the cleverest teenagers.